Posts Tagged ‘mesothelioma’

Meso patients report improvement after fluid drainage

13 Sep 2017 by under Research/Treatment

220px Effusionhalf 100x100 Meso patients report improvement after fluid drainagePleural effusion, the buildup of fluid in the space around the lung, is often one of the most uncomfortable and life-threatening symptoms of mesothelioma. United Kingdom researchers have developed an evaluation tool to measure the patient-reported benefits of having fluid drained. (more…)


Hillshire Farms found responsible for asbestos exposure

11 Sep 2017 by under News

800px Bauer Elementary ASBESTOS 2 100x100 Hillshire Farms found responsible for asbestos exposureLast week Hillshire Brands Co. was found responsible for the death of Mark Lopez, 60, from mesothelioma due to asbestos exposure caused by the company. (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 asbestos — asbestos 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 asbestos related disease? (more…)


Iconic Melbourne trams contain asbestos flooring

7 Sep 2017 by under News
800px W6 Melbourne tram Nicholson Street 100x100 Iconic Melbourne trams contain asbestos flooring

Credit: Dysprosia

Three of Melbourne, Australia’s iconic W-Class trams, which regularly carry tourists along routes around the city, have failed routine inspections due to asbestos-containing flooring. (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 asbestos and more stringent regulations restricting its use, yet another report confirms mesothelioma 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…)


Aging public buildings face asbestos issues

1 Sep 2017 by under News

Mobile Police 100x100 Aging public buildings face asbestos issuesLike many government buildings in small towns and large cities across the United States, the building housing Mobile, Alabama’s police force is getting up there in age. The Mobile Police Department (MPD) has been headquartered in the same building for more than 20 years, and their evidence lockers hold items dating back decades. However, recently MPD decided items were being stacked too high in the cramped space and it needed to be expanded for safety reasons. During the expansion, asbestos was found. (more…)


Australia faces asbestos disease from DIY home renovation

31 Aug 2017 by under News

carpenter 100x100 Australia faces asbestos disease from DIY home renovationAsbestos has plagued Australia for decades, a result of it once being the nation with the highest per capita usage rates of the known human carcinogen. (more…)


Study: Older pleural mesothelioma patients less likely to receive treatment

30 Aug 2017 by under Research/Treatment

220px Effusionhalf1 100x100 Study: Older pleural mesothelioma patients less likely to receive treatmentMesothelioma has established a reputation for its long latency period. It can take 30-plus years to develop the cancer after initial exposure to asbestos, meaning a young person exposed to asbestos likely wouldn’t receive a mesothelioma diagnosis until he is a senior citizen. A recent study determined that the older a person with mesothelioma is, the less likely they are to receive treatment for the deadly cancer. (more…)


Immune cells can help predict patient outcomes

29 Aug 2017 by under Research/Treatment

Red White Blood cells 100x100 Immune cells can help predict patient outcomesIt’s no secret that our immune systems are our defenders — but they also make good predictors, too. According to new research, the levels of different types of immune cells in the body can help predict mesothelioma patient outcomes. (more…)


Hurricane Harvey could create asbestos risk during clean up

28 Aug 2017 by under News
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Credit: NASA

As Houston, Texas, area residents seek shelter from flooding in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, a category 4 storm at landfall Friday night, they face weeks, months and even years of rebuilding — of trying to restore the havoc nature caused. In the process of rebuilding or demolishing or sanitizing, residents will likely face clean-up threats  through exposure to toxic chemicals and building materials, including asbestos, as MyMeso has previously reported. (more…)