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Too much SMS bad for fingers

Rome, Jan. 24 (Reuters): Excessive text messaging may be bad for you, or at least for your fingers.

That's what some Italian doctors think. They are telling people, particularly the young, that furious typing on mobile phones could lead to acute tendonitis. Italian newspapers dedicated about half-a-page each to the problem today.

A 13-year-old girl in the northern Italian city of Savona needed treatment from an orthopaedic specialist after typing at least 100 text messages a day. She was prescribed anti-inflammatory medicine. Some 37 per cent of Italian children are 'cellphone addicts'. Mood swings were linked to very frequent cellphone use among the young. The message is clear: MayB U shd stop B4 its 2 L8.

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