Despite the general belief regarding the health concerns of cell phones, a new study finds they can protect individuals against Alzheimer's disease.
According to the study published in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, "high frequency" electro-magnetic waves emitted from cell phones can protect young mice against AD, if they have not already developed any signs of memory impairment, Press TV reported.
In older mice with such symptoms, however, the exposure reduced brain deposits of beta-amyloid - hallmarks of Alzheimer's disease - in their brain, helping them perform better on cognitive tests.
Months were needed before the memory benefits of phone exposure was apparent, suggesting that humans should wait for years in order to gain these benefits.
"One thing is clear, however, the cognitive benefits of long-term electro-magnetic exposure are real, because we saw them in both protection and treatment-based experiments involving Alzheimer's mice, as well as in normal mice," concluded lead researcher Gary Arendash.
Scientists added that exposure to electro-magnetic fields can become an effective, non-invasive and drug-free way to prevent and treat Alzheimer's disease.
They, however, added that "We don't recommend spending 24 hours a day on a mobile phone - we don't know the long-term effects, and bills could go through the roof."