Tag: "radioactive" at medical news
UK Army Personnel Involved in Iraqi Invasion Not at Risk from Depleted Uranium
... about the health of military personnel exposed to radioactive
depleted uranium, say the authors....
Patients Find Healthy Vein in Old Austrian Mine
...eep inside a disused mine to breathe in a natural radioactive
gas, hoping it will help what ails them. After a...stimulating effect of radon, a naturally occurring radioactive
gas element that in high concentrations and long exposures is said to carry serious health risks. ...
The Bottleneck in Neuroblastoma
...ng used and studied at Children's Hospital employs radioactive
isotopes that zero in on neuroblastoma cells to selectively kill those cells with radiation. Other tools include retinoids--biological molecules that hone in on cancer cells, angiogenesis inhibitors that cut off a tumor's blood supply, and tyrosine...
Impotence and Incontinence Greatly Reduced With New Prostate Cancer Treatment
... prostate at specific points, and then inserting a radioactive
isotope either temporarily (HDR) or permanently (tiny implants) into each tube to deliver the appropriate dose. Until recently, the precision of HDR brachytherapy was determined by positioning of the tubes based on CT imaging. However, CT scans ten...
Resident Bacteria May Help Clean Phosphorous From Lakes
...n the laboratory. In one experiment, they will add radioactive
phosphorus that will help them track which bacteria are responsible for phosphorus recycling. 'Eutrophication of freshwater lakes is a problem everywhere in the developed world, and in many developing countries as well,' she says....
Depleted Uranium Weapons can Cause Lung Cancer
... developing cancers. DU is a dense, inadequately radioactive
metal that is used in armour-piercing shells and huge amounts of this metal was used by US and UK army during the Iraq invasion in 2003. In the first study undertaken to find out DU's effects on human lung cells, toxicologist John Wise and colleag...
Are Main Rivers in Himalayas Under Threat?
...ocate the sensor that contains plutonium, a highly radioactive
element but were unsuccessful. When news of the ...here are parallels with Chernobyl in Ukraine where radioactive
material leaked out from a nuclear plant in 1986, killing at least 56 people and exposing thousands ...
Lymphoma Patients Maybe Helped by Adding Radioimmunotherapy to Chemo
...designed to kill lymphoma cells with the help of a radioactive
atom. We found that adding a radioactive
monoclonal antibody to standard chemotherapy helped lymphoma patients achieve a higher complete resp...
Esophageal Cancer Patients' Positive Responses to Chemotherapy Accurately Identified by PET
...uch as fluorodeoxyglucose or FDG, which which is a radioactive
analog of sugar) is injected into the vein of a pa... where FDG is by tracking photons given off by the radioactive
tracer. PET scanning provides information at a molecular levelnot available through other procedures...
Brain Tumor Patients Survival Depends on Predicting Treatment Responses Earlier
...oninvasive imaging technique that uses short-lived radioactive
substances to produce three-dimensional images of those substances functioning within the body. A special type of camera works with computers to provide precise pictures of the areas of the body being imaged and molecular images of the body's biologi...
Tobaccos Radiation is Very Much Higher Than from Leaves at Chernobyl
...ve that cancer deaths among smokers are due to the radioactive
content of tobacco leaves and not to nicotine and tar," said Papastefanou. The findings appear in the journal Radiation Protection Dosimetry, reports New Scientist....
Study Finds Lymphoma Drug Effective Over Long Term
...nes an antibody that seeks out cancer cells, and a radioactive
form of the element iodine. When injected, it trav...gimen, a patient receives an injected test dose of radioactive
Bexxar, followed one to two weeks later with a custom-tailored therapeutic dose. After that, the the...
National Cancer Database Reveals Disparities in Access to Thyroid Cancer Surgery
...al of the thyroid gland (thyroidectomy) as well as radioactive
iodine treatment, and thyroid hormone replacement. It is common to combine two or more of these methods, and most patients are cured of thyroid cancer through treatment. The American Cancer Society estimates that there will be about 33,000 new case...
Tritium Risks at New Heights
...s in Canada could be releasing dangerous levels of radioactive
tritium . A study released Tuesday said Canada's... Darlington. There is no evidence the release of radioactive
tritium into the Great Lakes by Ontario nuclear power plants poses a public health threat, Premier D...
Canadians Urged to Renovate Houses to Check Radon Gas Radiation
...n from radon gas. Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive
substance and byproduct of the decay of uranium in...eping into homes. An exception is Oka, Que., where radioactive
tailings from an old niobium mine has been blamed on elevated readings in homes, said Tracy. Dave ...
New International Health Regulations to Enter into Force Tomorrow
...oncern, including those caused by chemical agents, radioactive
materials and contaminated food. According to a WHO release, in the early 21st century, demographic, economic and environmental pressures have created a unique combination of conditions that allow new and re-emerging infectious diseases to spread ...
International Health Security to Be Tackled on World Health Day
...es caused by natural disasters, chemical spills or radioactive
accidents and the impact of AIDS. A WHO document noted that 134.6 million people were affected by international crises and humanitarian emergencies in 2006 and 21,342 were killed by natural disasters. The current state of health systems worldwide...
PET Imaging Identifies Aggressive Kidney Cancers That Require Surgery
...oninvasive imaging technique that uses short-lived radioactive
substances to produce three-dimensional color images of those substances functioning within the body. Unlike CT (computerized tomography) and MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), which provide anatomic images, PET scanning provides information about the...
DU Test Finds UK Troops Uranium Free
...clear reactors or in weapons. It is 60 per cent as radioactive
as natural uranium. Because of its hardness, it has been used in engineering projects, as well as in the construction of military tanks and anti-tank weapons, such as those used in the 1991 Gulf War, in Bosnia in 1994-5, Kosovo in 1999 and in the...
J591- an Antibody Exclusively Targets Tumors
... a vehicle for selectively transporting drugs or a radioactive
isotope to destroy the blood vessels that feed tum...t anti-tumor activity." The research team used a radioactive
tracer, attached to the antibody, to follow J591's progress throughout the body. The trial involved ...
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