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[UPDATED] Composer Sakamoto has cancer, cancels engagements via Japan Times

Globally acclaimed composer and musician Ryuichi Sakamoto said Thursday he is suffering from cancer and is canceling all professional commitments to focus on treatment. In a written statement, the New York-based Sakamoto, 62, said he had noticed an unusual feeling … Continue reading

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We Are Giving Ourselves Cancer via The New York Times

DESPITE great strides in prevention and treatment, cancer rates remain stubbornly high and may soon surpass heart disease as the leading cause of death in the United States. Increasingly, we and many other experts believe that an important culprit may … Continue reading

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Experts: More data needed to assess radiation’s role in cancer among Fukushima kids via The Asahi Shimbun

Health experts are at odds on whether radiation from the Fukushima nuclear accident led to an unexpectedly high occurrence rate of thyroid gland cancer among children in Fukushima Prefecture. The prefectural government has been conducting thyroid gland tests on all … Continue reading

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Michael Moore on Memory of Roger Ebert via Facebook

There are so many thoughts going through my head about the passing of one of the most important people of my life – Roger Ebert. You could make the case that he “discovered” me. Here’s the excerpt from my book … Continue reading

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Study: Nuclear Plant Shutdown Results in 4,319 Fewer Cancer Cases via HealthLine News

Closing a nuclear reactor in California has prevented an estimated 4,319 cases of cancer in the past 20 years, according to a new study released Thursday. Researchers studied the population of the state capitol of Sacramento, an area with more … Continue reading

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Fukushima Radiation Increases Cancer Risk for Girls: WHO via Bloomberg

[…] Girls in the most-affected area of Japan’s northeastern Fukushima prefecture have as much as a 70 percent greater probability of thyroid cancer in their lifetimes, while boys’ risk of leukemia is as much as 7 percent higher, the United … Continue reading

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Global report on Fukushima nuclear accident details health risks via World Health Organization

28 February 2013 | GENEVA – A comprehensive assessment by international experts on the health risks associated with the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant (NPP) disaster in Japan has concluded that, for the general population inside and outside of Japan, … Continue reading

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Analysis of WHO report on Fukushima catastrophe via IPPNW

Analysis of WHO report on Fukushima catastrophe Dr. med. Alex Rosen* University Childrens Clinic Düsseldorf August 3rd, 2012 On May 23rd, 2012, the World Health Organization (WHO) published what it called a “Preliminary dose estimation from the nuclear accident after … Continue reading

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Cancer Risk Near San Onofre Nuclear Power Plant to be Studied by Federal Researchers via NBC Southern California

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission will examine cancer rates and other issues at the plant as part of a larger study that will include health risks at seven nuclear power facilities across the nation, including the Dresden Nuclear Power Station … Continue reading

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Fish Getting Skin Cancer From UV Radiation, Scientists Say via The LA Times

f you’re still skeptical that a tan can be dangerous, consider this: Scientists have found that wild fish are getting skin cancer from ultraviolet radiation. Approximately 15% of coral trout in Australia’s Great Barrier Reef had cancerous lesions on their … Continue reading

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