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Submission + - WHO: mobile phones may cause cancer (cnet.com)

Schiphol writes: A new study by the WHO concludes that mobile phone radiation presents 'carcinogenic hazard'. Is this going to be the new tobacco, then? Can't wait to see the Mad Men season for 2040.

Submission + - Reborn Coma Man’s Words May Be Bogus (wired.com)

Schiphol writes: The statements of a Belgian man believed to be in a coma for 23 years, but recently discovered to be conscious, are poignant, but experts say they may not be his words at all.

Rom Houben’s account of his ordeal, repeated in scores of news stories since appearing Saturday in Der Spiegel, appears to be delivered with assistance from an aide who helps guide his finger to letters on a flat computer keyboard. Called “facilitated communication,” that technique has been widely discredited, and is not considered scientifically valid.

“If facilitated communication is part of this, and it appears to be, then I don’t trust it,” said Arthur Caplan, director of the University of Pennsylvania’s Center for Bioethics. “I’m not saying the whole thing is a hoax, but somebody ought to be checking this in greater detail. Any time facilitated communication of any sort is involved, red flags fly.”

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