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More muddy water on cell phone use, kids' brain cancer risk
July 27th, 2011
05:20 PM ET

More muddy water on cell phone use, kids' brain cancer risk

A new study touts findings that kids who use cell phones are at no greater risk of brain cancer than non-users. But before you heave a sigh of relief and allow your kids unrestricted cell phone use, take a harder look at what the study, published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, does and does not reveal.

Using data from a multi-center study - called CEFALO - of children and teens who have brain tumors, the study by Swiss researchers concludes that "regular users of mobile phones were not statistically significantly more likely to have been diagnosed with brain tumors compared to nonusers." The study also concludes that kids who started to use mobile phones at least five years ago were not at higher risk for brain cancer compared with kids who had never regularly used mobile phones.

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Filed under: Cancer • Cell Phones • Children's Health

July 27th, 2011
08:01 AM ET

Will my meniscus tear heal without surgery?

Every weekday, a CNNHealth expert doctor answers a viewer question. On Wednesdays, it's Dr. Otis Brawley, chief medical officer at the American Cancer Society.

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I just learned I have a tear in my meniscus. Can this heal any way other than surgery?
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