Category Archives: Hormesis

Lawrence Solomon: Saving life and limb

(December 24, 2010) A decades-old treatment using X-rays may be more successful against gangrene than modern techniques. Continue reading

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All Eyes on Port Hope

(Nov. 21, 2010) In a recent essay, CBC Sunday Edition host Michael Enright talks about Energy Probe’s belief that the radiation fears dogging residents of Port Hope are unfounded. Continue reading

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Lawrence Solomon: Port Hope — a hot spot that may be cool

(Nov. 13, 2010) Nuclear workers in Port Hope contract fewer cancers. Continue reading

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Lawrence Solomon: The scan that cures

(Nov. 06, 2010) CT scans may not just detect ­cancer, they may actually prevent it. Continue reading

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Lawrence Solomon: Radiation’s benefits

(Sept. 25) Will a gamma ray a day keep the doctor away? A new book says low-level radiation may prevent cancer. Continue reading

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Radiation’s benefits

(September 25, 2010) Will a gamma ray a day keep the doctor away? A new book says low-level radiation may prevent cancer. Continue reading

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Rejecting the good news

(Jun. 19, 2010) The massive Interphone cellphone study released earlier this year dismissed its own work because it failed to prove what researchers were looking for, namely, evidence of adverse effects of cellphones. Also rejected was evidence in their research that showed cellphones may reduce brain-tumour risk. The Interphone researchers may well have missed the real story in their work because they didn’t want to see it. Continue reading

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Egyptian Eyeliner May Have Warded Off Disease

(January 8, 2010) Clearly, ancient Egyptians didn’t get the memo about lead poisoning. Their eye makeup was full of the stuff. Although today we know that lead can cause brain damage and miscarriages, the Egyptians believed that lead-based cosmetics protected against eye diseases. Continue reading

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Lauding low doses

(Jun. 5, 2010) A revolutionary field called hormesis shows that dangerous substances can be beneficial at low levels. Continue reading

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Brain tumour risk in relation to mobile telephone use: results of the INTERPHONE international case–control study

(May 17, 2010) A study on the possible health risks related to radiofrequency electromagnetic fields from cell phone technology. Continue reading

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