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Hyperbaric oxygen: The mysterious therapy that saved a cancer survivor from radiation side effects 8.8.2018 News
Delayed injury from radiation therapy is common, tricky to diagnose, and hard to treat. One patient beat disabling injuries with hyperbaric oxygen treatment - but it is not clear why.
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New radiotherapy may help treat liver cancer, says a study 24.4.2018 Health – The Indian Express
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Before the US Approves New Uranium Mining, Consider Its Toxic Legacy 28.2.2018
Support from readers keeps Truthout 100 percent independent. If you like what you're reading, make a donation! Uranium -- the raw material for nuclear power and nuclear weapons -- is having a moment in the spotlight. Companies such as  Energy Fuels, Inc.  have played  well-publicized roles in lobbying the Trump administration to reduce federal protection for  public lands  with uranium deposits. The Defense Department's Nuclear Posture Review calls for  new weapons production  to expand the US nuclear arsenal, which could spur new domestic uranium mining. And the Interior Department is advocating more domestic uranium production, along with other materials identified as " critical minerals ."  What would expanded uranium mining in the US mean at the local level? I have studied the legacies of past uranium mining and milling in Western states for over a decade. My  book  examines dilemmas faced by uranium communities caught between harmful legacies of previous mining booms and the potential promise of new ...
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Californians Could Vote to Give Themselves the Measles 13.2.2018 Mother Jones
This fall, Californians may have the opportunity to vote on a catch-all ballot initiative that would ban genetically modified organisms and get rid of school vaccination requirements. But that’s not all. The so-called California Clean Environment Initiative would also prohibit the use of 300 substances, including certain vaccine ingredients and chemicals used in water treatment—chlorine […]
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Radiation from cellphones is not hazardous to your health, government scientists say 3.2.2018 LA Times: Commentary

If you spend a lot of time on your mobile phone, you’ll be happy to learn that your habit isn’t hazardous to your health, according to a new government safety report.

The findings, released Friday by the National Toxicology Program, reaffirm the agency’s previous research.

“The reports don’t go...

Cancer from cellphones? New studies say no need to hang up 3.2.2018 AP National
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Two government studies that bombarded rats and mice with cellphone radiation found a weak link to some heart tumors, but scientists and federal regulators say don't worry - it is safe to use your device. They still do....
Breast cancer treatments can raise risk of heart disease, American Heart Association warns 1.2.2018 Washington Post
The organization says life-saving therapies like chemotherapy and radiation can cause heart failure and other serious cardiac problems, sometimes years after treatment.
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Embattled Trump Nominee Inadvertently Draws Attention to Radiation in Drinking Water 11.1.2018
Kathleen Hartnett White is probably best known for her idealistic view of fossil fuels, but a scandal from her tenure as a top environmental regulator in Texas is drawing attention to radiation in drinking water -- a problem environmentalists say is widespread and a public health concern. (Photo: Delwin ; Edited: LW / TO) Kathleen Hartnett White, President Trump's pick to run the White House Council on Environmental Quality, is probably best known for her idealistic view of fossil fuels. In 2014, she  suggested  that energy from fossil fuels "dissolved the economic justification for slavery" in the British Empire. As the Texas Observer  noted  at the time, coal mining fueled industrialization that actually increased demand for cotton picked by colonial slaves in the early 19th century. Hartnett White has other controversial ideas. She told the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee in November that climate science is still "subject to debate," and the degree that human-caused carbon pollution is ...
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Cancer centers embrace yoga and other alternative therapies to combat patient's pain, fatigue 10.1.2018 News
Integrative health programs help support both patients and their caregivers.
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Novel GammaPod system receives FDA clearance to treat early stage breast cancer 27.12.2017 Science / Technology News

"We believe this novel radiotherapy system has the potential to change the paradigm for treating early stage tumors, negating the need for surgery for some patients," says GammaPod co-inventor William F. Regine, MD, FACR, FACRO, the Isadore & Fannie Schneider Foxman Endowed Chair and professor of radiation oncology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and chief of radiation oncology at the University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center . "With this breast-specific treatment system, we will be able to deliver high-dose radiation to a tumor while minimizing damage to normal breast tissue and even more importantly, to major organs such as the heart and lungs," Dr. Regine says.

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Ludwig Researchers Unravel Novel Mechanism by Which Tumors Grow Resistant to Radiotherapy 23.11.2017 Environmental News Network
A Ludwig Cancer Research study has uncovered a key mechanism by which tumors develop resistance to radiation therapy and shown how such resistance might be overcome with drugs that are currently under development. The discovery addresses a longstanding challenge: as many as 40% of large tumors develop resistance to radiotherapy, significantly complicating treatment. Overcoming such resistance could go a long way toward treating tumors, especially those that cause significant discomfort to patients and resist other modes of therapy or cannot be surgically removed.
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Many Breast Cancer Patients Receive More Radiation Therapy Than Needed 21.10.2017 NPR: Healthcare
Unnecessary treatment of breast cancer and other diseases is pervasive. Overtreatment adds enormous costs to the health care system and, at times, burdens patients with needless suffering.
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In Pacific, rising tensions evoke troubling nuclear legacy 7.10.2017 AP Top News
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) -- As a young boy growing up on Bikini Atoll, Alson Kelen spent idyllic days playing on the beach and fishing....
In Pacific, rising tensions evoke troubling nuclear legacy 7.10.2017 Washington Post: World
As a young boy growing up on Bikini Atoll, Alson Kelen spent idyllic days playing on the beach and fishing.
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These airmen cleaned up an H-bomb disaster. Decades later, they're still fighting for benefits. 5.10.2017 Washington Post
These airmen cleaned up an H-bomb disaster. Decades later, they're still fighting for benefits.
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Cold War radiation testing in US widespread, author claims 2.10.2017 AP National
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Three members of Congress are demanding answers after a St. Louis scholar's new book revealed details of how the U.S. government sprayed, injected and fed radiation and other dangerous materials to countless people in secret Cold War-era testing....
Halving radiation therapy for HPV-related throat cancer offers fewer side effects and similar outcomes, Mayo study finds 26.9.2017 Environmental News Network
Mayo Clinic researchers have found that a 50 percent reduction in the intensity and dose of radiation therapy for patients with HPV-related throat cancer reduced side effects with no loss in survival and no decrease in cure rates. Results of a phase II study were presented today at the 59th Annual Meetingof the American Society for Radiation Oncology in San Diego by Daniel Ma, M.D. a radiation oncologist at Mayo Clinic.
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Positive, Negative or Neutral, It All Matters: NASA Explains Space Radiation 22.9.2017 Environmental News Network
Charged particles may be small, but they matter to astronauts. NASA’s Human Research Program (HRP) is investigating these particles to solve one of its biggest challenges for a human journey to Mars: space radiation and its effects on the human body.
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Low-Level Radiation Less Harmful to Health Than Other Lifestyle Risks 13.9.2017 Environmental News Network
Human populations have always been exposed to ionizing radiation, and more so in modern life due to its use in medicine, industry and the armed forces. Whilst the risks to human health from medium and high-level radiation are relatively well-understood, the risks at lower levels are less clear.  Mixed messages about the safety of low doses of radiation from different sources have created confusion for the public and for policy makers.  
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Study: Drug may curb female infertility from cancer treatments 2.9.2017 Green Technology and Environmental Science News - ENN
An existing drug may one day protect premenopausal women from life-altering infertility that commonly follows cancer treatments, according to a new study.
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