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Japan's Tsunami tore off Manhattan-sized iceberg in Antarctica

Japan's devastating 9.0-magnitude earthquake in March affected the lives of at least 15,600 people, caused the worst nuclear disaster in more than two decades and also broke off nearly 50 square miles of icebergs from Antarctica, NASA scientists report.

Find out if your mobile phone is emitting harmful radiation

As concerns grow in the United States about cell phones and cancer risk, many mobile users are eager to know how much radiation their handsets emit.

Radiation from Japan reaches Las Vegas

In what is seen as a predictable development in the nuclear crisis affecting Japan, it has been reported that tiny amounts of radiation have traveled all the way from Japan and reached Las Vegas.

Japan on verge of nuclear disaster

Japan’s worst fears seem to be coming true. Three explosions have hit its nuclear plant and released dangerous radiation in the atmosphere.

Cell phones lead to temporary changes in brain--study

Talking on the cell phone for 50 minutes is enough to alter the activity in parts of the brain that are closest to phone's antenna, states a new study.

Breastfeeding protects childhood cancer survivors--study

What's good for baby is also good for mother! When women who have survived cancer follow nature's lead and breastfeed their babies, they not only provide substantial benefits to the newborn, but also themselves, claims a new study.

Michael Douglas has throat cancer; remains 'very optimistic'

Oscar winning actor Michael Douglas has been diagnosed with a tumor in his throat. Fortunately, it doesn't appear to be life-threatening, and the actor is expected to make a full recovery, according to multiple tabloid reports, citing the U.S. star’s spokesman.

Nuclear test islands might be resettled

Livermore, Calif. -- U.S. scientists say soil cleanup methods might be effective in allowing residents to resettle on some islands where 1950 nuclear tests were held.

Researchers Bill Robison and Terry Hamilton of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory calculated the radiation doses for people possibly returning to Bikini, Enjebi and Rongelap Islands and found some could have lower radioactive levels than the average background dose for residents in the United States and Europe.

CT scans increase risk of cancer

San Francisco, December 15-- A new research shows that the risk of cancer is higher due to overexposure of CT scan radiations.

Chemical stops radiation-caused leukemia

DENVER, April 20 -- U.S. researchers say they have determined treatment with biphosphonates could prevent radiation-induced leukemia.

Alexandra Miller, a senior scientist at the U.S. Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute, said her research is designed to help military and space agency personnel, who are more likely to be exposed to risky levels of radiation than the general population. However, she said the research could have applications for civilian populations as well.

"It is possible, although not yet proven, that the compound we studied could have a general effect on leukemia associated with causes other than radiation, such as age, which is much more common," said Miller.