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New Film Explores Gaming Addiction Behind Tragic Infant Death

By Victoria Kim

The documentary 'Love Child' explores the tragic and unnecessary death of child neglect in South Korea brought on by gaming addiction. MORE  

Morning Roundup: July 16, 2014

By Shawn Dwyer

Gerard Depardieu wants to make eco-friendly vodka, two men rob liquor stores with their pants, and couple comes home to find moaning meth addict under their bed. MORE  

Morning Roundup: April 25, 2014

By Shawn Dwyer

George Clooney not drunk in fight with Steve Wynn, Sacramento says no to outdoor pot, man eats pot candy before killing wife, and drunk cop shoots partner. MORE  

South Koreans Are the World's Biggest Drinkers

By Bryan Le

Our Korean allies hold a distant first in average shots a week, twice as much as Russians drink and four times as much as the U.S. MORE  

Gaming Addiction On the Rise in Asia

By Paul Gaita

Many Southeast Asian countries are struggling to curb video game addiction with little success. MORE  

South Korea Aims to Curb Gaming Addiction in Controversial Bill

By Allison McCabe

Despite opposition from the gaming industry, the country's parliament wants to tighten restrictions on Internet activity while classifying gaming as an addiction on par with drugs and alcohol. MORE  

Study Finds that E-Cigarettes Can Lead to Addiction

By Shawn Dwyer

Think that e-cigs are a safe alternative to regular smokes? Think again. MORE  

Sundance to Show Films About Addiction

By Shawn Dwyer

The premiere indie film festival unveiled a lineup that includes three films – one narrative drama and pair of documentaries – that tackle issues of addiction. MORE  

Morning Roundup: November 27, 2013

By Shawn Dwyer

New York State mayor arrested for DWI, South Korean actress busted for propofol, another Seattle Seahawk suspended, and Chicago wants to ban e-cigs. MORE  

Korean Internet Cafes Fight Smoking Ban

By Bryan Le

To evade the ban, net cafes are rebranding themselves as "smoking rooms" with "free" PC use. MORE  

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