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2014-10-29 12:29:43

Proton beam radiation does not cause the serious side effects associated with conventional radiation for children with brain and spinal cancers. HOUSTON, Oct. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The number of children suffering from brain and spinal cancers who were treated with an advanced form of radiation at proton therapy centers in the U.S. rose 36% since 2010, according to a study released on October 28, 2014 at the first annual meeting of the Particle Therapy Cooperative Group...

2014-10-29 08:33:20

Procedure was accomplished using the new Edge(TM) radiosurgery system for the precise, efficient, non-invasive treatment of cancer MIAMI, Oct. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A 71-year-old man with a tumor encroaching on his spinal cord was among the first people to receive treatment using a new Edge(TM) radiosurgery system, recently installed at Innovative Cancer Institute in Miami. A new radiosurgery platform from Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR), the Edge offers doctors a fast,...

2014-10-27 08:29:11

QUEENSLAND, Australia, Oct. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cancer patients on the Gold Coast of Queensland have gained access to treatments on an advanced TrueBeam(TM) radiotherapy and radiosurgery system from Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR). Queensland's first TrueBeam device commenced treatments at Genesis CancerCare Queensland's treatment center located at John Flynn Hospital in Tugun last week. The Varian TrueBeam(TM) system, which integrates advanced treatment, imaging and motion...

2014-10-23 23:11:49

AllMed webinar provides health plans with the latest information on when IMRT is medically necessary in cancer radiation therapy. Portland, Oregon (PRWEB) October 23, 2014 Data supports the use of Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) to optimize outcomes and reduce toxicities for certain cancers, but the procedure has recently come under government scrutiny for its high cost and because some physicians refer patients to facilities in which they have an ownership stake. During a...

2014-10-23 12:29:21

DUBLIN, Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Nuclear Medicine Imaging Equipment - Global Strategic Business Report" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130307/600769 This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Nuclear Medicine Imaging Equipment in US$ Million by the following Product Segments: SPECT Systems (Includes SPECT and SPECT/CT systems), and PET Scanners (Includes PET and PET/CT systems). The report...

2014-10-23 08:35:38

Order Comes a Year after NHS Supply Chain Ordered 20 TrueBeam Machines CRAWLEY, United Kingdom, Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- NHS Supply Chain has placed an order for a further 10 TrueBeam(TM) machines from Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR) as part of an ongoing program to replace older machines and roll out modern radiotherapy and radiosurgery treatments for patients in the UK's public hospitals. The order, placed in September, comes just a year after the NHS Supply Chain ordered...

2014-10-21 12:36:46

Pong's latest line of cases significantly reduce cellphone radiation exposure - up to 90% below FCC limits ENCINITAS, Calif., Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Pong Research Corporation, the creator of mobile device cases with "intelligent antenna technology," announced today the availability of Pong cases for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus at PongCase.com. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20141021/153318 A smartphone user's head and body absorb 50% or more of the device's...

2014-10-21 12:32:26

Cancer Survivor Shares Personal Story During National Breast Cancer Awareness Month RENO, Nev., Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As the second-most diagnosed cancer in women in the U.S., breast cancer impacts the lives of many. Debbie Black, a Nevada resident, is among those whose life has been dramatically impacted by the disease. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20141020/153187 Initially diagnosed with stage II breast cancer at the age of 30, Black underwent aggressive...

2014-10-20 16:26:37

DUBLIN, Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global Proton Therapy Market 2014-2018" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130307/600769 Proton therapy is a type of particle therapy which is used to treat cancer patients by means of proton beams irradiation. The main advantage of proton therapy is that while destroying the target malignant cells, it causes minimal damage to the surrounding cells. Proton therapy uses...

2014-10-20 08:32:58

MOSAIQ replaces Varian's ARIA OIS at Hong Kong Sanatorium & Hospital HONG KONG, Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In their efforts to better integrate the radiation therapy treatment and planning systems of multiple providers, clinicians at Hong Kong Sanatorium & Hospital replaced their Varian ARIA® oncology information system (OIS) with Elekta's MOSAIQ® OIS. Integrated with the hospital's Varian and Accuray linear accelerators and treatment planning systems, MOSAIQ went live at...


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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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Word of the Day
maffling
  • To stammer.
  • Present participle of maffle, to stammer.
  • A simpleton.
The word 'maffle' may come from a Dutch word meaning 'to move the jaws' or a French word meaning 'having large cheeks'.