Video Game Health News

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Article Title
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

10/7/2012
Even a Little Exercise Boosts Self-Esteem in Overweight Teens

Study found mental health benefits from a couple hours of light-to-moderate activity each week

9/24/2012
Active Video Games Have Exercise-Like Effects in Kids: Study

Players' heart rates rose and they used more energy than with sedentary games

9/15/2012
Do Video Games Promote Reckless Driving in Certain Teens?

Study found young sensation-seekers had more accidents, tickets and unsafe habits behind the wheel

9/10/2012
Video Game 'Teams' Tied to Cooperative Behavior in Players

Having a teammate may lead to less negative aggression than playing violent games alone

8/23/2012
Modern Technology Adds to Worldwide Obesity Woes: Report

As countries gain information and communication advances, populations pack on pounds, research shows

8/10/2012
'Exergames' Can Help Inactive Folks Get Moving: Study

But active video gamers may not reach recommended levels of physical activity, researchers say

7/28/2012
Experts Offer Tips to Cut Kids' Screen Time During Summer

Parents urged to limit the time children spend watching TV and playing video games

6/22/2012
Active, Outdoor Teens Are Happier Teens: Study

And those who spend more time indoors in front of screens are more likely to feel lonely, shy

2/27/2012
'Active' Video Games May Not Boost Kids' Fitness: Study

Wii games were no better than 'inactive' selections, researchers found

2/26/2012
Video Games, Impulsivity Seem to Go Hand-in-Hand

Attention problems and more time spent gaming occur in both directions, study suggests

2/16/2012
Online Medieval Fantasy Games -- Threat to Marital Bliss?

Study finds gaming 'widows' unhappy, but couples who play together see it as a plus

2/14/2012
Teens With Autism Preoccupied With TV, Video Games: Study

But they're much less likely to use screen time for social media or email

11/28/2011
Violent Video Games May Alter Brain Function: Study

It's not clear what those changes mean though, experts note

10/18/2011
'Screen-Free' Play Best for Toddlers' Brains

Even 'educational' programming is less healthy than independent play, experts say

8/30/2011
For Gamers, Intense Competition May Fuel Aggression

Video-game violence contributes less to hostile behavior, study says

8/8/2011
Trying Out New Identities Key to Video Games' Appeal: Study

British research shows avid gamers revel in 'ideal' versions of themselves

6/21/2011
Parents Find Media Rating Systems Lacking

Create a univeral system to rate movies, TV and video games, study suggests

6/13/2011
Training via Video Game Shown to Boost Kids' Brain Power

Don't expect similar results from everyday games, researcher says

6/8/2011
Greater Media Use Found Among Minority Kids

Time spent with TVs, music players, video games, computers varies by race and ethnicity, analysis shows

5/31/2011
Violent Video Games Linked to Increased Aggression

It's the first study to demonstrate cause-and-effect, researchers say

5/28/2011
What I Did On My Summer Vacation

Make sure 'Watching TV' isn't their most memorable activity

5/6/2011
Online Gaming With Real-World Friends Is Healthier: Study

Pastime is less isolating when it's a family affair, expert suggests