Navigation Links
3 or More X-Rays May Raise Leukemia Risk Among Kids: Study
Date:10/8/2010

before birth. They found that kids were 1.85 times more likely to develop that type of leukemia if they had had three or more X-rays. In a separate part of the study, the researchers looked at kids with acute myeloid leukemia, but found no link between that type of leukemia and exposure to X-rays.

In the big picture, the increased risk doesn't greatly increase the risk of leukemia in children overall. In general, about four out of every 100,000 kids develop the specific kind of leukemia in question, study co-author Buffler said, and if the risk doubled the number would go to eight.

The results are surprising in light of previous assumptions about the safety of X-rays. "We're talking about fairly routine diagnostic X-rays," Buffler said.

Why might X-rays be so risky? Research suggests that the kind of radiation found in X-rays can cause cells in the body to mutate and create cancer, Buffler explained. And CT scans, which have grown in popularity in recent years, create more radiation than traditional X-rays, she noted. Future studies will look into the effects of CT scans on leukemia rates, she added.

The findings make sense to Dr. Anna Meadows, an oncologist at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and a professor of pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania.

"The bottom line is that any kind of radiation X-ray can increase the risk of cancer. There is a risk here, but the risk is small," she said.

"Doctors should not be ordering X-rays without a good reason," Meadows added. "But if there is a good reason, they shouldn't hesitate."

More information

Learn more about leukemia from the U.S. National Library of Medicine.

SOURCES: Anna Meadows, M.D., oncologist, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, and professor, pediatrics, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia; Patricia Buffler, Ph.D., professor, e
'/>"/>

Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Chest X-rays Can Help Predict Which H1N1 Patients Are at Greatest Risk
2. Chest X-rays can help predict which H1N1 patients are at greatest risk
3. CT technique eliminates the need for X-rays in trauma patients with possible spinal fractures
4. Challenging the use of routine repeated chest X-rays in certain patients
5. Top down approach helps academic medical center reduce unnecessary emergency department X-rays
6. X-rays linked to increased childhood leukemia risk
7. New Report: $1 Cigarette Tax Increase Would Raise $418.8 Million for Texas and Cut Youth Smoking
8. New Report: $1 Cigarette Tax Increase Would Raise $18.6 Million for Montana and Cut Youth Smoking
9. New Report: $1 Cigarette Tax Increase Would Raise $24.8 Million for Wyoming and Cut Youth Smoking
10. New Report: $1 Cigarette Tax Increase Would Raise $43.3 Million for Utah and Cut Youth Smoking
11. New Report: $1 Cigarette Tax Increase Would Raise $113.9 Million for Colorado and Cut Youth Smoking
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
3 or More X-Rays May Raise Leukemia Risk Among Kids: Study
(Date:5/29/2015)... 30, 2015 “In the current ... and federal regulations, we provide education that will ... who are suffering from pain, within the boundaries ... MD, professor of rehabilitation medicine and President/Medical Director ... Park, Kansas. , A new flight of PAINWeekEnd ...
(Date:5/29/2015)... CO (PRWEB) May 29, 2015 What ... from The Denver Foundation, community comes together to plant ... to build neighborhoods and awareness of critical issues. Community ... Metro Denver and beyond. , "What Community Does" was ... community foundation in Colorado, and released during the foundation’s ...
(Date:5/29/2015)... 29, 2015 The third annual Newport ... now closed to new registration, starts outside the east ... exciting competitive running event demonstrates the power of combining ... public benefit – in this case, historic preservation. ... the famed Ocean Drive and passes by many Bellevue ...
(Date:5/29/2015)... 29, 2015 The Recovery Village ... abuse, and co-occurring mental health treatment facility, will ... for the general public on June 1st, and ... Recovery Village at Palmer Lake will offer affordable ... utilizing traditional and evidence-based therapies, in a luxurious ...
(Date:5/29/2015)... According to a recent HealthDay article, a government ... a substance abuse problem - the data, which was gathered ... full-time jobs, revealed that 9.5% of those workers had an ... National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCAAD) reports drug ... 70% of the 14.8 million illicit drug users in America ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:PAINWeekEnd Kansas City: Pain Management CME for the Main Street Practitioner 2Health News:What Community Does: A New Video from The Denver Foundation 2Health News:The Newport 10 Miler at Fort Adams, an Outstanding Example of Event Marketing Helping in Preservation, is Now Completely Booked for 2015 2Health News:The Newport 10 Miler at Fort Adams, an Outstanding Example of Event Marketing Helping in Preservation, is Now Completely Booked for 2015 3Health News:Advanced Recovery Systems Announces the Opening of The Recovery Village at Palmer Lake 2Health News:Novus Medical Detox Comments on Government Study Findings: One in 10 American Workers Struggling with Substance Abuse 2Health News:Novus Medical Detox Comments on Government Study Findings: One in 10 American Workers Struggling with Substance Abuse 3Health News:Novus Medical Detox Comments on Government Study Findings: One in 10 American Workers Struggling with Substance Abuse 4
... Hall of Fame inductees Jackson Browne and Graham Nash ... biggest problem: the health of our peopleWASHINGTON, Jan. 6 ... The Vineeta Foundation, a health and human rights organization, ... the Health for All Blue Diamond Ball will be ...
... FASgen, Inc. is pleased to announce that it has ... Inc. This agreement will give Centocor, Inc. and ... the opportunity to discover and develop novel small molecule ... selective inhibition of Fatty Acid Synthase (FAS) for ...
... 6 Nanotechnology can be described as,the ... changing the way many,industries think of surface ... boat hull, a self-cleaning aircraft or a ... commercial reality using nanotechnology,materials and concepts. Nanovere ...
... Heine and Riester, giving physicians and researchers a one-stop online shop ... ... (Vocus) January 6, 2009 -- ORSupply.com, the largest online marketplace for ... unveiling a new range of otoscopes from Welch Allyn, Heine, and ...
... of member self-scheduling via the Internet , ... ... the industry leader in online customer self-scheduling software, announced several ... base. Major program providers such as Lifecare, Inc., which ...
... Jan. 6 Dr. Siegal,s Direct Nutritionals, ... ) and,worldwide distributor of the internationally-popular Dr. ... products, today announced,that renowned physician, author, and ... attend a grand opening event at the ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Health for All Blue Diamond Ball Scheduled to Celebrate Obama's Inauguration 2Health News:FASgen, Inc. Announces Research and License Agreement With Centocor, Inc. 2Health News:Nanotechnology Causes Disruption - Cross Industry 2Health News:ORSupply.com Unveils Largest Selection of Otoscopes Available Anywhere 2Health News:ORSupply.com Unveils Largest Selection of Otoscopes Available Anywhere 3Health News:Online Scheduling Software Is Revolutionizing the Wellness Industry 2Health News:Dr. Sanford Siegal and Weight Loss Success Story Josie Raper, Who Appears on Current People Magazine Cover, to Attend Grand Opening of Dr. Siegal's COOKIE DIET Store in Beverly Hills 2
(Date:5/29/2015)... 2015 Amgen (NASDAQ: AMGN ) ... 3, global, randomized, placebo-controlled trials evaluating AMG 416, ... hyperparathyroidism (SHPT) in patients with chronic kidney disease ... endpoint, demonstrating that a greater proportion of patients ... than 30 percent reduction in parathyroid hormone (PTH) ...
(Date:5/28/2015)... 2015 Zimmer Holdings, Inc. (NYSE and SIX: ... with buyers to divest in the United ... assets, Biomet Discovery® Elbow System assets and Cobalt™ bone ... Zimmer,s pending acquisition of Biomet, Inc. ("Biomet").  ... constructively with the Bureau of Competition Staff of the ...
(Date:5/28/2015)... , May 28, 2015  Maetrics ( http://maetrics.com ... life sciences sector, wrapped up a successful conference, "The ... Medical Technology industry," today in Zurich ... http://www.maetrics.ch ) and its Switzerland -based ... on the Medical Technology field to an exclusive local ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Amgen Presents Pooled Phase 3 AMG 416 Data For The Treatment Of Secondary Hyperparathyroidism In Patients With Chronic Kidney Disease 2Amgen Presents Pooled Phase 3 AMG 416 Data For The Treatment Of Secondary Hyperparathyroidism In Patients With Chronic Kidney Disease 3Amgen Presents Pooled Phase 3 AMG 416 Data For The Treatment Of Secondary Hyperparathyroidism In Patients With Chronic Kidney Disease 4Amgen Presents Pooled Phase 3 AMG 416 Data For The Treatment Of Secondary Hyperparathyroidism In Patients With Chronic Kidney Disease 5Amgen Presents Pooled Phase 3 AMG 416 Data For The Treatment Of Secondary Hyperparathyroidism In Patients With Chronic Kidney Disease 6Amgen Presents Pooled Phase 3 AMG 416 Data For The Treatment Of Secondary Hyperparathyroidism In Patients With Chronic Kidney Disease 7Zimmer Announces Agreements in Furtherance of Pending Biomet Merger 2Zimmer Announces Agreements in Furtherance of Pending Biomet Merger 3Zimmer Announces Agreements in Furtherance of Pending Biomet Merger 4Zimmer Announces Agreements in Furtherance of Pending Biomet Merger 5Zimmer Announces Agreements in Furtherance of Pending Biomet Merger 6Maetrics Hosts Innovative Medical Cluster Event in Switzerland 2
... MOBEE headboxes are ... Xltek's line of portable ... with a robust new ... latest software, XLTEK's standard ...
The ACCU-Beam® line of Surgical Microscope Accessories includes digital camera adaptors, beam splitters, objective lenses, fiber optic cables, and fiberoptic retrofits....
The ACCU-Beam® line of Surgical Microscope Accessories includes digital camera adaptors, beam splitters, objective lenses, fiber optic cables, and fiberoptic retrofits....
... The ACCU-Beam® line of Surgical Microscope Accessories ... lenses, fiber optic cables, and fiberoptic retrofits. ... (US pat. no. 5,264,928) is the only ... 3CCD cameras on the same adaptor body. ...
Medicine Products: