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Breast Cancer Numbers Dip Most in Wealthy, Urban Areas

a shared story    317 weeks 4 days 9 hours 49 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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Obese patients face long odds against returning to a healthy weight

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By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - The odds are against obese men and women trying to get to a healthy weight, particularly if they are severely obese, a U.K. study suggests. Researchers followed 76,704 obese men and 99,791 obese women for up to nine years. In...(more) 



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USOC official keeping eye on Rio waters but would canoe

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(Reuters) - The U.S. Olympic Committee is paying close attention to the water quality for sailors and rowers at the 2016 Rio Olympics, but USOC chief of sport Alan Ashley said he would have no qualms taking a canoe on the polluted waters. "I would do...(more) 



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Illinois college to drop health coverage over contraception mandate

a shared story    2 hours 18 minutes ago
An evangelical Christian college in Illinois will stop providing health insurance to students on Friday because of its objection to the Obamacare mandate to provide contraceptive coverage, a legal group representing the school said on Thursday. The decision affects about 500 of 3,000 students at Wheaton...(more) 



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Woman jailed for outburst during Colorado movie massacre trial

a shared story    3 hours 18 minutes ago
The judge in the Colorado movie massacre trial on Thursday jailed a supporter of convicted gunman James Holmes for three weeks over an outburst she made in court during the prosecution's closing argument. The outburst by spectator Deborah Cave came as the district attorney was addressing...(more) 



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Mental health suffers most in major nuclear accidents, studies find

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By Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) - People caught up in a nuclear disaster are more likely to suffer severe psychological disorders such as depression and post-traumatic stress disorder rather than any harm from radiation, scientists said on Friday. The studies counter the misconception that nuclear disasters...(more) 




Study: Weightlifting helps breast cancer survivors

a shared story    310 weeks 4 days 21 hours 30 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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Canadian oil sands producer Athabasca Oil cuts capex

a shared story    5 hours 18 minutes ago
(Reuters) - Canada's Athabasca Oil Corp , which processes oil sands to produce crude, said it would cut its capital expenditure by nearly 5 percent as oil prices stay low. The company said it would now spend C$291 million ($224 million) this year, down from its...(more) 




Health insurance options limited after job loss

a shared story    344 weeks 4 days 10 hours 29 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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Fluoride debate hits Colorado's largest water utility

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DENVER (AP) — Colorado's largest supplier of public drinking water is in the midst of a debate over how much fluoride — if any — to put into its delivery system after the federal government announced new standards in April. 



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A BEACH RIDE TO REMEMBER

a shared story    418 weeks 4 days 21 hours 21 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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Research suggests gestational diabetes preventable

a shared story    7 hours 18 minutes ago
A simple lifestyle intervention could be all it takes to prevent gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) even in high-risk women, according to a new study. Working with 293 women considered at risk for GDM due to obesity -- having a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or...(more) 



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