Cell Phones and Brain Tumors – could it be?

Mobile Phone Radiation by Dr. Devra Davis

[In 15 minutes] The Truth about Mobile Phone and Wireless Radiation | Dr. Devra Davis Lecture
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Israel ‘s New Brain Center

Monday, 30. October 2017 – 17:56

“There is a rise in the number of brain tumors, said Margalit. “We don’t know exactly why. We can detect more with CT and MRI imaging, but it seems there actually are more in recent years. Not all tumors have to be removed. Some that remain static can be left alone and observed over time.”

Weighing only about 1.4 kilos, the human brain is the body’s command center, controlling most of the body’s activities – processing, coordinating and integrating the information it receives from the sensory organs and sending instructions to the muscles and the rest of the body. It constitutes just 2% of body weight but uses 20% of the blood supply. It can be harmed by disease, trauma and infection, but modern medicine has found impressive ways to repair or ameliorate at least some of these conditions, especially when they are diagnosed early.

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A Brief Look at the Science of Epidemiology

Epidemiology is the method used to find the causes of health outcomes and diseases in populations. In epidemiology, the patient is the community and individuals are viewed collectively. By definition, epidemiology is the study (scientific, systematic, and data-driven) of the distribution (frequency, pattern) and determinants (causes, risk factors) of health-related states and events (not just diseases) in specified populations (neighborhood, school, city, state, country, global). It is also the application of this study to the control of health problems (Source: Principles of Epidemiology, 3rd Edition).  (as found at the Center for Disease Control – CDC  website – Here)

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Epidemiology is the study and analysis of the distribution[disambiguation needed] and determinants of health and disease conditions in defined populations. It is the cornerstone of public health, and shapes policy decisions and evidence-based practice by identifying risk factors for disease and targets for preventive healthcare. Epidemiologists help with study design, collection, and statistical analysis of data, amend interpretation and dissemination of results (including peer review and occasional systematic review). Epidemiology has helped develop methodology used in clinical research, public health studies, and, to a lesser extent, basic research in the biological sciences.[1]

Major areas of epidemiological study include disease causation, transmission, outbreak investigation, disease surveillance, forensic epidemiology, Occupational epidemiology, screening, biomonitoring, and comparisons of treatment effects such as in clinical trials. Epidemiologists rely on other scientific disciplines like biology to better understand disease processes, statistics to make efficient use of the data and draw appropriate conclusions, social sciences to better understand proximate and distal causes, and engineering for exposure assessment.

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Industry, The Media, and Science : A Case History

My own view is that in many ways, the tobacco industry invented the kind of special-interest lobbying that has become so characteristic of the late 20th- and earlier 21st-century American politics,” said Allan Brandt, dean of Harvard’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.

The industry was known for its giant spending on political campaigns and effective lobbyists. The industry’s representatives often had experience in politics or close ties to major power players.

“Today obviously, that lobby is much less powerful and successful than it was a generation ago,” said Brandt, author of “The Cigarette Century: The Rise, Fall, and Deadly Persistence of the Product That Defined America.”

The industry is now facing regulation by the Food and Drug Administration, and although one major cigarette company supported the FDA bill, the legislation is widely viewed as a sign that tobacco is finding fewer friends in Washington.

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