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Breast Cancer Numbers Dip Most in Wealthy, Urban Areas

a shared story    357 weeks 5 days 1 hour 30 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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Independent group finds multiple myeloma drugs too costly in U.S

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U.S. prices for newer multiple myeloma treatments should be cut by as much as 94 percent to justify their value in terms of prolonging life, while there is not enough evidence to assess the health benefit of some, according to an independent nonprofit organization that evaluates...(more) 

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Second baby gets Cellectis 'designer' cells to clear leukemia

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By Ben Hirschler LONDON (Reuters) - A second baby with aggressive leukemia has been treated in London with "designer immune cells" developed by Cellectis and, six months after treatment, she remains in remission, the French biotech firm said on Friday. The first human use of the...(more) 

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Cigna says Anthem deal could close in 2017, not 2016: filing

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Health insurer Cigna Corp , which announced plans to be bought by larger Anthem Inc 10 months ago, on Friday said the deal may close in 2017 rather than 2016 due to the complexity of the regulatory process, according to a filing with the Securities and...(more) 

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WHO raises concerns after 12 newborns die in southern Libya

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BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — The U.N. health agency has expressed concerns over the death of 12 newborns in a southern impoverished Libyan province, warning of a "major breakdown" of the health system in the war-torn North African country. 

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Man charged in Michigan probe of contaminated food

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ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan man suspected of spraying a contaminant on unpackaged food at grocery stores faces four charges of poisoning food. 

Study: Weightlifting helps breast cancer survivors

a shared story    350 weeks 5 days 13 hours 11 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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'Your Mama pulls fire trucks!' is praise for StrongMoms' kids

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By Barbara Goldberg NORWALK, Conn., May 6 (Reuters) - Still shunning alcohol because she was breastfeeding her 7-week-old baby, Jessica Hopkins grabbed a 50-pound (23 kg) beer keg with her bare hands and hurled it over a chest-high metal bar. Women like Hopkins, a former jewelry...(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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Resource-rich Venezuela struggles to keep lights, taps on

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By Andrew Cawthorne and Carlos Garcia Rawlins PUERTO ORDAZ, Venezuela (Reuters) - Residents of Venezuela's southern city of Puerto Ordaz enjoy pleasant views of the Orinoco and Caroni rivers and are a half hour's drive from one of the world's biggest hydroelectric dams. The irony is...(more) 

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a shared story    458 weeks 5 days 13 hours 3 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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Spain gets first case of Zika-related brain defect in a fetus

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Spain has recorded its first case of a fetus developing the microcephaly birth defect after a pregnant woman became infected with the Zika virus, health authorities said late on Thursday. Spain has recorded 13 expectant mothers who have contracted the virus after traveling overseas, though no...(more) 

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