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Video Game Improves Doctors’ Recognition and Triage of Severe Trauma Patients

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Playing an adventure video game featuring a fictitious, young emergency physician treating severe trauma patients was better than text-based learning at priming real doctors to quickly recognize the patients who needed higher levels of care, according to a new trial. The game tackles the annual problem of 30,000 preventable deaths occurring after injury, in part because severely injured patients aren't promptly transferred to trauma centers.

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Can Game Design Concepts Increase Journalism Engagement? New Report Says Yes

New research from American University finds interactive games can increase reader engagement with and understanding of news.

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Video Game, Neu, Behaviour, University of Montreal, Canada, Super Mario 64, Alzheimber's Disease, cognitive health

Some Video Games Are Good for Older Adults' Brains

Summary: Playing 3D-platform video games on a regular basis may improve cognitive functions in seniors and increase grey matter in a brain structure called the hippocampus, a Canadian study suggests

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Autism, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Brain, Disabilities, Games, Video Games, Kinesiology, Balance

Video Game Improves Balance in Youth with Autism

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Playing a video game that rewards participants for holding various “ninja” poses could help children and youth with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) improve their balance, according to a recent study in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders led by researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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New Game Highlights the Challenges of Reporting Sexual Harassment

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“Hurl the Harasser” provides interactive metaphor for the challenges, triumphs victims of sexual harassment encounter.

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Gaming, hospitality and tourism, Hospitality, Japan, Las Vegas

UNLV Research Helping Japan Launch its First Integrated Resorts

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Japan’s tourism economy is about to undergo a massive shift—potentially introducing $10 billion in integrated resorts—with a little help from researchers at UNLV’s International Gaming Institute (IGI).

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Rural Health, Healthcare, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, National 4-H Council, Appalachia, Health Disparities, Racial Disparities, Prevention, Health Policy

Closing the Rural Health Gap: Media Update from RWJF and Partners on Rural Health Disparities

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Rural counties continue to rank lowest among counties across the U.S., in terms of health outcomes. A group of national organizations including the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the National 4-H Council are leading the way to close the rural health gap.

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Zombies, zombies and religion, Halloween, Race, Language, Gender

Expert Available to Discuss How Zombies Can Be Viewed Through The Lenses of Race, Gender, Language, and Politics

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Smartphone, smartphone applications, smartphone apps, Physical Activity, wearable devices, wearables, Gamification, Fitness Goals, Behavioral Economics, Health Behaviors

Game Time: To Increase Exercise, Study Shows Gaming Strategies and a Buddy are Key

New research shows families who used activity trackers with specially designed gaming elements increased daily step counts by nearly one mile per day and achieved daily fitness goals 27 percent more than families who did not.

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Bedroom Media, School Performance, Video game addiction, Obesity, Screen Time

School, Health and Behavior Suffer When Children Have TV, Video Games in Bedroom

A new Iowa State University study is one of the first to demonstrate the consequences of allowing children to have a TV or video game system in their bedroom. Researchers found children did not do as well in school and were at greater risk for obesity and video game addiction.







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