This week’s news stories from around the web:New research by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has found that the popularity of smartphones is leading to more injuries and deaths than ever before.
According to a study released Tuesday, the number of deaths associated with smartphone use is now four times higher than in the 1990s.
Researchers from the University of Michigan and the University at Buffalo analyzed data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which tracked the number and severity of injuries and fatalities in crashes involving nearly 9,000 mobile devices from 2009 to 2015.
In the past year, they found that in 2014, the death rate among drivers in crashes was 4.3 times higher for people using smartphones than those using non-smartphones.
In 2017, the rate was 2.4 times higher.
The study found that while the death rates were rising, the injuries and injuries to pedestrians, cyclists, and people in wheelchairs were dropping.
The researchers concluded that while people who drive in cars and motorcycles are the biggest contributors to the increase in injuries, they are the least likely to be injured.
Researchers believe the rising number of injuries is the result of the growing number of smartphone users, as the smartphone is becoming more prevalent in the marketplace.
The number of smartphones and tablet computers in the U-verse household was 1.9 billion in 2016, up from 1.2 billion in 2011, according to the study.
According in the study, people who use smartphones were four times more likely to get a crash than those who do not use smartphones.
According the study:The number and frequency of crashes involving smartphones increased by nearly 80 percent from 2008 to 2016.
In 2016, more than 60 percent of people who were killed in crashes with a smartphone were pedestrians.
In 2015, almost half of all people killed in traffic crashes involving a smartphone occurred in a vehicle.
Researchers found that smartphone users were more likely than non-users to have one or more chronic medical conditions, including asthma, diabetes, obesity, and high blood pressure.
The majority of people killed during crashes with smartphones were men, while women made up the majority of crash victims.
About 40 percent of all crash victims died in a car.
While the study showed that smartphone use has increased, it did not find that the rise was the result from a decrease in accidents.
In other words, the increase may have been due to more people using their phones, or people in a certain age group taking them out for a ride, or simply being more comfortable using their devices.
The report also found that more people are injured in traffic accidents with smartphones than with any other type of device.
About 1 in 5 of the crashes that resulted in injuries to people with disabilities occurred when a person was using a smartphone or tablet computer, compared to about 1 in 7 crashes involving any other device.