Archive: 06/27/2006

Radioactive scorpion venom for fighting cancer

Health physicists are establishing safe procedures for a promising experimental brain-cancer therapy which uses a radioactive version of a protein found in scorpion venom. For many, this will conjure images of Spiderman's ...

Jun 27, 2006
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X-rays linked with breast cancer risk

An analysis of 1,600 European women with genetic mutations that predispose them to breast cancer suggests mammogram X-rays might increase that risk.

Jun 27, 2006
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Report: Secondhand smoke bad at any level

There is no safe level of how much exposure a person has to secondhand tobacco smoke, the U.S. Surgeon General said in a report issued Tuesday.

Jun 27, 2006
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Study finds mobiles excite brain cells

We know cell phones affect the brain. But the question of whether the electromagnetic fields emitted by mobile handsets that excite brain cells actually do any harm remains unanswered, however, by researchers ...

Jun 27, 2006
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Study finds coffee may cut diabetes risk

University of Minnesota researchers say they've determined drinking decaffeinated coffee may lower a person's risk for type 2 diabetes.

Jun 27, 2006
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New water-purification method promises radical improvement

Delft University of Technology (Netherlands) research has discovered a method that could drastically change the way we purify water within a few years. Delft, in partnership with DHV engineering bureau, has developed a compact ...

Jun 27, 2006
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