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Breast Cancer Numbers Dip Most in Wealthy, Urban Areas

a shared story    307 weeks 4 days 22 hours 22 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. 




Bayer CEO sees multinational state aid for antibiotics

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FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German drugmaker Bayer expects the world's largest economies to pool billions of euros in funding for the development of antibiotics against the growing threat of drug-resistant superbugs, its chief executive said on Friday.  



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The Family Dinner

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The family dinner may itself be an endangered species in this modern era of fast food, electronic distractions, and isolated eating on-the-fly. The composition of that meal may be among the reasons other species are endangered, and that confluence is today's harangue. But we may begin...(more) 

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Guinea families transport bodies on public buses

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CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) -- Relatives of Ebola victims are transporting their bodies on public transportation in Guinea, seating the corpses upright between other passengers to skirt health controls and contributing to the spread of the deadly disease here, authorities said.... 



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Cholera strikes 3,000 Burundi refugees in Tanzania: UN

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GENEVA (Reuters) - Some 3,000 cases of cholera have been reported in a worsening epidemic in Tanzania among Burundian refugees, the United Nations said on Friday. A Tanzanian health official told Reuters on Wednesday that at least 33 people had died from the disease spread by...(more) 



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Brain implant senses 'intent' to move robotic arm

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A new kind of brain implant senses a patient's intent to move a robotic arm, offering new promise to people who are paralyzed or have lost limbs, researchers said Thursday. Erik Sorto, 34, is "the first person in the world to have a neural prosthetic device...(more) 




Study: Weightlifting helps breast cancer survivors

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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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Merck follows Bristol with EU green light for immune cancer drug

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(Reuters) - European regulators have recommended approval of Merck & Co Inc's immune system-boosting cancer drug Keytruda, following a similar green light last month for Bristol-Myers Squibb Co's rival product Opdivo. Merck's drug, also known as pembrolizumab, was endorsed on Friday by the European Medicines Agency...(more) 




Health insurance options limited after job loss

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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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Sodium Reduction Saves States Health Care Costs

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"An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure" takes on a whole new meaning when you consider reducing sodium in the food supply -- a public health measure already well recognized as likely to prevent tens of thousands of deaths each year from cardiovascular...(more) 



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A BEACH RIDE TO REMEMBER

a shared story    408 weeks 5 days 9 hours 54 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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Morocco looks set to ease but not scrap ban on abortion

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CASABLANCA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Every day hundreds of Moroccan women and girls put their lives at risk by seeking backstreet abortions or trying to end unwanted pregnancies themselves with needles and poison.  



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