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Breast Cancer Numbers Dip Most in Wealthy, Urban Areas

a shared story    277 weeks 16 hours 7 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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Nigeria declared Ebola-free after containing virus

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ABUJA (Reuters) - The World Health Organization declared Nigeria Ebola free on Monday after a 42 day period with no new cases, in a success story with lessons for countries still struggling to contain the deadly virus. "Nigeria is now free of Ebola," WHO representative Rui...(more) 



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Comparison shopping for a health plan

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Obama keeps his schedule clear to focus on Ebola

a shared story    2 hours 36 minutes ago
CHICAGO (AP) — Rarely one to leave anything to chance, President Barack Obama is playing it by ear this week as his administration's response to the Ebola scare continues to evolve. 



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VIDEO: WHO to declare Nigeria Ebola free

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The WHO is expected to declare Nigeria free from Ebola on Monday with no reported cases of the virus for six weeks due to a rapid and thorough response from healthcare professionals. 



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Kenyan girls trading sex for food: One woman's battle to help

a shared story    4 hours 36 minutes ago
By Katy Migiro NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The alcohol lining the 12-year-old Kenyan girl's stomach did nothing to quell her hunger pangs. So when one of her mother's drunken customers, in the one-room drinking den that doubles as their home in Nairobi, offered her a...(more) 




Study: Weightlifting helps breast cancer survivors

a shared story    270 weeks 1 day 3 hours 48 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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Factbox: The race is on for the 'holy grail' of sweeteners

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By Chris Prentice and Marcy Nicholson NEW YORK (Reuters) - Major food suppliers and trade houses have been diving into the stevia market since 2008, when U.S. regulators deemed sweeteners made from the South American plant safe for consumption. Below are some key players in this...(more) 




Health insurance options limited after job loss

a shared story    304 weeks 16 hours 47 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    378 weeks 1 day 3 hours 39 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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For many journalists Ebola's invisible threat scarier than war

a shared story    8 hours 36 minutes ago
Paris (AFP) - You can't see shells falling, guns pointed or identify the bad guys: for many journalists the invisible threat of Ebola is more unnerving than covering a war. 




High salt intake risky in people with heart disease

a shared story    148 weeks 1 day 4 hours 3 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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