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Dental X-Rays: Do They Increase Brain Tumor Risk?

Posted on 04/12/2012 by |Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthAs if going to the dentist wasn’t painful enough, a new study from Yale suggests a link between frequent dental X-rays and a type of brain tumor. The study, published this week in the journal Cancer, shows that people who have had frequent dental X-rays are more likely to develop a common brain tumor called meningioma than those who have not, according to CNN.com. In particular, older patients, who have had higher-radiation X-rays in the past, may be at increased …