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Breast Cancer Numbers Dip Most in Wealthy, Urban Areas

a shared story    274 weeks 2 days 23 hours 4 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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Some children had contact with U.S. Ebola patient: Texas governor

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DALLAS (Reuters) - Some school-age children have come in contact with the first patient diagnosed with the deadly Ebola virus in the United States, Texas Governor Rick Perry said on Wednesday. Perry said at a news conference that he was confident the virus would be contained,...(more) 

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U.S. Ebola patient traveled to Texas via Brussels: Canada official

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(Reuters) - The first patient diagnosed in the United States with an Ebola infection traveled from Liberia to Texas via Brussels, Canadian chief public health officer Greg Taylor said on Wednesday. U.S. health officials said on Tuesday that the man sought treatment six days after arriving...(more) 

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Experts question two-day delay in admitting Texas Ebola patient

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By Julie Steenhuysen and Sharon Begley CHICAGO/NEW YORK (Reuters) - The first patient to be diagnosed with Ebola in a U.S. hospital was evaluated initially and turned away, a critical missed opportunity that could result in others being exposed to the deadly virus, infectious disease experts...(more) 

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Health officials say no other suspected Ebola cases in Texas

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(Reuters) - Texas state health officials said on Wednesday they have no other suspected Ebola cases in the state, where the first confirmed U.S. case of the deadly virus has been reported. "We have no other suspect cases of Ebola in Texas at this time," the...(more) 

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Express Scripts 2015 Medicare drug plans to be available at Walgreen

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(Reuters) - Express Scripts Holding Co, the largest U.S. pharmacy benefit manager, said its two Medicare Part D prescription drug plans would be available at Walgreen Co as part of Express Scripts' preferred pharmacy network. Beneficiaries of Express Scripts' Medicare Value or Choice plans for 2015...(more) 

Study: Weightlifting helps breast cancer survivors

a shared story    267 weeks 3 days 10 hours 45 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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British PM Cameron tries to shrug off Europe schism with tax cut pledge

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By Andrew Osborn and William James BIRMINGHAM England (Reuters) - British Prime Minister David Cameron promised to push through sweeping tax cuts if re-elected next year, a pledge he hopes will refocus debate away from a schism over Europe inside his party and win over millions...(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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VIDEO: US Ebola patient 'critically ill'

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A man has become the first case of Ebola to be diagnosed on US soil, as health officials try to trace everyone he was in contact with. 

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a shared story    375 weeks 3 days 10 hours 36 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) 

South Africa public health union demands 15 pct pay increase

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JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's top public health worker union said on Wednesday it wanted a 15 percent across-the-board wage increase and would begin a series of protest marches over poor government services this week. National Education Health & Allied Workers Union said in a statement...(more) 

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