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Political History of Olympics Captured in New Book by Pacific University Professor Jules Boykoff

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Verso Books has published the latest book by Pacific University Politics & Government professor Jules Boykoff, a critically acclaimed scholar in the areas of international sport and its social implications.Now available in bookstores and online, Power Games: A Political History of the Olympics chronicles the modern games, their checkered political history and corresponding impact on both a global and local scale.

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Depressed Moms Not ‘in Sync’ with Their Kids, Children with ADHD Sleep Both Poorly and Less, Yeast Infection Linked to Mental Illness, and more in the Mental Health News Source

Depressed Moms Not ‘in Sync’ with Their Kids, Children with ADHD Sleep Both Poorly and Less, Yeast Infection Linked to Mental Illness, and more in the Mental Health News Source

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Videogame Addiction Leads to Sleep Loss, Obesity, and Cardiovascular Risk in Some Gamers

The team studied a group of children and teens ages 10 to 17 who were in lifestyle management programs – either for weight management or lipid disorders. The study looked at whether the videogame habits of the group had an impact on sleep habits, obesity and cardio-metabolic health.

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Serious Video Games May Help Increase Fruit and Vegetable Intake

Using a serious video game, Squires Quest! II: Saving the Kingdom of Fivealot, researchers from the United States Department of Agriculture / Agricultural Research Service Children's Nutrition Research Center at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital evaluated how creating implementation intentions (i.e., specific plans) within the goal-setting component in the game helped fourth and fifth grade students improve fruit and vegetable intake at specific meals.

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A Theory Explains Why Gaming on Touchscreens Is Clumsy

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New research challenges the belief that touchscreens are worse input devices because they lack physical buttons. The reason is that key press timing in touchscreen input is unpredictable. When timing is made more predictable, performance improves.

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Magnifying Smartphone Screen Apps For Visually Impaired, Online Anti-Bullying Programs, A One Atom Engine and more in the Technology News Source

Magnifying Smartphone Screen Apps For Visually Impaired, Online Anti-Bullying Programs, A One Atom Engine and more in the Technology News Source

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Videogame Addiction Linked to ADHD

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Young and single men are at risk of being addicted to video games. The addiction indicates an escape from ADHD and psychiatric disorder.

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Gaming and Rocket Science Taking Off at U of S

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Gaming and space technology research at the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) will soon receive a $3.3 million boost to help train the next wave of innovators for these multibillion dollar industries courtesy the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada.

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Sexist Video Games Decrease Empathy for Female Violence Victims

Young male gamers who strongly identify with male characters in sexist, violent video games show less empathy than others toward female violence victims, a new study found.

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Violent Video Games Eventually Lose Their Ability to Produce Guilt in Gamers

A new University at Buffalo-led study suggests that the moral response produced by the initial exposure to a video game decreases as experience with the game develops.

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UCI to Launch First-of-Its-Kind Official E-Sports Initiative in the Fall

UC Irvine is launching an official e-sports initiative this fall, the first of its kind at a public research university. A state-of-the-art arena equipped with high-end gaming PCs, a stage for League of Legends competitions and a live webcasting studio will be constructed at the Student Center, and as many as 10 academic scholarships will be offered to students on the team.

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Playing Action Video Games May Increase the Capability for a Suicide Attempt

Among individuals already thinking about suicide, those who play action video games may be significantly more capable of attempting it than those who play other video game categories, according to a new study from Texas Tech University.

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New Book Examines Video Games and Culture in Latin America

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A new book by UD’s Phillip Penix-Tadsen explores the connections between video games and culture in Latin America.

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Why Sexual Harassment Is Worse Than Other Types of Abuse Online

While many women gamers can shrug off much of the name-calling and abuse they receive while playing online video games, sexual harassment sticks with them even when they’re offline.

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Microsoft’s Xbox Kinect Breathes New Life Into Respiratory Assessment

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Xbox Kinects could be used in the future to assess the health of patients with conditions such as cystic fibrosis. Normally found in the hands of gamers rather than medics the Microsoft sensors could be used to assess the respiratory function of patients.