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Should You Be Worried about Gaming Supplements?

Just when you thought that the Fortnite video game was worrying enough, think again. Supplement companies are now making caffeine-loaded gaming stimulants and drinks. The most worrying thing? These companies are using popular Instagrammers to target young people. Using hashtags such as #gamersupplements #reactiontime #insomnia and #fortnite, Instagrammers are promoting the products, which claim to [...]

First Day of Kindergarten? Chinese School Welcomes Kids with a Pole Dancer

BEIJING — A Chinese kindergarten principal has apologized after allowing a pole dancer to perform on the school's opening day. Yes, you read that right. A Chinese kindergarten thought it was a good idea to have a scantily clad woman writhing around a pole in the school courtyard on Monday. American writer Michael Standaert, who [...]

Bratz doll website sells beer, dating ads

The Bratz Doll website has copped criticism from health experts, who are outraged over advertisements for alcohol, energy drinks, junk food and dating services on the site targeted at young girls. The website, which also offers Snow White and My Little Pony games, automatically plays 30 second ads prior to the games starting. Everything from [...]

Call for inquiry into booze marketing

The Australian Medical Association (AMA) held an alcohol summit in Canberra on Wednesday, examining the ways young Australians are wooed into drinking. The association fears the industry is grooming youngsters to drink by using social media sites such as Facebook, sponsoring sports teams and producing alcohol-flavoured foods. Jim Beam came up with bourbon-tasting chips to [...]