PSYCHOLOGY

Scientists Discovered That Smartphones Grow "Horns" On Kids' Heads! Why These Bone Spurs May Be Dangerous

Date July 15, 2019 18:02

Today, many of us don’t imagine our lives without smartphones, tablets, and other gadgets. At the same time, not surprisingly, they have a strong influence on our lives – not only our mental but also physical health.

For example, researchers have recently tried to show what a woman would look like in the year 3000, considering our dependence on gadgets. And their predictions are really worrying!

Scientists from the University of Queensland, David Shahar and Mark Sayers, came up with even sadder conclusions. As part of the research with 1,200 participants to study the impact of smartphones on adolescents, they found that 41% of the test subjects had a bone anomaly.

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The appendices, called enthesophytes, are formed on the occipital tubercle that some cervical vertebrae and muscles are attached to. They can reach up to 0.4 inch.

According to scientists, the appearance of bone formations is attributed to poor posture due to excessive use of gadgets. In this case, a person tends to pull his head forward.

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Enthesophytes aren’t harmful themselves, but they can provoke more serious problems. The body tries to compensate for an incorrect posture with an additional load on certain muscles and joints, which increases the risk of injuries and disorders of the musculoskeletal system.

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The findings of Australian scientists are an extra reason to think about how much technological progress influences us. Luckily, we can easily prevent these physical abnormalities and health problems.

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Share this information with the close people around you; especially parents. Let them know what issues all the gadgets and tablets can lead to!