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Breast Cancer Numbers Dip Most in Wealthy, Urban Areas

a shared story    299 weeks 4 days 11 hours 41 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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Canada's New Brunswick province bans fracking, plans study

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By Dave Sherwood PORTLAND, Maine (Reuters) - Lawmakers in New Brunswick voted on Thursday to prohibit fracking in the eastern Canadian province, committing to study the controversial method of extracting oil and gas for one year before reconsidering the ban in 2016. "It is responsible and...(more) 

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Answers to common questions about HIV, needles and drug use

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Indiana Gov. Mike Pence has authorized a short-term needle-exchange program and other steps to help contain the spread of HIV among intravenous drug users in one county. Some answers to common questions about needles, drug abuse and the virus that causes AIDS:... 

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Rugby-Saracens at forefront of on-field concussion research

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By Justin Palmer LONDON, March 27 (Reuters) - When Saracens took the field against Newcastle Falcons in the Aviva Premiership last month only the eagle-eyed in the 7,000-strong crowd would have noticed the small plaster behind the ears of their black-shirted heroes. The white sticky tape...(more) 

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Widows may have fewer social and financial problems than in the past

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By Shereen Lehman (Reuters Health) – - A new Swiss study says that widows and widowers still mourn their spouses as much as ever, but compared to 35 years ago, everyday life is easier, especially for women. Widows, at least in Switzerland, have fewer financial troubles...(more) 

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Two experimental Ebola vaccines pass safety test in African trial

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Two experimental Ebola vaccines, one from GlaxoSmithKline PLC and the other from biotech start-up NewLink Genetics Corp, "appear to be safe" part way through a clinical trial being conducted in Liberia, the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) said on Thursday. The two vaccines, each given...(more) 

Study: Weightlifting helps breast cancer survivors

a shared story    292 weeks 4 days 23 hours 22 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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Novo Nordisk filing move brings Tresiba closer to U.S. market

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(Reuters) - Denmark's Novo Nordisk said on Thursday it had decided to submit interim analysis data from a clinical trial of its crucial new insulin drug Tresiba to U.S. regulators within the next month. The U.S. Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) asked Novo to conduct the...(more) 

Health insurance options limited after job loss

a shared story    326 weeks 4 days 12 hours 22 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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Senate tries to score political points on way to budget vote

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By David Lawder WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate on Thursday launched a marathon session that will end with a vote on a budget plan after lawmakers weigh in on dozens of amendments that are likely to have more effect on campaign ads in 2016 than...(more) 

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a shared story    400 weeks 4 days 23 hours 14 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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Syria has OKed three of 33 U.N. aid access requests in 2015: official

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By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The Syrian government has only allowed the United Nations to deliver aid to three of the 33 sites it has requested access to this year, aid chief Valerie Amos said on Thursday as she urged the U.N. Security Council...(more) 

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