Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Thyroid removal is safe and effective for Graves' disease

(PhysOrg.com) -- Surgical removal of the thyroid isn't usually considered as the first option in treating Graves' disease, but a new University of Wisconsin-Madison study suggests that in experienced hands maybe it should ...

Oncology & Cancer

New radioisotope will improve cancer therapy

The high neutron flux at the Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL) has produced samples of 161Tb, an isotope of terbium with better properties for cancer therapy than existing radiopharmaceutical treatments. Researchers led by Paul ...

Other

Health experts sound warning over iodine rush

Japan's nuclear crisis has sparked panic buying of iodine pills, with online bids exceeding $500 for a single packet, but health experts hosed down the hysteria and warned the pills are of limited use.

Medical research

Study of baby teeth yields new findings on nuclear fallout

Joan Ketterer still recalls the button her son Edward got for donating his baby teeth to what was then a ground-breaking study looking at the effect of nuclear fallout on children born in the St. Louis-area in the 1960s.

Health

High radioactivity found in Japan nuclear workers

Two workers from Japan's stricken Fukushima nuclear plant have been contaminated by high levels of radioactive iodine, the operator said Monday, prompting fears over their long-term health.

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