New research, launched today and funded by the Centre for Ageing Research and Development in Ireland (CARDI), shows that playing video games can help older people improve their balance and make them less ...
Health Oct 10, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Compared with rest and sedentary video game play, active video gaming with dancing and boxing were associated with increased heart rate, oxygen uptake and energy expenditure in a study of 18 school children in England, according ...
Pediatrics Sep 24, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—Can video games help patients with cancer, diabetes, asthma, depression, autism and Parkinson's disease? A new publication by researchers from the University of Utah, appearing in the Sept ...
Medical research Sep 20, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
Teens who play mature-rated, risk-glorifying video games may be more likely than those who don't to become reckless drivers who experience increases in automobile accidents, police stops and willingness to drink and drive, ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Sep 11, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Odds are that you imagine gamblers as people simply trying to get lucky and win a big payoff. But when Natasha Schull, an associate professor in MIT's Program in Science, Technology, and Society (STS), began ...
Addiction Sep 04, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
Active video games, also known as "exergames," are not the perfect solution to the nation's sedentary ways, but they can play a role in getting some people to be more active.
Health Aug 08, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
A French researcher has built a device allowing disabled people to write or draw on a computer screen using only their eyes, a report said Thursday.
Medical research Jul 26, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
(Medical Xpress) -- Deakin University health researchers have found pre-schoolers who play interactive video games, such as Wii, have better motor skills.
Psychology & Psychiatry Jul 24, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
(HealthDay) -- Teens who engaged in more moderate-to-vigorous outdoor activity reported better health and social functioning than their peers who spent hours in front of television and computer screens, a ...
Pediatrics Jun 22, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
(HealthDay) -- Although additional rigorous clinical trials are warranted, the literature suggests that video games can be useful in improving a variety of health outcomes, particularly those in the areas ...
Health May 28, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
Two years ago, at a meeting on science and education, Richard Davidson challenged video game manufacturers to develop games that emphasize kindness and compassion instead of violence and aggression.
Psychology & Psychiatry May 22, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Playing violent shooting video games can improve firing accuracy and influence players to aim for the head when using a real gun finds a new study in Communication Research.
Psychology & Psychiatry May 21, 2012 | 3.7 / 5 (3) | 0
Just 20 minutes of playing a violent shooting video game made players more accurate when firing a realistic gun at a mannequin and more likely to aim for and hit the head, a new study found.
Psychology & Psychiatry Apr 30, 2012 | 3.4 / 5 (9) | 4 |
A team led by psychology professor Ian Spence at the University of Toronto reveals that playing an action videogame, even for a relatively short time, causes differences in brain activity and improvements in visual attention.
Neuroscience Apr 26, 2012 | 5 / 5 (4) | 5 |
Experts from the Rush Pain Center at Rush University Medical Center are the first in Chicago to offer patients a neurostimulation system that uses new, motion sensor technology found in smart phones and Wii video gaming systems ...
Other Mar 13, 2012 | not rated yet | 0