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RFID technology, such as wearable insulin pumps or in-chest monitoring devices, Hackable!!
United Kingdom Created: 18 Dec 2014
This becomes important as more and more RFID technology, such as wearable insulin pumps or in-chest monitoring devices, becomes standard, he said.
"These are the devices where tampering or hacking over radio frequency could be life-threatening," he said.
"I'm not sure that medical device manufacturers have given enough thought to security."
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-30513497

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Source: Margaret White/Agnes Ingvarsdottir

Health effects of living near mobile phone base transceiver station (BTS) antennae: a report from Isfahan, Iran.
Iran Created: 17 Dec 2014
BACKGROUND: In recent years, by tremendous use of mobile phone telecommunication, a growing concern about the possible health hazards has increased greatly among public and scientists. The mobile phone exposure has been shown to have many effects upon the immune functions, stimulating hormones, mammalian brain, sperm motility and morphology, and neurological pathologies syndrome. The aim of this study was to find out the psychological and psychobiological reactions of the people who are living near mobile phone base transceiver stations (BTS) antenna, in Isfahan, Iran.

MATERIALS AND METHODS:
A cross-sectional study on 250 randomly selected inhabitants (133 women and 117 men) was performed in October 2012 till November 2012. The inhabitants were requested to complete a standardized questionnaire that focused on the relevant psychological and psychobiological reactions parameters. A computer program (SPSS version16.0, Chicago, IL) was used for statistical analysis using the Chi-square test with Yates correction. All the data were tested using a criterion level of p = 0.05.

RESULTS:
The results showed that most of the symptoms such as nausea, headache, dizziness, irritability, discomfort, nervousness, depression, sleep disturbance, memory loss and lowering of libido were statistically significant in the inhabitants living near the BTS antenna (<300 m distances) compared to those living far from the BTS antenna (>300 m).

CONCLUSION:
It is suggested that cellular phone BTS antenna should not be sited closer than 300 m to populations to minimize exposure of neighbors.

Electromagn Biol Med. 2014 Sep;33(3):206-10. doi: 10.3109/15368378.2013.801352. Epub 2013 Jun 19.
Shahbazi-Gahrouei D, Karbalae M, Moradi HA, Baradaran-Ghahfarokhi M.

KEYWORDS:
Electromagnetic field; health effects; microwave radiation; mobile phone BTS
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Source: PubMed, Shahbazi-Gahrouei et al., 01 Sep 2014

Mobile usage and sleep patterns among medical students
India Created: 17 Dec 2014
Take home message: Students using mobile for > 2 hours/day may cause sleep deprivation and day sleepiness affecting cognitive and learning abilities of medical students.

Abstract:
Exposure of humans to radio frequency electromagnetic field (EMF) both during receiving and transmitting the signals has amplified public and scientific debate about possible adverse effects on human health. The study was designed with the objective of assessing the extent of mobile phone use amongst medical students and finding correlation if any between the hours of usage of mobile to sleep pattern and quality. hundred medical students grouped as cases (n = 57) (> 2 hours/day of mobile usage) and control (n = 43) (≤ 2 hours/day of mobile usage) were examined for their sleep quality & pattern by Pittsburg sleep Quality Index (PSQI). Differences between groups were examined with the Mann Whitney "U" test for proportions (Quantitative values) and with Student't' test for continuous variables. The association of variables was analyzed by Spearman Rank's correlation. Probability was set at < 0.05 as significant. Sleep disturbance, latency and day dysfunction was more in cases especially females. A significant association of hours of usage and sleep indices were observed in both genders (males r = 0.25; p = 0.04, females r = 0.31; p = 0.009). Evening usage of mobile phone in cases showed a statistically significant negative association (-0.606; p = 0.042) with Sleep quality (higher PSQI means sleep deprivation). Students using mobile for > 2 hours/day may cause sleep deprivation and day sleepiness affecting cognitive and learning abilities of medical students.

Indian J Physiol Pharmacol. 2014 Jan-Mar;58(1):100-3.
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Source: PubMed, Yogesh S et al, 01 Mar 2014

Inside an internet addiction treatment centre in China
China Created: 17 Dec 2014
IN CHINA, if you are a kid who spends a long time online, you had better watch out - Your parents may send you off for "treatment".

At the Internet Addiction Treatment Centre in Beijing, children must take part in military-style activities, including exercise drills and the singing of patriotic songs. They are denied access to the internet. One of the first experiences internees undergo is brain monitoring through electroencephalography (EEG). The programme is run by psychologist Tao Ran, who claims the brains of internet and heroin addicts display similarities.

