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Breast Cancer Numbers Dip Most in Wealthy, Urban Areas

a shared story    296 weeks 3 days 11 hours 15 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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Treatment for prostate cancer varies by area of U.S

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(Reuters Health) - A new study of Medicare and private insurance claims confirms that treatment trends for localized prostate cancer differ by U.S. region, by state and even from county to county.  

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J&J nearing deal to buy cancer drug maker Pharmacyclics: FT

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(Reuters) - Johnson & Johnson is close to buying cancer drug maker Pharmacyclics Inc in the coming days, the Financial Times reported, citing sources.  

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McDonald's antibiotic-free move could prompt U.S. chicken squeeze

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A plan by McDonald's Corp to phase out chicken raised with certain kinds of antibiotics at its 14,000 U.S. restaurants will put additional pressure on an already-stressed supply chain. Antibiotic-free chicken currently accounts for a tiny portion of total U.S. supplies, and an increasing desire on...(more) 

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Gout may lessen Alzheimer risk

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People who suffer from gout can take comfort in one thing: they may be less likely to develop Alzheimer's disease, researchers said Wednesday. The same uric acid that can crystallise to cause gout, a form of arthritis, may protect against Alzheimer's, they wrote in the online...(more) 

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Healthier lungs in California kids after pollution controls

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(Reuters Health) - Doctors have long predicted that less air pollution will produce healthier lungs. Now a first-of-its-kind study of 2,120 children in southern California has documented dramatically better lung function growth as air quality has improved.  

Study: Weightlifting helps breast cancer survivors

a shared story    289 weeks 3 days 22 hours 56 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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Crowdfunding psychedelics: LSD brain-imaging study seeks funds

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By Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) - British scientists are turning to crowdfunding to complete the first scientific study ever to image the brain of someone "tripping" on the psychedelic drug LSD. The study, part of a psychedelic research project the scientists say could revolutionize understanding of...(more) 

Health insurance options limited after job loss

a shared story    323 weeks 3 days 11 hours 55 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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Soccer-Swansea's Gomis taken to hospital after fainting

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(Adds details, quotes) LONDON, March 4 (Reuters) - Swansea City's Bafetimbi Gomis was taken to hospital for tests after needing oxygen on the pitch during the first half of his club's Premier League match at Tottenham Hotspur on Wednesday. Gomis seemed to be conscious as he...(more) 

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a shared story    397 weeks 3 days 22 hours 47 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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Marijuana an inescapable issue for health chiefs, say experts

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Marijuana will become an unavoidable policy issue for health watchdogs in coming years, a conference heard Wednesday. Growing scientific evidence about the medical benefits and a rollback of laws banning the drug mean that health agencies will have to make a determination on marijuana's use, experts...(more) 

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