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November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month: Know the Symptoms and Lower Your Risk
Lung cancer is the deadliest cancer worldwide. In the United States, one in thirteen men and one in sixteen women will be diagnosed. Anyone can be diagnosed with lung cancer. People who smoke are at the greatest risk, but 10-15%...
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FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, halts Essure Distribution
The FDA informed Bayer that the Essure birth control device will not be sold or distributed after this year. In April, the FDA took actions to restrict the sale of the device while they assessed the safety and effectiveness of...
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Synthetic Marijuana Contaminated with Anticoagulant Used in Rat Poison
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (USDA) posted a press release recently regarding the dangers of synthetic cannabinoids, such as synthetic marijuana known most commonly as “Spice” and “K2.” Many of these products have been contaminated with brodifacoum which is...
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Cancer among Firefighters Increasing
Active and just-retired firefighters in the Boston area are being diagnosed with cancer in astounding numbers. The cancer rate among firefighters is twice the rate of the general population in the area. Currently, a 41-year-old Boston firefighter named Glenn Preston...
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Lung Cancer Awareness Month: Resources to Quit Smoking
November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month, and we are taking the opportunity to share a series of blog posts with useful information on this deadly disease. In a previous post, we discussed who has a higher risk of developing lung...
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Lung Cancer Awareness Month: Anyone With Lungs Is At Risk
Throughout the month of November, we will be sharing a series of posts to create awareness for lung cancer. Today we want to discuss what some of the common causes are and who exactly is at risk of developing lung...
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Can African Plants Help in the Fight Against Mesothelioma?
Sadly, doctors and medical experts have yet to find an effective treatment for mesothelioma — a deadly cancer typically linked to asbestos exposure. In fact, not only is there currently no known cure for mesothelioma, but even the most powerful...
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CDC Releases Devastating Report on Mesothelioma Death Rates
Earlier this month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, commonly called the CDC, issued a report that analyzes mesothelioma death-rate data from 1999 to 2015. Over this time, the annual U.S. death rate from mesothelioma increased 4.8 percent. The...
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November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month: The Role of Asbestos
An international coalition of lung cancer advocacy organizations with support from corporate sponsors have created a website in honor of Lung Cancer Awareness Month, a month-long event going on right now throughout the month of November. Lung cancer is one...
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Physicians and Surgeons Call for Asbestos Ban in Canada
Over fifty Canadian physicians and surgeons have sent a letter to their Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, addressing the dangers of asbestos exposure and encouraging the passing of legislation to ban the manufacture, use, import, and export of asbestos and asbestos-containing...
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