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Putting aside your mobile phone could help you live healthier and longer

Smartphones and apps are designed to trigger dopamine's release, making it harder to put down devices

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Mobile Phones  |  Smartphones  |  Diabetes

Catherine Price | NYT 

If you’re like many people, you may have decided that you want to spend less time staring at your phone. It’s a good idea: an increasing body of evidence suggests that the time we spend on our smartphones is interfering with our sleep, self-esteem, relationships, memory, attention spans, creativity, productivity and problem-solving and decision-making skills. But there is another reason for us to rethink our relationships with our devices. By chronically raising levels of cortisol, the body’s main stress hormone, our phones may be threatening our health and shortening ...

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First Published: Fri, April 26 2019. 23:48 IST