The arguments that students are not perceptive enough to notice when authors are giving racist ideas and language to characters they want to present as despicable are familiar, and still condescending 35 years later.It’s certainly discouraging that we haven’t managed to move our arguments beyond the same talking points. But as the neck bends forward and down, the weight on the cervical spine begins to increase.At a 15-degree angle, this weight is about 27 pounds, at 30 degrees it’s 40 pounds, at 45 degrees it’s 49 pounds, and at 60 degrees it’s 60 pounds.
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That’s the burden that comes with staring at a smartphone — the way millions do for hours every day, according to research published by Kenneth Hansraj in the National Library of Medicine.
The study will appear next month in Surgical Technology International.
Neither participants nor researchers were blinded to arm assignment.
The 151 participants were randomly assigned to 1 of 2 groups: 76 to the SMS Turkey intervention group and 75 to the brochure control group.