Mesothelioma Patients May Benefit from Common Spice

A new study on combating mesothelioma suggests that the component curcumin, found in the popular turmeric spice, may help fight mesothelioma by increasing protein inhibitors that can slow down the cancer. Conducted by experts and doctors at Ohio’s Case Comprehensive Care Center and Germany’s Georg-Speyer-Haus Institute for Biomedical Research, the study focused on a protein known as STAT3, […]

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Students’ Asbestos Exposure Leads to Principal Resignation

The former principal at a Thornbury, Victoria, Australia primary school was asked to resign after an investigation revealed that several students were exposed to asbestos during a renovation. According to reports, former principal Chris Sexton was negligent in his responsibilities of handling asbestos at the Wales Street Primary School. The incident happened in February, after two of the […]

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Mesothelioma May Develop According to Genes

A study carried out by pathologists in Japan indicate that genetics may play a role in where mesothelioma cancer cells develop in the body. After analyzing 54 samples of mesothelioma cancer samples, consisting of both pleural and pertionial, Japanese pathologists indicate that 85% of the pleural mesothelioma cases showed an absences of the 9p21 chromosome. The 921 […]

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Rankings Show West Australia Leads in Asbestos Deaths

Residents of Western Australia are being diagnosed with asbestos-related diseases faster than the entire country, and research shows that most people diagnosed were exposed to the life-threatening mineral while at work. According to WA News,  95 people in West Australia were diagnosed with an asbestos-related diseases last year, including both men and women. At least […]

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DEP Investigation Begins After NYC Building Asbestos Exposure

After an asbestos problem was reported at Staten Island’s Mount Maresa site, the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) prompted an investigation as to why a local engineer previously signed a statement that noted that the site was clear of asbestos, making way for a demolition project to begin. According to reports, Gaspare Santoro, the engineer responsible for writing […]

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Texas Jury Awards $18.6 Million in Asbestos Lawsuit

Last week, the family of a Texas man, diagnosed with malignant mesothelioma, who once worked for Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. plant in Tyler, won $18.6 million in an asbestos lawsuit, after proving the company negligently exposed him to the dangerous mineral daily while he worked. According to court documents, the family of Carl Rogers and […]

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Can Aspirin Slow Down Mesothelioma Development?

Researchers at the University of Australia were disappointed when they determined that aspirin could not prevent mesothelioma from developing nor could it extend survival rates of those who already live with it. The good news, however, is that it may be able to slow down the disease’s latency period, at least temporarily. According to reports, […]

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Firefighters Face High Risks of Asbestos Exposure

Firefighters have one of the toughest occupations in the world. Most people understand the risks that firefighters take when they enter smoke and fire-filled buildings and/or when they work long hours trying to get an explosion under control. However, asbestos exposure also places firefighters in extreme danger, and happens more often than most people may realize. According […]

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