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Breast Cancer Numbers Dip Most in Wealthy, Urban Areas

a shared story    388 weeks 7 hours 19 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. 

Study: Weightlifting helps breast cancer survivors

a shared story    381 weeks 19 hours 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    415 weeks 7 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 shared story    489 weeks 18 hours 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) 

High salt intake risky in people with heart disease

a shared story    259 weeks 19 hours 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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The snake-catching tribe saving lives in India

a shared story    9 hours 48 minutes ago
A small scythe, a crowbar and a bundle of canvas bags are all that Kali and Vedan carry when they venture into the fields of southern India to catch some of the world's deadliest snakes. Since it began in the 1970s, the Irula snake-catchers' cooperative on...(more) 

CT scan study promising for lung cancer detection

a shared story    316 weeks 1 day 7 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    458 weeks 4 days 19 hours 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    429 weeks 22 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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Drunk for £1: British supermarkets sell beer for less than water!

a shared story    472 weeks 6 days 23 hours 58 minutes ago
Supermarkets are selling beer at a cheaper price than water, fuelling concern over their role in Britain's binge-drinking crisis. Despite repeated public health warnings, Tesco, Sainsbury's and Asda now offer lager at just 22p a can - less per litre than their ownbrand-mineral water and cola, and...(more) 

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NY tweaks medical pot law but still no talk of legalization

a shared story    10 hours 48 minutes ago
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- New York is loosening restrictions in its nearly year-old medical marijuana law but, to the dismay of some pot advocates, there is no sign the state is in any hurry to join eight other states in embracing full legalization.... 

A Closer Look: In breast cancer treatment, less lymph node removal under the arm may be better

a shared story    301 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago
Sometimes less is more in breast cancer treatment; so says a study that made headlines earlier this month: The finding, published in the Journal of the American Medical Assn., reported that surgically removing multiple cancer-containing lymph nodes under the arm in women with small tumors —...(more) 

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