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Chest X-rays proven useless for preventing lung cancer, so why are they still used?

7/14/2013 - Still a common practice for doctors to order annual chest X-rays for their patients with suspected lung cancer, it has been long proven that this type of screening tool is useless. Even as far back as the Mayo Lung Project of chest radiographs and cytology screening, conducted during the 1970s and 80s,...

Lack of studies, questionable safety of full body airport x-rays continue to raise alarm

8/19/2012 - A dearth of studies, along with lingering questions about their safety are leading more U.S. passengers to opt out of walking through powerful backscatter X-ray machines used by Transportation Security Administration officials at some airport checkpoints. Instead, more passengers are choosing the...

Dental x-rays can cause brain tumors

4/20/2012 - Most of us know that radiation from X-rays can be harmful to our body. High amounts of radiation exposure can increase the risk of several types of cancer. Ionizing radiation from X-rays can potentially damage the DNA. A recent study published in Cancer, Journal of the American Cancer Society, provides...

Why more thyroid cancer? Fluoridated water, x-rays, and radiation are all to blame

1/17/2012 4:35:47 PM - According to a recent report in USA Today, cases of thyroid cancer have risen 6.5 percent over the past several years, and many medical experts are at a loss for explaining why this is occurring. But mainstream science is ignoring all the most obvious factors that contribute to the disease -- fluoride...

Cruel Medical Radiation

7/7/2011 - With radiation levels increasing accross the entire northern hemisphere the radiation your doctor uses takes on a new dangerous meaning. Physicians know that radiation is dangerous but they cannot help themselves, they love to use radiation both in testing and in treatment. Modifying physician behavior...

TSA security officers flunk physics

11/14/2010 - Since publishing my story about the TSA's naked body scanners and the "opt out" procedure (http://www.naturalnews.com/030100_naked_body_scanners_airport.html), I've received a steady stream of reports from people who are traveling, all of whom are now choosing to opt out of the scanners. The reports...

X-rays can cause childhood leukemia

10/6/2010 - New findings by researchers from the University of California, Berkeley, School of Public Health reveal that X-rays can significantly increase children's risk of developing leukemia. Having even one X-ray, they say, can moderately increase the risk of developing certain kinds of leukemia, calling into...

Americans Exposed to Atomic Bomb Levels of Radiation through Medical Imaging, CT Scans, Mammograms

3/4/2009 - A new report released by the National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurement reveals that Americans' exposure to radiation has increased more than 600 percent over the last three decades. Most of that increase has come from patients' exposure to radiation through medical imaging scans such...

Americans are too fat for X-rays, ultrasound scans

7/27/2006 - U.S. radiologists report that the number of obese people whose X-rays and other medical scans were unreadable because of dense body fat has doubled in the last 15 years. "We noticed over the past couple of years that obesity was playing a role in our ability to see these (scanner) images clearly,"...

Mammograms, X-rays may boost breast cancer risk by 250%

6/27/2006 - An International Agency for Research on Cancer study showed that chest X-rays may increase women's chances of developing breast cancer. The study involved 1,600 women with high-risk BRCA1 and 2 gene mutations. "If confirmed in prospective studies, young women who are members of families known to...

What your dentist doesn't tell you may harm you: dental X-rays linked to low-weight babies

5/9/2004 3:20:25 PM - A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association links dental x-rays to low-weight babies. Women who gave birth to low-weight babies, the study says, were more than twice as likely to have had multiple dental x-rays. That's an interesting find, but the real story is that...

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