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Despite scare stories about developing a uveal melanoma - eye cancer, to you and me - from prolonged mobile phone use passing us by, a study’s confirmed that there’s no link between the two.

Researchers at the Martin Luther University in Germany studied the mobile phones usage patterns of the 1653 people, of which 459 had already been diagnosed as having a uveal melanoma. The remainder were control subjects.

Test subjects were grouped according to how much time they spend using a mobile phone - whether, for example, they were sporadic users or regular callers.

The results indicate that there's no link between mobile phone usage and uveal melanoma development in anyone who's been using a handset regularly for the last ten years.

However, Dr Andreas Stang, who conducted the study, told the Journal of the National Cancer Institute that uncertainty still exists about the role of "radio waves transmitted by radio sets or mobile phones" in cancer development.

A mobile phone’s ability to cause brain cancer has been a hot topic for years now. While some studies have concluded that links exist, a similar number have found the very opposite. ®

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