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Breast Cancer Numbers Dip Most in Wealthy, Urban Areas

a shared story    322 weeks 5 days 17 hours 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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ICYMI: Poetry In Solitary Confinement And The Naturopath Whistleblower

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ICYMI Health features what we're reading this week.This week, we're reading up on situations that aren't always what they seem. We spent time with the beautiful profile of a prison inmate-cum-poet, written by one of our colleagues, and with the story of a naturopath who became...(more) 

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Germany: 30 apparently suffer amphetamine poisoning

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BERLIN (AP) -- Authorities say emergency workers called to a conference center in northern Germany found some 30 people staggering and suffering from cramps, apparently as a result of amphetamine poisoning.... 

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Do You Love Your Dog More Than Humans?

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P. Elizabeth Anderson once had a daughter named Grace. Like any parents would, she and her husband cared for her, nurtured her and tried to keep her out of trouble. They took her on vacations and enjoyed her company around the house. “She was my constant...(more) 

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Dietary Fat and the Human Brain: Redefining Food for Thought

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The Labor Day weekend brings into sharp juxtaposition two irrepressible, seasonal forces: one is the culturally sanctioned indulgence in an end-of-summer barbecue blitzkrieg; and the other is the return of our kids to the daily disciplines of a school day. We might add a return to...(more) 

Study: Weightlifting helps breast cancer survivors

a shared story    315 weeks 6 days 4 hours 43 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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Arthritis may be worse in poor countries but seem worse in rich ones

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By Janice Neumann (Reuters Health) - A study of people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) finds that those in wealthy nations are more troubled by it, even though people in poor countries have more severe symptoms. “Such differences are worrisome as they clearly point to avoidable (not...(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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For diabetes in obesity, weight-loss surgery beats medication

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By Anne Harding (Reuters Health) - Weight-loss surgery beats medication for controlling type 2 diabetes in obese people, according to the longest-term trial ever to compare the two approaches. Half of the patients treated with weight-loss surgery in the study were diabetes-free at five years, said...(more) 

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a shared story    423 weeks 6 days 4 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) 

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Fire at Washington state Planned Parenthood ruled arson

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The blaze was set around 3:30 a.m. local time and caused extensive damage to the front of the structure in Pullman, the Pullman Fire Department said in a news release. Last month, thousands of protesters rallied outside Planned Parenthood locations across the country calling for the...(more) 

As U.S. Legionnaires' cases rise, so do expert theories on causes

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CHICAGO (Reuters) - Cases of Legionnaires' disease have been increasing dramatically in the United States, with reported cases in August alone more than doubling from expected levels for that period, U.S. health officials say.  

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