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Playing video games too much might lead to a real problem, WHO says

Playing video games too much might lead to a real problem, WHO says

Health
"Call of Duty," "Grand Theft Auto" and "Fortnite" are just some of the super-popular video games that have captured the imaginations of gamers around the world. But health officials have become increasingly concerned about what all those hours lost in gaming worlds might actually be doing to mental health. This week, the World Health Organization said that gaming can be highly addictive and that "gaming disorder" will be added to the latest version of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD). In the U.S., 60 percent of Americans play video games daily, according to the Entertainment Software Association (ESA). Video games are designed to be riveting, the reaction designers hope for is "I couldn’t stop playing." But the desire to keep players going and wanting more is ...
Trump mocked for linking games to violence

Trump mocked for linking games to violence

Technology
"Video game violence and glorification must be stopped - it is creating monsters!" Six years after Donald Trump tweeted his views on video game violence, it seems he is looking to take action.In a White House briefing following the Florida school shooting, when press secretary Sarah Sanders was asked about the president's policy on gun control she said Donald Trump will "be meeting with members of the video game industry to see what they can do on that front".Ms Sanders response has been widely discussed on social media, with some criticising the president for pointing the finger at fictional guns, rather than actual firearms.You may also like:Some people wondered if they had inadvertently stumbled into the past, as the relationship between video games and violent behaviour has long been d...
Norway top medal table after Bjorgen wins final event of Games

Norway top medal table after Bjorgen wins final event of Games

Sports
Media playback is not supported on this device XXIII Olympic Winter GamesVenue: Pyeongchang, South Korea Dates: 9-25 FebruaryCoverage: Watch live on BBC TV, Red Button, Connected TVs, BBC Sport website and mobile app. Full coverage timesNorway topped the medal table as Marit Bjorgen won gold in the women's cross-country skiing 30km mass start classic, the final event of the Winter Olympics.Norway finished with 14 golds, the same as Germany, but won a record 39 medals overall, eight more than the Germans.Bjorgen, 37, became the most decorated Winter Olympian by winning bronze in the team sprint free - her fifth medal at Pyeongchang 2018 and 15th overall.She won a medal in every event she contested at this year's Games.She also won gold in...
Switzerland's Galmarini wins men's parallel giant slalom at Winter Games

Switzerland's Galmarini wins men's parallel giant slalom at Winter Games

Sports
Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Nevin Galmarini of Switzerland won the gold medal Saturday in the men's parallel giant slalom (PGS) at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.He beat South Korean Alpine snowboarding ace Lee Sang-ho by 0.43 seconds Sang-ho claimed the silver medal at Phoenix Snow Park in Pyeongchang, Gangwon Province.He is now the first Asian man to make a podium finish at an Olympic alpine snowboarding event and the first South Korean to claim a Winter Games medal from skiing sports.In the head-to-head elimination round, two snowboarders at a time race side-by-side down parallel courses, with the fastest rider advancing to the next round.Let's block ads! (Why?) Sports News - UPI.com
North Korea's cheerleaders steal spotlight at Winter Games with synchronized chants

North Korea's cheerleaders steal spotlight at Winter Games with synchronized chants

World
Clad in coordinated outfits of red with white and blue accents, North Korea's throng of more than 200 cheerleaders are stealing the spotlight at the 23rd Winter Olympic Games in South Korea as they chant, sway and dance in unison. North and South Korea agreed to form a joint female ice hockey team for the 2018 Winter Olympics and to march together at the opening ceremony under a "Korean Peninsula flag," according to a joint statement from the countries released last month. In addition to sending 22 athletes to compete at the games in Pyeongchang, North Korea also deployed a 229-strong all-female cheering squad to root for both nations. At Saturday's hockey match between Switzerland and the unified Korean team, the North Korean cheerleaders split up into groups and situated themselves in...