The Doctors: Caffeine Bracelet To Replace Coffee
If coffee is practically a must in the morning, you’re certainly not alone. But now there’s a company making bracelets, claiming that those who wear them can get their caffeine from patches on the bracelets. Naturally, The Doctors wanted to put it to the test. The had three women try on the bracelets and wear them throughout the day to find out if they could really replace their morning brew with the bracelet. How do you think things turned out?
Well the three women agreed that they certainly felt energized from the bracelet, but noticed a bit of an uncomfortable racing of the heart. Plus, Dr Travis Stork admitted that a warm cup of coffee is one of life’s greatest simple pleasures!
The Doctors: Students Learn Better From Attractive Teachers?
Dr Travis then asked psychotherapist Stacy Kaiser and Dr Andrew Ordon about their favorite teacher from when they were younger. Dr Travis then explained that a recent study found that if you dress well and look good as a teacher, your students may learn more. Approximately 131 college students listened to the same college lecture on their computers. Some were shown an attractive lecturer, while others were shown a less attractive lecturer. The students then did a quiz and those who heard from the more attractive lecturer scored, on average, 2 points higher. The students claimed the attractive lecturer was more motivating and easier to follow.
Do you think it would make a difference in your learning?
The Doctors: Digital Devices Like Drugs For Kids
Dr Travis moved on to point out that nine years ago, when The Doctors first aired, iPads and tablets weren’t nearly as popular or common as they are now, so they instead carried around 3-ring binders. But now, they use tablets for everything, which makes some wonder if the effects of electronics are similar to those of drug use. Overuse of digital devices actually has a drug-like effect on the brains of children. Stacy Kaiser explained that addiction to a digital device is real, so if you think your kids are addicted to their phone or tablet, you should remove them from their device for a longer period of time.
Stacey suggested you give them just an hour or two a day, but no more. It’s not a good idea to allow your kids to bring their tablets to restaurants, even if it makes things easier for you. It’s necessary to take breaks and understand that it’s not necessary to always have them on you.
The Doctors: High On Anti-Diarrhea Medicine?
Speaking of drugs, it was then reported that people addicted to opioids but unable to get their fix, are now often times turning to dangerously high doses of gastrointestinal medications to get high. People are misusing Imodium A-D, which is cheap and readily available over the counter, making it a go-to for those with a drug addiction. Users are taking as many as 300 pills a day! Dr Su Sachar explained that the intended dose is up to 16 milligrams a day, yet people are taking 600 milligrams. The active ingredient in the medication is an opioid, which is why drug users are taking them and that many of them.
Abuse of anti-diarrhea pills can potentially lead to death because of heart and lung complications, which is why the FDA has already made a warning statement about the medication.