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Archive for July 2014

UK Scientists Urge Better Asbestos Research Funding

Scientists in the United Kingdom are pointing to a dramatic increase in the number of deaths attributed to asbestos-related cancers as reason for the country’s insurance industry to fund urgently-needed research.  The country’s Health and Safety Executive released new statistics that show that incidents of mesothelioma have increased more than ten percent, with the largest…

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Mesothelioma Foundation Praises Clinical Trials

The Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation held their July 2014 board meeting this week, and during the meeting the group’s executive director, Mary Hesdorffer, APRN, indicated that today’s mesothelioma trials are offering mesothelioma patients much greater opportunities and more promise for the future than has ever been the case before. Ms. Hesdorffer is nurse practioner who…

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Las Vegas Asbestos Discovery Causes Headaches for Planned Detour

It’s been almost three years since University of Nevada at Las Vegas geoscientists Brenda Buck and Rodney Metcalf first determined that there was naturally occurring asbestos in Clark County, Nevada, right in the middle of where the state had planned a half billion dollar highway expansion. The two quickly assembled a complete report on what…

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Attorney Fighting Asbestos Charge

Attorney Fighting Asbestos Charge A New Jersey attorney is protesting the fact that he’s been issued a violation for a wrong he claims he was not aware that he was committing. Norman Chidiac claims that the 30-cubic yard dumpster full of asbestos-contaminated debris that is sitting in front of his office complex is not his…

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Sleep Fights Cancer

Anybody who has read the popular novel, “The Fault in our Stars” is familiar with the phrase “Sleep fights cancer.” The heroine cites the truism throughout the book, and now researchers from the University of Chicago are saying pretty much the same thing. In a study they conducted in which lab mice with cancer were…

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Mesothelioma Researchers in Slovenia Make Important Discovery

Researchers from the Institute of Biochemistry at the University of Ljubljana in Slovenia have made an important discovery that may make a real difference for mesothelioma patients with limited time to pursue the appropriate course of treatment. Spurred on by the tremendous degree of variance in the ways that mesothelioma patients responded to chemotherapy treatment,…

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Less Invasive Treatment Proves Superior to Newer Surgical Approach

For patients suffering from malignant pleural mesothelioma, finding the most effective way to treat the various symptoms and complications of their illness is essential. However, because the disease is so limiting in terms of survival and quality of life, it is also important to find the method of treatment that allows the fastest recovery time…

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Hungary Faces $90 Million in Asbestos Removal Fees

In 2013, the European Parliament passed a resolution calling for the eradication of asbestos in both the private and public sector. It prioritized the safe removal of asbestos from existing buildings, noting that both workers and the general population required protection from millions of tons of asbestos currently in place in buildings and facilities, and…

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Insulation Association Gifts $11,000 to Meso Foundation

The Meso Foundation was the recipient of an $11,000 gift from the National Insulation Association. The NIA, whose main office is located in Northern Virginia, presented the check to the organization’s CEO, Melinda Kotzian, after having raised the funds during a silent auction at their annual convention.  The auction raised a total of $22,000, with…

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