Daily Aspirin Regimen might be beneficial for Preventing Cancer

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(Best Syndication News) - The American Cancer Society has released a new report that suggests aspirin may play a part in reducing the risk for death from cancer. The new information may one day lead to medical professional recommending aspiring for cancer prevention. The report was published online in Nature Reviews Clinical Oncology.

Previous research has suggested that taking a daily aspirin could reduce the risk for colorectal cancer and the recurrence of adenomatous polyps. There is a downfall in taking aspirin for bleeding risk. However, a study of cardiovascular trials found that taking 75-100 mg daily also reduced the cancer risk for all types.

Mesothelioma - Genetic Mutation increases Cancer Risk

(Best Syndication News) - Researchers believe they have found a genetic link between developing mesothelioma and Melanoma of the eye. Mutations in the BAP1 gene is associated with an increased risk for developing these two cancers. The study is in the online August 28, 2011 edition of Nature Genetics.

The study was funded by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and was conducted by researchers from the University of Hawaii Cancer Center, Honolulu, and Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia.

Merlin Olsen dies of Mesothelioma Complications

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[Best Syndication News] Merlin Olsen died at the age of 69 after suffering from Mesothelioma cancer which is a deadly disease of the lungs. Olsen had a successful NFL football career and was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1982. He continued to work as a football commentator for NBC. Olsen also acted on the 1980's TV series, “Little House on the Prairie.” He also starred in the TV show, “Father Murphy.”

Merlin Olsen was born on September 15, 1940 in Logden, UT. His wife is Susan Wakely who they have 3 children together. Olsen was diagnosed with mesothelioma in 2009.

Malignant Mesothelioma damages the protective lining of the several organs. Most commonly the lungs are damaged by the disease. It is believed to be caused by being exposed to asbestos and can take years to the condition to develop, which can be anywhere from 20 – 50 years.

Weitz & Luxenberg lawyers warn former power plant workers of mesothelioma

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The mesothelioma attorneys of Weitz & Luxenberg would like power plant workers and former power plant workers to be aware of their risk for developing mesothelioma, a cancer caused by exposure to asbestos. Asbestos is a cancer causing mineral that was widely used in many products. Some of these products include: pipes, cables, valves, pumps and turbines. Sadly, many of these products exist in power plants.

Asbestos containing products are a threat to human life when they are disturbed. Disturbance can occur by activities such as cutting or hammering. These activities can cause asbestos containing products to release cancer causing asbestos fibers into the air. Asbestos fibers are not visible to the naked eye and can remain suspended in the air for long periods. Suspended asbestos fibers can be inhaled by humans. Once asbestos fibers enter the body, they can enter the lungs and other organs of the body. The fibers can remain in the body indefinitely and lead to cancers such as asbestos lung cancer and mesothelioma decades later.

Asbestos Usage in the United States

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Although asbestos use was banned in the United States in 1989, it was overturned in 1991, reinstating uses established before 1989, although the ban on new uses remained in force. That wasn’t much of a change. For the most part, companies that reduced or eliminated asbestos from their products have done so voluntarily. Toys, for instance is one area where manufacturers have voluntarily reduced their use. Crayons, for example, once used varying amounts of asbestos for each color.

Most European countries and Australia have completely banned all uses of asbestos. The U.S. lags behind in protecting its citizens from the dangers of asbestos.

Asbestos can still be used in manufacturing many products in common use and is most often found in products used in the construction industry. This means, of course, that anytime you’re inside any building you could be exposed, depending upon the condition of the building.

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