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2011-04-26 07:47:16

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- It has been 25 years since the Chernobyl nuclear disaster. Now, researchers say investigating that incident may help us better understand health consequences of nuclear accidents in the past, present, and future. Radioactive elements with a long half-life (the time it takes for half the sample to decay), especially caesium and strontium, will be prevalent in the environment for decades to come. Radioactive iodine, despite having a half-life of just eight days, can cause...

2011-04-21 12:25:00

ST. LOUIS, April 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Fleming Pharmaceuticals, maker of ThyroShield®- the only FDA approved liquid potassium iodide product indicated for thyroid protection in radiation emergencies - announced today that it has implemented the changes necessary to ramp up production to meet increased domestic and international demand. ThyroShield is an over-the-counter iodide solution which, when taken orally, saturates the thyroid gland so radioactive iodine...

2011-04-17 00:00:36

THYROID-KI, a Potassium Iodide dietary supplement that may help block the absorption of radioactive iodine into the thyroid gland, has been launched and is now available for shipping. Wilmington, DE (PRWEB) April 15, 2011 The launch of a Potassium Iodide dietary supplement called THYROID-KI is expected to respond to the people's need for a formulation that will keep their thyroids healthy amidst heightened radiation fears as a result of a leak at the nuclear power plant in Fukushima,...

2011-03-28 11:15:00

Experts monitoring water and air supplies after Japanese nuclear event HARRISBURG, Pa., March 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett today said weekend testing of public drinking water found no elevated levels of radioactivity. On Friday, concentrations of Iodine-131, likely originating from the events at Japan's damaged nuclear plants, were found in rainwater samples collected from Pennsylvania's nuclear power plant facilities. The numbers reported in the rainwater...

2011-03-28 00:00:27

Natural chelator given to victims of Armenian earthquake, Russian nuclear accidents Las Vegas, Nevada (PRWEB) March 27, 2011 A popular hangover prevention supplement may be a safe and effective alternative to potassium iodide for people scrambling to protect themselves from radioactive fallout from Japan's crippled nuclear power plants. The supplement, Cheerz® IntelliShotâ“ž¢ and iTabsâ“ž¢, acts as a natural "chelating agent,"...

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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...

2011-03-22 00:00:28

Free Report Names Protective Foods that Disarm Radioactive Fallout Released by Damaged Japanese Nuclear Reactors Santa Fe, NM (Vocus/PRWEB) March 21, 2011 Americans worried about radioactive fallout released by damaged nuclear reactors in Japan can discover the foods that protect against radiation sickness, in a new report entitled "Fallout Foods That Block Radiation Sickness" just released by the popular nutrition website, http://www.MyHealingKitchen.com. "The greatest health threat that...

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)...

2011-03-19 00:00:28

Berg Biosystems, a Boston-based biopharma firm and the Chicago-based non-profit Center for Applied Innovation (CAI) announced today that they are accelerating the transfer of more than fifty (50) kilograms of potassium iodide active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) to Japan, seeking to protect Japanese children and nursing mothers in the wake of the current nuclear disaster. Cupertino, CA (Vocus/PRWEB) March 18, 2011 Berg Biosystems, a Boston-based biopharma firm and the Chicago-based...

2011-03-18 04:00:00

SANTA ROSA, Calif., March 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As the world watches the nuclear tragedies unfold in Japan, fears are rising regarding the potential for radioactive fallout to travel to the United States, particularly the West Coast. Could this really happen and can we protect ourselves from a nuclear event? The general answer to both questions is yes, according to Medical Expert Dr. Isaac Eliaz. But there is much more you can do to protect yourself and your family from radiation...


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  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
This word is a diminutive of the Latin 'luna,' moon.
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