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Breast Cancer Numbers Dip Most in Wealthy, Urban Areas

a shared story    277 weeks 5 days 21 hours 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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Mali to keep Guinea border open despite Ebola death -president

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BAMAKO (Reuters) - Mali will not close its border with neighbouring Guinea after a two-year-old girl infected with Ebola was brought across the frontier by her grandmother and died in Mali this week, President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita said on Saturday. The girl travelled hundreds of kilometres...(more) 

Ebola: NY had jump-start, Dallas had to learn fast

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NEW YORK (AP) -- Talk about a tale of two cities: A Dallas hospital got a pop quiz in Ebola and made an early mistake. New York got a peek at the answer sheet and was better prepared at the start.... 

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Obama reassures Ebola-wary American public

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President Barack Obama told Americans Saturday that they must be "guided by the facts, not fear" when it comes to the deadly Ebola virus, as he urged a sensible vigilance. The announcement came less than a week after the fiancee and almost 50 other people who...(more) 

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Ebola death toll tops 4,900 as virus spreads: WHO

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By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) - The death toll from the Ebola epidemic rose to 4,922 out of 10,141 known cases in eight countries through Oct. 23, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Saturday. The virus, which reached Mali through a two-year-old girl who died...(more) 

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Obama: 'We have to be guided by the facts, not fear' on Ebola

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By Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama commended New Yorkers for their calm reaction to the city's first case of Ebola and told Americans in his weekly address that the response to domestic cases of the deadly disease needs to be based on "facts,...(more) 

Study: Weightlifting helps breast cancer survivors

a shared story    270 weeks 6 days 9 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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AUDIO: Ebola health worker's audio diary fears

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Dr Geraldine O'Hara, an infectious diseases specialist from Huddersfield, has recorded a series of audio diaries while she is in Sierra Leone. 

Health insurance options limited after job loss

a shared story    304 weeks 5 days 22 hours 10 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. 

Ebola: More calls for travel bans or quarantines

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Ebola virus's arrival in New York City and yet another West African nation - Mali - renewed questions about whether stricter travel restrictions would help lock down the deadly disease. The governors of New York and New Jersey went ahead and issued...(more) 

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a shared story    378 weeks 6 days 9 hours 2 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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Medical worker quarantined in New Jersey under new Ebola safeguards

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By Ellen Wulfhorst NEW YORK (Reuters) - A medical worker quarantined in New Jersey on her return from treating Ebola victims in West Africa was being evaluated in a hospital isolation ward on Saturday after new contagion-control safeguards were imposed for America's biggest urban center. She...(more) 

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