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Breast Cancer Numbers Dip Most in Wealthy, Urban Areas

a shared story    361 weeks 2 days 8 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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White House scrapped FDA plan to restrict flavored e-cigarettes

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By Toni Clarke WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A White House office deleted language in a recently introduced tobacco regulation that would have removed flavored e-cigarettes from the market until they had been authorized by the Food and Drug Administration, an edited version of the document shows. On...(more) 

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Canadian fisheries minister resigns to deal with addiction

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Canadian Cabinet minister Hunter Tootoo, who was in charge of fisheries, oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, resigned on Tuesday to seek treatment for addiction issues. Tootoo, 52, became the first minister to quit Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Cabinet since his Liberal government took power last...(more) 

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Denmark to declassify being transgender as mental disorder

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Denmark will next year declassify "being transgender" as a mental illness, lawmakers from the parliament health committee decided on Tuesday. "It is completely inappropriate to call it a sickness," the committee's deputy chairman Flemming Moller Mortensen told AFP. "There is a longstanding wish from the trans...(more) 

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Doctors credit fitness for helping California woman survive shark attack

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A woman bitten by a shark off the coast of Southern California suffered a single chomp from her shoulder to her pelvis and survived largely because she was physically fit enough to tread water until she was rescued, doctors said on Tuesday. The victim, identified by...(more) 

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Better-trained doctors would improve healthcare for trans youths: study

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By Andrew M. Seaman (Reuters Health) - Pediatricians rarely receive training in gender-affirming health care, and as a result, few transgender youths who are eligible for such healthcare actually receive it, experts say. Transgender people, whose gender does not align with their sex assigned at birth,...(more) 

Study: Weightlifting helps breast cancer survivors

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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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Burden of pricey hepatitis C drugs heaviest in eastern Europe

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By Ben Hirschler LONDON (Reuters) - New hepatitis C drugs that can cure the liver-destroying disease are revolutionizing treatment but their high price is a huge burden in some countries, particularly in central and eastern Europe, according to a new study. An analysis of prices for...(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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Air pollution tied to high blood pressure risk

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By Kathryn Doyle (Reuters Health) - Short and long-term exposure to air pollution from vehicle exhaust or burning coal is associated with high blood pressure, according to a review of 17 studies. ‚ÄúSince the 1990s, a hypothesis of air pollution leading to hypertension risk was proposed...(more) 

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a shared story    462 weeks 2 days 19 hours 56 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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Valeant's former CEO to receive $9 million severance payment, other fees

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Michael Pearson, the former chief executive officer of Valeant Pharmaceuticals International , will receive a $9 million severance payment and agreed to a consulting agreement worth hundreds of thousands of dollars, according to a document filed with regulators. Pearson, who left Valeant on May 2 after...(more) 

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