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Video-game therapy may help treat ADHD

Video-game therapy may help treat ADHD

A trial suggests that a digital intervention for paediatric ADHD might help to improve inattention with minimal adverse effects.

Virtual games help people stand and walk in rehab

Virtual games help people stand and walk in rehab

Virtual reality video games, activity monitors, and handheld computer devices can help people stand as well as walk, the largest trial worldwide into the effects of digital devices in rehabilitation has found.

Online game has impact as “vaccine” against fake news

Online game has impact as “vaccine” against fake news

A game devised to make players better at spotting fake news and misinformation, has the intended effect in Sweden, Greece, Germany and Poland.

Research-backed games to train your brain

Research-backed games to train your brain

Researchers have designed and developed three digital games to help children and adults improve their cognitive skills.

Mindfulness video game changes areas of the brain

Mindfulness video game changes areas of the brain

Researchers designed a video game to improve mindfulness in middle schoolers and found that when young people played the game, they showed changes in areas of their brains that underlie attention.

Human ‘check engine’ lights not far away

Human ‘check engine’ lights not far away

A scientist thinks the future of health care looks like the blinking check engine light on the dashboard of your car.

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