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June 7th, 2012
10:40 AM ET

Study: CT scans could up kids cancer risk – Elizabeth Cohen explains

From CNN medical producer John Bonifield:

CT scans expose children to radiation that could give them cancer, according to a review of children’s imaging data published Wednesday in the British medical journal Lancet.

The researchers estimate that for every 10,000 computed tomography scans performed on children aged 10 or younger, one additional child will get a brain tumor and another additional child will get leukemia within a decade of the first scan. These cancers wouldn’t otherwise be expected, even if none of the imaging was done.

Elizabeth Cohen explains this new study and whether your child should get a CT scan.


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  1. Alessandro

    DKL, I've liked your earlier ponsnogticatiors, but I see thinks differently on this one. (1) Evangelicals won't see Romney any differently in 2012 than in 2008. Romney 2012 is as dead as Romney 2008. (2) Why would McCain, in trouble with conservatives, put Romney on the ticket when Evangelicals, a big chunk of conservatives, won't vote for him? Romney's the wrong guy for VP. (3) Huckabee could win if McCain has a heart attack or stroke before the convention (5% chance?) or if McCain blows a gasket on camera (10% chance?).I agree that Romney has scored some points by bowing out gracefully and that Huckabee is becoming a pest in the eyes of influential Republicans. But it is politics after all and being able to get votes counts for a lot. If Huckabee can hang in there and make a credible showing (not as hard as it sounds since he's not splitting the conservative vote anymore), he might end up looking better than he has any right to.

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