Posts Tagged ‘asbestos exposure’

Immunotherapy an option for patients with recurrent pleural mesothelioma

14 May 2018 by under Research/Treatment

Diagram showing a build up of fluid in the lining of the lungs pleural effusion CRUK 0541 100x100 Immunotherapy an option for patients with recurrent pleural mesotheliomaA French study has found that immunotherapy may be effective in treating people with malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) that has recurred after standard chemotherapy. The treatment involved the use of two immunotherapy treatment plans – nivolumab (Opdivo) or a combination of nivolumab and ipilimumab (Yervoy). (more…)


Police settle 1984 bombing first responder asbestos lawsuit

6 Oct 2017 by under News

800px Grand Hotel Following Bomb Attack 1984 10 12 100x100 Police settle 1984 bombing first responder asbestos lawsuit The 1984 bombing of the Grand Brighton Hotel  aimed to harm Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and her cabinet during a Conservative Party conference. Though Thatcher was unharmed, five were killed and more than 30 others were injured — and some say the death toll has risen. (more…)


Ambient asbestos poses no extra risk in urban areas

8 Sep 2017 by under Research/Treatment

Chrysotile SEM photo 1 100x100 Ambient asbestos poses no extra risk in urban areasIt wouldn’t be farfetched to assume that cities have more ambient floating in the air — than rural places. After all, cities are home to more buildings that have the potential to contain the human carcinogen. But does that necessarily lead to more city dwellers contracting an related disease? (more…)


Global mesothelioma deaths on the rise

5 Sep 2017 by under Research/Treatment

GHS pictogram silhouette 100x100 Global mesothelioma deaths on the riseDespite increased awareness of the health threats of and more stringent regulations restricting its use, yet another report confirms deaths are not falling as expected.

In March, as MyMeso previously reported, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a report showing younger generations are continuing to be plagued by health issues linked to the known human carcinogen. A recent international study also supports that deaths from asbestos cancers are on the rise. (more…)


Asbestos alternative also damages DNA, study finds

14 Jul 2017 by under News

800px How joint 100x100 Asbestos alternative also damages DNA, study findsA new Chinese study suggests an alternative can cause the same type damage as the carcinogen it was meant to replace, potentially increasing health concerns for those who used a product they believed was safe. (more…)


10 gene mutations linked to mesothelioma predisposition

11 Jul 2017 by under Research/Treatment

598px Chemotherapy vials 3 100x100 10 gene mutations linked to mesothelioma predisposition Researchers associate a gene mutation with a predisposition to several types of cancers, including . In a new study, Italian researchers suggest BAP1 is not the only gene mutation that can cause the deadly cancer. (more…)


ATVs recalled in Australia for asbestos products

8 Jul 2017 by under News

McRae Fire. Firefighters discussing strategy. Polaris Ranger ATV 100x100 ATVs recalled in Australia for asbestos productsWhen a product made in the United States, where is still legal, is found in products sold to other countries where has been banned, what happens? A recall is issued. Australia now faces a recall on Polaris all-terrain vehicles (ATV) after asbestos was found in brake pads, brake shoes, gaskets and washers. (more…)


Husband with mesothelioma and wife commit suicide together

28 Jun 2017 by under News

GHS pictogram silhouette 100x100 Husband with mesothelioma and wife commit suicide togetherThose who found the bodies of husband and wife Richard Horne, 68, and Jean Wright-Horne, 73, were met with a note explaining their reasons for taking their lives and warning that the room may contain the deadly gas they used to kill themselves. (more…)


Asbestos fibers’ biopersistence causes risk late in life

27 Jun 2017 by under Research/Treatment

Bauer Elementary ASBESTOS 21 100x100 Asbestos fibers biopersistence causes risk late in life is unique in the fact that it has such a long latency period. People who have been exposed to might not exhibit any symptoms for 20 or even 50 years before the deadly disease makes its presence known.

In fact, though it may seem counterintuitive, the chances of asbestos-exposed workers being diagnosed with mesothelioma continue to climb the further from their last exposure to asbestos. Yet another study—this time by researchers in Poland—confirmed the sobering reality, according to Surviving Mesothelioma. (more…)


Military veterans at high risk for mesothelioma

21 Jun 2017 by under News

KoreanWar recover Seoul 100x100 Military veterans at high risk for mesothelioma While U.S. military veterans from all wars and service branches account for just 8 percent of the U.S. population, they comprise 30 percent of all known mesothelioma deaths that have occurred in the United States, according to Military.com. (more…)