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Breast Cancer Numbers Dip Most in Wealthy, Urban Areas

a shared story    282 weeks 4 days 22 hours 44 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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France's Hollande brings message of hope to Ebola-stricken Guinea

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CONAKRY (Reuters) - President Francois Hollande pledged on Friday that France would set an example by providing aid to Ebola stricken countries in West Africa, in the first visit by a Western leader to the affected region since the outbreak began. Hollande was greeted on his...(more) 

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Beijing adopts smoking ban for public places: state media

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China's capital on Friday passed a smoking ban for all indoor public places and offices, state media reported, despite the failure of past attempts to limit where the country's 300 million smokers can light up. 

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South African mother turns tragedy into fight against HIV

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By Katie Nguyen LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Johanna Satekge was pregnant with her first-born when she tested positive for HIV in South Africa's Limpopo province in 2000. When her son was born, he weighed 3.6 kgs. When he died seven months later, he had wasted...(more) 

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Fruit-infusing, filter-equipped bottle in the works

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The team that reinvented the water bottle by squaring the edges and adding a screw-off bottom for easy cleaning has launched a crowdfunding campaign for the 2.0 version of the Square. 

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New 15-minute test for Ebola to undergo trials in West Africa

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LONDON (Reuters) - A new test designed to rapidly diagnose Ebola virus infection is to be tried out at a treatment center for the disease in Guinea, international health charity The Wellcome Trust said on Friday. Researchers developing the 15-minute Ebola test say it is six...(more) 

Study: Weightlifting helps breast cancer survivors

a shared story    275 weeks 5 days 10 hours 25 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.... 

Brazil's Pele improving, still in intensive care: hospital

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SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazilian soccer great Pele "is in better condition" though he remains in an intensive care unit being treated for a urinary tract infection, the Albert Einstein Hospital in Sao Paulo said on Friday. Pele, 74, is receiving renal support treatment, which helps...(more) 

Health insurance options limited after job loss

a shared story    309 weeks 4 days 23 hours 25 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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WHO advises male Ebola survivors to abstain from sex

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LONDON (Reuters) - Men who recover from Ebola should abstain from sex for three months to minimize the risk of passing the virus on in their semen, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday. Ebola, a disease that has infected and killing thousands in a...(more) 

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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) 

China drafts policy on emergency Ebola diagnosis, trials

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SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China has drafted policy on the emergency use of diagnostic products for the Ebola virus disease as well as clinical trials, the country's drug regulator said on Friday, as the number of people affected globally by the epidemic nears 16,000. In a brief...(more) 

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