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Some controversies in radiological protection

The uses of radiation in industry, medicine, agriculture and research have increased many times over the past few decades. Radiation is also present in nuclear installations such as nuclear power plants.In 1960-1961, the radiation dose measuring programme in India covered … Continue reading

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Alcohol at any Level Is Injurious to Health

I  secured my Ph.D from the University of Leeds, UK in 1972. I lived in Leeds from September 1969 to July 1972 as a Colombo Plan study fellow.  Some of my friends developed the habit of  drinking alcoholic beverages regularly. … Continue reading

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This case report deserves wider publicity

A case report in the latest issue of  The British Medical Journal (THE BMJ) describing a serious injury to a 36 year old male patient deserves wider publicity as we can prevent such instances by imparting correct information. Physicians from the … Continue reading

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Nuclear Legacy Trap: Myths and Reality

https://www.thestatesman.com/opinion/nuclear-legacy-trap-myths-reality-1502625735.html Home / Opinion / Nuclear Legacy Trap: myths and reality Nuclear Legacy Trap: myths and reality K S Parthasarathy | April 22, 2018 1:10 am Nuclear power plant.   General Vinod Saighal’s eminently readable, lucid opinion piece (The Statesman … Continue reading

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Researchers find undiscovered genetic contributors to stroke; study could lead to better treatment of this fatal disease

In the largest-ever genetic study of stroke, an international research group which included scientists at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, studied about 520,000 people from around the world and identified 22 new genetic risk factors for stroke, tripling … Continue reading

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Dr A K Ganguly

The Indian Association for Radiation Protection (IARP) an affiliate of the International Radiation Protection Association (IRPA)  has held a special session to mark the Birth Centenary year celebration of Dr A K Ganguly . I wrote an article on him … Continue reading

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Reducing antibiotics use not enough to reverse resistance

Antibiotics resistance is presently a major health issue. Its ramifications are scary. Researchers have discovered how drug resistant bacteria travel from country to country without any passport or visa. The war between the bacteria and humans is going on for … Continue reading

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