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Would-be moms, breathe easy! Mobile phone use in pregnancy may not affect kids’ brains

Babies born to women who use a mobile phone during pregnancy are unlikely to have any adverse effects on their neurodevelopment skills such as language, communication and motor skills, according to new research which has challenged previous theories. According to researchers, the concern for harm to the foetus caused by radio frequency electromagnetic fields such as those emitted by mobile phones is mainly driven by reports from experimental animal studies with inconsistent results. Researchers found that children born to mobile phone users had an 18% lower risk of low motor…

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Radiation from mobile towers not harmful

Allaying fears of radiation from mobile towers, a senior Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) official on Wednesday said that the harmful effects of electromagnetic field radiation had not been proved. At a customer outreachprogramme , Sunil Bajpai, principal adviser to TRAI, said people were scared of harmful effects of radiation from cellphone towers. However, it has not been established that electromagnetic field radiation from mobile towers causes any harm to humans. While there are several studies on the adverse impact of radiation on people, little research was done on…

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Mobile App for Members of Parliament to Track Women’s Health

A mobile application Swasthya Samiksha was launched here on Thursday which enables Members of Parliament to track women’s reproductive health in their constituencies and bring improvement. White Ribbon Alliance India, Centre for Catalysing Change and Swaniti Initiative, all not-for-profit organisations, collaboratively launched the app to help the MPs oversee the maternal health related indicators in their constituencies. The app — Swasthya Samiksha — which is still in its experimental phase, will be providing district-wise data for states of Jharkhand, Bihar, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh initially. “Swasthya Samiksha aims to engage…

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Mobile phones causing presbyopia at an early age: Doctors

Mobile phones causing presbyopia at an early age: Doctors (Oliver Byunggyu Woo/Getty Images) The excessive use of mobile phones and other electronic gadgets is causing presbyopia at an early stage. The eye disorder typically occurs in middle and old age and is caused by loss of elasticity of the lens of the eye. According to doctors, over 65 per cent of the people suffering from presbyopia, or long-sightedness, in their early 30s in India, were found to be heavy users of electronic gadgets, including tablets and laptops. “Presbyopia or loss…

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Mobile Ransomware Attacks Have ‘Skyrocketed’, Says Kaspersky

Software security organization Kaspersky Lab’s contemporary record on ransomware shows that the hackers are increasingly more focused on Cell customers and the quantity of Mobile users laid low with ransomware “skyrocketed” throughout January-March 2016. “Ransomware is a type of malware that, upon infecting a device, blocks get entry to to it or to some or all of the information stored on it. As a way to unencumber either the device or the information, the user is required to pay a ransom, typically in Bitcoins or another broadly used e-foreign money,”…

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Panic Button: Telecom Minister to talk about Pricing problems With mobile Makers

Amid worries that government’s move to make panic button obligatory will increase cost of cell handsets, telecom minister Ravi Shankar Prasad Thursday said he’s going to absorb the problem up with the industry. “i’m able to communicate to them. India is a big marketplace. for your data, i have mentioned this with all people. Manufactures who apprehend this have given their aid. My expectation is that they will render their aid in social justice and ladies protection,” Prasad told newshounds Thursday. government has mandated that each one mobile telephones to…

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