In The News: Department of Environmental and Occupational Health

Marie Claire
June 25, 2018

An American study shows that back pains could be due to our tablets. And it affects women more.

TODAY
June 22, 2018

The length of time spent on a tablet didn’t matter as much as the user’s posture. Here's how to avoid discomfort.

MSN
June 22, 2018

New findings revealed who is most at risk of developing neck strain from this habit (sometimes known as "iPad neck") and why time spent using devices is not the biggest factor.

Top Sante` (France)
June 22, 2018

Spending too much time on tablets causes back pain, especially for women.

Thanh Nien (Vietnam)
June 22, 2018

New research in the United States shows that neck pain due to the use of iPads and tablets can affect women more than men, and the posture is the biggest contributor to pain.

India TV
June 21, 2018

Researchers suggest that using back support while sitting on chair for long hours and exercising can help in reducing the back and neck pain.

Hindustan Times
June 21, 2018

Tablets and smartphones can cause people to slouch and tilt their head downward for long periods of time. Now, new findings reveal who is most at risk of developing neck strain from this habit — sometimes known as iPad neck — and why time spent using devices is not the biggest factor.

CTV News (Canada)
June 21, 2018

Carried out by the University of Nevada, Las Vegas along with researchers from hospitals and physical therapy centers across Southern Nevada, the new study surveyed 412 participants (135 men and 275 women) who used touchscreen tablet computers.

Medical Daily
June 21, 2018

Touchscreens have become an increasingly normalized aspect of daily life, especially for those who need to use screen devices as a part of their work. But unlike desktop computers, tablets and smartphones can cause people to slouch and tilt their head downward for long periods of time. New findings revealed who is most at risk of developing neck strain from this habit (sometimes known as "iPad neck") and why time spent using devices is not the biggest factor.

Daily Mail
June 21, 2018

Some 70 percent of female tablet users develop ongoing pain in their neck and shoulders compared to just 30 percent of men, a US study found.

Yahoo!
June 21, 2018

New US research has found that neck pain caused by using iPads and tablets could be affecting women more than men -- and that poor posture is the biggest factor contributing to pain.

Il Sussidiario (Italy)
June 21, 2018

Among the aggravating circumstances is sitting without adequate back support.