Health and Development

Vol. 36-4

December 1994

Just before the turn of the 20th century, the discoveries of X-rays, in 1895, and of radioactivity, in 1896, opened up whole new worlds of science. For the medical community, the world has been changing ever since, in some countries far more rapidly than in others. The December 1994 IAEA Bulletin edition examines nuclear applications for health. Featured articles report on nuclear medicine, radiotracer technology, and applications in the fields of nutrition and environmental pollution. Moreover, the highlights of the United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation (UNSCEAR)'s 1994 report on the effects of low doses of ionizing radiation are summarized. Articles also examine the transfer of nuclear technologies to developing countries organized by the IAEA and IAEA-supported trainings.

Nuclear applications for health: Keeping pace with progress

Health and the environment: txamining some interconnections

Health, Environment, Family

Human health and nutrition: How isotopes are helping to overcome "hidden hunger"

Health care and research: Clinical trials in cancer radiotherapy

Radiation dosimetry in health care: Expanding the reach of global networks

Biological effects of low doses of ionizing radiation: A fuller picture

Technology transfer for safe management of radioactive waste: Tailoring the approaches

Experts without frontiers: Building expertise for the transfer of nuclear technolgies

Fellowships in nuclear science and technology: Applying the knowledge

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