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Japan Investigates Radiation Cover-Up Claim

Japan Investigates Radiation Cover-Up Claim

STR/AFP/Getty Images(LONDON) — The Japanese government reports they will investigate findings that workers from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant were told to hide their exposure to radiation with lead shields, according to the BBC.The March 2…

CT Scan Use Triples in 15 Years; Radiation Risk Justified?

CT Scan Use Triples in 15 Years; Radiation Risk Justified?

Hemera Technologies/Thinkstock(SAN FRANCISCO) — The use of CT scans has tripled in the last 15 years, a new study found, which means the average American is exposed to twice as much radiation from medical imaging as in the mid-1990s.The study, publish…

Fukushima Radiation in Your Sushi?

Fukushima Radiation in Your Sushi?

iStockPhoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Those looking for evidence of the March 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster in Japan may need search no further than their next plate of sushi, Stanford University researchers report.The researchers tested 15 Pac…

FDA Takes Steps to Lower Kids’ Radiation Exposure

FDA Takes Steps to Lower Kids’ Radiation Exposure

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — In an effort to make sure that kids don’t get too much radiation during medical tests, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration proposed guidelines for manufacturers of medical imaging devices to make new equipm…

Radiation from Japan Disaster Found Along California Coast

Radiation from Japan Disaster Found Along California Coast

Hemera/Thinkstock(LONG BEACH, Calif.) — Kelp along the California coast was found to be contaminated with radioactive material from a nuclear plant damaged in the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan, according to a recent study.Researc…

Study: Cellphone Radiation Linked to Behavior Problems in Mice

Study: Cellphone Radiation Linked to Behavior Problems in Mice

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(NEW HAVEN, Conn.) — A new study could re-ignite the debate over the potentially dangerous effects of cellphone radiation on children’s behavior.Researchers from the Yale School of Medicine found that exposing pregnant mice to …

Radiation Therapy Linked to Secondary Cancers

Radiation Therapy Linked to Secondary Cancers

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — While the number of cancer survivors has tripled since the 1970s and continues to grow, the cost of that survival for many has been the development of secondary cancers and cardiovascular disease related to radiation…

12-Year-Old Boy to Halt Cancer Treatment to Be with Family

12-Year-Old Boy to Halt Cancer Treatment to Be with Family

AbleStock[dot]com/Hemera Technologies(SHELBYVILLE, Tenn.) — A 12-year old boy who has battled a rare form of cancer since he was 7 has made a bold decision: He is stopping his treatments so he can go home and be with his family.Alex Rodriguez is aware…

San Onofre Nuclear Plant Closed After Radiation Leak

San Onofre Nuclear Plant Closed After Radiation Leak

Stockbyte/Thinkstock(SAN DIEGO) — A small quantity of radioactive gas leaked inside one of the buildings at San Onofre nuclear power plant north of San Diego, according to a spokesman for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.The spokesman said the radiat…

Teen Gives Birth, Dies Days Later After Losing Fight to Cancer

Teen Gives Birth, Dies Days Later After Losing Fight to Cancer

Comstock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — In early November, 17-year-old Jenni Lake gave birth to her son Chad Michael Lake Wittman.  Twelve days later, the  teen mom died from the brain tumor that she had been fighting for more than a year.The migrai…

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