Video Gamers Cramping, Not Climbing
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The popularity of video games among kids may be having an unintended benefit: Fewer kids are falling out of trees. Britain's Daily Telegraph reports hospital admissions for tree-related accidents are down more than a third since 1999, which may mean fewer kids are climbing trees and instead hunched over PlayStations indoors. Support for that theory - there's a spike in kids being treated for repetitive-stress injuries.
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