Small Study Associates Smartphone Use With Rising Stress Levels

HealthDay (1/13, Mozes) reports that a new study presented at a British psychology meeting “finds an association between the increasingly popular use of Web-enabled cellphones and a rise in stress levels. The reason: a relentless need to immediately review and respond to each and every incoming message, alert or bing.”

Interestingly, “investigators did not link stress to the professional use of smartphones for work purposes. Rather, it’s the personal use of such devices, to keep tabs on friendships and social networking ‘news,’ that is the culprit.” Researchers arrived at these conclusions after surveying some 100 people about their smartphone use.

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