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Alan Lockwood, MD
Professor of neurology and nuclear medicine
UB School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
Office: 716-859-7526; Cell 716-868-8763
Alan Lockwood, MD, can discuss human health effects of radiation. He is a board member of Physicians for Social Responsibility. Six weeks after the Chernobyl accident, he examined survivors at the Moscow hospital
Lockwood calls the Japanese Health Ministry’s advice not to give tap water to infants “prudent.” He notes, “The reason that iodine-131 is so dangerous in children is that their normal growth and development, especially of the brain, depends on the thyroid gland. And if there is exposure as a child, the risk of developing thyroid cancer later in life is higher.”
Ten (Research-Tested) New Year’s Resolutions
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Need help choosing a New Year’s resolution? Research from the University at Buffalo can provide some direction. Below is a summary of useful health and wellness tips assembled from studies published by UB researchers in 2010.
Have a happy, healthy and safe new year.
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