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2014-07-10 23:09:39

Talc Pleurodesis Offers Several Benefits Over Video-Assisted Method of Reducing Fluid Buildup in Lungs DALLAS (PRWEB) July 10, 2014 Researchers in the United Kingdom have found that a procedure that uses talc to help seal the lining of the lungs in patients suffering from pleural mesothelioma is superior to a video-assisted surgical procedure in reducing hospital stays and the occurrence of complications, the mesothelioma law firm of Baron and Budd reports. The results of the research...

2014-06-25 23:09:30

A nine-year study suggests that mesothelioma patients with excess lung fluid have fewer complications with traditional talc pleurodesis than with video-guided surgery. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) June 25, 2014 UK researchers studying a procedure called Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Partial Pleurectomy (VAT-PP) say the traditional, less invasive approach for treating pleural effusions has several advantages for mesothelioma patients. An article on the new findings has just been posted on the...

2014-06-24 08:33:37

LONDON, June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: China graphite, talc mining industry, 2014http://www.reportbuyer.com/industry_manufacturing/mining/china_graphite_talc_mining_industry.html China graphite, talc mining industry, 2014 is valuable for anyone who wants to invest in the graphite, talc mining industry, to get Chinese investments; to import into China or export from China, to build factories and take advantage of lower costs in...

2014-02-13 23:27:59

National network of lawyers is accepting claims from consumers over allegations involving links between talcum powder and ovarian cancer. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) February 13, 2014 http://www.resource4thepeople.com/chemicalexposure/talcumpowder-lawsuits.html Resource4thePeople announced today that its national team of lawyers is now offering free consultations to consumers seeking information about their legal rights to seek compensation over allegations that talcum powder may have caused...

2014-02-04 23:29:50

NIH Research Shows Women Who Use Talcum Powder on a Weekly Basis May Have an Increased Risk of Developing the Disease BATON ROUGE, LA (PRWEB) February 04, 2014 Simien & Simien is investigating claims for women diagnosed with ovarian cancer after using talcum or baby powder. Women that use talcum powder on a weekly basis on their perineum may have a 33 percent increased risk of developing invasive epithelial ovarian cancer, according to a National Institutes of Health abstract of a...

2013-11-07 23:34:52

UK researchers says mesothelioma patients who undergo minimally invasive VAT partial pleurectomy may have less trouble breathing and better quality-of-life than those who have talc pleurodesis. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) November 07, 2013 In a 10-year study presented at the 15th World Conference on Lung Cancer in Sydney, Australia and detailed by Surviving Mesothelioma, UK researchers found a significant quality-of-life advantage among mesothelioma patients whose pleural effusion was treated...

2013-07-31 23:37:54

Whatever the season, rashes are sure to make an unwelcome and uncomfortable appearance. Columbia has got its customers' backs, as well as any other area of skin that needs healing and relief with the safest and most effective natural treatment for irritated skin and conditions such as eczema. (PRWEB) July 31, 2013 Whether it's caused by the heat, bacterial infection, fungal infection (ringworm), allergens, eczema, psoriasis or insect bites, rashes are never comfortable, and should...

2013-06-27 23:17:31

Successful natural and gluten-free mineral cosmetics line, Plain Jane Beauty, unveils their new translucent finishing powder, “Sheer.” A perfect match for every skin tone, Plain Jane Beauty’s Sheer is formulated to set makeup, reduce shine and provide the skin a soft glow. Alameda, CA (PRWEB) June 27, 2013 Just in time for the warm summer months, Plain Jane Beauty is proud to introduce, Sheer, a vegan and gluten-free translucent makeup powder. “There are two types of women who...

2012-05-21 12:53:43

Helen E. Davies, M.D., of the University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, and colleagues compared the effectiveness of treatments to relieve breathing difficulties among patients with malignant pleural effusion (presence of fluid in the pleural cavity [space between the outside of the lungs and the inside wall of the chest cavity], as a complication of malignant disease). The treatments compared were chest tube drainage and talc slurry for pleurodesis (a procedure in which the pleural space is...


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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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2005-05-25 18:35:54

The schists form a group of medium-grade metamorphic rocks, chiefly notable for the preponderance of lamellar minerals such as micas, chlorite, talc, hornblende, graphite, and others. Quartz often occurs in drawn-out grains to such an extent that a particular form called quartz schist is produced. By definition, schist contains more than 50% platy and elongated minerals, often finely interleaved with quartz and feldspar. The individual mineral grains in schist, drawn out into flaky scales...

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2005-05-25 11:51:11

Talc is a mineral composed of hydrated magnesium silicate with the chemical formula H2Mg3(SiO3)4 or Mg3Si4O10(OH)2. It occurs as foliated to fibrous masses, its monoclinic crystals being so rare as to be almost unknown. It has a perfect basal cleavage, the folia non-elastic although slightly flexible. It is sectile and very soft, with a hardness of 1 (Talc is the softest known solid). It has a specific gravity of 2.5 - 2.8, a waxlike or pearly luster, and is translucent to opaque. Its color...

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  • 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.'