PC World: The Selfish Video Game: Play Games, Change Your Biology?

PC World writes: "Conventional wisdom paints games as mildly comforting but physically toothless palliatives when employed as agents in the treatment of life-altering illnesses. The Wii can help us lose weight but it won't cure genetic propensity toward obeseness. It can complement physical therapy, but in cases where someone's lost a limb, it won't grow new body parts. And it might ease the suffering of those with a terminal illness, but it can't magically sweep the illness away... Now a new study from non-profit health researcher HopeLab (which blends custom-tailored video games with medical cancer treatment) published in the medical journal Pediatrics, suggests that playing games can actually alter your biology."

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