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Doctors playing video games

Doctors playing video games? That’s exactly what this New York Times article proposes. Apparently, research shoes that surgeons who play video games improve their skills.

Dr. Rosser…keeps an Xbox, along with PlayStation 2 and GameCube consoles, just a few strides from the operating room so he can warm up with a favorite, Super Monkey Ball, just before surgery.

Last year Dr. Rosser was a co-author of a study that concluded that surgeons who played video games for at least three hours a week were 27 percent faster and made 37 percent fewer mistakes than surgeons who did not play video games.

As many medical simulators are too expensive, researchers have been looking into PC and console games to improve their operating-room skills.

Coffee may help prevent liver cancer

As a bona fide coffee addict, I take great joy in seeing articles positive on the effects of drinking coffee. Iâ??m obviously trying to justify my habit and Iâ??m completely aware of it. There are much worse things to be addicted to. With that said, I saw an article today on how coffee may prevent liver cancer.

A study of more than 90,000 Japanese found that people who drank coffee daily or nearly every day had half the liver cancer risk of those who never drank coffee. The protective effect occurred in people who drank one to two cups a day and increased at three to four cups.