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Important Australian Study Shows Promise

Important Australian Study Shows Promise

A study that was recently conducted by researchers at the University of New South Wales in Australia is showing great promise for more accuracy in predicting the survival rate of those suffering from peritoneal mesothelioma. Mesothelioma is an always fatal form of cancer that can attack various organ linings throughout the body, and peritoneal mesothelioma…

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Popular Cholesterol Drugs May Fight Mesothelioma

Popular Cholesterol Drugs May Fight Mesothelioma

Lipitor and Zocor are two of the most popular medications in the world. They successfully treat high cholesterol levels, effectively protecting patients for whom they’ve been prescribed from the risk of stroke or cardiovascular complications. A recent study conducted in Japan may have uncovered yet another benefit of these effective medications: they may be used…

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British Man’s Death Asbestos’ Deadly Impact

British Man’s Death Asbestos’ Deadly Impact

The recent death of a British man that has been attributed to mesothelioma serves to highlight exactly short a period of exposure to asbestos can be while still having deadly effects. Roger Beale was reportedly diagnosed with pleural mesothelioma approximately four years ago. As is common with mesothelioma, when Beale first went to his physician,…

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Philly Building Collapse May have Released Asbestos Dust

Philly Building Collapse May have Released Asbestos Dust

In late spring of 2013, national attention was captured by the collapse of a building in Philadelphia’s Center City district. The building collapsed while in the midst of a planned demolition, killing several people in an adjacent Salvation Army Store. Now it is coming out that the demolition company responsible may have provided false information…

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Can Dogs Detect Mesothelioma?

Can Dogs Detect Mesothelioma?

A recent story that was picked up by the national news media highlighted breakthrough medical technology that was being developed using man’s best friend: dogs were being trained to detect ovarian cancer. The story is of particular interest to those who work with mesothelioma patients, as there are a couple of important similarities between ovarian…

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Mesothelioma Awareness Day

Mesothelioma Awareness Day

Mesothelioma Awareness Day is an annual event that takes place on September 26th. It has been marked ever since 2004, when a group of mesothelioma advocates and volunteers decided to raise awareness of the fatal disease, and every year the celebration and activities surrounding the event have been more successful, have raised more money and…

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World Health Organization Report Cites Devastating Statistic

World Health Organization Report Cites Devastating Statistic

For those who work in health advocacy, and particularly those who focus on asbestos-related diseases, news of loss and waste as a result of exposure to asbestos is nothing new. But a recent report by the World Health Organization (WHO) shocked even those who work with bad news every day. The report, which was published…

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Asbestos Bankruptcy Hearing Under Way in Charlotte

Asbestos Bankruptcy Hearing Under Way in Charlotte

A groundbreaking asbestos bankruptcy case is being held in Charlotte, North Carolina, involving Garlock Sealing Technologies, a manufacturer of gaskets and seals, that has been accused of knowingly exposing employees and consumers to asbestos and causing asbestos-related disease. It is seeking bankruptcy protection against future asbestos damages claims. The company claims that it is has…

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Electrical Workers Filing Asbestos Lawsuit

Electrical Workers Filing Asbestos Lawsuit

Although most people who hear about asbestos lawsuits and the diagnosis of asbestos-related diseases are related to exposure that took place decades ago, they are mistaken. Because asbestos is still lurking in homes, buildings and equipment that was built or manufactured previously, there is constantly a risk of inhaling or ingesting asbestos dust and becoming…

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Asbestos Use in the United States on the Upswing

Asbestos Use in the United States on the Upswing

Despite all of the information that has been available and made public over the last several decades, the use of asbestos is on the upswing in the United States, and the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization is working hard to call attention to this troubling fact, and to stopping it.  To that end, the president and…

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