Reprogramming stem cells may prevent cancer after radiation

After full body radiation, certain faulty stem cells re-engineer the blood system that creates cancer risk in people which can be prevented by artificially activating a stem cell maintenance pathway, research has found.

Radiation may cause brain tumours later in life

Exposure to radiation either as a result of a nuclear accident or during treatment of diseases may increase the risk of brain tumours in people under the age of 30, says an Indian-origin specialist.

Sun emits fourth `X-class` solar flare in a week

The sun emitted its fourth X-class solar flare since Oct. 23, 2013.

Vegetable compound may offer protection against `lethal` radiation doses

Researchers have said that a compound derived from cruciferous vegetable like cabbage, cauliflower and broccoli helps protect rats and mice from lethal doses of radiation.

Airport scanners emit less radiation than thought

A new US report shows that people absorb less radiation from airport body scanners than they do while standing in line waiting for the scan itself.

Make sure your next mobile isn`t a health hazard

When Gaurav asked for a mobile phone, with all his classmates showing off their smartphones, his mother was unwilling to spend too much on something she believed was only good for making calls. She bought him a smartphone from a lesser known brand, for just upwards of Rs.4,000. But, did she consider how safe it was?

Telcos too afraid to find link between mobiles and brain cancer, says neurosurgeon

While fatal brain cancer is on the rise, questions have been raised whether it is caused by radiations from mobile phones.

Protein that protects cancer cells from chemotherapy identified

A protein that protects cancer cells from chemotherapy has been identified.

Radiation is good for you, says Ann Coulter

New York: Right-wing blowhard Ann Coulter has become the latest celebrity to cause a stir with her controversial remarks on the disaster in Japan.