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Breast Cancer Numbers Dip Most in Wealthy, Urban Areas

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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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Olympics-Water will be clean in time for Games - Rio 2016 chief

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By Mike Collett LONDON, Sept 1 (Reuters) - The water quality at the Olympic sailing venue in Rio de Janeiro is a serious issue but will be resolved by the time the Games begin next year, Rio Organising Committee president Carlos Nuzman said on Tuesday. A...(more) 

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Industry complains to EU over French law pushing cheap eye drug

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(Reuters) - Europe's pharmaceuticals industry said on Tuesday it had filed a complaint with the European Commission against a French law promoting the use of Roche's cancer drug Avastin as a cheap eye treatment. The move is the latest salvo in a lengthy battle between drugmakers,...(more) 

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New Heart 'Calculator' Lets You Find Out How Old Your Heart Really Is

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Using data from the large and well-established Framingham Heart Study, researchers looked at information from 578,525 participants between the ages of 30 to 74 and found that men fared worse than women overall. On average, men had a predicted heart age of 7.8 years older than...(more) 

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Liberian Ebola survivor battles prejudice in UN virtual reality film

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By Kieran Guilbert LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A virtual reality film aims to draw attention to prejudice towards Ebola survivors by guiding viewers through the life of a woman in Liberia who uses her immunity to help others affected by the disease, the creators said...(more) 

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Republicans lack votes to defund Planned Parenthood: McConnell

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By Susan Heavey WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell undercut threats by fellow Republicans to hold the budget process hostage in an effort to defund Planned Parenthood, saying conservatives do not have enough support in Congress to cut off the group now under fire...(more) 

Study: Weightlifting helps breast cancer survivors

a shared story    315 weeks 2 days 12 hours 44 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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California assisted suicide bill to be heard in special session

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A controversial bill to allow physician-assisted suicide for terminally ill patients in California comes up for a new round of hearings on Tuesday, after failing in the legislature earlier this summer amid opposition from the Catholic Church. The measure, which was pulled from consideration in the...(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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Europe gets Amgen cholesterol drug for 50-60 percent of U.S. price

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By Ben Hirschler LONDON (Reuters) - Amgen is launching its injectable cholesterol drug in Europe at around half the U.S. price, in a move likely to stoke controversy about the way Americans end up paying far more than others for new medicines. Repatha belongs to a...(more) 

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a shared story    423 weeks 2 days 12 hours 36 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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China adopts tougher rules to curb tobacco advertisements

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By Megha Rajagopalan BEIJING (Reuters) - China enforced sweeping new rules on Tuesday to restrict tobacco advertisements, in its latest step to rein in a widespread habit that has caused a massive health crisis. More than 300 million people have made cigarettes part of the social...(more) 

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