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Mobile phones can cause brain tumours

 Italy’s Supreme Court has ruled that use of mobile phones can cause brain tumours in a landmark case.

And experts have predicted a flood of legal actions from other victims, the Sun reported.
Italian businessman Innocente Marcolini, 60, was diagnosed with a brain tumour after using his mobile phone at work for up to six hours a day for 12 years.

He was complaining of head and chin pains.  Now, his country’s Supreme Court found there was a causal link between his heavy phone use and the growth.

“This is significant for very many people. I wanted this problem to become public because many people still do not know the risks,” the paper quoted Marcolini as saying after the court ruling.

“I was on the phone, usually the mobile, for at least five or six hours every day at work. I wanted it recognised that there was a link between my illness and the use of mobile and cordless phones.

World’s smallest car Peel can even fit inside the lift

World’s smallest car – the Peel, which is no bigger than a fridge, can park nearly anywhere.  The midget motor is so compact that about 12 of the cars fit in a normal parking space, and has been attracting curious glances and much mirth around North Sydney, the Daily Telegraph reported.

“We’ve had a funny reaction to the car - people see it and burst out laughing,” The Classic Throttle Shop at North Sydney owner Rory Johnston said.

“It’s a real novelty but it could be the car of the future, who knows?” he said. He added that the car is so small that you could literally drive it into the office (the car fits into a lift). If the car breaks down, two men can carry it home.

Not breastfeeding may lead to breast cancer

Breast-feeding can reduce the risk for estrogen receptor-negative and progesterone receptor-negative breast cancer, according to a study.

Researchers at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health examined the association between reproductive risk factors — such as the number of children a woman delivers, breast-feeding and oral contraceptive use – and found an increased risk for estrogen receptor- and progesterone receptor- (ER/PR) negative breast cancer in women who do not breast-feed.

The results also indicated that having three or more children without breast-feeding was associated with an increased risk for ER/PR-negative breast cancer. ER/PR-negative breast cancer often affects younger women and has a poor prognosis.

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