Full-body scanners at airports pose no health risk

Cancer, General Health
ABC World News is reporting on whether radiation exposure from full-body scanners to be implemented by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) pose health risks for passengers. ABC's Betsy Stark noted, "Most of the scanners about to be deployed in the US use x-rays to look for objects hidden under clothes." While exposure to x-rays, to radiation, can increase the risk of cancer, according to the machine's manufacturers, and (even more importantly) an independent study ... the scanners pose little to no health risk. The Los Angeles Times "Booster Shots" blog reported that for its part, "the American College of Radiology has issued" an official statement that the group "is not aware of any evidence that either of the scanning technologies that the TSA is considering would present significant biological effects for…
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National Cancer Institute Researcher Admits Abortion-Breast Cancer Link True

Bioethics, Cancer, Mental Health, Woman's Health
The National Cancer Institute gained a reputation for putting politics over science when it did everything possible to deny dissenting opinion during a meeting to establish whether or not a link exists between abortion and breast cancer. But now, the main NCI acivist who got the agency to deny the abortion-breast cancer link has co-authored a study admitting the abortion-breast cancer link is true, calling it a "known risk factor." Here's the story as reported by LifeNews.com. Scientists and educators about the abortion-breast cancer link point to a new study that shows a top NCI official may be re-thinking the refusal to acknowledge the link. The study, conducted by Jessica Dolle, appears in the April, 2009 issue of the prestigious cancer epidemiology journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention. The Dolle study, conducted…
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