The Interphone study on cell phone radiation and brain cancer
By: Alicia M Prater PhD
The INTERPHONE study was carried out from 2000 to 2004 in 13 countries (Australia, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, and UK) as the largest epidemiological study of cell phone use investigating a potential association with the occurrence of...
Glioma: Symptoms and treatment
By: D. Vogt
Glioma is a specific and highly dangerous form of cancer which arises in the glial cells, glue-like cells which occur between neurons in the brain and spine. It is quite uncommon, with only about 10,000 cases occurring in the United States each year. Tragically...
The spread of flu in various weather conditions
By: D. Vogt
Why is there a flu season? It's a surprisingly difficult question to answer. In most cases, the traditional and somewhat superstitious equations between viral infections and weather turn out not to hold water - for example, you catch cold from being exposed to the cold...
How do flu viruses combine to form a new virus?
By: D. Vogt
All viruses mutate, or combine their genetic material in new forms. In the process, they can create what to the human immune system are essentially new viruses, or more accurately new strains of existing viruses, to which the body's immune system has not prepared a...
The Interphone study on cell phone radiation and brain cancer
By: D. Vogt
A connection between cell phone radiation and brain cancer has been alleged nearly for as long as there have been cell phones. However, scientific research on the subject has, for the most part, been small-scale and with disappointingly mixed results. Since 2000, considerable hope was...
By: D. Vogt
As we know from the news and, all too often, from our own personal experiences in the fall and winter flu season, the effect of flu viruses that mutate is that they are able to overcome the body's existing immune defences. This is both the...
By: D. Vogt
Influenza is one of the most pesky and occasionally frightening of common human viruses: it is more harmful than the common cold, yet mutates and combines to form new viruses very quickly, so that one cannot simply escape it through a long-term vaccine like those...
Strangest diseases in the world
By: John Louie Ramos
Diseases that can make us look like living corpse or animated trees may seem like movie plots taken from the pages of sci-fi novels, however extreme health conditions such as those mentioned really exist in this day and age. All over the world, there are...
By: D. Vogt
Avian flu or bird flu refers to strains of the influenza virus which circulate among bird populations - in particular, among chickens. In general terms, there is nothing particularly distinctive about bird flu compared to human flu other than its usual victims, and on occasion...
By: Terrence Aym
Two concurrent studies in different parts of the world have lead to breakthroughs providing older women with new hope: within a relative handful of years breast cancer may be eliminated.News from a US research teamA research team from the Cleveland Clinic Learner Research Institute...

 

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