Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.


Is your smartphone giving you wrinkles?

11 March 2015, 13:40 Marisa Crous

Love to browse Instagram, Twitter and Facebook on your phone? Careful, your smartphone may just be speeding up your ageing process. 

According to The Telegraph more and more young people between the ages of 18 and 39 are now being affected by modern technology in a very specific way.

Let’s face it, this age group is more likely to have two or more tech device on (and in) hand at all times and are estimated to look at their screens (be it a tablet, laptop or most likely a smartphone) up to 150 times a day.

No jokes. I actually think I look at my phone screen much more to be frank.

Not only are these screens giving us back problems, affecting our relationships with friends and colleagues (c’mon, you know you use your phone as a tool of avoidance), but now, a condition dubbed “tech neck” is deteriorating people’s looks as well.

The Telegraph says that dermatologists believe a constant downward gaze  - tilting one’s head at a 45 degree angle throughout the day - contributes to the increased development of wrinkles and creases around the neck and chin area in young people. Drooping jaws are also apparently a symptom says The International Business Times.

Harpers Bazaar consulted with Dendy E. Engelman, MD, Director of Dermatologic Surgery and Laser Medicine at the Metropolitan Hospital. He said the dermis of the neck - the layer that contains collagen - shows signs of ageing much faster, than say, your face or your legs.  

How to avoid getting tech neck

A best way to avoid "tech neck" is to bring your phone up to your eye level, rather than craning your neck to look down at your screen.

Always try to keep your neck in a neutral position at all times when dealing with technology in order to limit your range of motion.

- Women24


Natural aphrodisiacs to boost libido

24 October 2016, 11:03

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
S Mbinya
Natural aphrodisiacs to boost lib...

It is advisable to take them before sex in order to achieve maximum benefit. Read more...

Submitted by
Jayne Zack
Raila has lost his remaining bull...

He added that Jubilee and Cord are like day and night. Read more...

Submitted by
Ben Wangui
Mudavadi of no value to CORD, say...

Leader of Majority in National Assembly, Adan Duale has said that ANC leader Musalia Mudavadi is of no value to CORD. Read more...

Submitted by
George Vodongo
Peter Kenneth will not run for Pr...

He clarified that he will not run for Presidency in 2017 as he supports Uhuru Kenyatta’s re-election bid. Read more...

Submitted by
Ben Wangui
Exams should not have political g...

He also said that school properties must not ‘carry any political portraits’. Read more...

Submitted by
S Mbinya
Matatu crew drugs female passenge...

Hours after the story was circulated on social media Sunday, the crew was traced at Dagoretti and arrested. Read more...