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Breast Cancer Numbers Dip Most in Wealthy, Urban Areas

a shared story    361 weeks 1 day 22 hours 47 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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Death of teenage girl casts doubt on Egypt's efforts to end FGM: activists

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By Kieran Guilbert DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The death of a teenage girl during an operation to illegally perform female genital mutilation (FGM) on her in Egypt raises questions about the north African nation's efforts to end the practice, anti-FGM campaigners said on Tuesday. Mayar...(more) 




U.S. Supreme Court rejects patent appeal over Cubicin drug

a shared story    1 hour 16 minutes ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected Cubist Pharmaceuticals Inc's bid to revive four patents for its antibiotic drug Cubicin, paving the way for rival Hospira Inc to introduce a generic version as soon as this year. The high court left in place...(more) 



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Safe sex or no sex after visiting Zika-hit areas: WHO

a shared story    2 hours 16 minutes ago
People who travel to Zika-hit areas should practice safe sex or have no sex at all for at least eight weeks after their return to avoid sexual transmission of the virus, WHO said Tuesday. If the male partner has shown symptoms of Zika, the couple should...(more) 



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French court rules woman can use dead husband's sperm

a shared story    3 hours 16 minutes ago
A Spanish woman won the right to use her dead husband's frozen sperm to try to have a baby when France's top administrative court upheld her appeal on Tuesday. Mariana Gomez-Turri's Italian husband, who died of cancer aged 30 last year, had his sperm frozen before...(more) 



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Daiichi Sankyo to not proceed with lung cancer study

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(Reuters) - Daiichi Sankyo Co Ltd said it will not proceed with the second part of its late-stage study on the lung cancer drug, patritumab. This decision on Tuesday followed the recommendation of an independent data monitoring committee that concluded the first part of the study...(more) 




Study: Weightlifting helps breast cancer survivors

a shared story    354 weeks 2 days 10 hours 28 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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Ecstasy use jumps in Europe, no longer just a dance drug: report

a shared story    5 hours 16 minutes ago
By Axel Bugge LISBON (Reuters) - The drug ecstasy is making a comeback in Europe, spreading as a mainstream party narcotic away from its niche use at dance clubs and reaching new young users, the Lisbon-based European drug agency said on Tuesday in a report. The...(more) 




Health insurance options limited after job loss

a shared story    388 weeks 1 day 23 hours 27 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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Migrant crisis fuels sex trafficking of Nigerian girls to Europe

a shared story    6 hours 16 minutes ago
By Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani and Kieran Guilbert ABUJA/DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A promising student who dreamed of going to university, Mary was 16 when a woman approached her mother at their home and offered to take the Nigerian teenager to Italy to find work. Pushed...(more) 



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A BEACH RIDE TO REMEMBER

a shared story    462 weeks 2 days 10 hours 19 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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How Researchers Are Using Google to Find Chickenpox Seasons

a shared story    7 hours 16 minutes ago
The virus has been found to peak during the spring. 



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