The past, present and future of cancer
Researchers gather to discuss the state of their field and the potential for new treatments.
By Anne Trafton, MIT News Office. In MIT News (http://web.mit.edu/newsoffice/2011/cancer-symposium-0318.html)
Chernobyl Study Says Health Risks Linger
Nearly 25 years after the accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine, children and teenagers who drank contaminated milk or ate affected cheese in the days and weeks after the explosion still suffer from an increased risk of thyroid cancer, according to a study released Thursday by the National Cancer Institute.
By Gardiner Harris. In The New-York Times (http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/18/health/research/18cancer.html?partner=rss&emc=rss)
The study: http://ehp03.niehs.nih.gov/article/fetchArticle.action?articleURI=info%3Adoi%2F10.1289%2Fehp.1002674
Costlier prostate cancer treatments gain popularity
Newer technologies for treating prostate cancer have surged in popularity in the last decade -- and they have come with a hefty price tag, according to a report published this week.
By Kerry Grens. Reuters (http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/03/17/us-costlier-prostate-idUSTRE72G81Q20110317?pageNumber=1)
Swimming for long hours in pool can lead to cancer
Excessive swimming or taking long baths in chlorinated water may increasethe riskof developing bladder cancer, a new study has claimed.
In Times of India (http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/home/science/Swimming-for-long-hours-in-pool-can-lead-to-cancer/articleshow/7732887.cms)
Nucléaire: la peur d'un mal invisible
Cancers, hémorragies, problèmes digestifs, infectieux ou immunitaires : l'impact des radiations nucléaires, potentiellement dévastateur, est variable et fonction des doses.
By Brigitte Castelnau. AFP (http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5hrbijktXO3-eVmb7szxZ15ed7UhA?docId=CNG.2279aa5ee72619b1ad7ca45f7e824691.21)