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Breast Cancer Numbers Dip Most in Wealthy, Urban Areas

a shared story    272 weeks 3 days 18 hours 27 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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Boehringer to pay up to $600 million for CureVac cancer vaccine

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(Reuters) - Boehringer Ingelheim is betting on a cancer vaccine to fight lung tumors after signing a deal worth up to $600 million with U.S.-based CureVac, despite recent disappointments with cancer vaccines from rival firms. The unlisted German drugmaker said on Thursday it was investing 35...(more) 



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Asia's rising tobacco epidemic

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Smoke-filled bars and packed cancer wards reflect decades of neglect of no-smoking policies in Asia, where both high- and low-income countries are belatedly waking up to a growing tobacco-related health epidemic. 



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Berries in cancer therapy experiment

a shared story    2 hours 57 minutes ago
Early research suggests wild berries could play a role in boosting chemotherapy for pancreatic cancer. 




Merck KGaA seeks immuno-oncology research partner

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FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German drugs and chemicals maker Merck KGaA is in advanced talks with potential partners for its cancer immunotherapy drug candidate anti-PD-L1, it said on Thursday.  




Bayer to float plastics, focus on life sciences

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FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Germany's largest drugmaker, Bayer, plans to float its plastics business on the stock market and focus entirely on healthcare and crop science, lifting its shares.  




Study: Weightlifting helps breast cancer survivors

a shared story    265 weeks 4 days 6 hours 8 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.... 




Bayer says plans to float plastics business

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FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Germany's largest drugmaker, Bayer, plans to float its plastics business on the stock market and focus entirely on healthcare and crop science, it said on Thursday. "In this way Bayer would position itself as a world-leading company in the field of human, animal...(more) 




Health insurance options limited after job loss

a shared story    299 weeks 3 days 19 hours 8 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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First French Ebola victim to be flown home from Liberia

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Paris (AFP) - The first French Ebola patient was set to be flown home Thursday, as the World Bank warned the spiralling epidemic is threatening economic catastrophe in west Africa. 



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A BEACH RIDE TO REMEMBER

a shared story    373 weeks 4 days 6 hours 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) 




San Francisco lawmaker says he takes anti-HIV drug, urges wider use

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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - An openly gay San Francisco lawmaker went public on Wednesday with his daily use of a highly effective HIV-prevention drug and urged more at-risk city dwellers to do the same. Scott Wiener, a member of the city's Board of Supervisors, said in...(more) 



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