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Study Finds No Link Between Cell Phone Usage And Brain Tumors

Filed under: HealthCancer

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The debate between cell phone use and cancer continues!

Despite the World Health Organization's claims that cell phones ARE possibly carcinogenic, a new study shows that cell phone use doesn't seem to increase the risk of a noncancerous brain tumor.

Published in the American Journal of Epidemiology, almost 3 million Danish adults showed that those who used a cell phone for more than 11 years were not any more likely to develop a noncancerous brain tumor than those who began using them recently or don't use them at all.

That's a relief!

Any tumors found in the study were not even more frequent on the side of the head where the device was often used and the size of the tumor did not have any correlation to the amount of cell phone usage.

While this is definitely good news, researchers are still skeptical because the technology hasn't even been around long enough to study long-term results beyond 13 years.

Dr. Joachim Schuz, a researcher of the World Health Organization's IARC, said:

"As most cell phone users started their use only from the early 1990s onwards, we have only up to 15 years of observation time of larger numbers of users — which is perhaps too short to see an effect, if there is any."

We're crossing our fingers this and other studies with similar findings are CORRECT because we'd hate to find out in 10 years that we've been slowly killing ourselves all along!

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Married People Less Likely To Stay Fit!

Filed under: Love LineFitnessHealth


This is so crazy!

A new study reported in American Journal of Epidemiology, which followed nearly 8,900 adults over several years, has found that both men and women who got married during that time became less physically fit!

Meanwhile, the people who stayed single, or became single by divorce, either maintained their fitness or it increased!

However, lead researcher Dr. Francisco B. Ortega, of the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, wanted to stress that these increases were minor in most cases, and that the majority of fitness level had to do with genetics, social situations, etc.

We say good to know anyway!

Maybe it will help people be more conscious of their fitness level when they get married, which can't hurt!

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