Active games, less-active kids

 

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An active video game doesn’t necessarily make a kid more active. A new study of 78 children, ages 9 to 12, shows that kids were no more or less active when playing an active video game.

Dr. Tom Baranowski is a professor of pediatrics at the Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital.

“If Mama brings a video game home, can she expect that her child will get more physical activity, and the answer is, as far as we can tell, no.”

Experts say children should get 60 minutes of activity a day for good health.

“Parents who want to have their kids to be more physically active should enroll their children in school-based sports teams, other kinds of physical activities.” (10 seconds)

The study in the journal Pediatrics was supported by the National Institutes of Health.

Raw milk

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Raw milk has its following, but experts say the followers are putting themselves at risk – and their children and families, too. Raw milk is nonpasteurized, which means it has not been treated against germs that can be found in cows – even if the cow looks healthy. Some people think raw milk is better, but researcher Adam Langer of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention knows what happens to people who drink it.

“Raw milk and other nonpasteurized dairy products can carry harmful bacteria and other germs that can make you very sick or kill you.”

He says some raw milk drinkers have wound up needing weeks of kidney dialysis, and even ventilators to help them breathe.

The study is in the CDC journal Emerging Infectious Diseases.

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RAW MILK

HHS Healthbeat says “raw milk and other nonpasteurized dairy products can carry harmful bacteria and other germs that can make you very sick or even kill you.”

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Dr. George Scheele, The Good Doctor


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