SUDNEY — There is no link between mobile phones and brain cancer, says an Australian study.
After inspecting 29 years of mobile phone use in Australia, the research team found no increase in brain cancer incidence compatible with the steep increase in mobile phone use.
In Australia, 9 percent of people had a mobile phone in 1993 – a number which has shot up to 90 percent today. But in the same period, cancer rates in people aged 20 – 84 climbed only slightly in men and remained stable in women.
“We investigated the prominently hypothesized association between brain cancer incidence and mobile phone use,” said the researchers.
For the study, the team looked into the national cancer registry data of 14,222 females and 19,858 males who had been diagnosed with brain cancer from 1982 to 2012. They then compared the information with mobile phone use from the time it was introduced in the country in 1987 to 2012.
“Phones emit non-ionising radiation that is not currently thought to damage DNA – and his findings make him even more confident the devices are not linked to cancer,” said the study’s author, Professor Simon Chapman, of the University of Sydney.
However, the research emphasizes that the increase may not be related to mobile phone use as the uptrend of incidence rate among seniors started in 1982, way before the device came about in Australia.
The study seems to validate other existing researches that show there’s no consistent evidence linking cellphone use to brain cancer, especially since the kind of electromagnetic radiation mobile devices emit is non-ionizing.
Of course, there’s much to learn about how mobile phones really affect and interact with our body, and it’s not likely that the long-heated debate will stop. However, for now, this recent study says your iPhone is completely safe to use.
PM congratulates Nepali national cricket team
KATHMANDU— Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has congratulated Nepali national cricket team for being able to clinch the International T20 series.
PM Oli in a tweet extended best wishes and congratulations saying he was very happy to know Nepal’s win over the UAE by 14 runs in the third match of the series.
Winning T20 series is another landmark success for Nepali cricket, he said, adding, “It is big achievement for Nepal’s cricket. I would like to heartily congratulate entire members of Nepali cricket squad”.