What happens when you love your gadget too much?
The medical lexicon constantly changes, with updates and revisions happening every day, but not every addition to the health vernacular concerns life and death.
At the same time our embarrassing reliance on gadgets has ballooned, so too have the number of disorders and ailments that accompany our tech infatuation. "Text neck"? "BlackBerry thumb"? Could these actually be real afflictions? From cell phone-caused elbow pain to touchscreen-induced blisters, here's a rundown of some of the most pathetic tech-related ailments doctors must groan over today.
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Date 14-07-25 4:45
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Date 14-07-23 4:50
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Date 14-07-24 2:39
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Date 14-07-22 2:54
Tooltip Information:Hacking the Future of Food at National GeographicVideo by:Description: Armed with a massive food and agriculture data set from the United Nations, passionate coders and science communicators got a chance to tackle solutions to Earth’s food challenges at National Geographic’s Future of Food Hackathon in May 2014. By 2050 we'll need to feed two billion more people. Click here for a special eight-month series exploring how we can do that—without overwhelming the planet: http://food.nationalgeographic.com.Rating: 4Views: 699
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- I'm a tech-head — first in line to buy the latest and greatest.
- I'll typically wait for the first wave to pass and the bugs fixed before diving in.
- If it ain't broke, don't fix it. I hang on to my tech goodies for good reason.
- I'm still using a VCR and my late '90s flip phone.