Ever since games have been introduced on modern smartphones, doctors have discovered a new health risk. Such games can be extremely addictive. People who play excessively display a similar response to alcoholics.
The brains of young people who use their smartphones or the internet too much sustain chemical changes. These change correlate significantly to diagnoses of addiction, depression and anxiety.
Although unlimited access to mobile data has increased overall worldwide, some countries still charge a bundle. A new report shows prices in the United States, Canada and Germany are among the highest.
Smartphone owners look at the display an average of every 12 minutes. Psychologists have found this habit can make people unhappy. Increasingly, people are turning to digital detox programs to tackle their addiction.
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