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Johnson & Johnson: Asbestos Experiment on Inmates Comes to Light
In 1971, Johnson & Johnson (J&J) funded a study that injected 50 prisoners in Pennsylvania with asbestos. The purpose behind the study was to study the effect that talc and asbestos has on human skin and the differences between asbestos...
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Over 100 Students, Teachers, and Staff Diagnosed with Rare Cancers After Attending a New Jersey High School
Al Lupiano received a rare cancer diagnosis at the age of 27. His doctors found an abnormally large brain tumor and was diagnosed with Acoustic Neuroma (AN). His wife and sister were also diagnosed with cancer the same day; His...
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Everything You Need to Know About Social Security and Medicare
Social Security Social Security provides benefits to over 65 million Americans. They provide at least 50 percent of income for those 65 and older in the U.S. If you are looking to retire, you may have some questions about Social...
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CA Announces Big Win in Battle Against Asbestos
California is leading the way in its fight to help protect the public from asbestos. One way the Golden State is fighting back is by calling on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to do a better job at monitoring asbestos....
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The EPA’s Difficulty With Data Disclosure
In spite of countless countries that have outright bans on asbestos and the increase in mesothelioma diagnoses, the United States is steadfast in its refusal to prohibit the importing of the dangerous mineral. With asbestos considered one of ten high-priority...
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Mesothelioma Treatment Regimen Approved by the FDA
Good news may be in store for those who have mesothelioma. After a 16-year wait, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved a treatment option to combat the long-term effects of asbestos exposure. While surgery can often remove...
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Each year, Mesothelioma Awareness Day observed on Sept. 26
It is a disease that kills nearly 3,000 Americans each year and takes years to develop within its victims. Symptoms vary from fatigue and weight loss to coughing, shortness of breath and blood clots. While other illnesses lately seem to...
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T-Cell Therapy Shows Promise for Cancer Patients
An emerging treatment for mesothelioma is showing significant progress for reducing tumors. Immunotherapy company TCR2 Therapeutics announced the positive results in a press release on July 26. The company says the first five patients in the clinical trial showed tumor...
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Mesothelioma and the Novel Coronavirus
As a national emergency becomes part of life in the United States, what we don’t know about the novel coronavirus is more than what we actually do know. Medical professionals are uncovering new data every day on those with higher...
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Has the Talc Industry Been Steering the FDA?
When you go shopping, how often do you worry that the deodorant you buy might kill you? The odds are you don’t. After all, we have government agencies working tirelessly to protect us from harmful products. Right? Sadly, our nation’s...
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