9/11 Health and Compensation in the News
Below are summaries with url’s to news articles that appeared recently about 9/11 Health and Compensation issues.
An archive of past articles by year, can be found on the 911 Health Watch website at http://www.911healthwatch.org/news/ :
August 31, 2016 — NY Daily News — FDNY firefighters, family and pal Jamie Foxx say goodbye to William Woodlon, 66, who died of 9/11-linked lung cancer
An FDNY firefighter who died of lung cancer linked to 9/11 got a hero’s goodbye from friends, family and his beloved Bravest Wednesday.
August 31, 2016 — ABC News — World Trade Centre responders with PTSD show ‘staggering’ signs of cognitive impairment: research
As the 15th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks approaches, new research reveals many 9/11 rescue workers are at risk of early onset dementia.
August 30, 2016 — EMS1 — Report: 9/11 first responders show early memory problems
Experts said it sounds an alarm about the long-lasting impact of PTSD and depression on the brain
August 29, 2016 — Daily Mail — Unprecedented study explains the devastating impact 9/11 had on the physical and mental health of rescue teams
An unprecedented study has explored the devastating impact the 9/11 attacks had on rescue workers’ brains.
August 29, 2016 — EurekAlert! — First study examines PTSD & cognitive impairment in World Trade Center responders
WTC responder population — many now in their early 50s — replicates link between PTSD and cognitive impairment seen in veterans
August 29, 2016 — Newsday — 9/11 first responders show memory problems, researchers find
Cognitive impairment, long considered a leading risk factor for Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia, has been detected in a significant proportion of people who served as first responders during the 9/11 World Trade Center disaster.
August 29, 2016 — CURE — Rescuing the Rescuers: The Effort to Cover and Monitor 9/11 Responders for Lung Disease and Cancer
Thousands of first responders and citizens developed cancer following the September 11 terror attacks.
August 29, 2016 — News12 Long Island — Study finds memory problems in some 9/11 responders
A new study by researchers at Stony Brook University found memory problems in a number of Sept. 11 first responders.
August 28, 2016 — MedPageToday — PTSD in 9/11 Workers Linked to Higher Asthma Risk
Causal mechanism related to stress appears likely, investigators say
August 25, 2016 — AOL — Exposure to 9/11 disaster tied to low birthweight, preterm delivery
For years following the events of September 11, 2001 in lower Manhattan, the disaster and its aftermath may have affected women and their babies who were not even conceived yet, according to a new study.
August 19, 2016 — Tax-News.com — IRS Finalizes Foreign Contractor Fee Regulations
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has issued final regulations on the two percent tax on payments made to foreign companies that receive US government contracts.
August 16, 2016 — American Cancer Society — 9/11 and Cancer: Behind the Headlines
As we seem to learn every month or so, reporting on statistics is tricky business (When Skyrocketing Isn’t July 19, 2016). The latest example concerns health risks associated with exposure to the terror attack on the World Trade Center (WTC) …
August 14, 2016 — New York Post — Diagnoses of 9/11-linked cancers have tripled in less than 3 years
More than 5,400 Ground Zero responders and others who lived, worked or went to school near the fallen Twin Towers have come down with 9/11-linked cancers, a grim tally that has tripled in the past 2¹/₂ years.
August 13, 2016 — WSHU — 9/11 Responders’ Attorney: Fight For Care Continues
Thousands of emergency responders and construction workers fell ill after breathing toxic air at the site of the 9/11 World Trade Center attacks.