Vitamin sleep! Radiation babies! Sugar cereal! Fat Scots! Hotel workouts! Soda tax! Alzheimer's explanations! And the war on drugs pays off! It's your Tuesday Health Watch, where we watch your health—if you can call it that!
- Do vitamins interfere with sleep? If you stab them hard into your eyeballs, yes.
- Radiation is in your baby's teeth. And there's nothing you can do about it.
- Here's some "sweet" news: a study finds that kids will eat cereal that you give them whether it's sweetened or not! "Sweet," haha! The news about the cereal, I mean.
- More than a fifth of first graders in Scotland are overweight, which means that their first graders are practically little Jack LaLanes compared to our first graders.
- If you're at a hotel and you want to work out at the crappy hotel gym but you don't have gym clothes, some hotels will now loan you gym clothes. That were used by other people. God, what else, can you "borrow" a woman of ill repute from the Westin, as well? I kid. But can you?
- Economists have studied this soda tax issue, and they say that it might not make America skinny, but that "expanding the tax to all sugary beverages might have a better chance." Because you take away the soda, and they go right to the Kool-Aid. And you're back to square one.
- The latest obsession among Alzheimer's researchers: "a small, sticky protein fragment, beta amyloid, that clumps into barnaclelike balls in the brains of patients." So your description of grandma's condition to your two year-old turns out to be 100% accurate.
- More U.S. teens smoke weed than smoke cigarettes. That War on Drugs sure has been worth it.