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    What May Be Putting You at Risk for These 5 Neurological Concerns
    Scientific Reports
    An X-ray shows a 27.8 millimeter growth on the base of a 28-year-old man's skull.

    Two Australian researchers made a bizarre discovery while examining hundreds of X-rays of skulls, finding that about a third had bone growths, NBC News reported

    The development of the growths may be attributed to extensive screen-time, the researchers said. Sustained “forward head flexion,” or bending the head down, and poor posture could be the reasons for these physiological changes, they hypothesized. 

    The study, which was published last year in the journal Scientific Reports, found younger people had larger growths. 

    Most bone spurs don’t cause pain and require no treatment, but they can become a problem if they reach a certain size. 

    Air Force Major Charged With Wife's Gruesome Murder

    [NATL] Air Force Major Charged With Wife's Gruesome Murder
    The husband of a missing San Antonio, Texas, woman was charged with murder after authorities confirmed they'd found the remains 29-year-old Andreen McDonald. The Bexar County Sheriff's Office arrested Andre McDonald, 40, just two days after authorities found a human skull and bones Thursday night. 
     
    (Published Tuesday, July 16, 2019)

    A BBC article last week on how the human body is changing with technology use brought new attention to the study.