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1 in 20 college students has ‘internet gaming disorder,’ study finds

(HealthDay)—Is it possible to become addicted to gaming on the internet? Yes, warns new research that discovered when young people get too hooked it may trigger sleep difficulties, depression, anxiety and, in some cases, even suicidal thoughts. Phone interviews conducted among nearly 3,000 American college students between 2007 and 2015 revealed that roughly one in 20 had “internet gaming disorder,” ...

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Diversity in leadership essential to engage minority-ethnic medical students with academia

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Minority-ethnic medical students must have more role-models in senior leadership positions if they are to engage with academia. This is one of the conclusions drawn by a group of medical students writing in the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine about the drivers and barriers to engaging with academia. Barriers currently hampering the chances of ...

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Nearly 10 percent of high school students experienced homelessness in spring 2019

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain A new report finds that 509,025 (9.17%) public high school students in 24 states experienced homelessness in spring 2019—three times the number recognized by the states’ education agencies. This under-recognition creates gaps in funding and services needed by this vulnerable population. Researchers from Nemours Children’s Health and the University of Pennsylvania analyzed data from the Centers ...

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Spanish students Majorca holidays turn COVID super spreader

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Spain is grappling with growing fallout from end-of-year student holidays to Majorca that have led to nearly 2,000 people nationwide being infected with COVID-19 and thousands more quarantined. News media headlining the events have reported that angry parents are demanding the release of around 250 young people who have been confined to a hotel on the ...

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Chinese students in Australia threatened by Beijing: Report

SYDNEY: China’s government and its supporters have monitored, harassed and intimidated pro-democracy Chinese students living in Australia, and Australian universities have failed to protect the students’ academic freedoms, Human Rights Watch said in a report published Wednesday. The fear caused by the intimidation – which includes classmates reporting the students’ activities to Chinese officials – has intensified in recent years, ...

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Spain isolates 5,000 after school students party in Mallorca

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Almost 5,000 people are in quarantine after vacationing high school students triggered a major COVID-19 outbreak on the Mediterranean island of Mallorca, a senior official said Monday. Authorities have confirmed almost 1,200 positive cases from the outbreak, Spain’s emergency health response coordinator, Fernando Simón said. The partying teens celebrating the end of their university entrance exams ...

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Officials confirm 136 students abducted from Nigeria school

LAGOS: Authorities have confirmed that 136 students were abducted by gunmen in northern Nigeria earlier this week, including some as young as 5 years old, the school’s owner said Thursday. Gunmen on motorcycles targeted Salihu Tanko Islamic School on Sunday, killing one person and abducting three teachers as well, school owner Umar Idris told The Associated Press. After days of ...

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School’s out for Myanmar students defying junta threats

YANGON: Schools in Myanmar will open on Tuesday for the first time since the military seized power, but teachers and students are set to defy the junta’s calls for full classrooms in a show of resistance. Four months of national turmoil have followed the February ouster of civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi, with more than 800 people killed by ...

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Schools try pep-rally tactics to get students vaccinated

SAN DIEGO: A growing number of public schools are using mascots, food trucks and prize giveaways to create a pep-rally atmosphere aimed at encouraging students to get vaccinated against the coronavirus before summer vacation. Districts from California to Michigan are offering free prom tickets and deploying mobile vaccination teams to schools to inoculate students 12 and up so everyone can ...

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