New Research Shows Cellphone Use Is Causing Horn-Like Growths

(Photo Credit:  Tim Robberts/Getty Images)

(Photo Credit: Tim Robberts/Getty Images)

We’ve been using cell phones for decades now without much evidence on the effects they’re having on our bodies. Apparently, a study of the shape of young adults’ skulls found that many are adapting to extended phone use by growing horn-like bumps on their heads.

The bumps are referred to as “phone bones,” "head horns" and, more simply, “spikes” and they've been found on adults between the ages of 18 and 30 in a study by researchers at the University of the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia. They say there’s evidence of the skull adapting to a new posture used to look down at phone screens for extended periods, forming a spur on the back of the skull much in the same way that hands and feet form calluses. 

Guess the time has come to reconsider when looking down at your phone for a long period of time!

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