Discussion in 'Other health news and research' started by Jaybee00, Jun 21, 2019.
Stanford now checking for horns in ME patients.
I have one and a half tusks - does that count as horns? Should I be worried?
Asking for an elephant.
Taken at face value, given I only entered the smartphone age about 3 years ago, and I've had ME for 34 years, it clearly indicates that the effects of smartphones are flexible re causality.
But such things should never be a barrier to a good theory, or at least one that might be profitable.
It's surprising to see such a critical article on it - the rest of the media seemed to have just gobbled up the original story wholesale.
It's always fascinating how little thought people put into these things. Lacemakers in the 16th century spent most of their lives hunched over their work, from very young ages, and for far longer than people can reasonably use their phones today. The health problems caused by the work are well-documented by historians; arthritis, eye-strain. Funnily enough bone spurs on the back of the head don't seem to show up anywhere in the historical or medical literature.
Perhaps it's the microwaves coming from the phones that cause it rather than the hunched over position. Or perhaps the affected people just have unhelpful bone beliefs. Luckily we know a cure for that!
Why am I not surprised.
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