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Gaming addiction classified as mental health disorder by WHO

Obsessive video gamers know how to anticipate dangers in virtual worlds. The World Health Organization says they now should be on guard for a danger in the real world: spending too much time playing.
In its latest revision to a disease classification manual, the UN health agency said Monday that compulsively playing video games now qualifies as a mental health condition. The statement confirmed the fears of some parents but led critics to warn that it may risk stigmatizing too many young video players.

A Fictitious World of Facebook

By Maryam Hedayat | islam.ru | 22 Feb 2014

What! You don’t have a Facebook account? Hameed was almost shocked to death when he came to know that his friend Ahmad did not have a Facebook account. As if not having a Facebook account is a crime, or his being educated is of no use.

It is not only Hameed’s thinking but almost every one of us believes the same.


20% of high school students have tried drugs

By Habib Toumi / 15 Apr 2013 

Around one fifth of Kuwait’s high school students tried drugs, a study has indicated.

According to the survey of 11,380 public and private school students conducted by the Public Authority for Youth and Sport in Kuwait, 19.6 per cent said that they took drugs for pleasure or due to peer pressure.


Childhood TV addicts more likely to commit crime


By AFP / 20 Feb 2013

Children who watch excessive amounts of television are more likely to have criminal convictions and show aggressive personality traits as adults, a New Zealand study has found.

The University of Otago study tracked the viewing habits of about 1,000 children born in the early 1970s from when they were aged five to 15, then followed up when the subjects were 26 years old to assess potential impacts.


Help Smokers Quit Whether They Ask or Not: Study

By Amy Norton | Reuters Health | 12 Jan 2012

Doctors should automatically offer smokers help with quitting, without waiting for signs that they're ready to kick the habit, researchers say.


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