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Health, Internet, Science and Technology

Playing 3D video games good for older adults’ brains: study

Playing 3D video games like Super Mario 64 could stave off mild cognitive impairment and perhaps even prevent Alzheimer’s disease in older adults, according to a new Canadian study. The findings of the study by Université de Montréal (UdeM) psychology» 

Health

Playing action video games may be bad for your brain, study finds

Playing first-person shooter video games video can have a negative impact on your brain, according to a new Canadian study published in Molecular Psychiatry. The study by Canadian researchers Dr. Véronique Bohbot of Douglas Mental Health University Institute in Montreal and Dr. Greg» 

Society

11-year-old boy leads Ontario police on wild chase after game of Grand Theft Auto

Ontario Provincial Police say no charges will be laid against an 11-year-old boy who led officers on a wild chase on a major highway north of Toronto after playing a violent video game. Sgt. Kerry Schmidt of the OPP’s Highway» 

Society

Predators use video games to lure kids

Police in the western city of Winnipeg have investigated seven new cases recently of predators luring children through online gaming. They say they are notified of new cases each month and they think that’s only the tip of the iceberg.»