Is our smartphone addiction damaging our children? | Rowan Davies | Opinion | The Guardian

Research has found a link between ‘technoference’ and poor child behaviour. The need for light relief is very human, but perhaps we can find a happier balance

Fuente: Is our smartphone addiction damaging our children? | Rowan Davies | Opinion | The Guardian


Why a digital detox is bad for us | Ruth Whippman | Life and style | The Guardian

Negative emotions and anxiety exist for a reason. The rancid sense of rising terror that we often feel in response to the current news cycle is a crucial early-warning system that things are indeed not right. Rather than trying to ignore and appease those feelings of anxiety by disengaging, we should be listening to what they are telling us. We need to be more vigilant, not less.

Fuente: Why a digital detox is bad for us | Ruth Whippman | Life and style | The Guardian


What’s up, doc? Tell me over my smartphone, please – FT.com

This year, a German businesswoman arrived in Washington DC and promptly developed a painful sinus infection. She searched online and found a local doctor, Suzanne Doud Galli. But instead of ordering a taxi to visit Dr Galli’s office, the patient arranged a virtual consultation via her smartphone from the comfort of her hotel room, with the help of an app called HealthTap.

Fuente: What’s up, doc? Tell me over my smartphone, please – FT.com


Smartphones are addictive and should carry health warning, say academics | Technology | The Guardian

Smartphones are addictive and should carry health warning, say academics | Technology | The Guardian.

 

Using smartphones makes people narcissistic, a university study has found.Using smartphones makes people narcissistic, a university study has found. Photograph: WestEnd61/Rex

Smartphones are psychologically addictive, encourage narcissistic tendencies and should come with a health warning, researchers have said.

A study by the University of Derby and published in the International Journal of Cyber Behaviour, Psychology and Learning found that 13% of participants in the study were addicted, with the average user spending 3.6 hours per day on their device.

The majority of participants said their smartphone use caused distraction from many aspects of their lives, including employment, hobbies and studies.

Co-author Dr Zaheer Hussain, from the University of Derby’s psychology department, said he was not suggesting the harmful effects were on a par with cigarettes or alcohol but that nevertheless the devices should carry a health warning.

“People need to know the potential addictive properties of new technologies,” he said. “It [the warning] could be before they purchase them or before they download an app. If you’re downloading a game such as Candy Crush or Flappy Bird there could be a warning saying that you could end up playing this for hours and you have other responsibilities [that could be neglected].”

The study examined the responses of a self-selected sample of 256 smartphone users who were asked about how they used their device as well as questions intended to establish their personality traits.

Social networking sites were the most popularly used apps (87%), followed by instant messaging apps (52%) and then news apps (51%).


Should I reduce my texting? | Life and style | The Guardian

Should I reduce my texting? | Life and style | The Guardian.

Chiropractors claim that the posture people adopt when using their mobile phones could shorten their lives. Is this really true?
Woman texting

‘Text neck’ is now a recognised 21st-century ­syndrome. Photograph: Alamy

Texting is bad for your health. Do it while walking and you can bump into walls or step out into traffic. Studies have linked excessive texting with insomnia, stress and painful tendons (BlackBerry thumb). Now theUnited Chiropractic Association (UCA) has warned that texting for long periods could lower life expectancy because it makes people lean forward. The association links “forward-leaning posture” (defined as dropping the head forward and rounding the shoulders) with the risk of developing hyperkyphosis in old age. Hyperkyphosis is an abnormal rounding of the upper spine that reduces the space available for the heart and lungs, so they are put under pressure and work less effectively. An older person with hyperkyphosis, chiropractors warn, will suffer the same increase in the risk of death as an obese person. The association is encouraging people to have their posture checked by a registered chiropractor. So should you limit your texting immediately?


Ondas electromagnéticas de teléfonos móviles pueden generar modificaciones biológicas según estudio – BioBioChile

Ondas electromagnéticas de teléfonos móviles pueden generar modificaciones biológicas según estudio – BioBioChile

Publicado por Gabriela Ulloa | La Información es de Agencia AFPPhil Roeder (CC) | Flickr

Phil Roeder (CC) | Flickr

La exposición a las ondas electromagnéticas puede provocar modificaciones biológicas sobre el cuerpo, pero los datos científicos disponibles no evidencian “efectos comprobados” sobre la salud, indicó Anses, la agencia nacional sanitaria francesa en un informe publicado este martes.

Anses no considera necesario modificar la reglamentación que fija los niveles límite pero recomienda evitar la exposición a las ondas, en particular los teléfonos móviles, sobre todo en niños y usuarios intensivos.


Las 9 formas en que los smartphones arruinan tu salud – BioBioChile

Las 9 formas en que los smartphones arruinan tu salud – BioBioChile.


Publicado por Daniela Bravo

La dependencia a los smartphones es una acción que cada día crece más y más, y es que el miedo a perderlo u olvidarlo en algún lado se convierte en una total pesadilla para los adictos a estos teléfonos inteligentes.

De acuerdo a un estudio publicado el 25 de agosto en Gran Bretaña, se indica que más de la mitad de los británicos sufre del llamado “Síndrome de Nomofobia”, que es el miedo a separarse del teléfono celular.

Según consigna La Tercera, los británicos son ahora tan dependientes de sus teléfonos celulares que un quinto de aquellos que posee ese tipo de tecnología chequea sus correos electrónicos en la cama, y cerca de la mitad (un 42%) lleva sus teléfonos de vacaciones a la playa. Además en el estudio se afirma que las mujeres tienden a padecer más ese tipo de ansiedad que los hombres.

Pero la adicción no es la única forma en la que tu iPhone, Android o cualquier otro smartphone afectan tu vida. De hecho, utilizar en exceso un teléfono inteligente, puede causar daños a la salud.

Mira a continuación la infografía para descubrir cómo el celular puede estropear tu bienestar físico y mental.

 


“Dr. Pastillo”: Alumnos USM crean aplicación que permite comparar precios de medicamentos

Sábado 27 octubre 2012 | 9:42
Publicado por Camila Navarrete | La Información es de Agencia UPI · 2112 visitas

Con la idea de ayudar a los clientes que compran remedios en las farmacias, un grupo de alumnos de la carrera de Informática de la Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María creó una innovadora aplicación para smartphones que permite conocer y comparar los precios de los medicamentos entre las distintas cadenas farmacéuticas.