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Breast Cancer Numbers Dip Most in Wealthy, Urban Areas

a shared story    268 weeks 4 days 6 hours 46 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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Calif. bill would pay for lawyers for unaccompanied minor immigrants

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California would spend $3 million on lawyers for unaccompanied minors arriving in California from Central America under a proposal announced Thursday by top California Democrats. Democratic Governor Jerry Brown, along with Attorney General Kamala Harris and the leaders of both houses of the legislature, said they...(more) 

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Global warming 'hiatus' means heat is hiding in ocean

a shared story    1 hour 15 minutes ago
An apparent slowdown in the Earth's surface warming in the last 15 years could be due to that heat being trapped in the deep Atlantic and Southern Ocean, researchers said Thursday. The findings in the journal Science suggest that such cycles tend to last 20-35 years,...(more) 

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U.S. to tighten restrictions on common opioid painkillers

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The move comes as health and law enforcement officials try to curb a rising tide of prescription drug abuse. Nearly three out of four prescription drug overdoses are caused by opioid painkillers, according to federal data. "Almost seven million Americans abuse controlled-substance prescription medications, including opioid...(more) 

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Instant noodles carry health risks for women: study

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Women who eat instant noodles, like Ramen, at least two times a week face a greater risk of high blood pressure, elevated blood sugar and high cholesterol, US researchers said Thursday. The study looked at data from 10,711 adults -- just over half of whom were...(more) 

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Asthma attack rates similar for black and white kids

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Disparities between white and black kids with asthma in rates of emergency department visits or hospitalizations have shrunk and rates of asthma attacks – another sign of poorly managed asthma – are the same, researchers found. β€œIn general, this is good news - once differences in...(more) 

Study: Weightlifting helps breast cancer survivors

a shared story    261 weeks 4 days 18 hours 27 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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Marching and praying, U.S. clerics seek to restore calm in Ferguson

a shared story    5 hours 15 minutes ago
By Carey Gillam and Scott Malone FERGUSON Mo. (Reuters) - Some clad in clerical collars and others in flowing robes, religious leaders have descended on Ferguson, Missouri, to help end nearly two weeks of violence sparked by the police killing of an unarmed black teenager. We...(more) 

Health insurance options limited after job loss

a shared story    295 weeks 4 days 7 hours 26 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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Lilly psoriasis drug impresses; battle nears with Amgen, Novartis

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An experimental new psoriasis treatment from Eli Lilly and Co proved superior to Amgen Inc's blockbuster Enbrel, drawing it closer to a potential marketing battle with new products being developed by Amgen and Novartis AG. Based on favorable results from Phase III trials, Lilly said Thursday...(more) 

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a shared story    369 weeks 4 days 18 hours 18 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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Two American Ebola patients leave hospital

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Two American missionaries who were sickened with the dangerous Ebola virus while working in Liberia are doing better and have been released from an Atlanta hospital, doctors said Thursday. Doctor Kent Brantly, 33, and Nancy Writebol, 60, both Christian aid workers, were infected with Ebola in...(more) 

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