Psychology & Psychiatry

No, there's still no link between video games and violence

Do video games trigger violent behavior? Scientific studies have found no link. But the persistent theory is back in the headlines following the mass shooting in El Paso, Texas , on Saturday.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Better apps might improve health, study finds

Ever wondered why after a while you got tired of using that weight loss or meditation app on your phone? For Max Birk, a University of Saskatchewan recent Ph.D. graduate, the answer could be that you need a customizable avatar ...

Health

Another video game risk to watch out for

(HealthDay)—Video games carry labels with an age-related rating, typically based on the level of violence, strong language and sexual content. But that's not the only guideline to consider.

Pediatrics

Toddler brains resist learning from screens, even video chat

Little ones may be fascinated by the cartoon character or person on TV asking them questions and pausing for a response. But science shows that children under the age of 30 months don't tend to learn from such encounters.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Targeted interventions raise HPV vaccine acceptance in women

(HealthDay)—Among young women, targeted educational interventions, particularly educational videos, increase human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine acceptability and knowledge, according to a study published online July 9 in ...

Neuroscience

Brains work in sync during music therapy

For the first time researchers have been able to demonstrate that the brains of a patient and therapist become synchronised during a music therapy session, a breakthrough that could improve future interactions between patients ...

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