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WATCH: Mom Creates 'Chemo Ducks' to Help Kids Feel Safe During Treatment

HooplaHa | Posted 09.27.2016 | Good News

In honor of International Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, we bring you a very special 14-year-old boy, Gabe Sipos, and Gabe's Chemo Duck Program. Born on New Year's Day 2002 in Nashville, Tennessee, Gabe was diagnosed with rhabdomyosarcoma (a soft tissue tumor) in his sinus cavity just one week shy of his first birthday.

Best Wine Pairing for Radiation Burns (Part 4 of 5)

Kirsten Fox | Posted 08.01.2016 | Women
Kirsten Fox

I meet with the friendly, smiling radiation doc. It's hard to see her as a doctor--she looks like a P.E. teacher. With her pixie cut and glowing skin, she talks about beams of radiation, percentages of tissue damage versus effectiveness of the treatment and decreases in the likelihood of cancer recurrence.

The War On Cancers

Jack Kavanaugh | Posted 06.24.2016 | Healthy Living
Jack Kavanaugh

he hope for those (like my own brother) who have what today are deemed as incurable cancers, is that they can be sustained long enough on therapies that slow down or halt cancer progression, giving the opportunity for one of the exciting new therapeutic approaches to become a reality and win the battle and ultimately the War on Cancers.

70 Years Later, Bikini Atoll May Still Be Too Radioactive For Resettlement

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 06.08.2016 | Green

When the United States government persuaded residents of Bikini Atoll in the Marshall Islands to leave their homes, they were told they’d be able to...

Degradation of Indian Point Reactor Triggers NRC Investigation

Roger Witherspoon | Posted 06.01.2016 | Green
Roger Witherspoon

The unprecedented degradation of critical baffle bolts in the Indian Point 2 reactor has triggered an extensive investigation by federal officials see...

Grateful After Breast Cancer: The Urgency of Living

Anne Gro Gulla | Posted 05.31.2016 | Healthy Living
Anne Gro Gulla

I now know that being vulnerable is a good thing; I know that I am loved and that I am strong. I appreciate every day, the rainy storms, the sunshine, the good coffee in the morning, everything. I can't get enough of it. I am more fearless then ever and have never been more calm and relaxed.

Conquering My Fears: Grateful After Breast Cancer

Anne Gro Gulla | Posted 05.23.2016 | Healthy Living
Anne Gro Gulla

I was ready to move on from cancer to a different kind of life. I was curious to find out what it was exactly. One step at the time. As usual, my inner child was very impatient to move on, to run towards the next phase. But first I had to finish my daily visits to the hospital.

Some Earth Day Headlines Reveal a Hidden Threat to Human and Environmental Health

David Ropeik | Posted 04.22.2016 | Green
David Ropeik

Study - Warming giving U.S. the type of weather we prefer - for now. A seemingly witty little analysis by Patrick Egan of NYU and Megan Mullin of Du...

23 Years of Radioactive Rainfall at New York Nuclear Plant

Roger Witherspoon | Posted 04.18.2016 | Green
Roger Witherspoon

For the past 23 years, Entergy engineers have tried unsuccessfully to ignore, live with, and then stop a radioactive rain from the Indian Point 2 reactor cavity from falling onto workers inside the massive containment building.

Fallout From Fukushima: A 100,000-Year Hangover

This Planet | Posted 04.05.2016 | Green
This Planet

It's the fifth anniversary of the Fukushima nuclear disaster; the damaged power plant is still leaking 150 tons of water into the ocean every single day, and radiation continues to wash up on the far shores of the Pacific Ocean.

GroundTruth Films: Fukushima Diary

Beth Murphy | Posted 04.04.2016 | World
Beth Murphy

Signs covering Fukushima Station are a distraction from the fact that 100,000 people are still displaced in the Prefecture. Burn clothes: Wear 'em, t...

'Ice Wall' Is Japan's Last-Ditch Effort To Contain Fukushima Radiation

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 04.01.2016 | Green

• The nearly mile-long structure consists of underground pipes designed to form a frozen barrier around the crippled reactors.• The $312 million s...

