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Addicted to Technology

"When does a passion for gadgets turn into an addiction with symptoms that include headaches and back pain?" asks the Independent. Scientists now study this very modern affliction.

“When does a passion for gadgets turn into an addiction with symptoms that include headaches and back pain?” asks the Independent. Scientists now study this very modern affliction. “Teenagers, necessarily, are a high-risk group, as are those who’ve had a bereavement, separation or redundancy. But no one is free from its impact. Technology experts talk anecdotally of the Texan 13-year-old who developed repetitive strain disorder from texting, or the Korean couple who were building a ‘cyber-baby’ on the internet but neglected to look after their real-life offspring.”


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