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Can cellphones cause brain cancer?

The short answer: We don't know yet. Many experts agree that to date, there is no conclusive evidence that links cell-phone use to brain cancer, but that more research is needed. Last spring, results released from the largest and longest study on the topic essentially said the same thing. The 10-year survey of more than 12,000 people from 13 countries suggested a possible increased risk for glioma - a type of brain tumor - in heavy cell-phone users, but no overall increase in brain tumor risk. Investigators concluded more research was necessary on the effects of long-term mobile-phone use.

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