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M-rated Violent Video Games Most Popular Among Young Teens

M-rated bloody gory video and computer games are most popular among young teens, according to a new study. M-rated games are actually meant for ages 17 and above, but the study suggests that middle-school children play th...

Too Much of Videogames Hampers Study Time in Children

Playing video games may mean spending less time reading or doing homework, according to a new research on video games and children. Teenagers who play videogames spent 30 percent less time reading and 34 percent less...

In China, Online Gamers Raking in the Cash

...mited space for entertainment, that's why computer games are so popular," he says. So instead of sweating...etimes delves into the massive multi-player online games in his dormitory but more often goes with friends to Internet cafes, and says the only tools needed ...

Computer Games World Cup Kicks Off in Paris

...ided to ensure fairness. They were facing off in games including Counter-Strike, Pro Evolution Soccer 6 and Quake IV. The popularity of video gaming has led to the development of professional players, particularly in South Korea where some earn up to two million dollars (1.5 million euros) per year, sa...

FDA Approve S Robotic Device to Help Stroke Patients

...University of California. His team uses computer games to make the practice less tedious. In one application, as patients grasp and release their hands, an image shows a hand squeezing lemons or stealing jewels. Moving forward, Dr. Cramer said, researchers must keep an eye on safety to ensure vulnerab...

White House Hid, Minimized Health Reports: Ex-surgeon General

...suaded from attending the Paralympics, because the games were linked to a family of leading Democrats with links to the Kennedy political dynasty. "I was specifically told by a senior person: 'Why would you want to help those people?'" Carmona said. His accusations were refuted by the health department...

Binge Drinking on College Campuses is a Matter of Fear, Not Freedom

...ey arrive. » Avoid drinking games. Drinking games might look fun, but they are designed to get drinkers drunk as quickly as possible. When people are drunk, they are easier to control and become more susceptible to everything from theft to sexual assault to alcohol poisoning, which can be fatal. &r...

Video Game Addiction to Be Termed as a Medical Condition

...hile grades plummet and belligerence soars. Video games for certain kids can be as powerfully addictive as...y MMORPGs massive multiplayer online role-playing games such as World of Warcraft. And those players, says the AMA, are more likely to be socially isolated ...

Violent Videogames Attract Criticism Again

...r subsequent epic killing spree. As more violent games become available for the Wii, the debate about the...ers who have been critical of first-person shooter games -- in which the player pushes a button to activate a weapon -- say the Wii's increased interactivity...

New Oz Road Safety Campaign Hits Speeding Youngsters Below the Belt

...ple who frequently viewed worse images on computer games or in horror films," he added. Whelan added that the ad isn't 'light-hearted', but has an element of 'darkish humour' in it, and that combing a widely used gesture and a message can be effective. "I wouldn't say it's more light hearted - there's ...

Bright Bodies Weight Program Lowers Diabetes Risk, BMI in Obese Kids

...eight to 10-year-old group participated in several games such as relay races, obstacle courses and several other games including "Swim Fish Swim." The older group (11- to 16-year-olds) played flag football, basketball a...

It Takes 750 Pounds a Year to Keep Your Loved One Happy

...spend something above 5 pct on computer or console games for their men. Only 5 pct is spent on clothing and accessories and most of expenses incurred is on weekend away, digital gadgets Peculiar presents like a sausage-making machine, his-and-hers tattoos and a koi carp make it to the gifts' list. "...

Exposure to Computer Games can Be 'good' for Kids, Says New Study

...s have highlighted the adverse effects of computer games on kids, a new one has revealed that hours of gami...be good for children. According to it, computer games that have players competing against each other give children a chance to learn about the opposite se...

Australian Devises Online Game Based on Virginia Tech Shootout

...eech and censorship or the political backlash over games like this (sic) . These people are angry about the complete lack of respect you have shown for those who are grieving," said one. But another wrote: "Dude! Super cool. I love it how people are crying all over this game." Now psychologists woul...

Inactivity in Kids may Lead to Chronic Health Problems in Future

...hours or more a day watching television or playing games on the computer. The researchers noted that only half of the kids walked to school every day. Lead author Professor Kamlesh Khunti of Leicester University, said that parents and the Government needed to wake up to the threat posed by obesity, suc...

CIGNA HealthCare Teams With HopeLab to Help Blast Teen Cancer

.... HopeLab's Re-Mission has demonstrated that video games have the power to help teenagers better adhere to their cancer treatment and embrace key behaviors that improve their health and quality of life. 'We're pleased to be making Re-Mission available more broadly and are looking forward to working with ...

World Environment Day (International Polar Year)

...nce in 2005, 'I think it's crazy for us to play games with our children's future. We know what's happening to the climate, we have a highly predictable set of consequences if we continue to pour greenhouse gases into the atmosphere.'...

Multi-tasking is Mentally Damaging, Warn Experts

...re instant messaging while doing homework, playing games online and watching TV are not going to do well in the long run," said Jordan Grafman of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. "Some students cannot go a few minutes without talking on their mobile phones," Donald Roberts, p...

Overuse of Popular Console can Cause 'Wiiitis' in Gamers

...cause injuries to other parts of the body. "Future games could involve different and unexpected groups of m...ury. For players who are addicted to the popular games console, however, the cure might be worse than the ailment....

Prostate Cancer Claims More Life Than Breast Cancer

... of Father's Day. Each home run hit in 60 selected games from June 6 through Father's Day on June 17 will raise money for prostate cancer....

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