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Wallsend widow urges insurance industry to fund research into mesothelioma cancer
A woman whose husband died from asbestos exposure is backing a call for the insurance industry to fund research into mesothelioma Leading lung experts say there is a "shameful" lack of funding into the fatal asbestos-related cancer, and have urged insurers to contribute to pioneering studies into the disease.
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Sun Apr 13, 2014
Changes will make it harder to make a claim
Mrs Maitland's husband William died aged 63 after a painful, year-long battle against mesothelioma, a cancer caused by breathing in deadly asbestos dust.
Fund cancer research, insurers urged
Writing for the BBC News website , Dr John Moore-Gillon of the British Lung Foundation says this would aid research - and cut future insurance payouts.
Why insurers should fund medical research
Financial belts are being tightened in many areas - including medical research. But scientists say funding for such work is crucial, for the UK's research industry as well as for patients.
Asbestos compo scheme details finally revealed
DELS20140411D-002_C.JPG Picture: Lucy ShawA group of five people have put forward a planning application for a micro-pub on High Street in Melbourne.
Sat Apr 12, 2014
Ed Lauter's family sues TV networks over asbestos claims
The NBC peacock logo is seen on the NBC studios building August 28, 2003 in Burbank, California.
Thu Apr 10, 2014
Emmerdale spoilers: Donna reveals that she is terminally ill with mesothelioma
Donna Windsor has revealed in tonight's double bill of Emmerdale that she is terminally ill with mesothelioma and has at best a few years left to live.
Ball raises 11,000 for fight against asbestos-related cancer
Left to right, B W Knight, Fran Milner, former EastEnders actress Kierston Wareing, Amanda Miller and Rachel Thackray.
Wed Apr 09, 2014
Louisiana House quickly passes bill to restrict mesothelioma, latent disease cases: Snapshot
Plaintiffs in asbestos exposure cases would be restricted to filing in the parish where the exposure took place, in a bill passed quickly through the Louisiana House on Wednesday, April 9, 2014.
Heat Biologics, Inc. Presents Proprietary Allogeneic Cell Line...
Taylor H. Schreiber, Ph.D., Vice President of Research and Development at Heat Biologics, presented the results of the Company's translational research project entitled "Allogeneic Cell Based Vaccine Development by Shared Antigen Screening".
Tue Apr 08, 2014
Plymouth Evening Herald
THE number of claims resulting from asbestos-related illnesses has yet to peak, says a Plymouth law firm specialising in handling such cases.
Bangor Daily News
Asbestos Still Plagues our Country Today
The US Surgeon General has declared April 1-7th as Asbestos Global Awareness week.
A 380m pot of funding for families devastated by asbestos-related cancer
A GOVERNMENT minister says help is finally at hand for families left devastated by a killer cancer caused by exposure to asbestos.
Sunderland mesothelioma victims in line for A 123,000 compensation each
A CAUTIOUS welcome has been given to news that Sunderland mesothelioma sufferers will be able to claim compensation worth up to 123,000.
Mon Apr 07, 2014
Asbestos Exposure Risks and National Asbestos Awareness Week
The American Board of Industrial Hygiene reminds workers and industry of the need to protect people from the hazards of asbestos exposure.
Sun Apr 06, 2014
Early diagnosis important to treat Wegener's
Dear Dr. Roach: In March 2009, a family member was hav ing terrible flu-like symptoms accompanied by horrific headaches.
Fri Apr 04, 2014
Rosetta Genomics to Receive U.S. Patent for Cancer Origin Assay
PRINCETON, NJ and REHOVOT, ISRAEL -- -- 04/04/14 -- Rosetta Genomics Ltd. , a leading developer and provider of microRNA-based molecular diagnostics and therapeutics, today announced that the Company received a Notice of Allowance from the United States Patent and Trademark Office for a patent covering the method of use of a core element of Rosetta ... (more)
Thu Apr 03, 2014
Gov. Scott Walker's actions are a disservice to veterans
Today's Paper, also known as the e-Edition, is an online replica of the printed newspaper.
10th Annual National Asbestos Awareness Week Shines Spotlight on Asbestos Hazards
In January of this year, the U.S. Senate passed Senate Resolution 336 to establish the 10th Annual National Asbestos Awareness Week.
Courthouse News Service
Woman Blames Cancer on 'Micronite Filter'
The "micronite filter" Kent cigarettes touted as "health protection" in the 1950's contained asbestos, a former smoker suffering from malignant mesothelioma claims in court.