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Black women urged to be 'breast aware'

Black women are almost twice as likely to be diagnosed with late-stage breast cancer as white women because they lack awareness of the symptoms and don't attend screenings as often, according to a new analysis of women in England by Cancer Research UK and Public Health England, the BBC reported .

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VA Plan to Cover Gender-Confirmation Surgery Scrapped

In September, VA took significant steps to ensure that transgender veterans are treated with respect at VA facilities and have equal access to some medically necessary health care, including treatment of gender dysphoria. Earlier this year, the Department of Health & Human Services made final a proposed rule requiring health providers to cover transition-related care, including gender reassignment surgery, if they offer comparable care for non-trans people.

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Yo-Yo Dieting May Be Dangerous for All Sizes & Shapes

Many people who lose weight, however, quickly regain it. The evidence also shows that women who might be overweight in their midlife and start the dieting cycle later are more at risk of coronary heart disease and sudden cardiac death. Women are more likely to change their weight frequently: According to Rasla, 20% to 55% of the female population of the United States has admitted to weight cycling, while only 10% to 20% of men have.

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Leonard Cohen buried in Montreal

On Thursday night, Cohen's official Facebook page carried a statement announcing his passing. A memorial will take place in Los Angeles, a statement on Cohen's website said. Kevin Parent, multi-platinum Quebec artist said, "A teacher, a priest. his words brought me comfort as a boy... he described the awkwardness of love as i was playing with toys".

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Amid signs of transition trouble, Trump huddles with Pence

Pence is known to have once said, "I long for the day that Roe v. Wade is sent to the ash heap of history, when we move past the broken hearts and the broken lives of the past 38 years". Cohen opposed Trump during the campaign, but in recent days, he said those who feel duty-bound to work in a Trump administration should do so. Trump has said he was considering keeping a clause that allows children to stay on their parents' insurance policies and might keep the prohibition against ...

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Bold action needed to smart about antibiotics

Michael Nesheiwat, Putnam County's interim commissioner of health. Evidence suggests that inappropriate antibiotic prescribing by health professionals may be decreasing. Rising concern from consumers and the investment community must be met with concerted efforts from all stakeholders to tackle the antibiotic resistance crisis.

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Islamic State executes 40 civilians in Mosul for treason, says UN

The Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi denied the Amnesty allegation claiming that local residents, not government troops, had killed Islamic State members. The battle front in that area has moved further north toward Mosul . To the northeast of Mosul , in the formerly IS-held town of Bashiqa, the Kurdish commander responsible for military operations said his forces are still working to secure the northern Iraqi town but that booby traps were holding up the advance.

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Trump May Retain Portions of Obamacare

Thousands have remained unhappy with president-elect Donald Trump's victory in the U.S presidential elections, and have continued to take to the streets of major cities, in a third day of more violent protests. "It happens to be one of the strongest assets", Trump said about insuring people with pre-existing conditions. The Affordable Care Act, enacted by outgoing President Obama in 2010, was the most significant overhaul of the United States' healthcare system since 1965.

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590 provisional ballots cast in Wisconsin election

It has been the state's lowest turnout for a presidential election in over twenty years. About 2.3 percent fewer voters turned out in Dane County. UW professor Kenneth Mayer said the study will specifically look at the barriers that turn people away at the polls, which may or may not be related to the voter ID law.

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'Supermoon' shines over cloudy Sydney skies

Petro said the November 2034 supermoon will be even closer to our planet. Sky-watchers climbed to the top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge in Australia on Monday to get a closer view of the "supermoon", the largest, brightest full moon in almost seven decades.

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Deadline for using demonetised notes extended till November 24

After withdrawing 500 and 1,000 rupee notes - which make up for 86 per cent of the total currency in circulation, the government had on November 8 set a cash withdrawal limit of Rs 2,000 per day from ATMs. They said they would raise the issue of demonetisation causing hardships to people and highlight reports that some BJP members had been warned about the drive.

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France remembers the 130 killed in Paris attacks 1 year ago

Hundreds of yards of barricades, extensive body searches and scores of armed police greeted those lucky enough to get a ticket. But Hughes - in Paris to attend other commemorations - said he had not tried to enter the hall at all. This is this image of tolerance that I keep of him". I was standing just there, just the other side of the bar when it happened. Elodie Suigo, who lost six friends in the attack, said it was a hard night.

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Brain implant enables ALS patient to operate speech computer with the mind

The device has pros and cons. Placing electrodes on the surface of the brain is a good compromise between using sensitive but invasive deep electrodes and superficial EEG, which sits on a person's skull, says Nicholas Hatsopoulos at the University of Chicago in IL.

