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Breast Cancer Numbers Dip Most in Wealthy, Urban Areas

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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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Home care kits highlight gaps in West Africa's Ebola response

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By David Lewis and James Harding Giahyue DAKAR/MONROVIA (Reuters) - With the number of Ebola cases spiraling in West Africa and weeks remaining until treatment units promised by Western governments are built, health workers fighting one of the world's deadliest diseases are being forced to improvise....(more) 

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Third Ebola patient released from Atlanta's Emory University Hospital

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(Reuters) - An American treated for Ebola at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta since Sept. 9 has been released after being found free of the virus, the hospital said on Monday. The man, who has not been identified, was discharged from the hospital on Sunday and...(more) 

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Ebola fear ends for dozens on watch lists in United States

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DALLAS (Reuters) - Weeks of worry about Ebola infection ended on Monday for several dozen people who came off watch lists in the United States, but 120 others were still being monitored for symptoms as the U.S. government ramped up its response to the virus.  

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Watching movie sex and violence may desensitize parents: study

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By Kathryn Doyle NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Parents may get so accustomed to seeing sex and violence in movies and television that they end up lowering their standards for what kids are allowed to watch, a new report suggests. In a new study, parents who...(more) 

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Exclusive: Allergan shareholder Paulson & Co urges deal with Shire - sources

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(Reuters) - Allergan Inc shareholder Paulson & Co is urging the Botox maker to merge with specialty pharmaceutical company Shire Plc as a potential alternative to a deal with hostile bidder Valeant Pharmaceuticals , according to two people familiar with the matter. The hedge fund, which...(more) 

Study: Weightlifting helps breast cancer survivors

a shared story    270 weeks 1 day 15 hours 13 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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Video of woman giving birth outside Egyptian hospital triggers outcry

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CAIRO (Reuters) - An Egyptian hospital director was suspended on Monday after a video purporting to show a woman giving birth on the facility's doorstep caused an uproar among citizens tired of overcrowded and understaffed medical centres. The woman's husband, Ahmed Musa Abdel Fattah, was quoted...(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. 

Soccer-South African minister rules out Nations Cup hosting

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CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - South Africa will not step in as emergency hosts of the African Nations Cup if Morocco pulls out because of the Ebola epidemic, sports minister Fikile Mbalula said on Monday. "Hosting AFCON next year is a NO NO," the minister tweeted in...(more) 

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a shared story    378 weeks 1 day 15 hours 5 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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Population growth far outpaces food supply in conflict-ravaged Sahel - study

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By Chris Arsenault ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The Sahel region's ability to produce food is not keeping pace with its growing population, and global warming will only exacerbate the imbalance, according to a new study. Among the 22 countries making up the arid region in...(more) 

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