Study reveals, gaming associated with impaired social skills for some girls, but not boys

Playing video games may not necessarily impair children’s social skills, and a new study suggests that any behavioural effect that frequent gaming might have may occur only in pre-teen girls

Study reveals, gaming associated with impaired social skills for some girls, but not boysThe rising popularity of video games in recent years has raised questions among parents, doctors and educators about the potential for gaming to negatively impact children’s psychological and social development, researchers note in Child Development. But much of this research has focused on kids who spend too much time gaming or favour violent games. For […]

Living alone has an impact on your overall health, suggest Danish study

Men who lived alone had a 23 per cent increased risk for dying prematurely from any cause and a 36 per cent increased risk for cardiovascular death

Living alone has an impact on your overall health, suggest Danish studyDanish researchers began studying 3,346 men, average age 63, in 1985, tracking their health for 32 years. Over the period, 89 percent of the men died, 39 percent from cardiovascular diseases. The analysis, in European Heart Journal Quality of Care & Clinical Outcomes, controlled for a variety of health and behavioural characteristics, including body mass […]