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Breast Cancer Numbers Dip Most in Wealthy, Urban Areas

a shared story    317 weeks 4 days 18 hours 9 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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Vaccine offers 100% Ebola protection: trial results

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An Ebola vaccine provided 100-percent protection in a field trial in hard-hit Guinea, researchers and officials said Friday, mooting "the beginning of the end" of the killer West African outbreak. The world is "on the verge of an effective Ebola vaccine," the World Health Organization (WHO)...(more) 

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Healthcare deals lift July to 7th busiest M&A month on record

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A surge of takeover activity involving healthcare, financial and retail companies lifted the value of deals in July over $430 billion, making it the seventh-busiest mergers and acquisition month on record, Thomson Reuters data showed. Goldman Sachs was the busiest investment bank in July, by value...(more) 

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WHO's Chan says initial results from Ebola vaccine trial 'promising'

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GENEVA (Reuters) - Initial results from an Ebola vaccine trial in Guinea are "exciting" and "promising" and suggest the shot could help bring an end to West Africa's epidemic, World Health Organization director general Margaret Chan said on Friday. "If proven effective, this is going to...(more) 

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GE may ship $10 billion in work overseas as U.S. trade bank languishes

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General Electric Co is taking steps to shift some U.S. manufacturing work overseas now that the U.S. Export-Import Bank will be shuttered at least until September, the industrial giant's global operations boss told Reuters on Thursday. GE Vice Chairman John Rice said the conglomerate is bidding...(more) 

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Venezuela currency blues hit U.S. blue-chip companies

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Venezuela's currency woes cut nearly $3 billion in profit at U.S. blue-chip companies during the second quarter and prompted Procter & Gamble Co to remove its operations in the South American country from its consolidated financial reports. More so-called deconsolidation moves and exits from Venezuela are...(more) 

Study: Weightlifting helps breast cancer survivors

a shared story    310 weeks 5 days 5 hours 51 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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Ebola disrupts Liberia birth records, poses trafficking threat-UN

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By Kieran Guilbert LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - West Africa's Ebola epidemic has disrupted birth registrations in Liberia, leaving hundreds of thousands of children without citizenship and in danger of being trafficked or illegally adopted, the U.N. children's agency UNICEF said on Friday. The closure of...(more) 

Health insurance options limited after job loss

a shared story    344 weeks 4 days 18 hours 50 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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Lawyers argue life or death for Colorado movie gunman

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Defense attorneys said the Colorado movie massacre gunman was schizophrenic and they urged jurors on Thursday to spare his life, while prosecutors said James Holmes must not be able to use mental illness as a shield. Lead prosecutor George Brauchler wrapped up closing arguments in the...(more) 

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a shared story    418 weeks 5 days 5 hours 42 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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HIV status, knowledge low among heterosexual South African couples

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By Kathryn Doyle (Reuters Health) - Less than half of men in a high-risk South African township knew whether their partners had ever been tested for HIV, and women weren’t much more informed, according to a survey of heterosexual couples. This should encourage efforts to improve...(more) 

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