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Breast Cancer Numbers Dip Most in Wealthy, Urban Areas

a shared story    302 weeks 5 days 21 hours 28 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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Maple syrup emerges as potential hero in antibiotic resistance crisis

a shared story    2 hours 58 minutes ago
When it's been concentrated, an extract of maple syrup weakens harmful bacteria, reducing their resistance to antibiotics, according to a new study at McGill University in Canada. Making microbes more susceptible to being overcome by antibiotics could cut down on the amount that's necessary to fight...(more) 

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Remote tribe's antibiotic resistance concerns experts

a shared story    3 hours 58 minutes ago
A remote tribe in the Venezuelan Amazon appears to be resistant to modern antibiotics even though its members have had barely any contact with the outside world, researchers said Friday. The modern era of antibiotics began in the 1940s when penicillin quickly became a popular drug....(more) 

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Elmo Says 'Get Vaccinated' in New Video

a shared story    4 hours 58 minutes ago
Elmo gets into the battle to raise vaccination levels. 

Study: Weightlifting helps breast cancer survivors

a shared story    295 weeks 6 days 9 hours 10 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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Early Haiti rains bring risk of bleak cholera season

a shared story    5 hours 58 minutes ago
By Peter Granitz PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) - Haitian officials are reporting a spike in cholera cases late last year and carrying over into the first three months of 2015 as an early start to the rainy season has public health workers worried. As of March 28, the...(more) 

Health insurance options limited after job loss

a shared story    329 weeks 5 days 22 hours 9 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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Hearing aids may slow cognitive decline tied to hearing loss

a shared story    6 hours 58 minutes ago
By Janice Neumann (Reuters Health) - - Hearing aids may lessen the forgetfulness and mental confusion tied to moderate to severe hearing loss, suggests a new study. “This study is important because it focuses on a risk factor that is amenable to intervention in later life...(more) 

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a shared story    403 weeks 6 days 9 hours 1 minute 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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Breastfeeding could keep new moms tobacco free

a shared story    7 hours 58 minutes ago
Seventy percent of moms-to-be who quit smoking during pregnancy pick it up again within the first year after childbirth, but breastfeeding could reduce that statistic, according to a new study. "Breastfeeding seems to be a protective factor against increases in smoking after childbirth, so interventions should...(more) 

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Thank God for Peanut Butter and Jelly--PB and J--Day

a shared story    8 hours 58 minutes ago
Kaylyn Sigman is a high school senior with big plans. A star soccer player from a poor rural Appalachian Ohio community who loves calculus and creative writing, she’s college bound this fall and dreams of becoming a middle school special education teacher. Kaylyn’s overcome a lot...(more) 

High salt intake risky in people with heart disease

a shared story    173 weeks 6 days 9 hours 25 minutes ago
Americans' salt intake is a major issue among health experts, with controversy lingering over how much salt is too much. A new study suggests that clarification on this question is sorely needed, especially for people with existing heart disease. The study looked at sodium excretion in the...(more) 

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