Plastic shielding could help protect astronauts from harmful radiation on long journeys through deep space, new observations from a NASA moon probe suggest. Full story
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - After years on the rise, the number of CT scans performed on kids every year seems to have started falling, according to a new study. Full story
Researchers who analyzed data in children under age 15 who had CT scans between 1996 and 2011 examined the frequency and level of radiation doses. They estimate that of the four million scans performed each year, more than 4,800 kids could develop future cancers as a result of radiation exposure. NB
A new study suggests breast cancer radiation treatment can increase the risk of dying of heart disease before the age of 80, however, as NBC’s Dr. Nancy Snyderman says, radiation technology has evolved significantly since the study first began in 1958.
MaAccording to a new study among early stage breast cancer survivors, those who receive a lumpectomy plus radiation and those who have a mastectomy both have similar rates of survival. The latest research indicates the more invasive surgery isn’t necessarily the better option. NBC’s Dr. Nancy Snyde
A young harpist plays for patients during his mother's radiation therapy sessions at an Indianapolis hospital. WTHR's Anne Marie Tiernan reports.
A pair of satellites armed to withstand an onslaught of cosmic rays is launched to orbit the planet's Van Allen radiation belts. NBCNews.com's Dara Brown reports.
Former Marine Jack Wright , 88, sits at the wedding reception after marrying his girlfriend of 30 years, Shirlene King, 57, in the oncology radiation department of the Veterans Administration hospital in Los Angeles May 7, 2013. Wright is one of 11 remaining U.S. survivors of the Battle for Guadalca
Photos of the bride and groom lie on the cake table after former Marine Jack Wright, 88, married his girlfriend of 30 years, Shirlene King, 57, in the oncology radiation department of the Veterans Administration hospital in Los Angeles May 7, 2013. Wright is one of 11 remaining U.S. survivors of the
Shirlene King, 57, walks into the radiation oncology department of the Veterans Administration hospital in Los Angeles to marry her boyfriend of 30 years, former Marine Jack Wright, 88, May 7, 2013. Wright is one of 11 remaining U.S. survivors of the Battle for Guadalcanal in World War II. He decide