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Breast Cancer Numbers Dip Most in Wealthy, Urban Areas

a shared story    281 weeks 6 days 17 hours 54 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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U.N. worker leaves French hospital after Ebola recovery

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PARIS (Reuters) - A U.N. health worker was discharged from a French hospital on Sunday and left the country after recovering from Ebola, the French Health Ministry said in a statement. The U.N. worker, whose name and nationality have not been disclosed, had been flown to...(more) 



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Scandal-plagued former Washington mayor Marion Barry dies

a shared story    2 hours 24 minutes ago
By Bill Trott WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Marion Barry, the scandal-plagued former mayor of Washington, D.C., who was jailed for smoking crack cocaine before making a surprising return to office, died early on Sunday aged 78. Before his fall from grace, Barry had been one of the...(more) 




Study: Weightlifting helps breast cancer survivors

a shared story    275 weeks 5 hours 35 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    308 weeks 6 days 18 hours 35 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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A BEACH RIDE TO REMEMBER

a shared story    383 weeks 5 hours 27 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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Ebola 'stable' in Guinea - WHO

a shared story    8 hours 24 minutes ago
The deadly Ebola outbreak is now "stable" in Guinea, the country where the latest crisis began, the World Health Organization says. 




High salt intake risky in people with heart disease

a shared story    153 weeks 5 hours 51 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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Landmark open meeting on Agent Orange held at Oregon VA hospital

a shared story    9 hours 24 minutes ago
By Courtney Sherwood PORTLAND Ore. (Reuters) - Vietnam War veterans on Saturday called for more research into the health effects of U.S. service members' exposure to Agent Orange, in a first of its kind open meeting at a VA hospital in Portland, Oregon, on the lingering...(more) 




CT scan study promising for lung cancer detection

a shared story    210 weeks 18 hours 34 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. 




The new strain of parvo: Deadly new canine disease, or just another Internet rumor?

a shared story    352 weeks 4 days 6 hours 6 minutes ago
If you've read a dog-related e-mail list, Internet forum or blog in the last week, or spent any time in a dog training class, dog park or at a dog show, you've probably heard about a deadly new strain of canine parvovirus that's sweeping the United...(more) 



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Health officials fear spread of lung-destroying pneumonia

a shared story    323 weeks 8 hours 53 minutes ago
Health authorities have detected the emergence of a rare but deadly lung-destroying form of pneumonia, sparked by the combination of a skin infection and the common flu. The national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported 22 deaths among children last year from the dual infection. Numbers from...(more) 



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