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If you can’t seem to put that controller down, you aren’t alone. In fact, 72 percent of American households play video games, according to a study published in the journal Pediatrics. Of those households, an estimated four percent of gamers were considered extreme users, defined by those who play 50 hours per week on average.

Next year, the addiction may become official. The World Health Organization finally added video game addiction to its list. Their description of gaming disorder is very similar to that of gambling disorder in that it interferes with one’s ability to live a productive life, takes precedence over other activities, and can be developed fairly quickly – in one year or sooner.

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Each year, more than 200 million people die from malaria, which hits Africa hardest. But a new vaccine could reduce malaria-related deaths by 90 percent by the year 2030.

Ghana, Kenya, and Malawi have been chosen as the first three countries to test the vaccine on hundreds of thousands of children. Children are most likely to die from the disease, since their immune systems aren’t as developed as adults. The vaccine won’t replace existing measures to prevent the disease, World Health Organization (WHO) officials have said. Acting as a supplement to those measures, though, WHO anticipates the injectable could save tens of thousands of people.

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