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Breast Cancer Numbers Dip Most in Wealthy, Urban Areas

a shared story    395 weeks 1 day 8 hours 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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Cervical cancer gene discovery may boost remedy quest

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Cervical cancer comes in subtypes, said a study Monday that may boost the quest for life-saving treatments for a disease experts said is killing more women than previously thought. Gene analysis of some 200 cancers found that several were unrelated to the human papillomavirus (HPV), previously...(more) 

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Trump makes early move on restricting abortions around the world

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By Ellen Wulfhorst NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday reinstated a global gag rule that bans U.S.-funded groups around the world from discussing abortion, a move that was widely expected but nonetheless dismayed women's rights advocates. The rule, which affects...(more) 

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U.S. blocks health insurer Aetna's $34 billion Humana acquisition

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(Reuters) - A U.S. judge blocked on Monday health insurer Aetna Inc's proposed $34 billion acquisition of smaller peer Humana Inc, raising the stakes for rival Anthem Inc as it battles to clear a $54 billion deal to buy Cigna Corp.  

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Being incarcerated as a juvenile tied to poor health years later

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By Andrew M. Seaman (Reuters Health) - People incarcerated as juveniles may have worse physical and mental health as adults than youths who did not spend time in detention centers or correctional facilities, according to a new study. "A lot of people think there are potentially...(more) 

2 GOP senators would let states keep Obama health law

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Two Republican senators said Monday that they'll propose legislation that lets states keep former President Barack Obama's health care overhaul or opt for a new program providing trimmed-down coverage. 

Study: Weightlifting helps breast cancer survivors

a shared story    388 weeks 1 day 19 hours 42 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.... 

Trump signs order withdrawing U.S. from Trans-Pacific trade deal

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump signed an executive order formally withdrawing the United States from the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal on Monday, following through on a promise from his campaign last year. 

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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Trump bans federal funding for foreign NGOs that support abortion

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US President Donald Trump on Monday signed a decree barring US federal funding for foreign NGOs that support abortion, relaunching a battle that has long divided Americans. It comes just two days after women led a massive protest march in Washington to defend their rights, including...(more) 

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a shared story    496 weeks 1 day 19 hours 33 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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Paris rolls out color-code stickers for cars to curb pollution

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By Lucien Libert PARIS (Reuters) - The French capital on Monday launched a new color-coded sticker scheme to restrict car use in its latest attempt to curb air pollution many Parisians blame for coughing fits, eye irritation and runny noses. Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo said she...(more) 

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