Cell phone use can increase possible cancer risk

(CNN) — Radiation from cell phones can possibly cause cancer, according to the World Health Organization. The agency now lists mobile phone use in the same “carcinogenic hazard” category as lead, engine exhaust and chloroform. Before its announcement Tuesday, WHO had assured consumers that no adverse health effects had been established. A team of 31 scientists … Continue reading

Nuclear medicine hits the road

By Candace Chase/The Daily Inter Lake | Heads turn when Kalispell Regional Medical Center’s big black coach rolls down the road, emblazoned Mobile Nuclear Medicine with an eye-catching atom graphic. Andre Vanterpool, supervisor of nuclear medicine, has noticed the looks as he travels to St. John’s Hospital in Libby on Tuesdays and North Valley Hospital in … Continue reading

Japanese live with radiation fear

Fukushima – Parents living near Japan’s crippled Fukushima nuclear plant are facing a nightmare dilemma: evacuate their children or live with the fear that radiation will make them sick. Since the crisis started on March 11, authorities have raised the exposure limit for children to that used for atomic plant workers in many countries but have … Continue reading