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Bad Vibrations

Games are bad for your health (again)

British doctors have issued a warning about the use of vibrating controllers such as the PlayStation 2 Dual Shock pad and Force Feedback devices for the PC. This follows a case in which a 15 year old gamer "developed symptoms similar to hand-arm vibration syndrome", something which is usually found in workers using pneumatic drills and other heavy industrial tools for prolonged periods. Apparently the teenager had been spending up to seven hours a day playing video games, resulting in his hands becoming painfully swollen. As Gavin Cleary of Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital pointed out, "the seven hours a day that our patient reported .. exceeds the manufacturer's recommendation, but we must assume that this is not an uncommon occurrence". Related Feature - Gaming Can Seriously Damage Your Health

Source - Reuters

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