How cute computer screens can save your life
Computer screens are increasingly becoming the new cool, but that doesn’t mean you can ignore the increasingly prevalent problem of screen burnout.
This week, Newsweek reported that a new study shows that computer screens are the key to the lives of millions of people worldwide, and that the screens that people are using to make their daily lives easier are also the ones that are responsible for more deaths from disease than the flu.
The study, conducted by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, analyzed data from the World Health Organization, National Center for Health Statistics, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the World Bank, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and found that in 2009, the number of people who reported that they have burned out on their screens increased from 4.4 million to 5.2 million.
This figure includes people who used their screens more than 10 hours a day and those who used them for more than five hours a week.
The researchers also found that the number who said they were using a screen for the entire day increased from 2.4 to 3.1 million.
And while the number reporting burnout was still relatively low, the study found that it was increasing significantly more than the increase in the overall number of screens used.
According to the report, the main reason for the increase is because many people are not aware of how their screens burn out and are not actively learning how to use them properly.
“The more time people spend using their screens, the more the burnout is likely to increase,” the report said.
“These people will burn out sooner, and it’s because they are unaware of how to manage the burnouts safely.”
According to a spokesperson for the Centers of Disease Control, the problem is most acute among children, and people between the ages of 13 and 34.
“There is a huge disparity between the number and severity of burnout among young people, as well as the most vulnerable populations, such as people with chronic illnesses, pregnant women, and those with disabilities,” the spokesperson told Newsweek.
The spokesperson also pointed out that people over the age of 60, including people with diabetes, and older adults are at the greatest risk of burnouts.
“A large portion of burn out cases occur in people with serious health problems or those who are chronically ill,” the statement continued.
“We have made great strides in our efforts to prevent burnout, and we encourage all Americans to work to prevent their own burnout at home.
But for many people, the best way to prevent a burnout in the home is to prevent other people from being at risk.”