Video Game Woes

playstation_skin_ailments_derma_blog_Feb2009.jpg The last thing we associate Playstation and video games with is skin ailments. So watch out for your tykes at home playing excessive amounts of video games, because Reuters has reported that copious amounts of gaming can cause painful lumps and various other skin problems. Gamers beware! The Reuters article said, "Called 'PlayStation palmar hidradentitis' by the scientists, the skin disorder can cause painful lesions on the palms similar to patches found on the soles of children's feet after taking part in heavy physical activity, they said, 'The tight and continuous grasping of the hand-grips together with repeated pushing of the buttons produce minor but continuous trauma to the (palm) surfaces, 'Vincent Piguet and colleagues at University Hospitals and Medical School of Geneva reported in the British Journal of Dermatology." This may be a blessing in disguise for concerned and/or annoyed parents/wives everywhere, because it can be your ticket to telling your family member that too much gaming can cause skin disorders. So angry girlfriends, wives, and mothers "PlayStation palmar hidradentitis" may be key to saving your relationship!
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