Feeds

Big Dane study finds no mobe cancer link

Tumour doomsayers barking up wrong tree

3 Big data security analytics techniques

A Danish study has found there is no increased risk of brain cancer from mobile phone usage.

Researchers at the Danish Cancer Society examined cancer rates in a sample of over 350,000 long-term mobile contract customers, and compared them against a sample of 3.2 million of the general population. There was no increased instance of brain or central nervous system tumours in the phone sample.

The sample included users of the earliest digital mobile phones, which emitted stronger electromagnetic radiation than today’s devices. However the study was criticised for omitting business contract users from the sample. The researchers used operator subscriber data to rule out participation bias and recall bias.

The results were published by the BMJ.

Medical quangos have been drumming up fear of electromagnetic radiation from mobiles for over a decade. The United Nations’ World Health Organisation grabbed headlines in May when it labelled mobile phones in the same category as coffee and carpentry – as an "unproven" possible contributory factor. But it had to overlook its own scientific evidence to do so.

A 10-year study published by WHO last year found lower incidence of two kinds of brain tumour among long-term mobile phone users (relative risk ratios of 0.81 and 0.79) for glioma and meningioma. ®

SANS - Survey on application security programs

More from The Register

next story
Samsung Galaxy S5 fingerprint scanner hacked in just 4 DAYS
Sammy's newbie cooked slower than iPhone, also costs more to build
US mobile firms cave on kill switch, agree to install anti-theft code
Slow and kludgy rollout will protect corporate profits
Leaked pics show EMBIGGENED iPhone 6 screen
Fat-fingered fanbois rejoice over Chinternet snaps
Oh no, Joe: WinPhone users already griping over 8.1 mega-update
Hang on. Which bit of Developer Preview don't you understand?
Microsoft lobs pre-release Windows Phone 8.1 at devs who dare
App makers can load it before anyone else, but if they do they're stuck with it
Report: Apple seeking to raise iPhone 6 price by a HUNDRED BUCKS
'Well, that 5c experiment didn't go so well – let's try the other direction'
Rounded corners? Pah! Amazon's '3D phone has eye-tracking tech'
Now THAT'S what we call a proper new feature
Feast your PUNY eyes on highest resolution phone display EVER
Too much pixel dust for your strained eyeballs to handle
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft – A jolly little war for lunchtime
Free-to-play WoW turn-based game when you have 20 minutes to kill
Zucker punched: Google gobbles Facebook-wooed Titan Aerospace
Up, up and away in my beautiful balloon flying broadband-bot
prev story

Whitepapers

Top three mobile application threats
Learn about three of the top mobile application security threats facing businesses today and recommendations on how to mitigate the risk.
Combat fraud and increase customer satisfaction
Based on their experience using HP ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager for IT security operations, Finansbank moved to HP ArcSight ESM for fraud management.
The benefits of software based PBX
Why you should break free from your proprietary PBX and how to leverage your existing server hardware.
Five 3D headsets to be won!
We were so impressed by the Durovis Dive headset we’ve asked the company to give some away to Reg readers.
SANS - Survey on application security programs
In this whitepaper learn about the state of application security programs and practices of 488 surveyed respondents, and discover how mature and effective these programs are.