Health headlines: Fitness supplements, ecstasy use and tongue-powered wheelchairs

Other stories we’ve been reading:

Multi Vitamin MadnessMore high school athletes are using fitness supplements with knowledge of their harmful effects. Parents don’t have to be fit in order for their kids to be fit – supporting your kids’ physical activity is what motivates them to be physically fit.

Scheduling recess before lunch is helping students and teacher alike. Menus with calorie listings have parents picking healthier options for their kids but not necessarily for themselves.

Parents who feel burned out at work are more likely to have kids who feel burned out at school. If parents use complementary or alternative therapies, their children are more likely to use them too. [Read our blog post on insurance coverage for alternative therapies.] Did you know that your child is more likely to have a mental disorder if you –as a parent – are bipolar?

cigarettesHigh cholesterol is putting 20 percent of teens at risk for heart disease. Healthy kids are more likely to die from ecstasy use than regular drug users. If your child smokes cigarettes, it’s much more likely that pot is next.

Toilet seat dermatitis is on the rise. Vaccinating babies against rotavirus could save two million lives a year. [Read our blog post on this year’s updated immunization schedule.] Female teachers might pass on math anxiety to girl students.

Teen pregnancies and abortions are on the rise. Parents shouldn’t be concerned if their children hear voices. There’s a new wheelchair that powered by the user’s tongue.

4 thoughts on “Health headlines: Fitness supplements, ecstasy use and tongue-powered wheelchairs

  1. People who buy vitamin supplements and take them each day tend to have more energy and better health than those who do not. Regular vitamin supplement users are also better protected against some of the biggest killers in the USA such as cancer, heart disease, atherosclerosis, diabetes and high blood pressure. People who buy vitamin supplements and use them tend to look healthier, younger and more attractive too.

    1. Parents don’t have to be fit in order for their kids to be fit – supporting your kids’ physical activity is what motivates them to be physically fit.

      >The link to this story leads to the story about burned out parents and kids. Could you post the link to this story? Sounds interesting!

  2. People who buy vitamin supplements and take them each day tend to have more energy and better health than those who do not. Regular vitamin supplement users are also better protected against some of the biggest killers in the USA such as cancer, heart disease, atherosclerosis, diabetes and high blood pressure. People who buy vitamin supplements and use them tend to look healthier, younger and more attractive too.

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