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WHO warns against gaming too much Health group calls it a new disease 2019.06.05
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MANY children like to play videogames, but some get addicted to them. The problem has become so widespread that even an organisation under the United Nations (聯合國) is talking about it.
In the 72nd World Health Assembly (世界衛生大會) at Geneva, Switzerland (瑞士日內瓦), the World Health Organisation (WHO,世界衛生組織) officially named videogame addiction, or ‘gaming disorder’, as a disease.
According to the WHO, playing a videogame now and then does not count. Gaming only becomes a disorder if the person cannot control their gaming time, makes it their top priority while ignoring everything else, and continues playing even when there are bad real-life consequences.
But some experts say the WHO acted too soon in calling gaming a disorder as there is not enough evidence.

(This article is published on Goodies on 05 June 2019)


1. addict (v)
    上癮

2. disorder (n)
    症

3. priority (n)
    優先

4. consequence (n)
    後果





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  1. 1. What is the health issue about?
    A. Eating vegetables
    B. Videogames
    C. Animals dying

  2. 2. Which organisation named ‘gaming disorder’ as a disease?
    A. Unesco
    B. The Security Council
    C. WHO

  3. 3. Does everyone who plays videogames have the disease?
    A. No
    B. Yes
    C. The news did not say

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