Cell phones and memory loss

January 7, 2010 0 Comments

Ever since my grandfather was diagnosed with, and then died from, Parkinson’s, my family has become truly passionate about keeping our minds active and fighting memory loss. My mom favors word games, while my dad tends towards number puzzles. And my sister and I have developed a love for both.

Now it turns out that something I was fairly sure would prove bad for my cognitive health, could actually be a way to protect it.

A study released in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease shows that the electromagnetic waves from cell phones both prevented and reversed Alzheimer’s in mice.

Obviously, researchers aren’t suggesting we strap cell phones to our heads. But, sometimes I feel like my phone is permanently attached to my ear anyway, and it’s encouraging to hear that it might not be a bad thing.

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