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Breast Cancer Numbers Dip Most in Wealthy, Urban Areas

a shared story    295 weeks 4 days 3 hours 43 minutes ago
Cases of invasive breast cancer in the United States have declined overall, but the decrease is significantly less marked in poor women who live in rural areas, possibly due to differences in the use of hormone therapy (HT), a new study suggests. 

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More U.S. children doing yoga, taking sleep supplements

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By Ronnie Cohen (Reuters Health) – - A growing number of American children are bending into downward dog and other yoga poses, according to a new report on complementary health practices. The report analyzed National Health Interview Survey data on practices outside of mainstream medicine and...(more) 

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Melatonin not for children: study

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Although it may be tempting to give a child who can't sleep a dose of the natural sleep aid melatonin, an Australian research team says this could lead to problems as the child grows older. Melatonin is produced in the body at bedtime thanks to the...(more) 

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Bristol hep C drug helps cure 97 percent of HIV coinfected patients: study

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(Reuters) - Ninety-seven percent of hepatitis C patients also infected with HIV were cured of the liver-destroying virus after 12 weeks of treatment with Bristol-Myers Squibb's daclatasvir and Gilead Sciences' Sovaldi, according to data from a study presented on Thursday.  

If Supreme Court says no, they'd lose health insurance help

a shared story    3 hours 13 minutes ago
CHICAGO (AP) -- Millions of Americans have a big personal stake in next Wednesday's Supreme Court challenge to the nation's health care law: Can they legally continue to get subsidies to help pay for their insurance? If the court says no, people across more than 30...(more) 

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Healthy diet linked to lung health

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By Roxanne Nelson (Reuters Health) - Among its many rewards, eating a healthy diet might help protect against the development of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, according to a new study. Based on more than 120,000 men and women followed for more than a decade,...(more) 

Study: Weightlifting helps breast cancer survivors

a shared story    288 weeks 4 days 15 hours 24 minutes ago
Breast cancer survivors have been getting bum advice. For decades, many doctors warned that lifting weights or even heavy groceries could cause painful arm swelling. New research shows that weight training actually helps prevent this problem.... 

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Ireland passes EU's first tobacco plain packaging law

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Ireland on Thursday became the first European Union member state to pass a law introducing mandatory plain packaging for tobacco products, prompting the tobacco industry to threaten legal action. "We are creating legislation which will be historic and will be of real importance to the area...(more) 

Health insurance options limited after job loss

a shared story    322 weeks 4 days 4 hours 24 minutes ago
John Mathson had been paying about $550 a month to continue his health insurance coverage after the 63-year-old Eureka man got laid off in October after 39 years at the Evergreen Pulp mill. 

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Sanofi diabetes drug awaits imminent EU green light

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By Ben Hirschler LONDON (Reuters) - Sanofi's new Toujeo diabetes drug is on track to receive a potential green light from European regulators this week, building on a U.S. regulatory approval awarded on Wednesday. Toujeo is a more potent follow-up to the French drugmaker's top-selling Lantus...(more) 

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a shared story    396 weeks 4 days 15 hours 16 minutes ago
Although the lure of Big Sur is timeless, hopping in the saddle is a novel way to enjoy the spectacular scenery. At Molera Horseback Tours - one of the few companies that offer the service in Big Sur - riders of any experience level can go...(more) 

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Florida man accused of throwing daughter from bridge incompetent to stand trial

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TAMPA, Fla. (Reuters) - A Florida man facing murder charges for allegedly throwing his 5-year-old daughter off a bridge currently is incompetent to stand trial, a judge said on Thursday. John Jonchuck, 25, will be sent a state mental hospital in an attempt to restore his...(more) 

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