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Breast Cancer Numbers Dip Most in Wealthy, Urban Areas

a shared story    304 weeks 23 hours 21 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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GSK readies 'bubble boy' drug as big pharma bets on gene therapy

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By Ben Hirschler LONDON (Reuters) - GlaxoSmithKline is close to seeking European approval for a gene therapy drug to fight adenosine deaminase severe combined immune deficiency (ADA-SCID) in the latest sign of a renaissance in the technology to fix faulty genes. Gene therapy last year won...(more) 

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After quake and avalanche, Everest climber not yet ready to quit

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By Douglas Busvine NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Climber Nick Cienski has not given up on his world record bid to scale six 8,000-metre peaks this calendar year, despite narrowly escaping a huge avalanche on Mount Everest set off by an earthquake that killed thousands of people...(more) 

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Amgen's cancer immunotherapy fails to impress FDA staff reviewers

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U.S. Food and Drug Administration staff reviewers said an accelerated review of drugmaker Amgen Inc's skin cancer immunotherapy cannot be considered at this time, citing concerns over the design and results of a key study. The review comes two days before a panel of FDA advisers...(more) 

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U.S. top court throws out Obamacare contraception ruling

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By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday revived religious objections by Catholic groups in Michigan and Tennessee to the Obamacare requirement for contraception coverage, throwing out a lower court decision favoring President Barack Obama's administration. The justices asked the Cincinnati-based 6th...(more) 

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Bruce Jenner: Conformance and Judgment

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A few days after Bruce Jenner's interview with Diane Sawyer, thoughts come to mind. Not just about what feelings Jenner has had to live with throughout Jenner's life, but about conformance, judgment and labeling.It's really quite simple. I can sum it up in two words. Who...(more) 

Study: Weightlifting helps breast cancer survivors

a shared story    297 weeks 1 day 11 hours 2 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.... 

Health insurance options limited after job loss

a shared story    331 weeks 1 day 1 minute 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    405 weeks 1 day 10 hours 53 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

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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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Broga yoga for men - more macho, less mantra

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By Dorene Internicola NEW YORK (Reuters) - Men who crave the benefits of yoga but recoil at sharing the experience with a room full of women are turning to Broga, a rugged take on the 3,000-year-old practice of movement and breath. Broga celebrates the physical over...(more) 

CT scan study promising for lung cancer detection

a shared story    232 weeks 2 days 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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