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Doctors Discover First Case of ‘WhatsAppitis’; The New Social Media ‘Disease’

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phone  whatsapp text A Spanish doctor claims to have found the first case of ‘WhatAppitis’ – and warned users of the app it could harm their health.

The unnamed patient complained of pain in both wrists one morning.

After investigating the case, doctors found it was caused by six hours of replying to WhatsApp messages.

The case, described by the doctor in the Lancet, said the 34 year old patient, who was 27 weeks pregnant, was suffering sudden pain in both wrists after waking up in the morning.

Inés Fernandez-Guerrero, of Granada’s General University hospital, wrote that the patient ‘had no history of trauma and had not engaged in any excessive physical activity in previous days’.

After talking to the patient, the cause became clear.

‘The patient was on duty on Dec 24 (Christmas Eve), and the following day, she responded to messages that had been sent to her on…

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