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Apple and Samsung phones are reportedly being investigated by the FCC for emitting too much radiation

Apple and Samsung phones are reportedly being investigated by the FCC for emitting too much radiationThe iPhone 7 and iPhone 8 — and Samsung's Galaxy S8, Galaxy S9, and Galaxy J3 — emitted more radiation than they should have in an independent test.



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Russian doctor has trace of radiation after explosion

Russian doctor has trace of radiation after explosionMore than 100 Russian medical workers who helped treat victims of a recent mysterious explosion at a military testing range have undergone checks and one man has been found with a trace of radiation, officials said Friday. It was followed by a brief rise in radiation levels in nearby Severodvinsk, but the authorities insisted it didn’t pose any danger. The Arkhangelsk regional administration said Friday that 110 medical workers have undergone checks that one man was found with a low amount of radioactive cesium-137 in his muscle tissue.



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'Not good!' Donald Trump blames Russia for mysterious 'Skyfall' explosion, radiation spike

'Not good!' Donald Trump blames Russia for mysterious 'Skyfall' explosion, radiation spikeDonald Trump tweaked Russia over a mysterious explosion he said was tied to a nuclear-powered missile Moscow officials have described as a new weapon.



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Missile Explosion Prompts Radiation Warnings in Russia

Missile Explosion Prompts Radiation Warnings in RussiaWas the explosion, which reportedly killed three people, a test of the Burevestnik nuclear-powered cruise missile gone awry?



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Radiation 'spike' and two killed in blast at Russian missile testing base

Radiation 'spike' and two killed in blast at Russian missile testing baseTwo people have been killed when an engine exploded and burned at a Russian missile testing base, the third major fire involving the country's military this summer. The defence ministry said six employees of the military and a weapons developer were injured in a blast during testing of a "liquid-fuel reactive propulsion system," which then reportedly caught fire. State media have reported that 15 people were injured. The accident took place in the Arkhangelsk region in the far north. Reports placed it at a base near the town of Nyonoksa where the navy tests ballistic missiles. The town is south of Russia's main submarine-building facilities in Severodvinsk. Authorities in the city said radiation levels had shot up briefly on Thursday before decreasing, while the defence ministry said they had remained normal. The Arkhangelsk port said the bay near the base where the explosion occurred would be closed to shipping for the next month.  An earlier picture of the missile testing base where the explosion reportedly occurred Credit: AFP/Getty In 2015, a missile fell near a home in Nyonoksa during tests. Interfax news agency quoted a source as saying the incident was caused by safety violations. The incident was only the latest deadly conflagration for Russia's armed forces. On Monday, a massive fire set off explosions in an arms depot at a base in Siberia. One person was killed and 16,000 had to be evacuated. A fireball rises from an ammunition depot in Siberia that caught fire on Monday  Credit: Dmitry Dub/Reuters In July, a fire on a nuclear-powered deep-sea submersible killed 14 sailors and nearly caused a "global catastrophe," a naval officer said at their funeral. Russia has been pouring billions of dollars a year into modernising its military, which still relies heavily on Soviet-era equipment.



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Chernobyl's 'sarcophagus,' which helped contain the spread of radiation, is being dismantled because it's teetering on collapse

Chernobyl's 'sarcophagus,' which helped contain the spread of radiation, is being dismantled because it's teetering on collapseThe Ukrainian company that manages the Chernobyl plant will tear down its protective "sarcophagus," which is surrounded by a 32,000-ton shell.



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North Korean Defectors Show Signs Of Possible Radiation Exposure

North Korean Defectors Show Signs Of Possible Radiation ExposureAt least four North Korean defectors have shown symptoms consistent with radiation exposure, including chromosomal abnormalities, South Korea’s Unification Ministry said Wednesday.



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Shannen Doherty Undergoes 'Frightening' First Day of Radiation: 'I Hate It'

The 45-year-old Charmed actress began her first day of radiation on Monday and documented the next step in her treatment process on Instagram.

“First day of radiation treatment. I look like I’m about to make a run for it which is accurate. Radiation is frightening to me. Something about not being able to see the laser, see the treatment and having this machine moving around you just scares me,” Doherty captioned a photo of herself sitting in the doctor’s office in a hospital gown.

“I’m sure I’ll get used to it but right now…. I hate it. #radiation #radiationmondaysucks #stillfightiglikeagirl,” the post continued.

