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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. After Monday's announcement by the WHO, Chinese and South Korean officials said they would tighten checks on Japanese food imports for contamination due to radioactivity leaked out by the Fukushima nuclear power plant in disaster-stricken Japan. China's Xinhua state news...

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. To help Americans understand their radiation-related health risks, the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE), the American Thyroid Association (ATA), The Endocrine Society and the Society of Nuclear Medicine (SNM)...

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. The new guidelines are published in Thyroid, a peer-reviewed journal published by Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. (www.liebertpub.com). Thyroid is the official journal of the American Thyroid Association (ATA). The ATA's revised Management Guidelines and accompanying editorials are available free online at www.liebertpub.com/thy The ATA...

2009-01-02 13:22:07

Physicians now able to accurately distinguish cancerous lymph nodes from healthy tissue in cancer patients, according to article in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine 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. Researchers from the University of...

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. My thyroid was three times normal size. I decided to take antithyroid meds. My gland is almost normal size now, and my doctor said he never expected me to do so well. Please tell your readers...

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. The medicine, iodine 131, is a proven cancer fighter. But it's also radioactive, and in higher doses, can cause cancer. Russell-Milstein -- like thousands of other thyroid cancer patients in the USA each year -- worried that the radiation...

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. "Patients receiving radioactive isotopes should be warned that they may trigger radiation alarms," say Dr. Kalyan Kumar Gangopadhyay and colleagues from City Hospital in Birmingham, UK. The report in the British Medical Journal describes a 46-year-old man with an overactive thyroid problem....

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. A total of 13,127 of the 32,385 individuals living in the most contaminated area of the Ukraine during the nuclear plant meltdown and who were under 18 at the time were screened between 1998 and 2000, Dr. Geoffrey R. Howe of Columbia University in New York and colleagues report....

2005-11-01 19:33:16

Paris, France, Tuesday 1 November 2005 - 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. The unique circumstances of this study were provided for by the legacy of the radioactive accident at Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in April 1986. Exposure to radioactive fallout led to a large increase in the...

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. At its annual meeting in Chicago, radiologists said other nuclear medicine procedures, including FDG PET scans, bone scans and cardiac scans, might also trigger the monitors. The nuclear medicine community has been aware that patients set off detectors, but now we expect it to become a more common occurrence with the increasing number of extremely...


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  • The navel or umbilicus.
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  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
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