Low Doses of Ionizing #Radiation as a Treatment for #Alzheimer’s Disease: A Pilot Study

In 2015, a patient in hospice with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) was treated with ionizing radiation to her brain using repeated CT scans. Improvement in cognition, speech, movement, and appetite was observed. These improvements were so momentous that she was discharged from the hospice to a long-term care home. Based on this case, we conducted a …

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Lower abdominal and pelvic radiation and #testicular germ cell tumor risk

Testicular germ cell tumor (TGCT) incidence has increased in recent decades along with the use and dose of diagnostic radiation. Here we examine the association between reported exposure to diagnostic radiation and TGCT risk.. ..There were 315 men with TGCT and 931 men without TGCT in our study. Compared to no exposures, risk of TGCT …

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Occupational #radiation exposure and excess additive risk of #cataract incidence in a cohort of US radiologic technologists

..There were 11 345 cataract diagnoses and 5440 of cataract surgery during 832 462 and 888 402 person-years of follow-up, respectively. Cumulative occupational radiation exposure was associated with self-reported cataract, but not with cataract surgery, with EAR/104 person-year Gy=94 (95% CI: 47 to 143, p<0.001) and EAR/104 person-year Gy=13 (95% CI: <0 to 57, p=0.551), respectively. There was …

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