Facial injuries related to cell phones have risen steeply

According to the study, which was published yesterday in JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, the incidence of these head injuries spiked around the year 2007, when the first iPhone was introduced.

Most of the injuries occurred among people aged between 13 and 29 years and were due to being distracted by cell phones whilst driving, walking, and texting.

The research was led by a facial plastic surgeon Boris Paskhover at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, who says his experience treating patients with cell phone injuries prompted him to investigate the problem.

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