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Explainer: How much radiation is harmful to health?

Explainer: How much radiation is harmful to health?

Radiation is everywhere. We catch it from the sun’s rays in the sky, and from the rocks beneath our feet. It comes from television sets, radios and mobile phones. We absorb it from certain fruits, vegetables and nuts. But not all radiation is equal. Electromagnetic radiation, including radiowaves, microwave, visible and infrared light is known [...]

February 17, 2020 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Explainer: How much radiation is harmful to health?

Cancer patients in poorer countries often go without radiation

Cancer patients in poorer countries often go without radiation

– Many cancer patients in low- and middle-income nations who would benefit from radiation treatment don’t receive it, a new study finds. “In Ghana and the Philippines, for example, about eight in 10 cancer patients who need radiation therapy will not receive needed treatment,” said study co-author Dr. Elena Fidarova, a researcher at the International [...]

September 30, 2016 Saheli Health Comments Off on Cancer patients in poorer countries often go without radiation

High-dose radiation may be no better for low-risk prostate cancer

High-dose radiation may be no better for low-risk prostate cancer

WEDNESDAY, April 6, 2016 — Higher doses of radiation may not benefit low-risk prostate cancer patients, a new review suggests. “In the field of radiation oncology, we often assume that the highest dose that the body can tolerate will be most effective at killing cancer,” said senior study author Dr. Robert Den, a researcher at [...]

April 7, 2016 Saheli Health Comments Off on High-dose radiation may be no better for low-risk prostate cancer