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Rare Disease Day 2018 – Raising awareness of mesothelioma and other asbestos-related conditions

28th Feb 18 9:27 AM

February 28 is Rare Disease Day, and the National Asbestos Helpline is taking this opportunity to raise awareness of mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases. The UK has the world's highest rate of mesothelioma, with more than 2,500 people diagnosed with the condition each year. What is #RareDiseaseDay? February 28 2018...

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Positive outcome for mesothelioma claims against factory occupiers from High Court case

26th Feb 18 3:22 PM

On 22 February 2018 the High Court handed down an important judgment in a mesothelioma claim in the case of Francois Maartens Heynike Vs. (1) 00222648 Limited (formerly Birlec Limited); (2) Ministry of Defence; (3) Special Metals Wiggins Limited. Birchall Blackburn Law Solicitors acted for the claimant, who was represented...

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How does asbestosis develop?

23rd Jan 18 10:14 AM

Asbestosis is a type of pulmonary fibrosis that typically develops after several years of prolonged and high exposure to asbestos dust and fibres, usually 5 years or more. Inhaled asbestos fibres damage the lungs, causing scar tissue to develop, making it progressively more difficult to breathe. In most cases, asbestosis...

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Combination of drugs and radiotherapy used in search for better cancer outcomes

22nd Jan 18 9:59 AM

Researchers on the hunt for better results in the search for a cure for cancer turn to radiotherapy for answers. Radiotherapy has been around for many years and is often very effective, but researchers are still discovering new ways to use it. One new initiative is the testing of new...

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Ex-Dagenham factory workers could help a mesothelioma victim

4th Jan 18 10:54 AM

An asbestos victim needs former factory workers to confirm how asbestos was used in the manufacture of batteries before and after World War II at a factory within the Dagenham Docks. Former RAF maintenance and repair engineer, Gerald Palmer, has been told that he has a terminal lung cancer called...

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