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Breast Cancer Numbers Dip Most in Wealthy, Urban Areas

a shared story    278 weeks 4 days 9 hours 35 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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Individual genetic differences may affect Ebola survival: study

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By Julie Steenhuysen CHICAGO (Reuters) - Scientists have been puzzling for years over why some people survive Ebola while many others perish. A new study provides strong evidence that individual genetic differences play a major role in whether people die from the disease. Researchers at the...(more) 

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Sandwiches may be a source of too much dietary salt

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By Madeline Kennedy (Reuters Health) - Americans consume too much sodium, according to current guidelines, and much of the excess may be hidden in our sandwiches, researchers say. Based on national survey data depicting American eating habits over the course of a single day, the study...(more) 

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U.S. nurses union to stage strikes over Ebola protections

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By Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO Calif. (Reuters) - A California-based nurses union said Thursday it was organizing strikes and other protests against what it views as insufficient protection for nurses caring for patients stricken with the deadly Ebola virus. The nurses have demanded better protection when treating...(more) 

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Connecticut school lifts ban on girl barred over Ebola fears

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(Reuters) - A 7-year-old girl banned from attending school in Connecticut over fears that she may be carrying the Ebola virus after a trip to Nigeria will be allowed back on Friday, according to a joint statement by the school district and the girl's father. A...(more) 

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Dallas nurse to be reunited with dog quarantined for Ebola checks

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DALLAS (Reuters) - Dallas nurse Nina Pham, who recovered from an Ebola infection, will be reunited with 1-year-old King Charles Spaniel on Saturday after testing indicated the pet was free of Ebola, a spokeswoman for the city of Dallas said on Thursday. The dog named Bentley...(more) 

Study: Weightlifting helps breast cancer survivors

a shared story    271 weeks 4 days 21 hours 17 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.... 

Kerry urges restraint, expresses worry over tensions in Jerusalem

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Thursday he was worried about the escalation of tensions across Jerusalem and urged leaders to reopen Temple Mount to Muslim worshippers. Kerry condemned the shooting of a U.S. citizen at the Menachem Begin Heritage Center...(more) 

Health insurance options limited after job loss

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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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New York unveils incentives for workers in West Africa Ebola fight

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By Ellen Wulfhorst NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York officials on Thursday announced a program to encourage healthcare professionals to work in Ebola-hit West Africa, an effort to deflect criticism that the state's mandatory quarantine could hamper the battle against the disease. The program will provide...(more) 

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a shared story    379 weeks 4 days 21 hours 8 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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White House says up to Maine to make decisions on Ebola quarantines

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ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE (Reuters) - President Barack Obama hopes Maine officials make science-based decisions on quarantines for healthcare workers returning from treating Ebola patients in West Africa, but has said it is up to state officials to determine their own policies, the White House said...(more) 

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