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Mobile Phone Use Not Linked to Cancer

Using mobile phones does not cause cancer, a new report by Karolinska Institute in Stockholm reveals. The study, which is set to be formally presented on Tuesday, is the largest of its kind to research the effects of mobile phones.

Over 5,000 people with brain tumors were compared to people with healthy brains throughout the course of the study. The researchers found that talking in mobile phones does not increase one's risk of tumors, which corresponds with results from similar, albeit smaller, studies.

A slight risk of increased cancer rates were found among those people who used mobile phones the most, but the international research team chalked that up to possible methodological problems in the study.