DESPITE the debate that radiation from mobile phones can cause brain cancer a new study has found a possible health benefit – that the electromagnetic waves may protect against and even reverse Alzheimer's disease.
The debate has raged for years on the dangers of mobile phones and whether the radiation emitted from the devices cause brain tumours.
But researchers at the University of South Florida found mobile phones might be good for users after conducting a study that exposed 96 mice, most of whom had been genetically altered to develop the Alzheimer's disease as they aged, to electromagnetic waves generated by mobile phones.
The mice were zapped with 918MHz of frequency twice a day for one hour each time over a period of seven to nine months - the equivalent of several decades in humans.
In older mice with Alzheimer's, long-term exposure to the electromagnetic fields caused deposits in the brain of beta-amyloid, a protein fragment that accumulates in the brain of Alzheimer's sufferers
to form the disease's signature plaques, to be erased

Memory impairment in the older mice disappeared, too, the study showed.
Young adult mice with no apparent signs of memory impairment were protected against Alzheimer's disease after several months of exposure to the mobile phone waves, the study showed.
And the memory levels of normal mice with no genetic predisposition for Alzheimer's disease were boosted after exposure to the electromagnetic waves.
The study was the first to look at the long-term effects of mobile phone exposure in mice or humans and its findings took even the researchers by surprise.
"Frankly, I started this work a few years ago with a hypothesis that the electromagnetic fields from a mobile phone would be deleterious to Alzheimer's mice," lead author Gary Arendash, a professor at the University of Southern Florida, said.
Based on the findings in mice, the researchers hoped electromagnetic field exposure could be an effective, non-invasive and drug-free way to prevent and treat Alzheimer's disease in humans.