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News: Games Do More Damage Than Passive Smoking, says Doctor

Games Do More Damage Than Passive Smoking, says Doctor

Excuse us while we smoke a Wii Remote

Despite the best efforts of Nintendo to turn gaming into a healthy pastime, the potential link between poor health and video games will be mined for countless years to come, with one such study claiming the negative effect of video games are more widespread than first thought. Craig A. Anderson, PhD's article...

News: New Study to Investigate Benefits of Wii for Parkinson's Sufferers

New Study to Investigate Benefits of Wii for Parkinson's Sufferers

£35,000 grant to fund research

Can playing Wii games help to combat Parkinson's? That's the question being asked by Queen's University Belfast's Dr Cathy Craig, who's just received a grant of nearly £35,000 to investigate the console's possible benefits to sufferers of Parkinson's. In a recent survey of Parkinson's sufferers, 68% of respondents claimed they felt the console helped them manage..

News: Wii Fit Helped Injured Soldier to Recover

Wii Fit Helped Injured Soldier to Recover

University study finds balance board works out

It may not be quite the exercise package some had come to expect, but it appears Wii Fit may have benefits in other applications. A recent study by Kansas State University found that use of the game in the recovery programme of an injured soldier helped to improve his balance after a serious brain injury. Shawna Jordan and Laurie Hildebrand researched..

News: Nintendo Hits Rock Bottom In Greenpeace Rankings

Nintendo Hits Rock Bottom In Greenpeace Rankings

Veteran video game company needs to clean up its act

Nintendo has scored just 1.4 out of a possible 10 for its chemical, e-waste and energy policies in Greenpeace’s annual Guide to Greener Electronics, the lowest score of the eighteen companies tested. Despite last year pledging to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and e-waste, Nintendo has failed to score a single point in these categories. It’s..

News: Wii Fit Doesn't Improve Fitness?

Wii Fit Doesn't Improve Fitness?

New study reveals it has little impact on increasing fitness levels.

It appears that a few extra minutes on the Balance Board won’t make up for that extra mince pie or second helping of Christmas pudding, according to new research made available by the University of Mississippi. The purpose of the research was to ascertain how effective Nintendo’s Wii Fit was at increasing the fitness levels of..