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Breast Cancer Numbers Dip Most in Wealthy, Urban Areas

a shared story    334 weeks 5 days 14 hours 15 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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The 'Angelina effect' has doubled preventative mastectomy numbers in the UK

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Two years after the actress Angelina Jolie went public about having a gene mutation linked to breast cancer and her preventative double mastectomy, a new UK study has shown that the number of preventative operations of this kind has risen. Angelina Jolie's announcement in May 2013...(more) 

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FDA declines expanded approval for Bristol-Myers' Opdivo drug

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(Reuters) - Bristol-Myers Squibb Co said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration declined to approve its immuno-oncology drug, Opdivo, for its expanded use to treat an additional type of advanced skin cancer. Bristol-Myers said it received a so-called complete response letter from the health regulator, which...(more) 

Study: Weightlifting helps breast cancer survivors

a shared story    327 weeks 6 days 1 hour 57 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.... 

Obama notified about shooting near Colorado clinic: White House

a shared story    5 hours 45 minutes ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama was notified on Friday about a shooting near a Planned Parenthood abortion clinic in Colorado Springs, Colorado, the White House said. 

Health insurance options limited after job loss

a shared story    361 weeks 5 days 14 hours 56 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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New York police send vehicles to Planned Parenthood clinics across city

a shared story    6 hours 45 minutes ago
(Reuters) - The New York Police Department said it has redeployed vehicles to Planned Parenthood locations throughout the city on Friday in the wake of a shooting at a clinic in Colorado, although there were no specific threats made. 

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a shared story    435 weeks 6 days 1 hour 48 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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Oklahoma hospital will not charge homecoming crash victims for ER treatment

a shared story    7 hours 45 minutes ago
TULSA, Okla. (Reuters) - The Oklahoma hospital that treated about 40 people after a woman driving a vehicle plowed into a crowd at a university homecoming parade last month will not bill the patients for their initial treatment, hospital officials said on Friday.  

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Police arrest gunman who opened fire in Colorado abortion clinic

a shared story    8 hours 45 minutes ago
Police arrested a gunman who stormed a Planned Parenthood abortion clinic in Colorado Springs on Friday and opened fire with a rifle in a burst of violence that left at least 11 people injured, including five officers, authorities said. Five hours after the siege began, the...(more) 

High salt intake risky in people with heart disease

a shared story    205 weeks 6 days 2 hours 12 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) 

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Police cannot confirm Colorado Springs gunman 'contained': spokeswoman

a shared story    9 hours 45 minutes ago
(Reuters) - Police in Colorado Springs cannot confirm reports that a gunman who shot and wounded several people near a Planned Parenthood clinic in the city on Friday was "contained," or rule out the possibility that hostages were taken, a police spokeswoman said. 

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