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No link found between brain cancer and mobile use

Laura Goodall posted in on February 26th, 2015.

Despite a dramatic increase in the use of mobile phones, there hasn’t been a matching rise in the incidence of brain cancer, reports a new study by scientists at the University of Auckland. The research, which looked at trends in primary brain cancer incidence in New Zealand between 1995 and 2010 from New Zealand’s national cancer […]

Dental x-rays linked to brain cancer – experts respond

John Kerr posted in on April 11th, 2012.

New research has drawn a link between a history dental x-ray imaging and incidence of meningioma, a type of brain tumor — but experts note that advances in x-ray equipment, regulations and the low actual incidence of the disease mean that people should not be worried about the health risks. The new study, published in […]

Newsletter Digest: Synthetic cells, troubled teens and Interphone

Peter Griffin posted in on May 21st, 2010.

Synthetic biology breakthrough Geneticist Dr Craig Venter was integral to the sequencing of the human genome. Now he claims to have made a breakthrough in his long-running bid to create synthetically generated cells – essentially, artificial life. The aim, he says, is to develop organisms designed with chemical, industrial even medical purposes in mind, an […]

Mobile phones and cancer risk – Interphone study

Dacia Herbulock posted in on May 18th, 2010.

Increasing mobile phone use has led to public concern about possible cancer risks.  The long-anticipated Interphone study is the largest, most comprehensive study on the risks to date, published today in the International Journal of Epidemiology. The 10-year study is an interview-based, case-control study of mobile phone use in adults and focuses on the two […]

Media coverage: Mobile phones and cancer risk

Dacia Herbulock posted in on May 18th, 2010.

The release of a 10-year WHO study into mobile phone use and brain cancer risk — Interphone — has led to massive international media coverage of the issue, with often contradictory headlines. Local media coverage: Radio NZ – Checkpoint: Brain tumour risk may increase among heavy cellphone users DomPost: Phone study fails to rule out […]

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