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Breast Cancer Numbers Dip Most in Wealthy, Urban Areas

a shared story    326 weeks 6 days 12 hours 17 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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Barred anti-abortion activist pledges return to Australia

a shared story    4 hours 47 minutes ago
By Jonathan Alcorn LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - U.S. anti-abortion activist Troy Newman, forced to leave Australia because his visa was canceled, arrived back in the United States on Saturday and vowed to make the trip again within a year. Newman, arriving at Los Angeles International Airport...(more) 

Study: Weightlifting helps breast cancer survivors

a shared story    319 weeks 6 days 23 hours 59 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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Water filter distribution starts for residents in Flint

a shared story    5 hours 47 minutes ago
FLINT, Mich. (AP) -- Officials have begun distributing filters to some Flint residents receiving water from the city's water system.... 

Health insurance options limited after job loss

a shared story    353 weeks 6 days 12 hours 58 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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a shared story    427 weeks 6 days 23 hours 50 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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VIDEO: Unusual tools to make clean water in Kenya

a shared story    7 hours 47 minutes ago
Drinking dirty water is a reality for many around the world. One company has teamed up with NGOs to trial a unique device that uses salt and a car battery try tackle this 

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More than 20 injured in roof collapse at North Carolina school

a shared story    8 hours 47 minutes ago
Iredell County Emergency Medical Services said in a statement online that 22 injured people, some with life threatening wounds, were transported to local hospitals from North Iredell High School in the community of Olin. It was not immediately clear if all the people hurt in the...(more) 

High salt intake risky in people with heart disease

a shared story    198 weeks 14 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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Wyoming sees first confirmed human case of rabies

a shared story    9 hours 47 minutes ago
CASPER, Wyo. (AP) -- The Wyoming Department of Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed the state's first recorded case of human rabies.... 

CT scan study promising for lung cancer detection

a shared story    255 weeks 12 hours 57 minutes ago
Compelling new evidence suggests that annual CT scans on certain high-risk patients could cut lung cancer deaths by 20 percent - a finding that may lead to the first screening test for the country's deadliest cancer. 

The new strain of parvo: Deadly new canine disease, or just another Internet rumor?

a shared story    397 weeks 4 days 29 minutes ago
If you've read a dog-related e-mail list, Internet forum or blog in the last week, or spent any time in a dog training class, dog park or at a dog show, you've probably heard about a deadly new strain of canine parvovirus that's sweeping the United...(more) 

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