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Breast Cancer Numbers Dip Most in Wealthy, Urban Areas

a shared story    345 weeks 2 hours 10 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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Colombia sees Guillain-Barre syndrome spike amid Zika cases

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More than 22,600 cases of the Zika virus have been confirmed in Colombia, which is seeing a sharp increase in a rare neurological disorder linked to the disease, authorities said Saturday. The news comes one day after Colombia, the country hit the second-hardest by the mosquito-borne...(more) 

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Carnival roars ahead in Brazil despite Zika health scare

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The worst health scare in recent history is not keeping Brazilians from their annual Carnival revelry, with millions of partiers swarming streets and some making fun of the mosquito that spreads Zika and other viruses. "It's one more thing to worry about," said Juliana Araujo, a...(more) 

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France restricts blood transfusions over Zika virus

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Travelers coming back from any outbreak zones of the Zika virus will need to wait at least 28 days before giving blood to avoid any risk of transmission, French Health Minister Marisol Touraine said on Sunday. Zika, which is rapidly spreading through the Americas and has...(more) 

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Heroin scourge changes role of police in hard-hit areas

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CINCINNATI (AP) -- The police on front lines of the nation's battle against deadly heroin are changing tactics and even redefining their roles in some communities.... 

Study: Weightlifting helps breast cancer survivors

a shared story    338 weeks 13 hours 52 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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Doctors puzzle over severity of defects in some Brazilian babies

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By Bill Berkrot and Anthony Boadle NEW YORK/BRASILIA (Reuters) - Experts on microcephaly, the birth defect that has sparked alarm in the current Zika virus outbreak, say they are struck by the severity of a small number of cases they have reviewed from Brazil. Consultations among...(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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Zika virus fails to spoil carnival

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Millions of people celebrate the first day of the annual carnival festivities across Brazil despite concerns about the recent Zika virus outbreak. 

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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) 

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Is Chipotle a riskier place to eat? Hard to know

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By Julie Steenhuysen and Tom Polansek CHICAGO (Reuters) - In recent months, Chipotle has lost customers, sales and profits after outbreaks of foodborne illnesses that sickened more than 500 people from Seattle to Boston. The burrito chain will shut its 1,900 U.S. restaurants on Monday for...(more) 

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Cricket-Pakistan's Shah banned for three months for doping offence

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Pakistan leg-spinner Yasir Shah has been given a three-month ban after pleading guilty to an inadvertent doping offence, the International Cricket Council said on Sunday. Chlortalidone is a diuretic drug which features in the World Anti-Doping Agency's (WADA) list of prohibited substances. Shah pleaded guilty to...(more) 

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