Radiation therapy can be helpful in treating and destroying tumors in the body, but it can also cause long-term damage to tissues. There are many advantages and disadvantages of radiation. Radiation can be used in the fo... More »

Radio waves are able to wirelessly carry important information almost instantaneously and, aside from just transmitting audio and television signals, they make cell phones, global positioning systems and space communicat... More »

The qualities that make materials radioactive give them the potential to be incredibly useful sources of energy, but that same radioactivity can be a lethal threat to humans and other living things. Radioactive materials... More »

Numerous treatment options for carcinoma tumors exist, including radiation, photodynamic therapy, Mohs micrographic surgery, and curettage and electrodesiccation, according to the Skin Cancer Foundation. The treatment op... More »

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Prolotherapy, repeated injections of a sugar solution into joints affected by arthritis, is a controversial therapy that may not work, with disadvantages that include irritating cells and tissues, and changing the compos... More »

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CyberKnife uses beams of high-dose radiation to treat cancerous and benign tumors anywhere on the body, according to Accuray, the maker of CyberKnife. It can treat tumors in areas such as the head, spine, liver, lungs, p... More »

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Marie Curie changed the world by advancing science and the study of radiation and by creating a place for women in the scientific community. She is often viewed as the mother of modern physics, and she was also the first... More »