Doherty first opened up about her battle with cancer to PEOPLE in August 2015. “Yes, I have breast cancer, and I am currently undergoing treatment,” the actress said in an exclusive statement to PEOPLE. “I am continuing to eat right, exercise and stay very positive about my life,” she continued. “I am thankful to my family, friends and doctors for their support and, of course, my fans who have stood by me.”

But in the year-and-a-half since she revealed her diagnosis, the actress has openly shared her journey, documenting her hair shavesharing photos and videos of her cancer treatment on social media and attending cancer awareness events. In October, she documented her experience with yet another round of chemotherapy, and shared an Instagram video of herself receiving an injection from her nurse.

“Chemo day. I’m lucky to have such a great team!!!” she captioned the post. “Dawn has been taking care of me pretty from much the start along with Dr. Piro, Joyce, Rosie, Kathy and everyone else at the clinic.”

“I don’t enjoy chemo day or needle like things in my chest or my port but, at least with this crew it’s not so bad,” she continued, before urging her followers: “Make sure you connect not only with your oncologist but also the person administering your chemo. Thank you to the Los Angeles Clinic.”

 

This article originally appeared on People.com.


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New Guidelines Say Radiation Can Lower Risk of Breast Cancer Recurrence After a Mastectomy

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 21, 2016 (HealthDay News)—New guidelines issued by three leading cancer organizations suggest that more breast cancer patients should consider radiation therapy after a mastectomy.

Overall, the guidelines say there’s enough evidence to show radiation treatment after a mastectomy decreases the risk of breast cancer recurrence, and that even women with smaller tumors and three or fewer lymph nodes involved can benefit from the therapy.

“The new guidelines say there is clear evidence that the benefit of [post-mastectomy radiation therapy] extends to women with limited lymph node involvement,” said Dr. Stephen Edge. He is vice president for health care outcomes and policy at Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, N.Y. Edge was co-chair of the panel that developed the new guidelines.

One radiation treatment expert welcomed the updated recommendations.

“The guideline is timely,” said Dr. Janna Andrews, an attending physician in radiation medicine at Norwell Health Cancer Institute, in Lake Success, N.Y. “The field of post-mastectomy radiation is changing. It’s always up for discussion now as to who needs [post-mastectomy radiation therapy].”

The new guidelines help clarify what used to be a gray area, Andrews explained. “In the past, if a woman had a small tumor, less than 5 centimeters, and not more than three or four positive lymph nodes, many doctors would say she does not need [post-mastectomy radiation therapy],” she said.

The guidelines don’t offer a single formula for which patients need radiation therapy, Edge noted. But they do focus on the group of women for whom there is the most debate about the value of radiation.

“There is a great deal of controversy about whether women with one, two or three lymph nodes [with cancer] have sufficient risk to warrant radiation,” he said. “For women with four or more lymph nodes involved, everyone would recommend radiation.”

The guidelines also strongly support input from all specialists who treat breast cancer in making the decision about radiation treatment. That typically includes the surgeon, radiation physician and an oncologist.

Doctors need to weigh the risks and benefits, Edge added. Side effects can include redness of the skin, swelling and skin breakdown severe enough to compromise future breast reconstruction, he explained.

Edge said that doctors need to consider patients individually. For instance, he explained, ”a woman 65 who has microscopic involvement in a single lymph node and an estrogen-receptor positive cancer would be very different from a 38-year-old who has three lymph nodes involved and so-called triple-negative breast cancer.” The younger woman, he said, would typically be advised to get radiation.

The older woman, because her risk is lower, should have a discussion with her doctor to decide if the benefit outweighs the risk, Edge noted.

Andrews said that one take-home message for patients is to expect the surgeon to have consulted with the radiation oncologist and others on her team. If a woman’s doctor tells her she does not need radiation after a mastectomy, the woman should be told why and she should ask if the radiation oncologist weighed in on the decision.

Edge was a panel representative from the American Society of Clinical Oncology, which created the guidelines along with the American Society for Radiation Oncology and the Society of Surgical Oncology.

All three groups published the guidelines online this week in their respective journals: the Journal of Clinical Oncology, Practical Radiation Oncology and the Annals of Surgical Oncology.

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To learn more about radiation in breast cancer treatment, visit BreastCancer.org.


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