Video Game Health News

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4/20/2018
4/10/2018
2/7/2018
11/15/2017
8/8/2017
Online Game Helps Those With Diabetes Control Blood Sugar

Patients saw lasting improvement while playing team-based diabetes education game, study found

8/8/2017
Video Games and the Brain

Playing action video games may harm the part of your brain that controls long-term memory, study finds

8/8/2017
Can Video Game Playing Cost You Gray Matter?

Style of playing action games could impact your brain, researchers suggest

8/4/2017
Student Motivation 101: There's an App for That

College students who used game-style app got higher marks and fewer dropped out of class, study finds

6/23/2017
Can Smartphone Use Bring on Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

Maybe, especially for folks who spend more than 5 hours a day on their devices, study says

3/14/2017
Too Much Screen Time May Raise Kids' Diabetes Risk

Study finds 3-plus hours each day linked to increased body fat and insulin resistance

3/8/2017
'Pokemon Go' Players Add 2,000 Steps a Day

Smartphone game benefits overweight, sedentary people most, researchers report

3/8/2017
Violent Video Games May Not 'Desensitize' Players, Brain Scans Suggest

In small study, frequent players had empathetic responses similar to those who don't play much

2/14/2017
Screen Time and Teen Time

Study found no link between high use of video games/computers and academics, delinquency

12/15/2016
Pokemon Go, Pokemon Gone

Study found the virtual reality game got adults moving -- but only for a while

12/2/2016
Specially Designed Video Game Might Ease 'Phantom Limb' Pain

Study finds exercising virtual limb cut pain by as much as half

11/10/2016
Doctors Use iPads to Treat 'Lazy Eye,' With Mixed Results

New studies show no clear, long-term advantages to so-called binocular gaming over traditional eye patching

9/27/2016
How Much Video Gaming Is Too Much for Kids?

Benefits seen with 1 hour a day, but behavioral problems rose after 9 hours a week

9/13/2016
Benefits and Risk of Video Games

New research adds to the debate over children and the time they spend playing video games.

8/8/2016
Online Video Games May Boost High School Students' Academic Skills

But teens who use social media daily posted lower test scores, Australian study finds

7/18/2016
Get Outside, Get Moving to Prevent 'Gamer's Thumb'

Playing video games hour after hour can trigger repetitive stress injuries, doctors warn

7/18/2016
Limit Kids' Exposure to Media Violence, Pediatricians Say

Parents need to tighten the reins, while media needs to stop glorifying aggression, statement says

7/15/2016
Play 'Pokemon Go' Without Landing in the ER

Distracted walking a growing threat as players pursue virtual monsters in smartphone game

7/12/2016
Watch Where Pokemon Go Leads You

Unforeseen injuries, even robberies can imperil the quest, experts say

1/8/2016
Brains of Compulsive Video Gamers May Be 'Wired' Differently

But it's unclear if gaming causes the changes, researchers say

12/8/2015
3-D Video Games May Boost Brainpower, Study Finds

After playing every day for two weeks, volunteers did better on memory tests

9/29/2015
Video Games May Make Women Pile Up More Than Points

Study suggests they tend to gain weight while gaming, but men don't

4/3/2015
Violent Video Games Don't Influence Kids' Behavior: Study

It's the amount of time spent gaming that has a greater impact, researchers contend

11/10/2014
Can Video Game Play Help Young Minds Learn?

Both skilled and unskilled players showed improved learning abilities in small study

11/5/2014
Research Questions Link Between Media Violence, Violent Behavior

Study compared homicide rates to level of violence in movies, video games over time

8/26/2014
Playing Video Game May Boost MS Patients' Balance: Study

Research suggests regular use of Wii accessory might rewire the brain

8/4/2014
Could a Little Video Game Play Be Good for Kids?

Study found children who played an hour or less a day were the most well-adjusted

3/24/2014
Violent Video Games Tied to Combative Thinking in Study

Kids 'start to see world in a more aggressive way,' researcher says

3/3/2014
TV in Child's Bedroom Tied to Weight Gain

But 'active' video games might help youngsters stay slim, researchers stay

1/30/2014
Video Game Teaches Kids How to Spot a Stroke

It told them what the symptoms are and what to do if they see someone having one

11/18/2013
Bedroom TV, Video Games Linked to Less Sleep in Boys With Autism

But whether one causes the other isn't clear

9/4/2013
Video Game May Erase Effects of Aging on the Brain

Seniors who played a game designed by neuroscientists for a month multitasked as well as younger players

8/23/2013
Some Video Games May Boost Brain's Flexibility, Study Finds

Real-time strategy games hone ability to think on the fly, says researcher

8/2/2013
Playing Violent Video Games Linked to Impulsive Behavior

But these same action games were tied to improved visual skills, researchers say

7/29/2013
Video Game 'Addiction' More Likely With Autism, ADHD

Study cites poor peer relationships as one reason these kids embrace gaming

7/2/2013
New 'Active' Video Games May Give Kids More Exercise

Youngsters in Australian study were a bit less sedentary

7/1/2013
Can Hi-Tech Avatars Promote Real-Life Weight Loss?

Virtual sessions on portion control and exercise helped women in small pilot study

6/14/2013
Video Gamers May Have Better Visual Recall

Study compared brain function of dedicated gamers to nongaming college students

5/9/2013
Violent Video Games May Numb Players to Brutality, Study Finds

Lower reactions seen in highly exposed teens

5/6/2013
16 Percent of U.S. High Schoolers Victims of Cyberbullying: Study

About 1 in 6 reported being targeted within past year

5/1/2013
Video Game May Help Keep Aging Brains Sharp

Older gamers may gain more mentally than crossword puzzle solvers, study suggests

2/28/2013
Video Games May Sharpen Focusing Skills in Kids With Dyslexia

Study found children did better on reading tests after playing an action game

1/14/2013
Screen Time Near Bedtime Means Less Sleep for Kids

Survey found watching TV, playing video games before bed delays sleep

1/10/2013
Survey Refutes 'Loner' Stereotype of Video Gamers

Many play to boost their social lives, research suggests

1/9/2013
Active Video Games May Boost Fitness in Younger Students

Study of inner-city school found traditional gym class more effective for older kids

12/27/2012
More Evidence That Violent Video Games Help Spur Aggression

Negative effects accumulate over time, study says