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Global Asbestos Awareness Week

The annual Global Asbestos Awareness Week took place last week. It is a campaign run by the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organisation (ADAO), the largest independent asbestos victims’ organisation in America.  The aim of the campaign […]


Posted on 10th April 2019 Read More >

Do sharks have the teeth to tackle asbestos-related cancers?

It is thought that animals which have swum the oceans for at least 16 million years have evolved to become entirely immune to cancer. It is hoped that studies on the evolution of great white […]


Posted on 03rd April 2019 Read More >

Fine for a company’s breach of asbestos regulations held excessive

In the recent case of R v SQUIBB GROUP LTD (2019), the Court considered a company’s conviction under the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 s.2(1). The company was found to have breached […]


Posted on 26th March 2019 Read More >

Johnson & Johnson talcum powder update

The latest test case A court in America was due to assess whether Johnson & Johnson’s talcum powder products are responsible for causing another person to suffer with mesothelioma, during late August of 2018. This […]


Posted on 22nd March 2019 Read More >

Immunotherapy spray after mesothelioma surgery improves survival

Mesothelioma is notoriously difficult to treat. Thanks to ongoing research people are living for longer, with a better quality of life. There are several treatments available to mesothelioma patients and whilst these can improve quality of […]


Posted on 20th March 2019 Read More >

Negative side-effects of pleural catheters for mesothelioma

Shortness of breath is a common symptom of pleura mesothelioma. One cause of breathlessness is fluid build-up around the lungs, this is also known as a pleural effusion. As fluid builds up, pressure is put […]


Posted on 14th March 2019 Read More >

Sugar supplement mannose could slow mesothelioma growth

Researchers have been investigating whether the sugar supplement, mannose, can slow the growth of cancers, including mesothelioma. Mannose is a sugar monomer and is important in metabolism. It can be found naturally in some fruits […]


Posted on 07th March 2019 Read More >

Chemotherapy is the most effective treatment for pericardial mesothelioma

A recent study has found that chemotherapy is the best treatment for pericardial mesothelioma. Pericardial mesothelioma is one of the rarer forms of mesothelioma – only a few hundred cases have ever been reported. This […]


Posted on 01st March 2019 Read More >

Landlord and contractor admit dangerous asbestos breach

Birmingham Magistrates Court have recently heard a case from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) where asbestos regulations have been breached. The breach A landlord had commissioned a contractor to replace a conservatory which contained […]


Posted on 21st February 2019 Read More >

Immunotherapy treatment for mesothelioma patients needs to be more effective according to researchers

Recently, there has been rising hope that immunotherapy agents (known as checkpoint inhibitors) can provide an effective treatment for mesothelioma. It has been widely reported that these treatments have successfully prolonged some patients’ lifespans. However, […]


Posted on 13th February 2019 Read More >

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