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World Health Organization to classify video game addiction as mental illness

After the WHO released the draft version of the ICD, many took to Twitter criticizing the decision to link playing a lot of video games to a mental health problem. The Independent reports that only 2 to 3 percent gamers reported five or more symptoms associated with gaming disorder, according to a 2016 University of Oxford study of 19,000 gamers in Germany, the United Kingdom, the USA and Canada.

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Husband arrested in connection with woman's stairwell death in Brooklyn

Tonie Nicole Wells, who according to multiple reports was eight months pregnant with her second child, was discovered unresponsive on Wednesday morning at the bottom of the staircase leading to the basement in a three-story home in Crown Heights, which she shared with her newlywed husband, Barry Wells, and their two-year-old daughter.

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More pregnant women smoking pot

The largest increase in use was found in subjects younger than 18 years of age to 24-year olds. The study published on Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association , observed a sample of pregnant women in California . California became the first USA state to legalize medical marijuana in 1996. This past year was a slow one for marijuana legalization in the US.

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Library of Congress will no longer archive every public tweet

Twitter has changed substantially since it first partnered with the country's oldest cultural institution, however, and the Library of Congress said it no longer sees a need for archiving each and every one of the throngs of public tweets posted daily.

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World Health Organization to add 'Gaming Addiction' as a Disorder in 2018

The psychological benchmark for diagnosing mental health conditions, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), now lists internet gaming as a condition of further study. The health officials are adding this new addition of video games as a disorder to help clinicians to determine if someone's gaming habits are an addiction and may need treatment.

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Woman hit with $284 billion electric bill

Mary Horomanski of Erie, Pennsylvania, logged in to her online utility account to discover a balance of $284,460,000,000. Horomanski told Go Erie that her eyes "just about popped out of [her] head" when she saw it. She asked her son for a hear monitor. Her new amount was quickly corrected to $284.46. According to Mark Durbin, a spokesman for Penelec's parent company, First Energy, is unsure how such an occurrence, could have happened.


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