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Breast Cancer Numbers Dip Most in Wealthy, Urban Areas

a shared story    291 weeks 2 days 8 hours 59 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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Trouble falling asleep may signal high blood pressure

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By Kathryn Doyle (Reuters Health) – Trouble sleeping, especially trouble falling asleep, may be associated with high blood pressure, according to a new study from China. This is the first study to show that certain people with insomnia are at risk for high blood pressure, said...(more) 

University of California on-campus doctors stage rare strike

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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Doctors for student health centers at 10 University of California campuses staged a rare one-day strike on Tuesday, upset that administrators have failed to give their union information the physicians said they needed to negotiate their first contract.  

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World Bank: world 'dangerously unprepared' for pandemics

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World Bank President Jim Yong Kim warned Tuesday that the world remains "dangerously unprepared" for deadly pandemics like the Ebola outbreak that has killed thousands in West Africa. "The Ebola outbreak has been devastating in terms of lives lost and the loss of economic growth in...(more) 

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Vouchers and cyber-friends: new keys to good health?

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Shopping vouchers and online social networks may be powerful, modern tools to help people quit smoking and lose weight, two unusual experiments suggested Wednesday. In the Scottish study, published in The BMJ, researchers offered 612 pregnant smokers in Glasgow free nicotine replacement therapy and professional quitting...(more) 

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Abiomed raises revenue outlook, wins US approval for heart pump

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(Reuters) - Medical device maker Abiomed Inc raised its full-year revenue forecast and said it had received U.S. approval for its heart pump, sending its stock soaring 24 percent after-hours. Abiomed raised its revenue estimate for the year ending March 31 to $223-$226 million from $209-$212...(more) 

Study: Weightlifting helps breast cancer survivors

a shared story    284 weeks 2 days 20 hours 40 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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Donors pledge $7.5 bn to extend child vaccine drive

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Countries and private donors have pledged $7.5 billion (6.6 billion euros) to help immunise 300 million more children in developing countries over the next five years, a major vaccine alliance announced Tuesday. The Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation (GAVI) announced it had just slightly exceeded...(more) 

Health insurance options limited after job loss

a shared story    318 weeks 2 days 9 hours 39 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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Nursing home patients more likely to be dehydrated

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By Shereen Lehman (Reuters Health) – People in nursing homes are more likely to be dehydrated than elderly people living in the community, new research suggests. The study, involving patients admitted to hospitals in the UK, found that dehydration was more common among those who came...(more) 

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a shared story    392 weeks 2 days 20 hours 31 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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Quest in broad deal with CDC for hepatitis analysis

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(Reuters) - Laboratory testing company Quest Diagnostics Inc said on Tuesday it had signed a $520,000 agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to identify trends in screening, diagnosis and treatment of four strains of viral hepatitis. Quest will provide the U.S. public health...(more) 

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