Teen planned to attack Walmart after killing family
By Colleen Curry for ABC News on Jan. 22, 2013
The New Mexico teenager who used an assault rifle to kill his mother, father and younger siblings told police about his love for violent video games during the interrogation, especially Modern Warfare and Grand Theft Auto.
Psychiatry Has No Answer to Gun Massacres
By Peter R. Breggin, MD on December 22, 2012 for Psychiatric Drug Facts
We know exactly what happens when the government pushes mental health services, because we can examine their results. The VA, state mental hospitals, and county clinics offer little else than drugs. Or consider the scandals involved in government-run foster care where children are routinely subdued with drug cocktails.
Jury Awards $1.5 Million in Suicide Malpractice Suit
By Dr. Peter Breggin on Nov. 27, 2012 for Huffington Post
Family physician was found negligent in reportedly prescribing Paxil for 10 years to a popular high school teacher an basketball coach without seeing the patient, and then doubling the Paxil dose and adding Zyprexa by telephone, which ultimately resulted in his suicide.
Teens, Screens, and Metabolic Syndrome
By Victoria L. Dunckley, M.D. on Jan. 2, 2013 for Psychology Today
Evidence suggests that screen-related activities cause stress, inflammation, and changes in blood sugar regulation, all of which contribute to risk for metabolic syndrome, a combination of conditions related to blood pressure, lipids, blood sugar regulation and obesity, that leads to increased risk of diabetes and heart disease when they occur together.
Joe Biden Meeting with Video Game Industry On Guns
Huffington Post on Jan. 11, '13
Looking for broader remedies to gun violence, Vice President Joe Biden is reaching out to the video game industry for ideas as the White House seeks to assemble proposals in response to last month's massacre at a Connecticut elementary school.
Makers of Violent Video Games Marshal Support to Fend Off Regulation
By Eric Lichtblau on Jan. 11, 2013 for the New York Times
The $60 billion industry is facing intense political pressure from an unlikely alliance of critics who say that violent imagery in video games has contributed to a culture of violence.
Now is the Time - President Obama's plan to protect children and communities by reducing gun violence
In summary 1) Closing gun background check loop holes. 2) Banning military-assault weapons. 3) Making schools safer. 4) Increasing access to mental health services.
Violent game developers are virtual child molesters, says politician
By Kevin Parrish on Jan.25, '13 for Tom's Guide
While Obama failed to address video games in his initiatives to reduce shooters, read what Missouri and Utah have done!
We're raising drug-taking, teen Rambos
By Bob Sexton For Jan. 20, 2013 for Star Tribune
A study of 14 mass shootings showed thirteen of the 14 shooters were on a psychotropic drug, such as Ritalin, Prozac, or Luvox. The article also stated that known but rare side effects of these drugs were suicidal and homicidal tendencies.
Disney joins JAKKS, LA billionaire to bring toys to life
By Ronald Grover | Reuters - Tue, Jan 8, 2013
When a device's camera is trained on any toy specifically designed to work with DreamPlay, it triggers one of thousands of preset animations that appear on the device's screen and seem to be unfolding in the real world. Now toys are virtual.
Vancouver designer's inflatable vest helps autistic kids focus
By Erin Ellis on Jan. 20, 2013 for the Vancouver Sun
"We've used it at home and used it when we take Danny out to a restaurant, and the results are phenomenal. It calms him down, it comforts him. It's very fast-acting. He pumps it up and he feels good, and unlike medication, it doesn't have any side effects. It's wearable therapy" says David.