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Can Cell Phones Help Fight Alzheimer's?

Study Shows Exposure to Electromagnetic Waves May Prevent Alzheimer's Disease

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Cao says the study "provides evidence that long-term cell phone use is not harmful to [the] brain," Cao says. "To the contrary, the electromagnetic waves emitted by cell phones could actually improve normal memory and be an effective therapy against memory impairment."

They note that previous human studies of electromagnetic waves from cell phones involved only brief exposures.

Although some people have claimed that cell phones may cause brain tumors, the South Florida researchers say that "despite numerous studies, there is no definitive evidence that high-frequency electromagnetic field exposure is a risk to human health" and their study suggests the waves may be beneficial.

A study published in December 2009 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute found no substantial change in the incidence trend of brain tumors among a study group of 60,000 people five to 10 years after cell phone usage rose sharply in the countries where they lived.

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