HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Report 13 in RERF study of mortality of A-bomb survivors extends coverage through 1997

Report 13 in an ongoing series of reports from the Radiation Effects Research Foundation (RERF) on mortality in the Life Span Study (LSS) cohort of A-bomb survivors addresses solid cancer and noncancer disease mortality for the years 1950-1997.

Authored by Dale Preston and his colleagues Yukiko Shimizu, Donald A. Pierce, Akihiko Suyama and Kiyohiko Mabuchi, the study appears in the October issue of Radiation Research.

The authors found that while excess rates for radiation-related cancers have increased throughout the study period, relative risks have declined with increasing attained age. As noted in previous reports, the relative risks are highest for those exposed as children.

No significant difference between cities (Hiroshima and Nagasaki) has been found for either the relative or absolute excess solid cancer risk.

Evidence for radiation effects on noncancer mortality continues to be strong, with statistically significant increases for heart disease, digestive diseases, and respiratory diseases.

The cohort studied consists of over 86,000 people with individual dose estimates, with 60% having doses of at least 5 mSv.


'"/>

Contact: Dale L. Preston
preston@rerf.or.jp
Radiation Research Society
20-Oct-2003


Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. National Academies advisory: Report assesses health implications of perchlorate exposure
2. Report on health insurance coverage of Iowa children shows gaps
3. Report finds new model of care can improve quality, lower costs and increase physician efficiency
4. Michelle Trudeau wins 2004 Victor Cohn Prize for Excellence in Medical Reporting
5. Oct. 14 Web cast: Reporters Workshop -- Covering Vaccines & Immunizations
6. Latest Public Policy & Aging Report forecasts possible US labor shortage
7. Report finds inactivated influenza virus vaccines effective in children
8. Microneedles: Report describes progress in new technology for painless drug delivery
9. Report gives NIH-sponsored clinical research a good report card
10. Report cites risks associated with over-the-counter cosmetic contact lenses
11. Report shows high arsenic in some southeast NH private wells

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:6/25/2016)... ... ... closing of Bruton Memorial Library on June 21 due to a possible lice infestation, as ... of head lice: the parasite’s ability to live away from a human host, and to ... one in the event that lice have simply gotten out of control. , As lice ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... 25, 2016 , ... On Friday, June 10, Van Mitchell, Secretary of the ... to iHire in recognition of their exemplary accomplishments in worksite health promotion. , The ... Health & Wellness Symposium at the BWI Marriott in Linthicum Heights. iHire was one ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... Marcy was in a crisis. Her son ... lash out at his family verbally and physically. , “When something upset him, he couldn’t ... would use it. He would throw rocks at my other children and say he was ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... Topical BioMedics, Inc, makers of Topricin and ... that call for a minimum wage raise to $12 an hour by 2020 and then ... will restore the lost value of the minimum wage, assure the wage floor does not ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... Maryland (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... Angels is actively feeding the Frederick area economy by obtaining investment capital for ... over the past 2½ years that have already resulted in more than a ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... INDIANAPOLIS , June 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ ... Diabetes Tomorrow,s Leaders Scholarship is any indication, the future ... today online at www.diabetesscholars.org by the Diabetes ... stand in the way of academic and community service ... scholarship program since 2012, and continues to advocate for ...
(Date:6/23/2016)...  Guerbet announced today that it has been named ... . One of 12 suppliers to receive ... support of Premier members through exceptional local customer service ... to lower costs. ... outstanding customer service from Premier," says Massimo Carrara ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... 23, 2016  Experian Health, the healthcare ... the patient payment and care experience, today ... products and services that will enhance the ... offerings. These award-winning solutions will enable healthcare ... compliant in an ever-changing environment and redefine ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: