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Breast Cancer Numbers Dip Most in Wealthy, Urban Areas

a shared story    378 weeks 1 day 16 hours 53 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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Rest: Are we getting enough of it in our lives?

a shared story    1 hour 23 minutes ago
The results of the world's largest ever survey on rest show that two-thirds of us would like more of it. 

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Amgen's multiple myeloma drug falls short in late stage study

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(Reuters) - Amgen Inc said on Tuesday its cancer drug Kyprolis failed to meet the main goal of a late-stage study against Takeda Pharmaceutical Co Ltd's Velcade for treating newly diagnosed multiple myeloma. The Phase III study evaluated Kyprolis in combination with chemotherapy drug, melphalan and...(more) 

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Thailand investigates four cases of suspected Zika-linked microcephaly

a shared story    3 hours 23 minutes ago
By Amy Sawitta Lefevre and Pracha Hariraksapitak BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand is investigating four suspected cases of Zika-related microcephaly in three babies and a 36-week old unborn baby, the public health minister said on Tuesday, in what could be the first cases of Zika-linked microcephaly in...(more) 

Pfizer decides against split-up; more deals seen likely

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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Pfizer Inc , which was considering splitting itself for more than two years, said on Monday it would not do so, prompting shareholders to expect more deals that could bolster its roster of new medicines.  

Study: Weightlifting helps breast cancer survivors

a shared story    371 weeks 2 days 4 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.... 

Walking is medicine? It helped high-risk seniors stay mobile

a shared story    5 hours 23 minutes ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — It's not too late to get moving: Simple physical activity — mostly walking — helped high-risk seniors stay mobile after disability-inducing ailments even if, at 70 and beyond, they'd long been couch potatoes. 

Health insurance options limited after job loss

a shared story    405 weeks 1 day 17 hours 34 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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More U.S. babies born addicted to opiates like heroin

a shared story    6 hours 23 minutes ago
By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - The proportion of U.S. babies born suffering from withdrawal syndrome after exposure to heroin or prescription opiates in utero has more than doubled in less than a decade, a study suggests. Researchers focused on what’s known as neonatal abstinence syndrome,...(more) 

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a shared story    479 weeks 2 days 4 hours 26 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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Dilute honey 'may fight urine infections'

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A simple mix of honey and water might be a useful weapon against urine infections in hospital patients, according to researchers. 

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Fungus identified as key factor in the development of Crohn's disease

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Recent medical research has focused on links between the fungal composition of human microbiota and chronic inflammatory bowel disease. A research team in Cleveland, USA, has identified one specific fungus as a key factor in the development of Crohn's disease. "We already know that bacteria, in...(more) 

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