Scientists with the National Toxicology Program say there is some evidence that the radiation from cellphones can increase the chance of having a rare type of nerve tumor, at least in male rats.
What this means for people is still up for debate.
As cellphone use climbs, questions about the safety of these common devices have lingered. About 80% of Americans over the age of 13 have a smartphone, and adults spend an average of nearly 3 hours a day using one, according to a 2017 report from comScore, a data review company.Read the whole article
Recommendations published in the magazine Consumer Reports this week urge women to avoid eating any canned tuna while pregnant because of uncertainties about the risk of mercury contamination to developing fetuses. The recommendations are stricter than the federal government’s advice issued two years ago. Then, the FDA advised women and young children to limit --...Read More
Wounds heal more quickly if they occur during the day rather than after dark, a study suggests. It found burns sustained at night took an average of 28 days to heal, but just 17 for those that happened in daytime. The team, at the UK's MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, said they...Read More
It sounds like science fiction, but researchers say they have taken the first step toward creating female mosquitoes that don't bite and spread disease. They identified 902 genes related to blood feeding and 478 genes linked to non-blood feeding from the mosquito species Wyeomyia smithii. Found in swamps and bogs along the east coast of North America, they are commonly...Read More