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Study: Video games may cause joint pain

October 18, 2009 12:00:00 AM PDT
A new study found that children who play video games for more than an hour a day increase their chances of having wrist and finger pain.Researchers at New York University found that younger children had more significant pain, probably because they are still developing.

About half of the children asked said they used video games for less than an hour a day, while one-third said played as many as two hours daily.

The study also found that each additional hour of use increased the likelihood of experiencing pain by 50 percent.

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