The 'Pinhole' Cancer Treatment You've Probably Never Heard of

Peter Pattison | Posted 04.01.2016 | Science
Peter Pattison

It's time to give interventional oncologists the attention and recognition they deserve for improving the lives of cancer patients.

Five Years After Fukushima, U.S. Nuclear Safety Upgrades Lagging

Elliott Negin | Posted 03.10.2016 | Green
Elliott Negin

This week is the 5th anniversary of one of the worst disasters in the history of nuclear power. Unfortunately the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission has not done enough to ensure that kind of an accident can't happen here.

Japanese Seafood Is Mostly Free From Fukushima Radiation

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 03.01.2016 | Science

Nearly five years after the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster, most seafood caught off the coast of Japan is safe to eat, according to a new study. T...

Breaking Through: It's Been One of Those Months

Sheyna E. Gifford, MD, MA, MS | Posted 03.17.2016 | Science
Sheyna E. Gifford, MD, MA, MS

Making discoveries, breaking legs, breaking mountainsides and records: that's been that kind of month. A really good month, all things considered.

Indian Point Contaminates the Hudson River With Uncontrollable Radioactive Flow

Roger Witherspoon | Posted 02.15.2016 | Green
Roger Witherspoon

For more than a decade, it has been impossible for operators of the Indian Point nuclear power plant to stop highly radioactive reactor and spent fuel pool coolant from leaking into the groundwater and migrating to the Hudson River.

Boy, Oh Boy, Do I Love Radiation! -- By Your Dentist

Steven Shehori | Posted 02.08.2016 | Comedy
Steven Shehori

Great to see you again! Wow, hard to believe it's been six months already. Time sure flies between check-ups, don't you think?

January Woes

Paola K Amaras | Posted 01.26.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Paola K Amaras

January is a time of renewal and regression, happiness and sadness, life and death. It's two-faced Janus, looking backward and forward. It's a time of...

American Casualties of the U.S. Nuclear Weapons Program

Lawrence Wittner | Posted 01.03.2016 | Politics
Lawrence Wittner

When Americans think about nuclear weapons, they comfort themselves with the thought that the vast, nuclear destruction of human life has not taken place since 1945 -- at least not yet. But, in reality, nuclear weapon-related destruction has taken place, with shocking levels of U.S. casualties.

Naomi Oreskes and Hypocrisy. Using the Same Tactics to Attack Nuclear Power That She Criticizes in Merchants of Doubt

David Ropeik | Posted 12.22.2015 | Green
David Ropeik

Naomi Oreskes is cherry-picking and distorting scientific evidence to cloud the public understanding of scientific facts to advance a political agenda.

70 Years Of Atomic Weaponry: At Least 33,480 Americans Dead

McClatchy DC | Mehreen Kasana | Posted 12.11.2015 | Politics

JACKSON, S.C. Byron Vaigneur watched as a brownish sludge containing plutonium broke through the wall of his office on Oct. 3, 1975, and began puddlin...

ExxonMobil, Climate Change, and Merchants of Doubt. Big Companies Aren't the Only Ones Slinging Science Bullsh-t.

David Ropeik | Posted 12.02.2015 | Green
David Ropeik

When does "GMOS are unsafe" or "Vaccines are dangerous" or "Climate change isn't happening" go from advocacy to falsely yelling "Fire" in a theater? Has ExxonMobil crossed that line? Greenpeace? The organics industry?

Preserving Your Fertility After a Cancer Diagnosis

Dr. David Adamson | Posted 11.18.2015 | Women
Dr. David Adamson

Today's advances in medical treatment have helped more cancer survivors start or add to families. To optimize your results, work closely with your oncologist and consult a fertility specialist immediately - before treatment. That way, you can make the best decision for your health and your future family.

Troubleshooting Climate Change

Mike DeLeonardis | Posted 11.12.2015 | Green
Mike DeLeonardis

We now stand at a crossroads. However unintentional, humans are responsible for climate change. It is time we own up to that and deal with the problem in earnest. For what we do today will forever determine our future trajectory. Could this crisis be the impetus that moves us to the next stage of civilization or to extinction?