Filed under Health
Some of us already know this.
Men who have been diagnosed with poor sperm quality and who are trying to have children should limit their cell phone use.
Researchers have found that while cell phone use appears to increase the level of testosterone circulating in the body, it may also lead to low sperm quality and a decrease in fertility.
“Our findings were a little bit puzzling,” says Rany Shamloul, a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology and lead researcher on the project. “We were expecting to find different results, but the results we did find suggest that there could be some intriguing mechanisms at work.”
The research team discovered that men who reported cell phone use had higher levels of circulating testosterone but they also had lower levels of luteinizing hormone (LH), an important reproductive hormone that is secreted by the pituitary gland in the brain.
The researchers hypothesize that electromagnetic waves (EMW) emitted by cell phones may have a dual action on male hormone levels and fertility. EMW may increase the number of cells in the testes that produce testosterone; however, by lowering the levels of LH excreted by the pituitary gland, EMW may also block the conversion of this basic circulating type of testosterone to the more active, potent form of testosterone associated with sperm production and fertility.
More in-depth research is needed to determine the exact ways in which EMW affects male fertility.
Extracted from Queens Uni site
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This one’s really weird, and freaky. Alternatively, you may interpret it any manner you want.
I like one particular line in the source article – “Look, the ad’s from Finland, where the sun shines on average for 58 seconds a day, so let’s just assume they’re whacked. Any attempt at deeper interpretation would just be milking the point ad nauseum.” LOL.
Filed under General
Here we go again! TWO SUCCESSFUL YEARS of running Rags ‘n Ram.
As at 11.59 pm on 18 May 2011 – 44,175 legitimate views and almost 29,600 visitors (3 times more than last year)! How do you think I would be reacting to these numbers? Woah!
I take this opportunity to thank everyone for your continuous support!
Tags: Rags n Ram
The US Version:
The International Version:
The official site: http://www.tintin.com/
An additional video:
Filed under Tech
It’s been ages since I posted, but I found this rather significant in bringing back some tech-based traffic to my site
Update: Sorry folks, Nokia has removed it. Anyway, the phone’s launching on 21 June, so it won’t be so long till we get a legitimate video!