Wrong call on brain cancer
New Zealand researchers have published new data debunking the theory that mobile phones cause brain cancer.
Their main argument is that there was no increase in cases as mobile phone use rose in the country from 1995 to 2010.
In fact, they report a 1% decrease in primary cancer cases among people aged 10 to 69 years.
While glioma incidence has increased for those aged over 70, this has been attributed to improved diagnosis, says lead researcher Professor Mark Elwood of the University of Auckland.