Video Gaming Leads To Hospitalization For Boy

from the beware dept

Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is commonly called “economy class syndrome” as it seems to happen most frequently on people stuck in economy class airplane seats for extended periods of time. Basically, it’s a situation where blood clots develop in leg veins – mostly due to someone sitting in the same position for a long time. It’s potentially fatal. However, this may be the first known case of a kid developing DVT while playing a video game for too long. He was apparently kneeling on his legs, and playing games for quite some time. Of course, it makes you wonder how someone could sit still for so long. On airplanes, there aren’t many options, but a kid playing a video game can at least adjust how he’s sitting.

Rate this comment as insightful
Rate this comment as funny
You have rated this comment as insightful
You have rated this comment as funny
Flag this comment as abusive/trolling/spam
You have flagged this comment
The first word has already been claimed
The last word has already been claimed
Insightful Lightbulb icon Funny Laughing icon Abusive/trolling/spam Flag icon Insightful badge Lightbulb icon Funny badge Laughing icon Comments icon

Comments on “Video Gaming Leads To Hospitalization For Boy”

Subscribe: RSS Leave a comment
Timothy (user link) says:

Re: No Subject Given

Well, yes… that’s if by gaming cafe’s you mean staunch battlefields along the 34th parrallel.. or any other parrallel for that matter. From my research, which has been extensive – reaching up into five minutes now, children in Korea play with live ammunition on their “Play Dates” with other children. “Play Dates” is the loving Korean term for military service

Add Your Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Have a Techdirt Account? Sign in now. Want one? Register here

Comment Options:

Make this the or (get credits or sign in to see balance) what's this?

What's this?

Techdirt community members with Techdirt Credits can spotlight a comment as either the "First Word" or "Last Word" on a particular comment thread. Credits can be purchased at the Techdirt Insider Shop »

Follow Techdirt

Techdirt Daily Newsletter

Techdirt Deals
Techdirt Insider Discord
The latest chatter on the Techdirt Insider Discord channel...