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Dental X-Rays Raise Tumor Risk
Published on Wednesday, April 11, 2012 by Frequent dental X-rays, particularly in childhood, may be linked to an increased risk of the most common brain tumor in adulthood, say researchers who suggest minimizing the use of X-rays, especially among people without symptoms of tooth or gum problems. Dr. Elizabeth B. Claus, an epidemiologist at the Yale School of Medicine in New Haven, Conn., and at Brigham and ...
Cancer Risk From Dental X-Rays
Published on Friday, January 27, 2012 by The well-documented evidence on the radiation dangers of premenopausal mammography are persuasive, although belatedly recognized. In striking contrast, the evidence on the dangers of routine and highly profitable dental radiation, particularly in children, are still virtually unrecognized, warns the Cancer Prevention Coalition. However, these concerns are not new, sa...
CT Scans Increase Child Cancer Risk
Published on Tuesday, May 10, 2011 by Study Shows Advantages of Postponing CT Scans of Kids' Head Injuries A considerable number of CT scans performed on children with head injuries are unnecessary, researchers from Boston Children's Hospital Boston and UC Davis reported in the journal Pediatrics. If more children were placed under observation, the need for CT (Computed Tomography) scans would be sig...