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Breast Cancer Numbers Dip Most in Wealthy, Urban Areas

a shared story    399 weeks 4 days 13 hours 18 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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Deadly U.S. heroin overdoses quadrupled in five years: study

a shared story    2 hours 48 minutes ago
ATLANTA (Reuters) - The number of deadly heroin overdoses in the United States more than quadrupled from 2010 to 2015, a federal agency said on Friday, as the price of the drug dropped and its potency increased.  



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Acupuncture might help prevent migraines

a shared story    4 hours 48 minutes ago
(Reuters Health) - For people with a certain type of migraine headache, regular acupuncture treatments may help reduce the frequency of these debilitating attacks, a recent study from China suggests.  




Study: Weightlifting helps breast cancer survivors

a shared story    392 weeks 5 days 1 hour 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    426 weeks 4 days 13 hours 59 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 BEACH RIDE TO REMEMBER

a shared story    500 weeks 5 days 51 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) 




White House may boost recreational marijuana enforcement: spokesman

a shared story    7 hours 48 minutes ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The administration of President Donald Trump may ramp up enforcement of federal laws against recreational marijuana use, a White House spokesman said on Thursday, setting up potential conflicts in states where the drug is legal.  




High salt intake risky in people with heart disease

a shared story    270 weeks 5 days 1 hour 15 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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Pregnant opioid users need treatment, not jail, pediatricians say

a shared story    9 hours 48 minutes ago
(Reuters Health) - Every 25 minutes, a drug-addicted baby is born in the U.S.  




CT scan study promising for lung cancer detection

a shared story    327 weeks 5 days 13 hours 58 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    470 weeks 2 days 1 hour 30 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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Health officials fear spread of lung-destroying pneumonia

a shared story    440 weeks 5 days 4 hours 17 minutes ago
Health authorities have detected the emergence of a rare but deadly lung-destroying form of pneumonia, sparked by the combination of a skin infection and the common flu. The national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported 22 deaths among children last year from the dual infection. Numbers from...(more) 



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