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Breast Cancer Numbers Dip Most in Wealthy, Urban Areas

a shared story    369 weeks 3 days 13 hours 24 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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AstraZeneca earnings hit by waning cholesterol drug sales

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Generic competition to cholesterol fighter Crestor in the key U.S. market hit second-quarter earnings at drugmaker AstraZeneca, which is now banking on new cancer medicines to revive its fortunes. Core earnings per share, which exclude some items, fell 31 percent to 83 cents as revenue slid...(more) 

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Savings, Cimzia sales push UCB first-half core profit above forecasts

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Belgian pharmaceutical group UCB on Thursday reported a better-than-expected core profit in the first half of 2016, as it reduced operating expenses and its inflammatory disease drug Cimzia performed well. Sales for Cimzia, to treat bowel disorder Crohn's disease and rheumatoid arthritis, rose 23 percent, above...(more) 

2 more mysterious Zika infections reported in South Florida

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NEW YORK (AP) -- Florida health officials are investigating two more mysterious cases of Zika infection that do not appear to be related to travel, bringing the total to four.... 

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Chinese polluters to face more business, financing restrictions

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Chinese firms guilty of exceeding emissions limits or building plants without environmental permits will face tougher punishments including credit bans and land use restrictions, the country's environmental ministry said late on Wednesday. China has been cracking down on polluting enterprises, raising fines and threatening criminal action...(more) 

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Factbox: Why the Zika virus is causing alarm

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Global health officials are racing to better understand the Zika virus behind a major outbreak that began in Brazil last year and has spread to many countries in the Americas. Zika is transmitted to people through the bite of infected female mosquitoes, primarily the Aedes aegypti...(more) 

Study: Weightlifting helps breast cancer survivors

a shared story    362 weeks 4 days 1 hour 5 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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Florida identifies two more Zika cases not related to travel

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By Julie Steenhuysen CHICAGO, July 27 (Reuters) - The Florida health department said on Wednesday it is investigating another two cases of Zika not related to travel to a place where the virus is being transmitted, raising the possibility of local Zika transmission in the continental...(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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Induced labor not linked to higher autism risk

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By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - Inducing labor doesn’t appear to increase the baby's odds of autism, a new study suggests. Researchers examined data on more than 1.3 million births in Sweden and found about 3.5% of babies born after induction were diagnosed with autism by...(more) 

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a shared story    470 weeks 4 days 57 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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Background noise can make it harder for toddlers to learn words

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“Either turning off the TV and radio or turning them down may help language development,” McMillan said by email. To understand how background noise influences language development in toddlers, McMillan and colleagues did three experiments with a total of 106 kids ranging in age from 22...(more) 

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