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2014-08-06 23:07:01

UK researchers say it may be time to “re-evaluate” the reliance on CT scans to determine which suspected pleural cancer patients should get biopsies. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) August 06, 2014 Scientists at two tertiary referral centers are suggesting that CT scans may not be accurate enough as a means of deciding whether to perform a surgical biopsy in patients with a suspected pleural cancer like mesothelioma. Click here to read Surviving Mesothelioma’s newly-posted article on the study....

2014-08-06 08:32:46

WASHINGTON, Aug. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Mesothelioma Victims Center now believes the second largest group of diagnosed victims of mesothelioma they have helped over the years are power plant workers, or individuals who worked in a nuclear power plant in the 1950's, 1960's, 1970's, or 1980's. As they would like to explain to any diagnosed victim or their family members with one call to 866-714-6466, power plants are in every state, they all contained asbestos in the time frames...

2014-08-06 08:32:40

WASHINGTON, Aug. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The New Jersey Mesothelioma Victims Center has one primary goal, and that is to see to it that diagnosed victims of mesothelioma who live in the Garden State have instant access to the nation's most skilled mesothelioma compensation attorneys, who are also licensed to practice law in New Jersey. The Center is urging diagnosed victims of mesothelioma who live in New Jersey, or their family members, to call them at 866-714-6466 to ensure they are...

2014-08-05 23:07:58

A new study that shows higher rates of mesothelioma and ovarian cancer among workers at two Washington state fiberglass boat building operations has researchers looking for answers. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) August 05, 2014 Scientists with the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) say workers exposed to styrene, fiberglass, and wood dust in the building of fiberglass boats have unexpectedly elevated rates of mesothelioma and ovarian cancer. Surviving Mesothelioma has...

2014-08-05 08:34:56

WASHINGTON, Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The New York Mesothelioma Victims Center is urging diagnosed victims of mesothelioma in New York state or their family members to call them at 866-714-6466 to ensure they have the nation's best mesothelioma attorneys working in their behalf, because there is a direct relationship between the skill of the mesothelioma lawyer, and the compensation for this rare form of cancer. http://NewYork.MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com Photo -...

2014-08-04 23:07:06

Italian researchers say a molecule linked with ovarian cancer may also affect the aggressiveness of malignant pleural mesothelioma. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) August 04, 2014 Scientists studying a call surface protein called CD157 say it can impact multiple aspects of mesothelioma – from how fast it grows to how easily it spreads – and may even affect chemotherapy response. Surviving Mesothelioma has just posted an article on the new research. Click here to read it now. Researchers at the...

2014-08-04 23:05:52

Senators From 28 States Send Staff Members to Learn More About the Dangers of Asbestos and the Need for a Ban LOS ANGELES (PRWEB) August 04, 2014 The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) held a briefing on July 17 with staff members representing senators from 28 states to educate them on the dangers of asbestos and the need for reform, the national mesothelioma law firm of Baron and Budd reports. More than 60 people attended, according to the ADAO, and 31 senators were...

2014-08-04 08:29:01

Early registration now open for September 5K race ALTON, Ill., Aug. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Early registration for the 6(th) Annual Alton Miles for Meso 5K Race & 2K Fun Run Walk, hosted by Simmons Hanly Conroy and organized by Metro Tri Club, is now open. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140801/132726 The event returns Saturday, Sept. 27, to Simmons Hanly Conroy's Alton office at One Court Street in honor of National Mesothelioma Awareness Day. The event will...

2014-08-01 23:07:36

The Mesothelioma Victims Center is releasing new information this week on where to find the most current and up-to-date news on treatment options from organizations such as the National Cancer Institute. The Center is also urging diagnosed victims of mesothelioma, or their family members to call them at 866-714-6466 for instant access to the nation's most skilled mesothelioma compensation attorneys who consistently get the best financial settlements for victims nationwide....

2014-07-31 23:06:56

Mary Hesdorffer, APRN, expert mesothelioma nurse practitioner and executive director of the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation, stated recently at the organization’s board meeting, that mesothelioma patients today have many more options for clinical trials to choose from than ever before. Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) July 31, 2014 During the July 2014 board meeting of the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation, mesothelioma expert and executive director of the Mesothelioma Applied...


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2005-05-26 12:16:31

Asbestos (Greek a-, "not"; sbestos, "extinguishable") is a group of fibrous metamorphic minerals. The name is derived for its historical use in lamp wicks; the resistance of asbestos to fire has long been exploited for a variety of purposes. It was used in fabrics such as Egyptian burial cloths and Charlemagne's tablecloth, which, according to legend, he threw in a fire to clean. When asbestos is used for its resistance to fire or heat, the fibers are typically mixed with cement or woven...

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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'