The rise of such centres has, in some cases, been coupled with reports of brutality. One camp in Henan province was recently criticised after it was alleged that a 19-year-old girl died following corporal punishment doled out by officers.

These photographs [see source link] were taken by Fernando Morales during a four-day visit to the Beijing centre in June with journalist Zigor Aldama.

"We had heard stories about electroshocks, physical torture and confinement, but we found none of those," says Aldama.

"The children usually get angry when they know that they'll be locked in the centre, where parents put them without prior notice. They deny suffering an addiction. But as time goes by, I believe they are more sociable and calm. They get in better physical shape thanks to the sports training," Aldama says.

This article appeared in print under the headline "Hooked on the web"
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Source: New Scientist, Chris Baraniuk, 15 Dec 2014

44 Reasons To Believe Cell Phones Can Cause Cancer
Canada Created: 16 Dec 2014
Cell phones emit microwave radio-frequency radiation - Fact.

This radiation has the ability to penetrate our bodies - Fact.

Our governments do virtually nothing to protect us from these dangers - Fact.

And yet there is strong evidence, multiple peer reviewed studies, to indicate that cell phones cause cancer and other diseases.

Take a look for yourself at these facts.

But first let’s just consider what cancer is.

Cancer And DNA

The National Cancer Institute says,
“Cancer is a term used for diseases in which abnormal cells divide without control and are able to invade other tissues…..all cancers begin in cells……cells grow and divide in a controlled way to produce more cells as they are needed to keep the body healthy. When cells become old or damaged, they die and are replaced with new cells. However, sometimes this orderly process goes wrong. The genetic material (DNA) of a cell can become damaged or changed, producing mutations that affect normal cell growth and division. When this happens, cells do not die when they should and new cells form when the body does not need them.”

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Source: GlobalResearch, Lloyd Burrell, 16 Dec 2014

Give your children a lovely Microwave Radiation Christmas: Will Santa bring them Brain Cancer??
United Kingdom Created: 14 Dec 2014
Will Santa bring you a musical pillow? Or a teddy that talks to your children in YOUR voice! It's the year's wackiest gifts
From wifi teddies and the world’s smallest walkie talkies, to robotic vacuum cleaners and musical pillows, these wonderfully wacky gifts will delight even your most spoiled friends this Christmas...

TALKING TEDDY
Perfect to communicate with your children while you’re away, this high-tech teddy lets its owners send and receive voice messages.
You can also download an accompanying app onto your phone which allows you to record messages for the bear’s owner from afar.
Owners are alerted to new messages by the teddy’s flashing heart. You press his left paw to hear the message and his right one to record a message straight back.
The toy uses Bluetooth technology to connect to your smart phone or tablet — which allows the two devices to communicate wirelessly
— and runs on just three AA batteries.

The Sound Asleep iMusic pillow has in-built speakers so you can listen to music while you drift off to sleep
This pillow is not only a place to lay your sleepy head, but with in-built speakers you can listen to music as you drift off
— without getting yourself tangled up in headphones.
It can connect to phones, iPods, tablets, CD players and most radios, and once your selected songs have come to an end, the speakers switch off automatically.
Customers have said the device has helped them with everything from tinnitus to insomnia.
You can also use it to listen to audio books or language courses, and it’s perfect for long plane journeys.

And more Microwave Radiation aimed Solely at Children, and for Christmas:

Leapfrog Leap Tv
http://www.tesco.com/direct/leapfrog-leap-tv/572-6184.prd?pageLevel=&skuId=572-6184&sc_cmp=tp1_ppc_g_leapfrog%20leap%20tv_e&gclid=CMqurJLcmcICFUgOwwodpTEAzQ

Vtech kidizoom smartwatch¨
http://www.debenhams.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/prod_10701_10001_171030632099?CMP=SSH&tmcampid=28&tmad=c&sku=7715320&ci_sku=7715320&ci_src=18615224&gclid=COaLqJXdmcICFS_MtAodXFMAKg

My friend Cayla doll
http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/2149251.htm?cmpid=GG05X&_$ja=cgid:14479651348|tsid:13538|cid:131643868|lid:82310434969|nw:g|crid:53203428748|rnd:7715034961555791790|dvc:c|adp:1t1&gclid=CMWpxszdmcICFWjItAodOWsA7Q

Vtech inno tab max
http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/2418188.htm

the World's smallest walkie talkies
They’ve been popular presents for years, but now walkie talkies are more miniature than ever.
Give a friend a blast of nostalgia as they hark back to their childhoods with these remarkably tiny but fully-functional two-way radios.
The airwaves can penetrate walls, floors, steel and concrete so you can speak to each other up to 30 metres apart.
They also feature a Morse code function which allows you to communicate your messages in beeps rather than words, and flexible antennas, which allow you to easily shove them in your pocket.

