Is ‘Gaming Disorder’ An Illness? WHO Says Yes, Adding It To Its List Of Diseases

NPR – Anya Kamenetz

They are popular. They are controversial. And now, video games have just become an internationally recognized addiction. On May 25, the World Health Organization officially voted to adopt the latest edition of its International Classification of Diseases, or ICD, to include an entry on “gaming disorder” as a behavioral addiction.

What is known—and not known—about heart muscle diseases in children

Medical X-Press – Staff Writer

Cardiomyopathies (heart muscle diseases) in children are the focus of a new scientific statement from the American Heart Association that provides insight into the diagnosis and treatment of the diseases as well as identifying future research priorities. It will be published in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation.

Year-round gardening: Include children in your garden activities

The Colorado Gazette – Joan Nusbaum

Many of us have memories of gardening as a child. I was 10 when I planted my first garden. When Mom heard my younger sister scream, she thought I had cut off her toe with the shovel, only to find that Sis had just seen a worm. Children can participate in many gardening activities. Besides being educational, the interaction is a positive influence, builds relationships and develops healthy habits.