What is Mesothelioma?

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Found this interesting article about a dealy deseases – Mesothelioma

Mesothelioma is a cancerous disease that is becoming more and more common. Affecting the mesothelial cells that make up the mesothelium � the outer lining that protects the body�s major organs such as the heart, stomach and lungs � this form of cancer is a direct result of regular and unprotected exposure to asbestos. The symptoms and the latency period of mesothelioma mean that it is difficult to diagnose. Treatment for mesothelioma is still being investigated through clinical trials and research, but as a rule it responds poorly to the treatments that are currently used.

The people most at risk from being carriers of this cancer are those have worked with asbestos over the past thirty to fifty years. Because of this, mesothelioma is most common in men between the ages of sixty and seventy as this is the group that commonly worked with asbestos during those years. Because of the lack of protection and regulations in those days, these workers were constantly exposed to the dust and fibres from the asbestos, which caused the cells of the mesothelium to become abnormal. However, because mesothelioma takes decades to develop fully and manifest, many of them were oblivious to this until thirty to fifty years later. It is these men who are now lodging multi-million dollar lawsuits against the unscrupulous companies that exposed them to the dangers of asbestos, even though they were aware that it could cause harm to the employees.

The organs most affected by mesothelioma are the lungs and the surrounding tissue. Pleural mesothelioma, which is the type affecting the lining of the lungs, is the most common variation of this cancer with symptoms which include breathing and swallowing difficulties, coughing, shortness of breath, fever and weight loss. The abdomen is another area affected by this cancer, and this variation is known as peritoneal mesothelioma. This type of mesothelioma is not as common as pleural mesothelioma. Symptoms of peritoneal mesothelioma can include nausea and vomiting, weight loss and loss of appetite, fever, bowel obstruction and pain or swelling of the stomach area. The last variation of the cancer is pericardial mesothelioma, which is where the cancer affects the heart and the tissue surrounding it. This variation is a rare one, and symptoms can include palpitations, breathing difficulties, and persistent coughing.

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Refinance Home Loan

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Here is some tips i got from finance magazine. For those who are having home loan with you, and you feel that the home loan interest rate is a big high, then you might wan to consider to take the refinance home loan from some of the bank.

Who should Refinance their Home Loan?
– Those people who purchased homes during the high loan rate are the one who should consider to refinance their home loan. Once you refinance your home loan, you may start to enjoy the lower interest rate. But before you take the action to refinance your home loan, please take notes that there are some cost involve in the refinancing process.

Knowing when to Refinance
– The key to refinancing a home involves knowing when to refinance. Commercials and radio advertise low interest rates. Thus, many homeowners choose to take advantage of low rates and lower their monthly payments. Unfortunately, the cost of refinancing a home may sometimes outweigh the savings. Because a refinance creates a new mortgage, homeowners are responsible for fees such as closing costs, title search fees, settlement fees, prepayment penalty fees, etc. Moreover, some mistakenly refinance before a home has time to build sufficient equity. Another reason for refinancing a home includes receiving a shorter term, which may also boost a home’s equity

Software review: Crimson Editor

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For programmer who is looking for a light weight text editor with syntax highlighting to do their development work, I would suggest you to use Crimson Editor.

Crimson Editor is very light weight, and small size. It has a very fast loading time. Besides, it support syntax highlighting for most of the major language like HTML, CSS, PHP, SQL, Perl, C++, C, Java, Mathlab, Latex and many more! If your language is not supported you can always create your own or download from their forum.

Besides, Crimson Editor also come with other great feature like project management, macro, view in browser feature, customize the font and color, open remote file using FTP and etc…

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