mobile phone use

Now mobile phone jammers to minimise road accidents


September 14th, 2012 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 14 (IANS) Mobile phones may have brought instant communication within the reach of all, but they are also fast turning into a global killer, accounting for 20 ... Read more...

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Russia to crack down on prisoners’ mobile phones


August 7th, 2012 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 7 (IANS) Russian authorities are considering tougher punishment, including extra prison time, for inmates who use mobile phones, RIA Novosti reported Tuesday.According to the Izvestia daily, an official ... Read more...

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New service gives parents control over kids’ mobile use


May 21st, 2012 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 21 (IANS) A new mobile service will soon give parents control over their children's cellphone use, whom they chat with or text and also allow them to switch ... Read more...

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Texting kills 5,000 people every year in the US


May 20th, 2012 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 20 (IANS) Texting and talking on cell phones behind the wheel kills more than 5,000 people every year on US highways. Teen drivers seem to be especially susceptible ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka has more mobile phones per person


May 1st, 2012 - 4:14 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, May 1 (IANS) The mobile telephone users in Sri Lanka have increased rapidly over the year 2011 with more than 105 telephone connections for 100 people, authorities said Tuesday.According ... Read more...

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Study reveals that despite ban on Cell phone usage while driving accident rates still high


July 8th, 2011 - 8:05 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York City, July 8 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A new study has rubbished the long-held assertion that using hands-free phone while driving reduces the risk of having an accident when compared with using ... Read more...

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Punjab Govt. turns down US Consulate’s request to remove cameras from Davis’ jail cell


February 26th, 2011 - 1:32 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Feb 26(ANI): The government of Pakistan's Punjab province has said it will not remove surveillance cameras from the high security cell where double murder-accused US national Raymond Davis has been detained.The ... Read more...

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Mobile phones don’t up brain cancer risk


February 18th, 2011 - 12:42 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 18 (IANS) Mobile phone use doesn't seem to increase the risk of developing brain cancers by any significant amount. Researchers from the University of Manchester used publicly available data from ... Read more...

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Australia to call blanket ban on all mobile phone in vehicles


February 7th, 2011 - 3:22 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Feb 7 (ANI): Australian transport ministers have considered imposing new laws to ban all mobile phone use while driving.The decision emerged after a landmark report found that even hands-free devices dramatically ... Read more...

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Playing video games won’t make you fat


January 21st, 2011 - 1:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 21 (ANI): Playing video games might not make teenagers fat after all, but could affect their school grades, according to a new study.Previous studies have revealed that playing video games ... Read more...

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Using phone while driving makes you more cautious of other drivers


January 14th, 2011 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Jan 14 (ANI): A new research has suggested that using mobile phone while driving may not be as dangerous as it is believed.Despite existing research stating that driving while using ... Read more...

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Study: Frequent Cell phone usage in pregnancy could lead to behavioral problems in kids


December 8th, 2010 - 8:38 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Copenhagen, Dec 8 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Researchers in Denmark have realized that pregnant women who frequently use mobile phones are more likely to give birth to a child with behavioral problems.The study was ... Read more...

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Cell phone use by pregnant mums linked to behavioural problems in kids


December 7th, 2010 - 11:48 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 7 (ANI): A new study has suggested that pregnant mothers who use mobile phones regularly are likely to give birth to kids with behavioural problems, especially if those children start ... Read more...

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Fresh evidence links mobile phone use to brain tumours


November 2nd, 2010 - 3:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 02 (ANI): Evidence from a study on the effects of long-term exposure to microwaves from cellular phones has suggested that it could lead to an increased risk of brain tumours.Though ... Read more...

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Are mobile phones really a health hazard?


October 6th, 2010 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 6 (IANS) Could mobile phones be giving us brain cancer? Academic and toxicologist Devra Davis, who was in the group that won the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize, says yes.According ... Read more...

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Home really is where the heart is


September 29th, 2010 - 4:46 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 29 (ANI): "Home is where the heart is," goes the old adage, and now Cambridge University researchers have proved it right-they have for the first time confirmed that humans are ... Read more...

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Mobile phones users prefer using handsets for net surfing to PCs


September 21st, 2010 - 3:11 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Sep 21 (ANI): The days are long gone when mobile phone use was restricted to just talking and texting, for it is now barging into the territory of PCs, so much ... Read more...

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Gaga fears cell phone could cause brain tumour


August 30th, 2010 - 1:54 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 30 (IANS) Pop singer Lady Gaga fears excessive use of mobile phone could cause brain tumour. "There have been various reports suggesting mobile phone use can increase your risk of ... Read more...

