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Rise in phone-related head injuries linked to iphone


New York, Dec 6 (IANS) People using their Cell phones while walking and driving are on the rise with researchers corroborating this with evidence of head and neck injuries reported.

Since the launch of the iPhone in 2007 and the release of Pokemon Go on 2016 researchers have found a steady increase in phone-related injuries over time.

The injuries included cuts, bruises, abrasions and internal injuries, especially around the nose and eyes.

According to a study done by a University in the US people aged between 13 and 29 were most affected.

The study further shows more than 41 per cent occurred at home and were minor, requiring little or no treatment. About 50 per cent resulted from distracted driving and one-third from distracted walking.

According to the researchers, children under 13 years were significantly more likely to suffer a mechanical injury, such as a cell phone battery exploding or parents accidentally dropping a cell phone on a child or a child hitting themselves in the face with the phone.

The findings suggest a need for education about the risks of cell phone use.

--IANS

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