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Breast Cancer Numbers Dip Most in Wealthy, Urban Areas

a shared story    286 weeks 19 hours 38 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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UK centres named in cancer-fighting DNA project

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The government on Monday named 11 NHS centres that will lead a project to map 100,000 DNA code sequences in the fight against cancer and rare inherited diseases. More than 75,000 patients are expected to participate in the three-year scheme to collect and sequence the human...(more) 

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Achillion shares soar as potential treatment seen as hep C cure

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(Reuters) - Achillion Pharmaceuticals Inc said it would test a combination of two of its experimental hepatitis C drugs after they showed promise against the virus in separate studies. The biotechnology company's shares shot up about 60 percent to $22.76 in premarket trading on Monday. The...(more) 

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Good news on health care in 2014, but we're still spending too much

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Commentary: fewer uninsured, but debt, mental health coverage and dental care are on the agenda for 2015. 

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China parliament weighs tough curbs on tobacco advertising: Xinhua

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BEIJING (Reuters) - China's parliament is considering tough curbs on tobacco advertising as the world's top consumer of cigarettes looks to kick its smoking habit, state media reported on Monday. The Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC) is weighing an amendment to China's advertising...(more) 

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FDA approves BioCryst's flu shot

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(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Biocryst Pharmaceuticals Inc's single-dose flu shot on Monday, for use in adults with acute uncomplicated influenza. The antiviral injection, peramivir, to be sold as Rapivab, inhibits the interactions of neuraminidase — an enzyme that is critical to...(more) 

Study: Weightlifting helps breast cancer survivors

a shared story    279 weeks 1 day 7 hours 20 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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Germany to step up bird flu testing after new cases discovered

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HAMBURG (Reuters) - Germany will on Monday announce compulsory testing of ducks and geese for bird flu before slaughtering after two more cases of the H5N8 strain of the disease were discovered, the country's agriculture ministry said. A new regulation forcing all ducks and geese to...(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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Seeing the doctor, overseas: medical tourism booms in Asia

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The lines snaking into Bangladesh's overwhelmed hospitals are often so long, says Nusrat Hussein Kiwan, that they extend into the street outside -- too many patients seeking too few quality doctors. So, through a Google search, the wife of a Bangladeshi construction executive chose a Malaysian...(more) 

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a shared story    387 weeks 1 day 7 hours 11 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) 

High salt intake risky in people with heart disease

a shared story    157 weeks 1 day 7 hours 35 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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