Myopia Awareness Week launched to encourage eye tests for children

Myopia (short- or near-sightedness) is becoming a major public health crisis and is already having an impact on young Australians, increasing their risk of developing sight-threatening conditions later in life.

How heavy use of social media is linked to mental illness

May 20th will mark the end of “mental-health awareness week”, a campaign run by the Mental Health Foundation, a British charity. Roughly a quarter of British adults have been diagnosed at some point with a psychiatric disorder, costing the economy an estimated 4.5% of GDP per year. Such illnesses have many causes, but a growing body of research demonstrates that in young people they are linked with heavy consumption of social media.

Smartphone case that allows parents to stop children becoming addicted to devices

A Japanese company has created a smartphone case to help parents prevent their children from becoming addicted to their mobile devices.

Increasing levels of myopia linked to environmental trends: ABC

There are worries that the surging number of people with myopiacommonly known as short-

How Do Smartphones Affect Childhood Psychology?: Psych Central

Have you noticed what seems like an epidemic of people who are glued to their smartphone’s soft glow?

Young People Are Sleeping With Their Phones. Their Parents Are Sleeping With People.: HuffPost

Do you snuggle up in bed with your smartphone instead of your significant

Is your technology killing you?: The Telegraph

As a New York surgeon detects a new phenomenon known as 'text-neck' syndrome, we take a look at some of the other technology-induced health risks

Cell Phone Study Sparks Action: Carnegie Mellon University

Simply listening to a cell phone while driving can cause drivers to commit errors as if they were under the influence of alcohol.

iPad generation sees huge rise in back and neck pain: The Telegraph

The number of young people seeking help for back or neck pain has risen 60 per cent in the past year, driven by sedentary lifestyles and the use of technology