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Do You Constantly Worry About Your Cellphone? You Could Have Nomophobia
2012-05-09 07:30:11

Going too long without their cellphone is something that many people fear, and that fear -- labeled as nomophobia (the fear of being out of contact with someone via mobile phone)  -- is on the rise, according to a study by SecurEnvoy, a company that deals in mobile phone technology. Cellphone mobility is now a huge part of our daily lives, but for many, staying connected is becoming a huge obsession. And many, 66 percent of those surveyed, said they do have “nomophobia.”...

2012-04-30 10:26:46

Young drivers using simulators make many mistakes regardless of whether phone is in view Some people have questioned whether a ban on texting while driving will actually lead to more crashes because drivers will conceal their cell phones, making it more dangerous to read and type messages. Research led by high school students, however, shows that texting while driving is unsafe regardless of where the phone is positioned. The study, part of a project called Generation tXt, will be...

2012-04-30 10:24:41

Anticipation of cell phone use may contribute to motor vehicle crashes It's well-known that using a cell phone while driving can lead to motor vehicle crashes. New research – to be presented Sunday, April 29, at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) annual meeting in Boston – shows that even anticipating calls or messages may distract drivers, increasing the risk of a crash. Jennifer M. Whitehill, PhD, postdoctoral fellow at Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center...

2012-02-17 08:00:00

The Semi Truck Accident Victims Center is the premier advocate for innocent victims involved in a semi truck or tractor trailer crash nationwide and the group is calling for stiff fines or suspensions for semi truck or commercial drivers if they are on a cell phone or if they appear to be texting while driving, especially in California or Texas. The group says, "5000 US citizens lose their life each year in passenger vehicle involved with semi truck accidents, and we think this number is...

2012-02-01 08:00:00

Environment and Human Health, Inc. (EHHI) today released a new report calling for tougher standards to regulate cellular technologies–especially for children and pregnant women. North Haven, Conn. (PRWEB) February 01, 2012 Environment and Human Health, Inc. (EHHI) is releasing a new report calling for tougher standards to regulate cellular technologies–especially for children and pregnant women. This report is the first part of a project researching the health effects of cell...

2011-12-15 10:10:55

A Wayne State University study published in the January 2012 issue of the journal Epidemiology points out that two influential early studies of cellphone use and crash risk may have overestimated the relative risk of conversation on cellphones while driving. In this new study, Richard Young, Ph.D., professor of research in Wayne State University's Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences in the School of Medicine, examined possible bias in a 1997 Canadian study and a 2005...


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