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Study Concludes Smartphones are Habit-Forming

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(HELSINKI) -- New research finds that smartphones generate obsessive behavior patterns, according to HealthDay.

The study looked at smartphone users in the United States and Finland, and found that people tend to check for messages and news regularly -- not randomly -- throughout the day. The study did not describe users as pathologically obsessive, although boredom and irritation can trigger the frequent "checks."

The study concluded that smartphones are habit-forming.

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