The Weekly Weigh-In: A Tax on Violent Video Games

Plus, wine might help prevent tooth decay, anxiety and self-discovery, the deadly side of cleaning products, and more in health and wellness.

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State rep Robert Nardolillo is introducing legislation that would tax violent video games and use the money to pay for mental health counseling in schools. [Providence Journal]

Lovers of vino, rejoice: Scientists are now saying that polyphenols found in wine extract could help fight tooth decay. [BBC]

This article on the author’s anxiety explores the condition in a beautifully visceral way. He argues that though he is anxious, by examining his anxieties he has come to know himself better. [Aeon]

Put down the ammonia spray: A study found that the toxic chemicals found in many cleaning products can be as harmful as smoking. But there’s a twist: only the women in the study were affected, not the men. So next time the counter needs a good scrub, hand the cleaning spray to your hubby or boyfriend and tell him science says he should clean it. [Well + Good]

Ever wonder what your favorite Olympians eat for breakfast? Maybe not, but if you’re curious, turns out they down more oatmeal than you’d think is humanly possible. [Healthyish]

A local emergency physician started a Twitter movement, #docs4gunsense, in which hundreds of MDs shared stories about gun-related injuries and death in the emergency department. [Rhode Island Monthly]

On the Run: Health and Wellness Goings-On

 

March 2: The Women’s Wilderness Weekend of RI brings gals of all sorts together for a weekend of crafts, hikes, books and more.

March 4: Vurritos (a.k.a vegan burritos) are making an appearance at Like No Udder vegan ice cream shop, combining two of our favorite things in life in one event.

March 4: Want to learn about the latest and greatest in wellness? Head to the Discover You Wellness Expo for a day of awesome freebies (a free henna tattoo and massage? We’re there) and presentations on all things wellness.

March 14: Into yoga but your S.O. would rather nurse a pint than do downward dog? Well, Foolproof brewery has the perfect compromise with its Beer and Yoga event.

 

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