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Breast Cancer Numbers Dip Most in Wealthy, Urban Areas

a shared story    345 weeks 5 days 21 hours 55 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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Brazil enlists army, cabinet in campaign against Zika

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By Silvio Cascione BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil's government launched a nationwide campaign on Saturday to fight the Zika virus, with President Dilma Rousseff and cabinet ministers personally visiting homes and handing out leaflets along with 220,000 troops. Under a scorching sun in the neighborhood of Zepellin...(more) 



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Zika virus outbreak won't compromise Olympics: Brazil president

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Rio de Janeiro (AFP) - The Zika virus outbreak in Brazil won't compromise the Olympics the country will be hosting in August, President Dilma Rousseff vowed Saturday. 



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Fitness and Social Media: A Match Made in Heaven or Hell?

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I have a serious bone to pick with the fitness movement that is flooding our social news feeds. Let me first start off by saying that I am a huge advocate for a healthy lifestyle and recognize and value the importance of exercise and a well-balanced...(more) 



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Alzheimer's preventative drug hope

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Cambridge scientists have detected a number of drugs which could help protect against Alzheimer's disease, acting like statins for the brain. 



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Red Cross delivers medical aid to Taiz, says 'breakthrough' in Yemen

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The Red Cross said on Saturday it had entered the war-torn Yemeni city of Taiz for the first time since August, delivering three tonnes of life-saving medical supplies to four hospitals treating the wounded. "This is a breakthrough and we hope that today's operation will be...(more) 




Study: Weightlifting helps breast cancer survivors

a shared story    338 weeks 6 days 9 hours 37 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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Soccer-I'm 2-0 up in battle against cancer, says Cruyff

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Dutch soccer great Johan Cruyff says he is "2-0 up in the first half" of his fight against lung cancer and confident of winning the battle. A former smoker who had heart surgery in 1991, the 68-year-old former Barcelona coach was diagnosed with cancer in October....(more) 




Health insurance options limited after job loss

a shared story    372 weeks 5 days 22 hours 36 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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Guillain-Barre on rise in five Latam countries, no proven link to Zika - WHO

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By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) - A neurological disorder suspected of links to the mosquito-borne Zika virus is on the rise in Brazil, Colombia, El Salvador, Suriname and Venezuela, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Saturday. The rare Guillain-Barre syndrome, in which the body's immune...(more) 



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A BEACH RIDE TO REMEMBER

a shared story    446 weeks 6 days 9 hours 28 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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Colombia: A nation in panic over Zika

a shared story    7 hours 25 minutes ago
Colombia's experience of the Zika virus 



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