There's good news today if you're the kind of person who lives on your mobile phone. According to Manchester University scientists, despite all the scare stories over the years that have linked mobile use with brain problems - particularly tumours - they aren't bad for your health after all.
And you have to admit, since 48 million people in this country use a mobile (we apparently have the highest number of mobile users per head of population in the world), you might expect any kind of problem caused by mobiles to be showing up by now.
There has, however, been a rise in one form of brain cancer, they say, but the increase was far too small to be linked with mobiles.
The Manchester scientists' study, published in the journal Bioelectromagnetics, was carried out over a period of nine years and suggests advice from health experts that recommends not using your mobile phone for any significant length of time isn't valid.
Those who are adamant that mobiles are bad for health will, of course, claim that mobile-related health problems may take longer to develop. But for the moment at least, it sounds like it's safe to take advantage of those unbeatable free-minute deals.
Are you inseparable from your mobile? Does this make you feel better about using it all the time?
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