Johnson & Johnson says new tests show no asbestos in Johnson's Baby Powder

Johnson&Johnson said on Tuesday that recent tests showed that Johnson's Baby Powder was free of asbestos, after U.S. Food and Drug Administration investigations reported trace amounts of the material in the product earlier this year.
Source: Reuters: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

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Conclusion: FDG-PET/CT findings were shown to be more accurate for assessing MPM recurrence and more often led to therapy change than contrast-enhanced CT. PMID: 31827724 [PubMed]
Source: Oncotarget - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncotarget Source Type: research
Source: Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health Part A - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Source Type: research
AbstractPurposeCytoreductive surgery with intraoperative hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy is standard of care for diffuse malignant peritoneal mesothelioma (DMPM), but there is variability among institutions in the administration of adjuvant chemotherapy. Characterization of the largest series of DMPM patients treated at a single institution and identification of the demographic, disease, and treatment factors associated with overall survival were sought.Patients and MethodsAll DMPM patients who underwent initial cytoreductive surgery with the intention to undergo intraperitoneal chemotherapy and a second-look ope...
Source: Annals of Surgical Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
This study confirmed that quantitative health risk assessments and participatory approaches are powerful tools to support public decisions and build constructive communication between exposed people, experts, and policy-makers.
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
Conclusion: The data support the hypothesis that progressive LPT is associated with immunological findings that may serve as an initial screen for progressive LPT. PMID: 31814459 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Inhalation Toxicology - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Inhal Toxicol Source Type: research
This study realized the utilization of asbestos tailings and waste glass, and provided theoretical and practical value for the preparation of foamed glass-ceramics without adding foaming agents.
Source: Journal of Non Crystalline Solids - Category: Chemistry Source Type: research
Contributors : Miriam Marqu és ; Jaime Martínez de VillarrealSeries Type : Expression profiling by high throughput sequencingOrganism : Mus musculusPurpose: The PI3K/AKT/mTOR pathway is activated in most MM. In MM the mechanism of this pathway activation has not been completely elucidated, although loss of expression of PI3K pathway regulator, PTEN, is a frequent event in MM. Pten;Trp53 combined genetic loss in mouse mesothelium leads to non-epithelioid MM development. We assessed more broadly the impact of PI3K activation in MM development by comparing the effects of Pik3ca activation versus Pten inactivatio...
Source: GEO: Gene Expression Omnibus - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Tags: Expression profiling by high throughput sequencing Mus musculus Source Type: research
Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is a debilitating disease of the pleural cavity. It is primarily associated with previous inhalation of asbestos fibers. These fibers initiate an oxidant coupled inflammato...
Source: BMC Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
AbstractTumor‐treating fields (TTFields) are a noninvasive antimitotic cancer treatment consisting of low‐intensity alternating electric fields delivered to the tumor or tumor bed via externally applied transducer arrays. In multiple in vitro and in vivo cancer cell lines, TTFields therapy inhibits cell proliferation, disrupts cell division, interferes with cell migration and invasion, and reduces DNA repair. Human trials in patients with primary glioblastoma showed an improvement in overall survival, and trials in patients with unresectable malignant pleural mesothelioma showed favorable outcomes compared with histori...
Source: The Oncologist - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Neuro-Oncology ‐ Source Type: research
Officials in Asbestos, Quebec, have been struggling for years to develop a new identity for the small Canadian mining town. Changing its name might do the trick. Mayor Hugues Grimard announced recently that his town in southeastern Quebec is looking for a name change in 2020, believing it could spark a much-needed economic recovery. The natural link between the town’s name and the toxic mineral — once so compelling — has become a roadblock to any future development. Exposure to asbestos can lead to deadly diseases, including mesothelioma cancer. “There is really a negative perception around asbestos...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Source Type: news
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