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2011-03-22 13:25:00

Despite its assessment on Monday that Japan’s food supplies were safe to eat, the World Health Organization (WHO) later said the detection of radiation in some food in Japan was a more serious problem than it had expected.

2011-03-21 12:58:19

The growing concern surrounding the release of radiation from an earthquake and tsunami-stricken nuclear complex in Japan has raised fears of radiation exposure to populations in North America from the potential plume of radioactivity crossing the Pacific Ocean.

2009-11-06 12:39:11

The American Thyroid Association has released new, revised Management Guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of patients with thyroid nodules and thyroid cancer.

2009-01-02 13:22:07

In a study to determine the diagnostic value of molecular imaging in nodal staging of patients with thyroid cancer, researchers were able for the first time to accurately distinguish between cancerous cells in regional lymph nodes and normal residual thyroid tissue directly after surgery.

2008-06-20 15:00:07

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I recently read your answer to a person whose doctor suggested radioactive iodine for hyperthyroidism. I was disappointed that you did not mention antithyroid drugs. Two years ago, I was diagnosed with Graves disease. My endocrinologist wanted to do the radioactive iodine treatment.

2007-11-19 06:00:07

By Steve Sternberg and Anthony DeBarros BALTIMORE -- Soon after Holly Russell-Milstein took her thyroid cancer medicine at Johns Hopkins University here on Oct. 18, she went into self-imposed isolation in a row house a short walk from the hospital.

2006-08-04 18:21:58

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A case report illustrates how someone being treated with radioisotopes may be sufficiently radioactive for several weeks to set off radiation detectors at airports.

2006-07-06 15:40:34

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A new study confirms a substantially increased risk of thyroid cancer among people exposed to radiation during childhood and adolescence after the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear accident.

2005-11-01 19:33:16

Study results presented at the 13th European Cancer Conference (ECCO 13) have provided further valuable insights into certain genetic mutations which occur in childhood thyroid tumours and their link to both radiation exposure and patient age.

2004-11-30 15:00:10

The Radiological Society of North America reports iodine therapy for thyroid patients may set off homeland security radiation detectors.


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ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.