No Link Between Cell Phone Use and Brain Cancer

The way Denmark tracks information about its citizens has made it a unique laboratory for long-term population studies. Taking advantage of this, researchers have found that after adjusting for things like age, years of cellphone use, and income there was no observed link between phone users and cancer. After 15 years of exposure, no dose…

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Limit Kids Media for Their Good

The report from the Kaiser Family Foundation on media and sleep concludes their review with this statement:William Dement, a professor at Stanford University and a leading sleep researcher has written, “…my most significant finding is that ignorance is the worst sleep disorder of all.” This review of the literature on sleep and media use among…

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The Media and Sleep

The report from the Kaiser Family Foundation goes on to discuss possible nightmares and new forms of media.Media use and nightmares: Research has shown that many children may experience nightmares resulting from something they viewed on TV or in an electronic game, and most children have young children who view to this kind of media…

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The Media and Sleep

The average number of hours that children over age five spend watching television has only changed a little in the past generation.  However, among very young children, television and video/DVD viewing has increased dramatically.A report from the Kaiser Family Foundation reports:

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Every Doctor Should Asks Patients about Distracted Driving

A major medical journal has weighed in heavily on the dangers of texting and talking on the cell phone while driving. The author urges all physicians to educate their patients that distracted driving is roughly equivalent to driving drunk. All those who think they can drive without incident while distracted, including every teen driver, should watch a…

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Do You Know How Your Kids Use Their Phones?

Easy access to mobile devices like cell phones and iPods has significantly changed the way kids use media.Over the past five years, there has been a huge increase in gadget ownership among 8-18-year-olds: from 39% to 66% for cell phones, and from 18% to 76% for iPods and other MP3 players. Young people now spend…

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Did You Miss the Clown on a Unicycle?

On January 26, 2010 the U.S. Department of Transportation issued regulations prohibiting bus or truck drivers from sending text messages while operating commercial vehicles. Those who choose to ignore these rules may be subject to a whopping fine of up to $2750.00. An increasing number of states are banning texting while driving as well. Remember…

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Cell Phone Use and Alzheimer’s Disease

The Journal of Alzheimer's Disease has reported that researchers exposed normal mice and mice genetically bred to develop Alzheimer's disease (AD) to electromagnetic fields (EMF) at frequencies equivalent to cell phones for 2 hours each day. After 7-9 months those mice exposed to the EMF were actually protected against cognitive impairment, and  AD-like symptoms were reversed…

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