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7 in 10 drivers admit road rage: UK poll


August 27th, 2010 - 5:59 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 27 (ANI): A new UK poll has revealed that as many as seven in ten drivers get angry with other road users, and almost a third admitted their anger makes ... Read more...

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US allows ‘jailbreaking’ of iPhone


July 27th, 2010 - 8:01 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 27 (DPA) New government rules announced Monday will allow iPhone users to unlock, or "jailbreak," their phones without violating the law. The amendments to the 1998 Digital Millennium Copyright Act will ... Read more...

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Regular mobile phone use may cause buzz in ears


July 20th, 2010 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 20 (IANS) Regular use of a mobile phone for more than four years almost doubles the chance of developing tinnitus - the debilitating condition that causes constant ringing or buzzing ... Read more...

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Mobile phone use ‘ups tinnitus risk by 71pc’


July 20th, 2010 - 3:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 20 (ANI): Here's a piece of information for those addicted to talking on cell phones - a new study has claimed that excessive use increases the risk of tinnitus by ... Read more...

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Children urged to ‘text not call’


July 15th, 2010 - 6:28 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, July 15 (ANI): In wake of studies linking mobile phone use to increased risk of brain tumours, kids have been urged to text, rather than talk, on their cell phones.The Australian ... Read more...

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‘Cell phone ban at petrol stations is based on urban mythology’


July 11th, 2010 - 1:16 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, July 11 (ANI): The ban on the use of cell phones at petrol pumps is nothing more than an 'urban myth', according to a top industry body representing Australia's mobile telecoms ... Read more...

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Mobile phones ‘too dangerous’ for kids


June 27th, 2010 - 2:04 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, June 27 (ANI): In wake of studies linking mobile phone use to increased risk of brain tumours, kids have been urged to text, rather than talk, on their cell phones.The Australian ... Read more...

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Kids should text rather than talk on mobile


June 27th, 2010 - 1:56 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, June 27 (IANS) Children should text rather than talk on their mobile phones, Australia's radiation safety watchdog has said, noting that a child's skull is thinner and could absorb more radiation. The ... Read more...

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No link between child cancers and mobile phone towers


June 23rd, 2010 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 23 (IANS) There is no link between risk of early childhood cancers and a mother's exposure to mobile phone towers during pregnancy, concludes a study. Use of mobile phones has increased ... Read more...

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Oz researchers say mobile phone helped Mayawati win 2007 Uttar Pradesh elections


May 24th, 2010 - 3:07 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 24 (ANI): Mobile phones are big business in India, and according to two Australian researchers evidence has emerged that this instrument played a very key role in helping ... Read more...

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Study on cell phone cancer risk ‘inconclusive’


May 17th, 2010 - 1:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 17 (ANI): The WHO study on links between mobile phone use and certain types of brain cancer has proved inconclusive.The researchers said that even though there could be possible health ... Read more...

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Study to examine mobile phone cancer risk


April 23rd, 2010 - 1:51 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 23 (ANI): A study on thousands of people is to be carried out over the course of 20 or 30 years to determine if there is an increased risk of ... Read more...

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Good sleep makes teenagers less likely to use drugs: study


March 21st, 2010 - 4:59 am ICT by IANS
London, March 21 (IANS) Ensuring that teenagers get a good night's sleep could make them less likely to use drugs, according to a study. Instilling good bedtime habits by restricting computer and mobile ... Read more...

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Oz retailers to slap cellphone ban in crackdown on loud-talking customers!


February 26th, 2010 - 5:20 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Feb 26 (ANI): Shoppers in Australia will no longer have the privilege of talking on their mobile phones - as retailers are gearing up to ban mobile phones to keep a ... Read more...

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Five billion people to use cell phones in 2010: UN


February 15th, 2010 - 9:24 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Feb 15 (IANS) The number of mobile phone users across the world would increase to five billion this year, a UN telecommunication agency said Monday. The number of mobile phone subscriptions worldwide ... Read more...

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Pak minister wants mobile phone use to be limited to ’special’ govt. officials!


February 4th, 2010 - 6:20 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Feb.4 (ANI): Provincial Minister for commerce, investment and prisons Chaudhry Abdul Ghafoor has suggested banning mobile phones in the country, as he believes that only influential people such as government officials ... Read more...

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Mobile phone use while driving increases: UK study


December 6th, 2009 - 4:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 6 (ANI): A report by the Transport Research Laboratory has shown that the number of drivers using mobile phones behind the wheel has doubled in the last two years.The shocking ... Read more...

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