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A new research letter published online by JAMA Oncology looks at asbestos exposure and malignant mesothelioma in Eastern China.
(University of California - San Diego) A new study led by Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego scientist Jane Willenbring challenges the long-held belief that ...
New research finds no consistent link between how a person was exposed to asbestos and the type of mesothelioma they develop. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) August 25, 2016 Researchers at the University of West...
Exposure to higher levels of air pollution significantly raises the odds of progressing to asthma and COPD. What can patients do? Medscape Critical Care
According to the recommendations of the Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), spirometry should be performed to establish the diagnos...
The development of lung cancer in patients with COPD has been linked with tobacco exposure, but other factors may also play a role. Current Opinion in Pulmonary Medicine
A newly published case study suggests that asbestos may cause kidney cancer as well as mesothelioma. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) June 18, 2016 Occupational medicine specialists in Italy have published the de...
Researchers in Japan say changes to the T-cells in asbestos exposed people may help explain why some develop malignant mesothelioma. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) November 29, 2016 Scientists at Okayama, Japan...
Australia mined asbestos for more than 100 years and manufactured and imported asbestos products. There is a legacy of in situ asbestos throughout the built environment.
While low dose computed tomography (LDCT) screening for lung cancer is recommended for high-risk smokers, ages 55-74 years, information about asbestos exposure may not be routinely elicited. Asbestos ...
The natural occurrence of asbestos (NOA) in rural areas is a serious concern for human health and the dispersion route of asbestos in the proximity of natural asbestos-rich settings has been marginall...
Bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) analysis has been proposed as an objective technique for confirming asbestos exposure. However, the reliability and diagnostic yield of this procedure has not been studied...
Asbestos is a harmful and exceptionally persistent natural material. Malignant mesothelioma (MM), an asbestos-related disease, is an insidious, lethal cancer that is poorly responsive to current treat...