Chemotherapy Hats and Turbans

One of the most noticeable side effects of chemotherapy treatment is hair loss. Chemo drugs are designed to attack and kill quick-replicating cancer cells. Unfortunately, healthy cells that also replicate quickly, such as those dedicated to hair growth, often become innocent victims of your fight with cancer. Hair loss can make cancer patients feel self-conscious… Continue reading Chemotherapy Hats and Turbans

Heat Therapy Found Effective in Treatment of Cancer Tumors

Heating soft-tissue tumors during the administration of chemotherapy reduces the likelihood that the cancer will come back, according to German researchers. The study, conducted at the Kinikum Grosshadern Medical Center at the University of Munich, indicates that heat therapy can provide substantial benefits to cancer patients with soft-tissue sarcomas (tumors that originate in muscles, fat,… Continue reading Heat Therapy Found Effective in Treatment of Cancer Tumors

Using Microchips to Process a Cancer Diagnosis

Personalized cancer care has been growing by leaps and bounds in the past few years. Frequently, new technologies and treatments are being developed to help oncologists sub-classify patients beyond general types of cancer and provide improved treatment on a case-by-case basis. One of the newest technologies currently in development is a class of products known… Continue reading Using Microchips to Process a Cancer Diagnosis

Asbestos Exposure From Brake Dust Still A Concern

Asbestos is a fiber that is prized for its strength and heat resistance. These two unique qualities make asbestos an excellent component in vehicle brake pads. However, the hazards of asbestos exposure have long been known – inhaling such fibers can cause scarring of the lung tissue and, in some cases, rare lung cancers such… Continue reading Asbestos Exposure From Brake Dust Still A Concern

Surgeon General Finally Issues Written Warning of Asbestos

The dangers of exposure to airborne asbestos fibers have been known for decades. In fact, the fiber – which is often used for the production of insulation and flame-retardant products – has been linked to pulmonary problems since as early as the 19th century. Despite this fact, a United States surgeon general had never issued… Continue reading Surgeon General Finally Issues Written Warning of Asbestos

Teaching the Financial Benefits of Worker Safety and Health

Ensuring employee safety and health is not only the human thing to do; it is also just plain good for business. At least, this is what numerous partners of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) have been reporting. Repeatedly, companies with strong occupational and environmental health and safety (OEHS) programs are experiencing… Continue reading Teaching the Financial Benefits of Worker Safety and Health