American Consequences - August 2019

Our children and grandchildren are growing “horns.”

spurs (not horns). At points on our skull, there are sites where your tendons and ligaments attach. When you put too much stress on these points from things like poor posture, the bone in your skull grows. That’s because the larger the amount of bone attached to the ligament or tendon, the more spread out the pressure. The media has picked up the story and claimed it comes from excessive use of cellphones. Even if we are growing some bone spurs, its

Or at least, that’s what the popular media want you to believe... The latest media frenzy stems from a study in a 2018 issue of Scientific Reports that looked at X-rays of 1,200 people from ages 18 to 86. About 41% of the young adults in this sample had bony growths on the back of their skulls. They look vaguely like very small horns growing down close to where the head meets the neck. From a medical standpoint, these are bone



August 2019

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