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Macmillan Cancertalk Week

February 28th, 2011

Some words are difficult to use, cancer needn’t be one of them. Each year Macmillan Cancer Support holds Cancertalk Week. This year it is running from 15th to 22nd February. Continue reading

Asbestos in Schools

February 28th, 2011

Asbestos was once thought of as a wonder product. With its strength, versatility and insulating properties asbestos was used widely in the construction industry until it became publically known that asbestos caused health problems and was banned in the UK in 1999. Continue reading

World Cancer Day 2011

February 28th, 2011

Friday, 4th February 2011 is World Cancer Day. The Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) and its partner organisations are running campaigns worldwide with a view to raising cancer awareness. Around the world, over 12.7 million people are diagnosed with … Continue reading

Misdiagnosis & Under Reporting of Mesothelioma

February 28th, 2011

This month a research article focusing on the global magnitude of mesothelioma was published online by Environmental Health Perspectives. The aim of the study was to estimate the global effect of asbestos use and the cases of mesothelioma.
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