Your Health: Jul. 31, 2000

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WIRELESS WORRIES Still wondering what that cell phone is doing to your brain? There's no convincing evidence yet it's doing much of anything, but still the Cellular Telephone Industry Association is requiring manufacturers to disclose how much of a cell phone's radiation may be absorbed by the body. The measurement, called the specific absorption rate, is regulated by the FCC. But whether a lower reading translates into a safer phone is anyone's guess.

SPECIAL DELIVERY Up to 40% of pregnant women harbor a nasty type of strep, which if transmitted to a newborn during childbirth can cause pneumonia, blood...

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