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2014-05-14 23:13:28

In light of a FEMA study the Mesothelioma Victims Center has recently found, the group is urging U.S. Firefighters diagnosed with mesothelioma call the Center at 866-714-6466 for instant access to the nation's most skilled mesothelioma compensation attorneys. This week the Center is sharing research they have found with any U.S. Firefighter in the hopes of identifying potential treatment options in the specific area or region of the victim, so that these individuals can get the...

2014-05-13 15:34:47

Wiley Rates of cervical cancer in American women may be higher than previously thought, and the disease may arise most often at an age when adequately screened women are advised to stop getting screened. The findings come from a new study published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society. The results should be taken into consideration when the national guidelines for cervical cancer screening are reviewed. Removal of the uterine cervix through a...

2014-04-25 23:03:58

Italian scientists say siblings who work together around asbestos are also more likely to get sick together with mesothelioma. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) April 25, 2014 A new study of groups or “clusters” of mesothelioma cases in Italy finds that the disease can run in families, especially those with a common history of asbestos exposure. An article about the new study has just been posted on the Surviving Mesothelioma website and can be read by clicking here. Scientists with Sapienza...

2014-04-24 12:54:13

Rates for all other cancers, except female lung cancer, continue to fall Pancreatic cancer is the only cancer for which deaths are predicted to increase in men and women rather than decrease in 2014 and beyond, according to a comprehensive study published in the leading cancer journal Annals of Oncology today (Thursday). The study by researchers in Italy and Switzerland shows that the proportion of deaths due to any sort of cancer is expected to fall overall in Europe in 2014. There are...

2014-04-18 13:44:32

The presence of chronic inflammation in benign prostate tissue was associated with high-grade, or aggressive, prostate cancer, and this association was found even in those with low prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels, according to a study published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research. An analysis of prostate tissue biopsies collected from some participants of the placebo arm of the Prostate Cancer Prevention...

2014-04-15 08:29:16

Trial Will Evaluate Investigational Compound's Efficacy and Safety as an Addition to Standard Chemotherapy in Previously-Untreated Patients NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV) announced the initiation of a global Phase III clinical trial evaluating the safety and efficacy of its investigational compound, veliparib (ABT-888), in patients with previously untreated locally advanced or metastatic squamous non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). The trial...

2014-04-03 12:56:51

Women who took clomiphene citrate (brand name Clomid) or gonadotropins as a part of fertility treatment did not experience an increased risk for breast cancer over 30 years of follow-up, compared with women who were not treated with these medications, according to a study published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research. "We wanted to evaluate the long-term relationship of fertility medications and breast cancer risk...

Organic Foods Do Not Lower Cancer Risk In Women: Report
2014-03-31 04:29:19

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Steering clear of pesticides in food won’t reduce a woman’s likelihood of developing cancer, researchers from the Oxford University Cancer Epidemiology Unit claim in a recently-published report. The study, which was published last week by the British Journal of Cancer, found that women who always or primarily consumed organic foods had the same likelihood of developing cancer as those whose diets consisted mostly of...

2014-03-04 23:24:53

A study of more than 16,000 firefighters in five Scandinavian countries finds higher rates of mesothelioma and asbestos may not be the only culprit. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) March 04, 2014 New research conducted by a team of Finnish scientists and reported by Surviving Mesothelioma confirms what many smaller studies have suggested – that firefighters face an increased risk of mesothelioma and other cancers from on-the-job exposure to asbestos. Before its association with mesothelioma was...

2014-03-04 12:25:57

Unequal access to diagnosis and treatment results in deaths of 1,710 black women annually NEW YORK, March 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A national study published today found a black: white disparity in breast cancer mortality in 39 of the most populous U.S. cities, with 35 of those cities experiencing a widening disparity over a 20-year period from 1990 to 2009. The 2014 Racial Disparity in Breast Cancer Mortality Study is the largest study of its kind and the first to examine racial...


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  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
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