Quacks are starting to report a mysterious illness amongst regular mobile phone users.
Apparently if you use your phone too much you end up having a ringing in your ears. We assume they have ruled out another person calling you.
According to a study published in Occupational & Environmental Medicine, which we get for the Defibrillator sweepstake, patients in Austria who used their mobiles for an average of 10 minutes a day were 71 per cent more likely to have the condition.
The illness is popularly known as tinnitus and more than 50 million Americans suffer from it.
However, it is not clear how using a mobile phone can cause it. There is no cure for the malady, which disrupts sleep and diminishes the ability to work and concentrate.
Hans-Peter Hutter, a researcher at the Institute of Environmental Health at the University of Vienna warned that since there is no cure, people should look closely at potential causes.
It seems that regularly using a mobile phone for at least four years appears to point to a doubling in the risk of developing a chronic form of tinnitus. This is when you have symptoms lasting at least three months.