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Is It Safe To Use A Cell Phone When I Am Pregnant
Yes: The media is "cell phone crazed" now about how many brain tumors you're going to get by calling your aunt celia. There is some evidence that holding a cell phone up to your head for several hours like our teenagers are doing can cause an increase in brain tumor, but judicious use and hands free devices should be fine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
19 weeks pregnant. My elders are telling that don't use mobile phone because the radiation would affect the baby. Is it so? Am using iphone.
Not true : Cell phones do not give off radiation. That is a myth. ...Read more
Yes, but: Please check with the manufacturer of your phone to see if the bleach will harm any coatings, screens, etc. The manufacturers usually tell you what you can clean the phone with safely. ...Read more
On top OK: If you mean lay it "on" your belly, you should be okay as there is a fair distance between the outside and the developing fetus. If you are talking "in" your belly, like inside your abdominal cavity, then no way - never put foreign objects inside your body, pregnant or not. ...Read more
Are cell phones safe to use a lot during pregnancy? Like can I put it in my pockets? Are microwaves safe during pregnancy as well?
Yes, yes, yes: What is safe during pregnancy is probably the most studied medical question...and recommendations are very conservative. The questions of cell phones & microwaves being safe during pregnancy has been well studied, & you can rest assured that you need not worry. I'm sure you appreciate ALL risk can not be removed from life...you would have to stay in bed all day! Good wishes; have a healthy baby! ...Read more
Are using a mobile phone close to the body or being close to a wireless router harmful to a pregnant woman and/or the fetus? I'm surrounded by wifi.
Probably not: No evidence that it is a worry. Still be careful. Maybe move that router. ...Read more
Moble phone Use: There have been worries regarding cell phone use and an increase in brain cancer. So far the studies are inconclusive. What should be noted is that we are out about 20-25 years since cell phones began being used. I am not aware of any studies of mobile phone use and deleterious effects during pregnancy. ...Read more
Is it true that cellphone use during pregnancy (close to the body especially belly) can cause brain development defects or issues issues on fetus?
Pacemaker: Pacemakers are shielded and should not be affected by cellphones as long as the cell phone isn't used within an inch or two of the pacer. ...Read more
Do sleep apps that use a cell phone's accelerometer work? If so, what is the best iphone app for monitoring sleep?
Yes, they do: Renew sleepclock, sleep cycle, sleep tracker, sleep viewer, sleep analyzer. These are reviewed at www.Myarticle.Com/computers/software/sleep-monitor-a... Sleep monitor – top 5 iphone sleeping apps. ... Using the accelerometer in your iphone sleep cycle is able to monitor your movements during sleep. ...Read more
No: The fact that this question persists is testimony to the impact of junk science, weird politics and perhaps a dysfunctional tort law system. Phones produce nothing that damages dna. Any time you ask people to remember what might have put them at risk, you get bogus data from "recall bias." one of the big studies had a majority of the tumors on the opposite side. And so forth. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If : If you google "cell phones" and "infants" you will come across a ton of websites talking about cell phone proximity causing everything from autism to brain cancer. So far, there is no conclusive scientific evidence that cell phones cause any harm to infants and children and so there are no official guidelines. There is concern, so research is currently being conducted, but there is no available information on this topic, yet. At this point, i would just recommend doing what makes you most comfortable. ...Read more
What are the health effects of excessive use of laptop, cell phone, etc.? Especially in young people?
No matter how many times i play on my vita or 3ds or use my cell phone, i get a little sick in some way. Why does this happen?
Sick in what way: Some people do report motion sickness from handheld and console video games. If you have vestibular disorders, visual/ocular motor issues, menier's disease, video games can lead to motion sickness. If there is other 'sickness' you'll need to define some symptoms. Please feel free to respond again. ...Read more
I heard pregnant ladies & children should minimize the use of cell phone (since risk is uncertain). Then how about using the cordless phone at home?
Bunk: Everyone is constantly bombarded by gamma radiation from the sun & the bounty of radio waves from devices whether we use them or not.Most of this bunk is just speculation meant to provide entertainment by tv news personalities and never amounts to anything we can use.I never lose sleep over this type of pseudoscience. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I saw on 60 minutes that you can use your cell phone to check the bar code on pills. Does that work?
Pill bottles?: Yea.Get a more detailed answer ›
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