Items Tagged ‘cell phones’

Ask the Doctors - Is there a connection between cell phones and brain tumor risk?

July 24, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Is there a connection between cell phones and brain tumor risk?

By Ask the Doctors askthedoctors

Dear Doctor: I’ve heard that cell phones increase the risk of brain tumors – and that they don’t. Which is true? First, let’s look at brain tumors in general. Brain tumors are classified as either benign or malignant, meaning cancerous.  The most common type of benign brain tumor is a meningioma, which arises from the […]

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Tags: Ask the Doctors, brain tumors, cell phones, Dr. Robert Ashley, glioma, meningioma, radiation


Is your teen’s smartphone literally a pain in the neck?

June 3, 2016

Is your teen’s smartphone literally a pain in the neck?

By uclahealth uclahealth

Today’s teens love their smartphones. Many parents, tired of competing for attention with the ever-present devices, would say cell phones are a pain in the neck. Turns out, those parents might be right. Doctors who specialize in spine disorders report that more patients are complaining of a phenomenon sometimes referred to as “text neck” — […]

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Tags: cell phones, Dr. Langston T. Holly, ergonomic guidelines, smartphones, teens, text messages, text neck, texting, UCLA Spine Center