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Cell Phones And Kids (Overview)

Cell phones and kids is a topic that includes recommendations for adults to monitor who kids talk with, the types of websites visited by kids, the amount of time spent on cell phones, privacy and safety issues, etc


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How bad are cell phones and laptops for infants?

How bad are cell phones and laptops for infants?

AVOID: Although no formal studies are done as far as I am aware, I would absolutely avoid close contact with either devices in young developing nervous systems. Cellular data, wifi, 3g 4g LTE data have some carcinogenic health concerns. There is a debate globally about it with data from some EU nations. Better to be safe. ...Read more

Cell Phones And Kids (Overview)

Cell phones and kids is a topic that includes recommendations for adults to monitor who kids talk with, the types of websites visited by kids, the amount of time spent on cell phones, privacy and safety issues, etc


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Is cell phone radiation harmful to children?

Is cell phone radiation harmful to children?

Why Risk It?: No one really knows if cell-phone radiation causes brain cancer, alzheimers, adhd, etc. But we do know, without a doubt, that cell phones compete with healthier forms of communication; discourage exercise; expose to garbage from the media; and cause fatal accidents. Notable exceptions exist, but most kids (and many adults!) might be better off without carrying a cell phone. ...Read more

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Dr. Mitchell Vogel Dr. Vogel
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Cell phones and kids (Tip)

Set healthy guidelines for the kids. ...See more

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Living with Sickle Cell Disease (Checklist)

Don't miss appointments with your doctor
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Brain cancer and cell phone use, are they related?

Brain cancer and cell phone use, are they related?

I say no: Anyone who's scientifically literate will recognize that this ongoing business is fueled by politicians and fearmongers. The statistics seem nothing more than the usual junk that's generated by retrospective studies (people's beliefs color their memories), the radiation isn't the kind that damages genes, and in the big study more cancers were on the opposite side. ...Read more

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Are cell phones linked to brain cancer/tumor?

Are cell phones linked to brain cancer/tumor?

I say "No": This stuff has been thrown around for almost 30 years without any mechanism that makes sense (the radiation from a phone isn't the wavelength that damages genes). Epidemiology by survey, especially retrospective studies, generates many false-positive alleged links; in one huge study, there were more cancers on the opposite side. Enjoy technology and stop worrying. ...Read more

Dr. Mitchell Vogel Dr. Vogel
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Cell phones and kids (Tip)

Always listen to your kids. Be involved with their school. ...See more

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Do cell phones mess with brain waves?

Do cell phones mess with brain waves?

Not directly: The message, not the messenger, is more likely to affect your brain function. Power emission of cell phones is so low that alteration of brain electrical activity will not occur. Despite media concern, many studies have failed to conclusively document increase of brain tumors in cell phone users. The content of the phone call will affect your brain activity much more strongly than the phone. ...Read more

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Are any cancers yet linked to cell phone towers nearby?

Are any cancers yet linked to cell phone towers nearby?

Cancer clusters: And 'overhead' phenomenon are urban/suburban legend. No fact. The cell phone issue, linked to brain tumors, is equally ill-founded, but a national scientific body has breathed life by saying it is possible. Since "invisible waves" and x-rays are mysterious, despit very understandable scientific facts, some worry about theories. Fact: the waves coming ini are not ionizing or penetrating. ...Read more

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Dr. Reena Gupta Dr. Gupta
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Cell phones and kids (Tip)

Diet with veggies and lots of water will keep kids healthy. ...See more

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What sort of issues surround cell phones and kids?

Driving: There is no proven harm from cell phone use. The major health risk is probably teenagers who use cell phones while driving. Foolish for the obvious reason of increased risk of mva. ...Read more

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Are cell phones implicated in cancer?

Are cell phones implicated in cancer?

Yes: Occasional use is not a big concern but there is sound science implicating cell phones in increased incidence of certain cancers, esp. parotid gland tumors and brain cancer. See http://www.realfarmacy.com/keep-cell-phone-stop-consequences-deadly/ & https://tinyurl.com/nk6ufrt The closer to your body the greater the risk.I use the speaker option to talk, avoid carrying it on me & don't sleep by it. ...Read more

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Dr. Harold Peltan Dr. Peltan
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Cell phones and kids (Tip)

Kids behave best when rules are enforced consistently. ...See more

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Will stem cell therapy ever help kids with trisomy?

Will stem cell therapy ever help kids with trisomy?

No: With any trisomy every cell in the body has an extra chromosome in the nucleus.That extra chromosome interferes with the normal information that tells each metabolic function how to proceed. Those trisomy's that are compatible with a rather normal life have less interference shown than others, but stem cells would never cancel or remove the extra chromosome. ...Read more

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Cell phones and kids (Tip)

Avoid tv's in kids bedrooms, it is unhealthy for many reasons. ...See more

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How old is appropirate for kids to have their own cell phone?

Lost Art of Talking: Unless a child needs a cell phone for safety, i recommend waiting as long as you can. Nevermind radiation, cell phones can pose a hazard to personal safety; academic achievement; and, importantly, normal, healthy interactions with friends and family. Cell-phones also tend to distract from higher priorities, and, with web access, they open the door to potential moral decay. ...Read more

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If me and boyfriend both have sickle cell trait, how will we prevent our children from having full sickle cell anemia?

If me and boyfriend both have sickle cell trait, how will we prevent our children from having full sickle cell anemia?

Nothing: Unfortunately, there would be 25% chance for your child to have sickle cell disease and 50% chance for sickle cell trait . With our technology now, nothing can alter the risk. Sorry to say , the only thing for somebody with sickle cell trait to completely prevent any possibility of having a biological child with sickle cell disease is by having a child with somebody with normal hb. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
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Cell phones and kids (Tip)

Never leave children unattended in the pool. ...See more

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Does extensive cell phone use in children cause depression?

Does extensive cell phone use in children cause depression?

NO. Look elswhere.: Although the cell phone is ubiquitous in today's society, if a child is using this and not interacting with others, this may be a symptom of social withdrawal. There are many aspects to depression and when suspected it should be discussed with the childs doctor and the child. ...Read more

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