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The predominance of technology in our everyday life shapes our lives and our bodies in unexpected and sometimes disturbing ways.
A study documenting bone branches that resemble human horns The skulls have recently gained broad media attention after a recent BBC report showing possible future impacts of technology on the human skeleton. Impacts are shaped like pressure on the neck and the spine when viewed down to a smartphone, researchers say. "The boom is a sign of a long, terrible posture that can be corrected quite simply," says Mark Sears, quoted in a 9 News statement.
While bone spurs are receiving new attention, many common health problems, as carpal tunnel syndrome and eye strain arising from overuse of the computer have been increased at the age of the smartphone. Here are some of the more surprising health problems that researchers have involved with the use of smartphones:
Skull & apos; horns & apos;
Check your neck. After examining hundreds of X-ray rays of 18- to 30-year-olds, a study published last year in the Nature Research magazine by two Australian researchers, found bone growths on the back of nearly half of their heads. they have been widely told that these plants look terribly much like horn-observation, which is repeated by at least one researcher.
"It can be said that it looks like bird bee, horn, hook," says Dr. David Shahar, one of the Washington Post researchers.
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Researchers have assumed that the "horns" are formed as young people trying to use their mobile devices. The pressure it creates on the back of the neck and head, they note, is three to five times higher than just standing up. Until recently, these plants, called entesophites, are often associated with aging and are considered unusual. If you're worried about the heads of smart-phone bad behavior, you may suffer from a "technology door." Technology has been caused by too much time in a "text position," Dr. Evan Johnson of Columbia University said in a blog post last year.
The more you tilt your head forward, the greater the weight of the neck, increasing the pressure. (Like the reason why head horns started to grow.) For a person with a mean head weight of 10 pounds, the 60 degree slope is equivalent to 60 pounds of force
Here's how to find out that you may be upright Before the tech neck: Check your profile later in the mirror, says University of California San Francisco Andrew Louis. If your ears are not aligned with your shoulders, your posture may be the cause of a technological door. Domestic Training: Companies like Peloton, Mirror, FightCamp push forward forward
It was called the toes of gamers. But with the growing popularity of smartphones and tablets, the thumb of the lyrics spreads to the masses.
Caused by excessive numbness and slippage, it is a recurrent stress injury, causing spasms and discomfort in the thumb and lower hand. This can be aggravated by arthritis on the thumb, says Robert Visotski, an orthopedic surgeon at the Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. The latter is not yet related to the use of smartphones. Millennials, you got it all wrong: You have to stop "saving" for retirement
Phantom Vibration Syndrome
If you worry about missing many notifications, to find that your phone is not vibrating at all, you are not alone. A Georgia Tech study found that nearly 90% of college students surveyed experienced the phenomenon. But there is some concern that our brains are rearranged to worry about who tweeted you and sent you messages.
"People who constantly take up their phone look like they have a mania," says psychologist Larry Rosen for NPR. "I'm not saying it's a mania, but I say it can become one, very easy."
Researchers have said that the phenomenon is happening more to people who rely on communication through a text message.
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