Did you hear the latest news on what cell phones are doing to us?
It seems that young people who spend countless hours with their heads tilted down, looking at their cell phones, are developing “hornlike spikes” at the base of their skulls.
These little horns are actually bone spurs caused by tilted heads.
You see, when you tilt your head down to look at your phone, weight is shifted from the spine to the muscles at the back of the head.
And with our younger generation addicted to their cell phones, the hours spent in a tilted head position has resulted in bone growths in the connecting tendons and ligaments.
This new finding is just one of the many scary effects excessive cell phone use is having on our bodies… and our health.
The blue light emitted from phones is well-known to mess with your ability to fall asleep.
And another study discovered that cell phone use stimulates brain activity, specifically the brain’s use of glucose (blood sugar).
For this test, 47 volunteers were recruited to have their brain activity measured twice by a PET scanner.
Cell phones were attached to both ears of the participants.
During the first measurement, both phones were turned off.
For the second, one phone was turned on, but muted so the volunteer didn’t know it was on, and the other was turned off.
Each phone session lasted about an hour.
The scans showed a small increase in the brain’s use of glucose when the phone was on, but only in parts of the brain close to the antenna.
Now the researchers were quick to point out that it’s unclear whether this brain stimulation was a good thing or a bad thing.
Some would argue that the stimulation was so minimal it really couldn’t make much of a difference to the brain.
Others might argue that the brain stimulation could lead to cancer.
I honestly don’t know who is right, but I’m not willing to risk the health my brain for a phone call.
I try to keep my cell phone calls to a minimum.
When I absolutely have to be on a long call, I simply use my good ole’ landline.
And with this latest news on brain bone spurs, I’ll be sure to pay more attention on how long I’m tilting my head down, looking at my phone.
Because the last thing I want is to have horns growing out from the back of my neck!
Editor, Patriot Health Alliance