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Breast Cancer Numbers Dip Most in Wealthy, Urban Areas

a shared story    272 weeks 2 days 12 hours 15 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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Child mortality drops in 2013: UN

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United Nations (United States) (AFP) - The child mortality rate around the world has dropped by nearly half since 1990, the United Nations said Tuesday in its latest report showing a new decrease in 2013. 

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Wall St. climbs as expectations shift on Fed policy

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By Chuck Mikolajczak NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks rose on Tuesday and the S&P notched its best performance in a month after a report shifted investor expectations for the Federal Reserve's policy statement due on Wednesday. After a sluggish start to trading, major indexes rallied...(more) 

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Food companies' U.S. calorie-cutting pledge could stall: researchers

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By Sharon Begley NEW YORK (Reuters) - A campaign by 16 of the world's largest food and beverage companies to dramatically cut the number of calories sold in the United States may have stalled after initial success, researchers reported on Wednesday. The companies, including Campbell Soup...(more) 

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Opera singer backs drive to help 10 million 'ghost' people

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By Emma Batha THE HAGUE The Netherlands (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Opera singer Barbara Hendricks lent her voice on Tuesday to a global campaign to end statelessness, calling for an end to the suffering of 10 million "ghost" people. The U.S.-born soprano said she had been...(more) 

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GAO report warns of security risks in U.S. healthcare website

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(Reuters) - HealthCare.gov, President Barack Obama's health insurance exchange, has security and privacy protection vulnerabilities, a U.S. government watchdog reported on Tuesday, nearly a year after the website's troubled rollout. The General Accounting Office (GAO) said that despite steps taken by the Centers for Medicare &...(more) 

Study: Weightlifting helps breast cancer survivors

a shared story    265 weeks 2 days 23 hours 56 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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Doctor pleads guilty to cancer treatment fraud

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DETROIT (AP) — A Detroit-area cancer doctor accused of putting people through unnecessary treatments and then billing insurers for millions of dollars pleaded guilty to fraud Tuesday, admitting that he knew his patients often didn't need chemotherapy. 

Health insurance options limited after job loss

a shared story    299 weeks 2 days 12 hours 55 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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Urine test for cervical cancer virus offers alternative to smear

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By Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) - A simple urine test for the virus that causes cervical cancer could offer a less invasive and more acceptable alternative to the conventional cervical smear test, researchers said on Tuesday. In a study comparing the accuracy of urine sample testing...(more) 

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a shared story    373 weeks 2 days 23 hours 48 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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Georgia man sentenced to 20 years in 2013 school shooting

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By David Beasley ATLANTA (Reuters) - A man who fired an AK-47 in a suburban Atlanta elementary school in 2013 before a school clerk convinced him to put his gun down and turn himself in pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 20 years in prison on...(more) 

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