Thursday, January 27, 2005

Texting spells out health risk for future

"TEXT messaging and computer games will bequeath Scotland a new generation of unfit workers, a leading children's doctor warned last night.

Constantly sending messages by mobile phone has left children as young as ten with tendonitis - an injury normally associated with workplace strain.

Dr Diana Macgregor, of the Royal Aberdeen Children's Hospital, said children were storing up serious medical problems by repeatedly texting their friends or playing for hours on handheld computer games such as the Nintendo GameBoy. "

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