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Breast Cancer Numbers Dip Most in Wealthy, Urban Areas

a shared story    265 weeks 1 day 7 hours 22 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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Judge gives go-ahead for $2 billion sale of NBA's Clippers

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By Eric Kelsey LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The estranged wife of Los Angeles Clippers co-owner Donald Sterling can proceed with the record $2 billion sale of the NBA team despite her husband's objections, a judge ruled on Monday, in a likely coda to a case of...(more) 

L.A. judge to rule Monday on $2 bln NBA Clippers sale

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LOS ANGELES, July 28 (Reuters) - Los Angeles Superior Court judge Michael Levanas said he will rule Monday afternoon on whether club owner Donald Sterling can halt the $2 billion sale of the NBA's Los Angeles Clippers. Sterling's estranged wife, Shelly Sterling, has asked Levanas to...(more) 

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Targacept discontinues bladder drug, shares plunge

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(Reuters) - Targacept Inc said it was stopping development of a drug to treat overactive bladder after it failed to show significant reduction in incontinence in a mid-stage study. The company's shares fell 32 percent in extended trading after it canceled its third drug development program...(more) 

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Ebola can spread like 'forest fire,' US warns

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The deadly Ebola virus can spread like a forest fire, US health authorities said Monday, urging travelers to West Africa to take extra precautions amid the largest outbreak in history. Since March, there have been 1,201 cases of Ebola and 672 deaths in Guinea, Liberia and...(more) 

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Family of Texas doctor with Ebola not showing signs of virus

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By Colleen Jenkins WINSTON-SALEM N.C. (Reuters) - The family of a Texas doctor who contracted the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa had traveled back to the United States before he showed symptoms and was not at risk for getting or spreading the disease, U.S. health...(more) 

Study: Weightlifting helps breast cancer survivors

a shared story    258 weeks 1 day 19 hours 4 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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Obama briefed on Ebola outbreak as U.S. agencies provide support: U.S. official

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President Barack Obama is getting updates on the outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria, an administration official said on Monday, noting U.S. agencies had increased their assistance in the past several weeks. The outbreak of the highly infectious disease...(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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Peanut company officials stand trial in Georgia in deadly salmonella outbreak

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By David Beasley ATLANTA (Reuters) - The federal trial of three former peanut company officials charged in connection with a salmonella outbreak that killed nine people and sickened hundreds more began on Monday with jury selection in Albany, Georgia. The contamination at the Peanut Corporation of...(more) 

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a shared story    366 weeks 1 day 18 hours 55 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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Veterans funding deal to provide $17 billion to ease medical wait times

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Leaders of the Veterans Affairs committees in Congress on Monday said they had agreed on legislation providing about $17 billion in funding to ease long waiting times for VA medical centers. Senator Bernie Sanders, an independent, and Representative Jeff Miller, a Republican, announced the deal at...(more) 

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