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Breast Cancer Numbers Dip Most in Wealthy, Urban Areas

a shared story    282 weeks 5 days 9 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. 

China reports new human case of H7N9 bird flu

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SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China confirmed a new human infection of the deadly H7N9 avian influenza virus, state news agency Xinhua said, the first case this winter in the southern province of Guangdong. A 31-year-old woman surnamed Deng, from the provincial city of Dongguan, was confirmed on...(more) 

Study: Weightlifting helps breast cancer survivors

a shared story    275 weeks 5 days 21 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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Liberia's Supreme Court suspends election campaign over Ebola

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MONROVIA (Reuters) - Liberia's Supreme Court suspended campaigning for next month's senate election on Friday while it considers a petition warning that electioneering risks spreading the Ebola outbreak, the information minister said. A group including some former government officials and political party representatives filed the petition...(more) 

Health insurance options limited after job loss

a shared story    309 weeks 5 days 10 hours 21 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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New York State blocks free medical services at event

a shared story    6 hours 11 minutes ago
By Sascha Brodsky NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York state health officials have stopped a nonprofit group from providing free medical care to thousands of patients lacking health insurance during a four-day dental conference that starts Friday. The nonprofit, Remote Area Medical, had raised $3 million...(more) 

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a shared story    383 weeks 5 days 21 hours 13 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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Heavy drinking raises women’s injury risk more than men’s

a shared story    7 hours 11 minutes ago
By Janice Neumann (Reuters Health) – Heavy drinking increases the risk of being injured, and far more so for women than men, researchers say. In a review of emergency department admissions in 18 countries, they also found that violence was involved in twice as many drinking-related...(more) 

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Bhopal's toxic legacy lives on, 30 years after industrial disaster

a shared story    8 hours 11 minutes ago
By Danish Siddiqui and Nita Bhalla BHOPAL/NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Beyond the iron gates of the derelict pesticide plant where one of the world's worst industrial disasters occurred, administrative buildings lie in ruins, vegetation overgrown and warehouses bolted. Massive vessels, interconnected by a multitude...(more) 

High salt intake risky in people with heart disease

a shared story    153 weeks 5 days 21 hours 37 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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Pursuit and restraint raise police officers’ risk of sudden death

a shared story    9 hours 11 minutes ago
By Kathryn Doyle (Reuters Health) – Police officers are at increased risk for sudden cardiac death when performing stressful duties like chasing, restraining or fighting with suspects, researchers say. Sudden cardiac death is up to 70 times more likely during those kinds of stressful activities, compared...(more) 

CT scan study promising for lung cancer detection

a shared story    210 weeks 6 days 10 hours 20 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. 

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