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Breast Cancer Numbers Dip Most in Wealthy, Urban Areas

a shared story    268 weeks 4 days 12 hours 39 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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AA can help young adults, but mechanisms unclear: study

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By Krystnell Storr NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Alcoholics Anonymous can help people, young and old, recover from drinking problems, but young adults seem to benefit mainly - and only - from certain aspects of the program, according to a small U.S. The results may help...(more) 

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Ireland tests suspected Ebola case after death

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Irish authorities are testing a "suspected case of Ebola virus" after a person who travelled to an affected area in Africa was found dead, the health service said on Thursday. "The public health department was made aware earlier today of the remains of an individual, discovered...(more) 

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Ebola response of MSF and 'boiling frog' WHO under scrutiny

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By Misha Hussain DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A decade ago, scientists would have laughed at the idea of Ebola as a public health emergency of international concern. Ebola, a rare tropical disease, has killed almost as many people in 6 months as in the previous...(more) 

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Oil spill that fouled Mexican river will take months to clean up

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An oil pipeline spill that contaminated a river in the northern Mexican state of Nuevo Leon will take months to clean up, the country's top water authority said on Thursday. The 24-inch Madero-Cadereyta pipeline, owned by national oil company Pemex, was ruptured when thieves attempted to...(more) 

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Africa tightens Ebola travel curbs as affected countries face food shortages

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By Clair MacDougall MONROVIA (Reuters) - African countries tightened travel curbs on Thursday in an effort to contain the Ebola outbreak, ignoring World Health Organization warnings that such measures could heighten shortages of food and basic supplies in affected areas. In the West Point slum in...(more) 

Study: Weightlifting helps breast cancer survivors

a shared story    261 weeks 5 days 21 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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Scientist Dawkins in Twitter storm over Down's Syndrome

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Scientist Richard Dawkins apologised on Thursday for causing a "feeding frenzy" on Twitter after he said it would be immoral not to abort a foetus with Down's Syndrome. Dawkins, who has been at the centre of a series of controversies on social media, responded to a...(more) 

Health insurance options limited after job loss

a shared story    295 weeks 4 days 13 hours 20 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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Calif. bill would pay for lawyers for unaccompanied minor immigrants

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California would spend $3 million on lawyers for unaccompanied minors arriving in California from Central America under a proposal announced Thursday by top California Democrats. Democratic Governor Jerry Brown, along with Attorney General Kamala Harris and the leaders of both houses of the legislature, said they...(more) 

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a shared story    369 weeks 5 days 12 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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Global warming 'hiatus' means heat is hiding in ocean

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An apparent slowdown in the Earth's surface warming in the last 15 years could be due to that heat being trapped in the deep Atlantic and Southern Ocean, researchers said Thursday. The findings in the journal Science suggest that such cycles tend to last 20-35 years,...(more) 

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