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Smartphones Cause Premature Wrinkling: Study

Monday, 12 January 2015 01:22 PM

Straighten up, America, and put down that smartphone. The act of bending of your neck to look at your smartphone or iPad is giving you wrinkles, say dermatologists.
Wrinkles and sagging skin, in addition to a condition called "tech neck," is found most often in people aged 18 to 39 who own an average of three portable electronic devices, according to an article in the International Business Times. Tech neck is a crease above the collar bone that is caused by bending the neck to look down to see an electronic screen.
"The problem of wrinkles and sagging of the jowls and neck used to begin in late middle age but, in the last 10 years, because of 'tech neck', it has become a problem for a generation of younger women," Dr. Christopher Rowland Payne, a consultant dermatologist at The London Clinic, told the International Business Times. 
In addition to wrinkles and an increased risk of brain cancer, using cell phones has also been linked to back problems. Some experts warn that the condition could cause back and neck muscles to deteriorate to the point of requiring surgery.
To read the entire International Business Times article, go here.

 

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Straighten up, America, and put down that smartphone. The act of bending of your neck to look at your smartphone or iPad is giving you wrinkles, say dermatologists. Wrinkles and sagging skin, in addition to a condition called tech neck, is found most often in people aged...
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