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Breast Cancer Numbers Dip Most in Wealthy, Urban Areas

a shared story    368 weeks 6 days 2 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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China launches nationwide inspection of vaccines

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China health authorities have started a nationwide inspection of vaccinations four months after a scandal broke involving nearly $90 million worth of illegal vaccines that were suspected of being sold in dozens of provinces. Authorities will track purchases as well as the distribution of vaccines and...(more) 

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The Latest: Authorities say no pot chemical in city's water

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HUGO, Colo. (AP) -- The Latest on tests showing no marijuana chemical found in Colorado town's city water supply (all times local):... 

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Colorado town finds no marijuana chemical in water, cancels restrictions

a shared story    2 hours 32 minutes ago
The local sheriff said a criminal investigation has been launched to look into possible tampering of the well in Hugo, a town of about 800 people some 90 miles (145 kms) southeast of Denver. "The Colorado Bureau of Investigation has just reached out to us and...(more) 

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Tests : No more marijuana chemicals in Colorado town's water

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HUGO, Colo. (AP) — A warning not to drink the water in a Colorado town has been canceled after tests showed there is no longer any evidence of a marijuana chemical in the tap water. 

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What a Brain Surgeon's Virtual Reality Tool and Pokemon Go Have in Common

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The tech pinpoints brain structures using a tech similar to Pokemon Go. 

Study: Weightlifting helps breast cancer survivors

a shared story    361 weeks 6 days 11 hours 44 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    395 weeks 6 days 43 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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U.S. government's bid to block insurance mergers could spawn new ones

a shared story    6 hours 32 minutes ago
The U.S. Department of Justice on Thursday sued to block Aetna Inc's $37 billion purchase of Humana Inc and Anthem Inc’s proposed $54 billion buyout of Cigna Corp , arguing that they would cut competition and boost rates for patients. The most obvious targets are midsized,...(more) 

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a shared story    469 weeks 6 days 11 hours 35 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) 

US says Guantanamo base worker got Zika after Jamaica trip

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MIAMI (AP) -- The U.S. Navy says a civilian contractor at the base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, has been diagnosed with Zika after returning from a trip to Jamaica.... 

High salt intake risky in people with heart disease

a shared story    239 weeks 6 days 11 hours 59 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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