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    New 9/11 Health Study Targets Young People as Participants

    By Michael Barasch

    New York University’s Langone Medical Center is conducting a new health study that focuses on young people. The researchers conducting the study are specifically looking for participants who were young children in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. Ideal participants would now be 12 to 21 years of age. Though the […]

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  • 9/11 Injuries

    No Surprise Here: 9/11 Responders at Higher Risk for Cancer

    By Michael Barasch

    Cancer rates are 15 percent higher in 9/11 responders than in the general population, according to a recent Mount Sinai Hospital’s World Trade Center Health Program (WTCHP) report. Epidemiologists examined data collected from 20,984 participants between 2001 and 2008, finding 575 cases of cancer instead of the expected 499. Thyroid, prostate and blood cancers (like […]

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