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Your smartphone may be injuring you
 

Your smartphone may be injuring you

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It's not just the eyes or fingers that are strained due to excessive use of handheld gadgets. They have been shown to cause injuries, too. There are increasing reports of persons suffering from a selfie elbow to text neck pain, and even death.
 
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26 Jul 2016 - General
 
Anything excessive is potentially harmful. In addition to what is already mentioned, although scientific evidence is lacking to prove the association of cellphone use and cancer, the International Agency for Research on CancerExit Disclaimer (IARC), a component of the World Health Organization classified cell phone use as “possibly carcinogenic to humans,” based on limited evidence from human studies, limited evidence from studies of radiofrequency energy and cancer in rodents, and inconsistent ...
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Additions to the above diseases.
1. Nomophobia: the fear of being away from the mobile and missing out on calls or messages. The symptoms would include auditry hallucinations of ringing of the mobile phone and there may be excitability or hyperactive behaviour when the mobile actually starts ringing
2. Eye-strain: Typically will affect people if they are glued to their devices for a long time. Previously was more seen in individuals staring at the computer screens for a long time, but no...
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Always Provide Support Whether you’re sitting, standing, lying down or otherwise using your smart phone, make sure you provide proper support for your arms, elbows, shoulders etc. If sitting at a desk or in a chair, make sure to utilize arm rests or your desk for proper arm support so that you can hold the phone at eye level. If sitting on the ground try to utilize a wall to sit up against for back support and use your knees to support your elbows/arms. If no proper support is available, you can...
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