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Breast Cancer Numbers Dip Most in Wealthy, Urban Areas

a shared story    299 weeks 6 days 18 hours 27 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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Battling nightmare infections: US CDC's plan to beat supberbugs

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CHICAGO/NEW YORK (Reuters) - With painstaking effort, a group of Chicago hospitals has managed to cut by half the number of infections caused by an especially deadly type of superbug. Now U.S. health officials want that kind of campaign to go national.  



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Guinea president reinforces emergency Ebola measures

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CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) -- Guinea's president says new measures will be taken to combat Ebola in the country's western region including restrictions on burials and possible lockdowns.... 



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GSK agrees UK deal for meningitis shot after Novartis stand-off

a shared story    3 hours 57 minutes ago
LONDON (Reuters) - GlaxoSmithKline has reached a deal with the British government to supply a new meningitis B vaccine, following a lengthy stand-off over price with the product's previous owner Novartis.  




Study: Weightlifting helps breast cancer survivors

a shared story    293 weeks 6 hours 8 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.... 




Health insurance options limited after job loss

a shared story    326 weeks 6 days 19 hours 8 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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A BEACH RIDE TO REMEMBER

a shared story    401 weeks 6 hours 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) 




High salt intake risky in people with heart disease

a shared story    171 weeks 6 hours 24 minutes ago
Americans' salt intake is a major issue among health experts, with controversy lingering over how much salt is too much. A new study suggests that clarification on this question is sorely needed, especially for people with existing heart disease. The study looked at sodium excretion in the...(more) 




CT scan study promising for lung cancer detection

a shared story    228 weeks 19 hours 6 minutes ago
Compelling new evidence suggests that annual CT scans on certain high-risk patients could cut lung cancer deaths by 20 percent - a finding that may lead to the first screening test for the country's deadliest cancer. 




The new strain of parvo: Deadly new canine disease, or just another Internet rumor?

a shared story    370 weeks 4 days 6 hours 39 minutes ago
If you've read a dog-related e-mail list, Internet forum or blog in the last week, or spent any time in a dog training class, dog park or at a dog show, you've probably heard about a deadly new strain of canine parvovirus that's sweeping the United...(more) 



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Health officials fear spread of lung-destroying pneumonia

a shared story    341 weeks 9 hours 25 minutes ago
Health authorities have detected the emergence of a rare but deadly lung-destroying form of pneumonia, sparked by the combination of a skin infection and the common flu. The national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported 22 deaths among children last year from the dual infection. Numbers from...(more) 



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Drunk for £1: British supermarkets sell beer for less than water!

a shared story    384 weeks 6 days 11 hours 7 minutes ago
Supermarkets are selling beer at a cheaper price than water, fuelling concern over their role in Britain's binge-drinking crisis. Despite repeated public health warnings, Tesco, Sainsbury's and Asda now offer lager at just 22p a can - less per litre than their ownbrand-mineral water and cola, and...(more) 



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