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Could video game binges literally kill you?

Could video game binges literally kill you?
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Internet and technology addiction is a real problem, and it scares me and many parents around the world. But perhaps nowhere more so than in China, where Internet addiction is a clinical disorder.

In fact, there are even Internet Boot Camps in China to help those addicted to everything digital. There are about 250 in the country as we speak. These camps aim to prepare kids for a normal life, while using medication and other activities to combat their addiction.

But could the Internet actually kill you?

No matter your opinion on Internet Boot Camps, it seems they are needed in China, especially after the news emerged that one young man in China is dead after a 19-hour marathon playing the popular Internet-based role-playing game World of Warcraft.

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