The breast milk of about 10,000 mothers living in Fukushima Prefecture, home to the debilitated Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, will be tested for radioactive contimation.
Details have yet to be finalized, but officials are working out a plan to obtain the breast milk samples from new mothers in the region. The cost will is said to be about ¥50,000 per person.
Last May and June, just months after the Japanese earthquake an tsunami, traces of radioactive cesium in the breast milk of 7 in 21 mothers were found.
So, so sad! Japanese is still dealing with such life-threatening effects of the disaster that occurred in March 2011.
Here's hoping that the government finds a way to help these mothers and their newborns.
[Image via AP Images.]
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Yay! So glad to hear it!
After undergoing double lumpectomy surgery last Wednesday, E! News host Giuliana Rancic is back at work.
In a statement to, none other than E! News, she said:
"I'm so thrilled to get back to work and return to my E! family today. I still have a long road ahead, but thanks to everyone's overwhelming love, support and prayers, it will be an easier journey."
According to her husband, Bill Rancic, Giuliana will begin radiation treatment in a month or "after she heals and has her strength back."
We're sure both E! and her fans are happy to have her back on the air!
[Image via WENN.]
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We said they were considering it. Now it's done.
If you're under 18 in California, you can
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Poor little thing! She looks so precious with that little pink bandage though.
Sprinkles the koala has a several drooling problem that leaves her skin wet, which later results in bacteria and inflammation of the skin.
Doctors say that the rare disease, called sialosis, had become a "real problem for her" in that it causes skin diseases while also stopping her from eating normally.
Their last resort was to use radiation to stop her excessive drooling. Dr. Rod Straw says:
"The side-effects for the short-term are virtually zero. What we don't know are the late effects. What we hope is that she does have a rapid improvement, that she'll grow and breed and go back to the environment.
This treatment is very important for Sprinkles. Even though she is an otherwise very healthy little girl, she would not survive in the wild with this sort of condition."
This just breaks our hearts! We're really rooting for you, Sprinkles. Get better, you sweet little thing.
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These two are ADORABLE together!!
Dave Letterman had some fun with renowned chef Eric Ripert on his show last night.
Def worth watching!
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We really have to hand to him here! Such a brave kid - and SO dedicated to his fans!
Although a majority of his crew have flat-out refused to participate in his upcoming tour dates in Osaka and Tokyo, Japan, due to fear of another earthquake or exposure to nuclear radiation, Justin Bieber has announced that he will go no matter what!
Furthermore, the teen has announced that if he doesn't have enough manpower for his stadium shows, he'll go wherever he can be accomodated, if necessary!
Wow! We really couldn't be more proud of him!
Here's hoping that some of his crew will come around and agree to go with him!
The fans deserve the best show they can get!
[Image via WENN.]
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Paranoid about your food? Want to be even more paranoid? Get the Fukushima plate! It tells you how much radiation is in the food you put on it!
The Fukushima plate has a built-in radioactive meter that tells you how much contamination is in your meal.
While this may just cause extra worry in your life, it’s always a good idea to know what you’re putting in your body!
[Image via Nils Ferber.]
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