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ROCHESTER, Minn., Oct. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Here are highlights from the October issue of Mayo Clinic Health Letter. You may cite this publication as often as you wish. Reprinting is allowed for a fee. Mayo Clinic Health Letter attribution is required.
BETHESDA, Md., March 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In 2006, Americans were exposed to more than seven times as much ionizing radiation from medical procedures as was the case in the early 1980s, according to a new report on population exposure released March 3rd by the National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements (NCRP) at its annual meeting in Bethesda, Maryland.
By Abby Lu THERE was one thing that evaded our mothers' scrutiny when they lectured us on the health hazards of ordinary things such as mobile phones, microwave ovens and barbequed food ... but it was probably because they didn't know about it either.
European scientists have developed the most accurate method yet for predicting the doses of radiation that astronauts will receive while in space. Such techniques will be essential on future voyages to the Moon and Mars.
Finding could trigger recalculation of Earth's energy balance and help feed astronauts
By Aine Gallagher STRASBOURG, France (Reuters) - Builders and barmaids working outdoors will not have to be shielded from sunshine by their employers under European Union rules after a revolt by lawmakers on Wednesday.
The preponderance of scientific evidence shows that even very low doses of radiation pose a risk of cancer or other health problems and there is no threshold below which exposure can be viewed as harmless. The finding is critical because it addresses radiation amounts commonly used in medical treatment.
The ages at which workers are exposed to low doses of ionizing radiation apparently make a difference in whether they will develop cancer, according to a new University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill study.
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