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Thursday, October 29, 2009
Fla. Appeals Court Reverses $24.2 Million Verdict in Asbestos Case (Law.com via Yahoo! Finance)
A Florida appeals court reversed a $24.2 million verdict Wednesday, striking a jury award to a surgeon who claimed asbestos exposure caused his terminal cancer. In a unanimous unsigned opinion, the three-judge panel remanded Stephen Guilder's product liability lawsuit against Honeywell International and ordered a new trial.
How Carbon Nanotubes Can Affect Lining Of The Lungs (Science Daily)
Carbon nanotubes are being considered for use in everything from sports equipment to medical applications, but a great care remains unknown about whether these materials cause respiratory or other health problems. Now a new study shows that inhaling these nanotubes can affect the outer lining of the lung, though the effects of long-term exposure remain unclear.
Family duo fights cancer fight (icWales) A SINGER and his music-loving 12-year-old daughter have revealed how their shared cancer ordeal helped them bond "and heal" during the darkest days of their suffering.
New health initiative focuses on environmentally-associated cancers (News-Medical-Net)
The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, in cooperation with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan (BCBSM), will launch a targeted health initiative in January 2010 focused on environmentally-associated cancers.
Celebrities' advocacy of alternative medicine is unabated (Arizona Daily Star)
Editor's note: Ten years and $2.5 billion in research have found no cures from alternative medicine. Yet these mostly unproven treatments are now mainstream and used by more than a third of all Americans. This is one in an occasional series examining their use and potential risks.
Queen Mother's Private Secretary killed by asbestos?
Was the Queen Mother's Private Secretary killed by asbestos from Clarence House? (Daily Mail) The Mail on Sunday has learned that Sir Alastair, 78, had been suffering from mesothelioma, a deadly type of cancer usually caused by exposure to asbestos.
Inoperable Colon Cancer Resolved After Four Months of New Treatment (PRWeb)
A patient who had inoperable, stage 4, colon cancer is free of any detectable malignancy after using a new treatment offered by NeoPlas Innovation. (PRWeb Oct 8, 2009) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/NeoPlas/cancer_treatment/prweb3014134.htm