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2011-03-07 07:10:00

DENVER, March 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- With X-ray scanners in airports, doctors' offices and dental clinics, there seems to be no escaping its harmful effects. But help is now available to address risks of ionizing radiation emitted by any source -- airport bodyscans and flights, medical and dental X-rays, and even radon, the world's second-leading cause of lung cancer. Led by renowned radiation biologist, Dr. Kedar N. Prasad, scientists at Nashville's Premier Micronutrient Corporation...

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2010-02-06 07:55:00

An recent inter-agency report states that air passengers should be made aware of the health risks of airport body screenings and governments need to explain any decision to expose the public to higher levels of cancer-causing radiation. The Inter-Agency Committee on Radiation Safety's report said pregnant women and children should not be subject to scanning, even though the radiation dose from body scanners is "extremely small." Bloomberg recently reported that it will not be possible to...

2009-07-13 13:30:00

WILMINGTON, Del., July 13 /PRNewswire/ -- ParagonRx, a Delaware-based company which specializes in programs for the appropriate use of medications, has launched a new website - www.paragonrx.com - that includes a "REMS Hub" for pharmaceutical and biotech companies needing information and assistance in complying with new FDA requirements to ensure the medical benefits of a drug outweigh its risks and dangerous side effects. "REMS, or Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy, requires a whole...

2009-01-28 07:00:00

SEATTLE, Jan. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- REM Medical Corporation, a leader in innovative fatigue management solutions for corporations, today announced that Pacific, WA based Gordon Trucking, has chosen REM Medical as its provider of comprehensive sleep medicine services. Initially, REM Medical will provide obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) diagnostic and treatment services for drivers whose risk factors point to a high probability of this serious sleep disorder. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety...

2008-07-26 21:00:30

By Bob Audette, Brattleboro Reformer, Vt. Jul. 26--BRATTLEBORO -- Radiation levels measured at the fence line of Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant were 30 percent higher in 2007 than in 2006. Despite the 30 percent increase, the report stated the highest fence line measurement recorded by the Vermont Department of Health was less than 18 millirem. "At no time has Vermont Yankee posed a measurable risk to public health," said Health Commissioner Wendy Davis. Although radiation...