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Radiation Fighting Compound Comes From Cabbage, Cauliflower And Broccoli
2013-10-15 05:03:05

[ Watch the Video: Veggie Power During Radiation Treatment For Cancer ] April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A compound derived from cruciferous vegetables - like cabbage, cauliflower and broccoli - has been shown to protect rats and mice from lethal doses of radiation, according to a new study from Georgetown University Medical Center. Previous studies have shown that the compound, known as DIM (3,3'-diindolylmethane), has been found to have cancer-preventative...

2013-10-09 12:50:58

Justin E. Bekelman, M.D., of the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, Philadelphia, and colleagues conducted a study to examine whether single-fraction radiation treatment, shown to be as effective as multiple-fraction treatment with less potential for harm, has been incorporated into routine clinical practice for Medicare beneficiaries with prostate cancer and at what cost savings. Single-fraction radiotherapy is where a large dose of radiation is given in one session;...

2013-10-06 23:00:08

‘Radioactive Clouds of Death Over Utah,’ collects decades of research and testimonials regarding effects of nuclear testing. Washington, Utah (PRWEB) October 07, 2013 Between 1950 and 1958, the Atomic Energy Commission detonated over 100 atomic bombs at its Nevada testing site. The toxic clouds flew over St. George, Utah, giving it the infamous nickname, Fallout City USA. The lasting effects of those clouds, however, are still being felt today. In his updated book, “Radioactive...

2013-09-30 23:41:19

The new "HAWK" from NATS Incorporated is the answer to an affordable, light weight high resolution germanium detector (HPGe) based portable spectrometer offering the best price to performance ratio in this class of products. The HAWK addresses the limitations of weight, failure prone complex parts, and high cost of existing products dominating the market. Middletown, Connecticut (PRWEB) September 30, 2013 The new germanium detector (HPGe) technology based portable gamma...

2013-09-30 15:44:36

For the first time, researchers have estimated the daily dose of radiotherapy that could be wasted in compensating for cancer cell growth that occurs overnight and during weekends in patients with early breast cancer. In research to be presented to the 2013 European Cancer Congress (ECC2013) today (Monday), Professor John Yarnold will say that, until now, there has been contradictory evidence as to whether gaps between radiotherapy treatments, for instance overnight or at weekends, makes...

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...


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Nuclear Fallout
2013-04-01 10:26:30

Nuclear fallout, or just simply fallout, known also as Black Rain, is the residual radioactive material that is propelled into the upper atmosphere after a nuclear black or a nuclear reaction that is conducted in an unshielded facility. It is so called because it "fall out" of the sky after the explosion and the shock wave have passed. It most commonly refers to the radioactive dust and ash that is created when a nuclear weapon explodes, but such dust can also come from a damaged nuclear...

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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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  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.