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"Cellphones fry young brains":

Dec 2014, South Africa: 'Cellphones fry young brains'

And from the manufaturers manuals:
Show us the fine print:
Dec 2014, USA: Show Us The Fine Print
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Source: Agnes Ingvarsdottir

'Cellphones fry young brains'
South Africa Created: 12 Dec 2014
The Cancer Association of South Africa (Cansa) has issued a stern warning: giving children cellphones and other wireless technology devices carries enormous risks.

"Their skulls and brains are still developing and the radiation from cellphones practically 'cooks' their brains," said Professor Michael Herbst, head of health at Cansa.

A child's brain is cased in a thinner skull and absorbs more radiation than that of an adult.

Dr Devra Davis, president of Environmental Health Trust, a group of global epidemiologists, said: "Retailers are going all out to make devices affordable, and parents are clamouring to buy them. But the standards are based on old models and old assumptions about how we use them."

Studies in Europe found the bone marrow of a child's head absorbs 10 times more radiation than that of an adult, while the brain tissue absorbs twice as much.

"These warnings from [the health trust] are supported by Cansa," says Herbst, "The South African public is totally involved with technology but do not seem to be aware of the inherent dangers."

iPads, for example, contain radiating antennae that should not be held directly on the body, but children's arms are not long enough to create the distance. Babies play with cellphones, and mothers speak on the devices while breastfeeding.

Because of the lag between exposure and disease, said Herbst and Davis, the risks are not taken seriously enough.

"We may definitely see an increase in the incidence of brain disease in the future," said Herbst.
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Source: Times Live, Tanya Farber, 11 Dec 2014

Wounded by Wireless: EMF Exposure Sufferers Tell Their Stories
Canada Created: 12 Dec 2014
In this press conference, Josh Hart, Director of Stop Smart Meters, introduces three people from various walks of life who have become electro-sensitive by being exposed to radiation from wireless technology. Their moving stories indicate the dangers to public health and safety of the unregulated, untested deployment of electro-magnetic technologies like PG&E's so-called 'smart' meters.
For more info:
EMFSafetyNetwork.org
StopSmartMeters.wordpress.com
EON3EMFblog.net
BioInitiative.org

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1zzRP_J7P-c
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Source: Agnes Ingvarsdottir/Robert Riedlinger

Wireless routers to get warning signs at Suffolk County buildings
USA Created: 11 Dec 2014
The Suffolk County Legislature passed legislation Tuesday to require all county buildings to post notices that wireless routers are in use.

The resolution, sponsored by Legis. William Spencer (D-Centerport), warns that every wireless device emits radio frequency radiation or microwave radiation. It notes that studies "that have looked at the effects of low-level RFR radiation on human cells and DNA have been inconclusive.".

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Source: NewsDay, DAVID M. SCHWARTZ, 02 Dec 2014

Baby monitor health warning
Australia Created: 11 Dec 2014
An Australian author has stirred up debate on whether or not baby monitors are safe, claiming they emit dangerous radiation.

They are designed to keep baby safe while mum and dad are away from the nursery, but Donna Fisher believes wireless monitors could be doing more harm than good.

In a new book, she claims the electromagnetic field they emit can contribute to health problems, like chronic fatigue, nausea and cancer.

She is also concerned the exposure can increase the risk of SIDS and autism.

So concerned by the health impacts, she is calling for a nationwide ban on wireless monitors and wants them removed from the shelves.

"Experts have likened having a wireless baby monitor in the bedroom like having a mobile phone antenna station in the bedroom; It's the same radiation," Mrs Fisher said.

The monitors use Wi-Fi to communicate but the electromagnetic levels are lower than Australian standards.

Dr Mark Gregory, RMIT senior technology lecturer, said: "Australia has very conservative guidelines on the emissions that can occur from mobile devices or Wi-Fi and for this reason, we should not be concerned about dangerous side effects."

The government agency for radiation protection says there is no clear evidence on whether exposure to magnetic fields is a hazard, but a large number of scientific studies have not found a health risk.

The best way to reduce any risk is to move the monitor a safe distance away from the crib.
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Source: 7News Melbourne, 02 Dec 2014

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