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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 ...
Toddlers consuming too much added sugar, study finds

Toddlers consuming too much added sugar, study finds

Health
Toddlers in America are eating too much added sugar, and the problem only gets worse as they get older, a new study conducted by researchers at the Centers for Disease Control found. Extra sugar consumption has been linked to high levels of obesity, cavities, asthma, and risk factors for heart disease later in life. It's also been associated with higher cholesterol levels and elevated blood pressure. Added sugar is especially bad for children, as it sets diet preferences that could lead them to make poor nutritional choices later in life. The American Heart Association already recommends that children under the age of 2 avoid food with added sugars, including ready-to-eat cereals, baked goods, desserts, sugary drinks, yogurt, and candy. But researchers at the CDC found that some parents...
Why airliners in Cuba and Iran crash so much

Why airliners in Cuba and Iran crash so much

Finance
WHEN the dream of a smooth flight turns into the nightmare of an airliner crash, understanding what went wrong is sometimes straightforward. That was the case with a Malaysia Airlines flight which crashed in the summer of 2014, killing 298. This week Dutch and Australian investigators conclusively showed that it was shot down by a missile fired by Russian armed forces. But in other cases it is much harder to apportion blame. Such is the complexity of civil aviation that air-crash investigators spend years sifting through wreckage, recordings and data logs to work out what went wrong. Often technological, human and environmental faults are the main culprits. But another factor can be argued to have caused many of the world’s deadliest air disasters so far this year: economic sanctions...
10 states where you won't get much home for your money

10 states where you won't get much home for your money

Finance
It might be hard to find a large home in these states if you're on a budget.Personal finance website GOBankingRates used real estate website Zillow's home price index to determine just how far $ 300,000 can go when shopping for a home.Here are the states where that amount of money will stretch the least. Let's block ads! (Why?) Personal Finance