New & Now: Study finds fecal matter on cellphones, plus more of the latest health news
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A study by the University of London swabbed cellphones and discovered some alarming results. The analysis found 92 percent of cellphones to have bacteria on them. The research even suggests than one in six mobile phones in Britain have fecal matter on them. Even CNN correspondent and talk show host Anderson Cooper has a dirty phone. After he had his Blackberry tested during a recent episode, it was revealed to be contaminated with fecal strep. | Daily Mail
A Canadian study has found women with diabetes to be more likely to also get a breast cancer diagnosis. Researchers suggested that certain behaviours such as smoking and a poor diet may increase the risk for both diseases, however, they noted that the link between the two could be a result of people with diabetes going to the doctor’s office more often and undergoing more tests. | Chicago Tribune
The largest study to ever examine the connection between cellphones and cancer has found no evidence of any link. The Danish study involved more than 350,000 people and concluded there was no difference in cancer rates between cellphone users and non-users. | TIME Healthland
The American Academy of Pediatrics is suggesting parents limit the amount of time their infants and toddlers spend in front of the television. The Academy says there is no educational value in television, and it distracts children from other developmental activities such as interacting with others and playing. | NYTimes.com