Tagged: Interphone

Death of a Brain Cell - MacDoctor

Jim McVeagh Jun 04, 2011

I have to say, I much preferred the WHO when they were only a rock and roll band and not a teeming hive of health BureauPrats*. This week, a meeting of the terminally stupid (otherwise known as the International Agency for Research on Cancer – IARC) issued a statement that flies in the face of logic, [...] Related posts: … Read More

Interphone: How not to communicate science - Griffin's Gadgets

Peter Griffin May 18, 2010

The 10 year long, 20 million euro Interphone study into brain cancer and mobile phone use has finally been published, but the way its launch was handled led to contradictory headlines and confusion among journalists trying to communicate its important findings. For the record, Interphone which is the responsibility of the World Health Organisation, and involved surveying … Read More

Saturday science coverage – two thumbs up for the Herald and the Listener - Griffin's Gadgets

Peter Griffin Nov 21, 2009

Between the Weekend Herald and the latest issue of the New Zealand Listener which just arrived in my mailbox, there’s enough coverage to suggest there’s a dedicated group of journalists operating in the New Zealand media committed to decent reporting on the big science-related issues facing society. First, take Chris Barton’s piece on the issue of mobile phones … Read More

Interphone – is the mobile industry in for a nasty shock? - Griffin's Gadgets

Peter Griffin Oct 26, 2009

The long-awaited final report of the 10 year-long, 20 million pound Interphone study into whether mobile phone use can cause brain cancer is set to be published before the end of the year, according to reports from the UK over the weekend. The results are expected to cause some concern for the mobile industry and … Read More