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Breast Cancer Numbers Dip Most in Wealthy, Urban Areas

a shared story    357 weeks 3 days 5 hours 51 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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Pot legalization supporters launch California ballot campaign

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By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Supporters of a drive to legalize recreational marijuana for adults in California said on Wednesday they had collected more than enough signatures to qualify the measure for the November ballot, formally launching their campaign to win over voters. Democratic...(more) 

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Prince died on eve of planned meeting with addiction doctor

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Music legend Prince died one day before he was scheduled to meet a doctor who specializes in addiction treatment for a "life-saving mission," the doctor's lawyer said at a news conference on Wednesday. California doctor Howard Kornfeld was first contacted by Prince representatives on April 20,...(more) 

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Arsenic in New England well water tied to bladder cancer risk

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By Andrew M. Seaman (Reuters Health) - Low to moderate levels of arsenic in New England well water may be responsible for an increased risk of bladder cancer in that region, suggests a new study. "It’s an important disease to be concerned about," said senior author...(more) 

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Staying in the game after concussion tied to longer recovery

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By Kathryn Doyle (Reuters Health) - Continuing to play with a concussion may delay athletes from eventually returning to their sport by doing further damage to the brain and lengthening recovery time, a small U.S. study suggests. Among players in various sports at a National Collegiate...(more) 

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Bayer says its drug extends lives of liver cancer patients

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Bayer AG said on Thursday its Regorafenib cancer treatment drug helped extend the lives of liver cancer sufferers according to the results of a Phase III clinical trial. Bayer now plans to file for regulatory approval of the oncology compound, which is also know as Stivarga,...(more) 

Study: Weightlifting helps breast cancer survivors

a shared story    350 weeks 3 days 17 hours 33 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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Some elderly men get prostate cancer tests despite limited benefit

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The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), a government-backed panel of independent physicians, in 2008 recommended against routine prostate cancer tests for men at least 75 years old or with a limited life expectancy. Some men with limited life expectancy may have needed biopsies because they...(more) 

Health insurance options limited after job loss

a shared story    384 weeks 3 days 6 hours 32 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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Obama: Filtered water in Flint is safe for kids over 6 years old

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FLINT, Mich. (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Wednesday urged parents in Flint, Michigan, to ensure their children were tested for lead in their blood even as he sought to assure the community that filtered water in the city was safe for anyone over the age...(more) 

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a shared story    458 weeks 3 days 17 hours 24 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) 

European court: Tougher rules on electronic cigarettes

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BRUSSELS (AP) -- The European Union's top court has approved new rules requiring plain cigarette packs, banning menthol cigarettes and regulating the growing electronic cigarette market.... 

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