R U OK? Unintelligible texts could be sign of stroke12/27/2012
Grammar-challenged text messages aren’t just a sign of laziness. They can also be a symptom of something much more scary — a stroke. It’s more common than you think, prevalent enough that doctors have a term for it — “dystextia.” A new study from Harvard Medical School says that digital communications like text messages are likely to become important in diagnosing neurological diseases, since no one really calls anymore. Looks like it’s time to turn off autocorrect. The researchers say the main symptoms for stroke via text are “unintelligible language output, or problems reading or comprehending texts.” [Source]
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