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2013-10-01 08:28:07

Conventional treatments like chemotherapy are not your first or only line of defense ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Cancer can be defeated before it develops--without the use of chemotherapy or radiation. Dr. Ben Lerner, co-founder of Maximized Living and New York Times best-selling author, and Dr. Charles Majors have written a book, entitled "The Cancer Killers," which teaches people of all ages how to prepare their bodies to prevent and fight cancer naturally. (Photo:...

2013-09-26 12:04:07

North Shore-LIJ Health System presented data at ASTRO's 55th Annual Meeting The North Shore-LIJ Health System Department of Radiation Medicine presented a novel study to evaluate the reliability of different systems used by caregivers to assess toxicity for patients receiving radiation therapy. The study will be presented at the 55th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Therapeutic Radiation Oncology in Atlanta, GA. During the course of radiation therapy, patients may experience...

2013-09-26 11:50:18

The North Shore-LIJ Health System Department of Radiation Medicine has developed a novel process to optimize the safety and efficacy of radiation therapy and is presenting this data at the 55th Annual Meeting of in American Society of Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) in Atlanta, GA. At most hospitals, when a patient is treated with radiation therapy, the treatment plan is usually quickly and superficially reviewed by other physicians immediately after treatment begins, leaving no time to catch...

2013-09-25 23:34:19

Laptop radiation shield pioneer HARApad, LLC solidifies their position as industry leaders by releasing a brand new product that is the first and only shield against all forms of electromagnetic radiation. Their patent-pending design blocks all ELF radiation, as well as WIFI and electric fields. Grand Haven, MI (PRWEB) September 25, 2013 Industry leaders in laptop radiation protection, HARApad, LLC, has released an innovative new product directed at reducing users’ exposure to the...

2013-09-25 12:28:10

National Association for Proton Therapy Responds to ASTRO WASHINGTON, Sept. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Radiation oncologists, urologists and other physicians who treat men with prostate cancer should not limit a patient's treatment options by suggesting only one form of radiation, says the National Association for Proton Therapy. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130806/DC58665LOGO) "Patients and physicians have a number of options when approaching prostate...

2013-09-24 12:28:55

HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Gov. Corbett today urged Pennsylvania students, ages nine to 14, to enter a national radon poster contest designed to help raise awareness about the dangers of radon. The deadline to enter is Nov. 1. "Through their participation in this contest, our students will learn more about an environmental health hazard that affects many Pennsylvania homes," Governor Corbett said. "I hope that when they share what they've learned with the...

Origins Of Unusual Radiation Ring
2013-09-24 10:50:24

John P. Millis, PhD for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online [ Watch the Video: Ultra-fast Electrons Explain Third Radiation Belt ] At the dawn of the space race, as two global powers jockeyed for technological supremacy, the ultimate goal was to be the first to send astronauts into space and onto the Moon. While space exploration is rife with challenges, one hurdle in particular brought into question whether man would ever leave low Earth orbit: the Van Allen radiation belts. These...

2013-09-23 13:13:29

Analysis of RTOG 0617 trial evaluates the impact of high-dose radiation therapy An analysis of quality of life (QOL) data of stage III lung cancer patients who received higher doses of radiation therapy (with chemotherapy) shows a significantly lower quality of life at 3 months after treatment compared to patients who received a standard dose of radiation (with chemotherapy), according to research presented today at the American Society for Radiation Oncology's (ASTRO's) 55th Annual...

2013-09-23 12:42:42

Adding the chemotherapy drug cisplatin to a treatment plan of radiation therapy (RT) and high-dose-rate brachytherapy (HDRB) for stage IIIB cervical cancer is beneficial, according to research presented today at the American Society for Radiation Oncology’s (ASTRO’s) 55th Annual Meeting. The study also indicated that the combined treatments produced acceptable levels of toxicity. The randomized, controlled trial studied a total of 147 women in Brazil with stage IIIB squamous cell...

2013-09-23 08:28:22

Early-stage breast cancer treatment demonstrates high rates of survival and local control. ALISO VIEJO, Calif., Sept. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Cianna Medical, Inc., a women's health company, today announced results of two new studies showing excellent longer-term outcomes with the SAVI(®) breast brachytherapy applicator, including low recurrence rates, few toxicities, excellent cosmetic outcomes and high rates of survival. SAVI is a strut-based applicator that delivers accelerated...


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Incoming Solar Radiation Impacts By Various Weather Cycles
2012-08-22 13:30:39

The above image looks at the month of March for the three cycles known as Normal Phase, El-Nino, and La-Nina. The data was recorded for the city of Honolulu Hawaii, during the month of March. Remember this is just data for one month during these cycles. Normal: During this cycle incoming solar activity was upwards to 48% efficient for the month, producing less than 50% of the month which is due to the large amount of daily cloud cover that is seen on the island during the early morning and...

Incoming Solar Radiation Impacts By Various Weather Cycles
2012-07-23 11:19:47

The above image looks at the month of March for the three cycles known as Normal Phase, El-Nino, and La-Nina. The data was recorded for the city of Austin Texas. Remember this is just data for one month during these cycles. Normal: During this cycle incoming solar activity was upwards to 60% efficient for the month, producing enough solar energy that only 40% of the month would have not had strong incoming radiation. EL-Nino: This phase provided the area with an extended number of...

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2004-10-19 04:45:41

Electromagnetic Spectrum -- The electromagnetic spectrum describes the various types of electromagnetic radiation based on their wavelengths. Radio, representing wavelengths from a few feet to well over a mile, is at one end of the spectrum. Gamma ray radiation is at the other end: the wavelength of the harder types is so short, in the subatomic range, that we do not have instruments capable of directly measuring it. While the above classification scheme is generally accurate, in...

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2004-10-19 04:45:41

Electromagnetic Radiation -- Electromagnetic radiation is a combination of oscillating electric and magnetic fields propagating through space and carrying energy from one place to another. Light is a form of electromagnetic radiation. The theoretical study of electromagnetic radiation is called electrodynamics, a subfield of electromagnetism. When any wire (or other conducting object such as an antenna) conducts alternating current, electromagnetic radiation is propagated at the same...

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2004-10-19 04:45:41

Solar Radiation -- Solar radiation is radiant energy emitted by the sun due to nuclear fusion reactions. Fusion is the process whereby stars produce huge quantities of energy from the fusion of hydrogen or helium, in one of the most efficient processes of energy generation. The radiation referred to is usually electromagnetic energy, particularly infrared radiation, visible light, and ultraviolet. Some stars are known to emit radiation of other wavelengths. Solar neutrinos are a...

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