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Researchers suggest young people are growing horns on their skulls

They say phone use is to blame.

June 20, 2019 - 3:07 pm

QUEENSLAND, Australia (KMOX) — Cellphones have changed the face of technology but recent studies suggests they could also be changing our skulls, too. 

Researchers in Australia say that constant cell phone use is causing horn-like spikes to grow at the back of young people's skulls.

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Scientific Reports

The "horns" are actually bone spurs that biometrics researchers have studied and say that constantly having the neck tilted forward to look at our phones shifts the weight of the head from the spine to the skull, causing these callous-like growths. The "horn" can be dangerous if not addressed; it can cause terrible headaches and back pain. 

If you want to avoid the issue, the researchers strongly urge you to be mindful of your posture — keep a straight back and don't slouching to look at that text message.

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