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Students Walk Out of Garfield High School In Protest of Trump's Election

A school principal reportedly opened the gates and allowed students, many of whom were from schools on the city's heavily Hispanic east side, to protest. There were close to 1,000 Donald Trump protesters, but there were also about a dozen Trump supporters, including Kylie Thomas. "We don't want Trump", said Sam, a 15-year-old student from Harvest Collegiate High School, who had "Fuck Trump" written on his bare stomach.

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Zika Virus Teams Up With Other Viruses to Sicken People

Claudia Ruckert, PhD, who presented the study at the meeting, said in the press release , "We need to understand more about what happens in both mosquitoes and people when all of these viruses are circulating in close proximity". Zika already is known to occasionally cause Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS), which prompts the immune system to attack nerve cells and can cause paralysis and even death.

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Donald Trump 'Likes' Several Obamacare Aspects; Considers Retaining Affordable Care Act

About 20 million Americans have gained health insurance under the law, reducing the share of the public without coverage to below 10 per cent, the lowest level recorded. "The people who crafted it knew each element was important and it made up the whole, so you pull at some of these threads the thing could unravel", Anthony Losasso, UIUC School of Public Health, said.

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Von Miller fighting to keep sex tape from being released

Miller got a break in the case Monday, when Los Angeles judge Amy Hogue issued a temporary restraining order against Ruiz, preventing her from copying or distributing the video. He later said he asked her to keep it private and later asked her to destroy the video. Vanguard Sports Group represents Miller. In response to the seven-figure demand and the threat to release the sex tape, Martin Singer, one of Miller's lawyers, "told Boddie that Ruiz's demand was extortion ".

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Indians' Francona wins AL Manager of Year; NL honour up next

In his four years in Cleveland, Francona has led the Indians to a 352-294 record, the best AL record in the span, as well as two trips to the postseason, one AL Central title and one AL pennant. The award was announced Tuesday on MLB Network. Roberts, whose team bowed out in the NLCS, maneuvered through a tricky regular season to give the Dodgers their fourth consecutive National League West title.

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Salvation Army kicks off Red Kettle campaign

The local Salvation Army kicked off its annual Red Kettle Campaign on Saturday, launching the annual fundraiser that helps pay for a variety of services within the community. Volunteers are needed to ring bells at both in and outdoor locations at stores and shopping centers. The Salvation Army said they need a minimum of 10,000 square-feet of building space between November 25th and December 24.

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Denver to become first USA city to legalize social marijuana use

The ballot had just a 1.3 percent lead on election night, but the margin widens as more ballots come in. Under the ordinance, Denver must have application forms available by mid-January for places that want to allow marijuana use on the premises.

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Brendan Dassey could be home for Thanksgiving

The state also filed an appeal of the judge's ruling ordering Dassey's release. Police said that he helped his uncle, Steven Avery abduct, rape and then kill Halbach at Avery's house in 2005. Prosecutors maintained Avery and his nephew Dassey were involved in Halbach's killing and the burning of her body. He'll also be monitored by probation officers.

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Bernie Sanders Reveals How Donald Trump Really Won The Election

But the Democratic Party has no one to blame but themselves. The former Maryland governor who sought the party's presidential nomination, Martin O'Malley, said last Friday that he was seriously weighing his candidacy for leading the DNC, a fairly balanced choice for the party since he could appeal to white working class voters, who have turned their backs for now on the Democrats, and also minorities, with whom he has developed a close relationship.

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Eric Decker has shoulder surgery

The shoulder injury resulted in Decker being placed on season-ending injured reserve after he played in just three games this season. Jets wide receiver Eric Decker is going to have a full rehab schedule this offseason. The Jets had said they estimated Decker's recovery from shoulder surgery would be eight months. Coach Todd Bowles has said he's not sure if Decker will be ready for training camp.

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United Nations chief 'sure' Trump will reconsider climate change stance

Responding to a question on what would happen if the USA did pull out of the accord, he said that market forces had begun to respond to incentives for producing clean energy and that Mr. Trump's victory has overshadowed the November 7-18 Marrakesh meeting, which had opened with congratulations after the entry into force of the agreement on November 4.

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Trump does not want to live in White House full time

Trump in the upcoming days about what that is". The Trump children's involvement in their father's campaign has led some to wonder whether Eric Trump, Donald Trump Jr., or Ivanka Trump will be joining the rest of the family in Washington.

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Your Birth Year Could Determine Your Immunity To Flu

In other words, researchers assumed that everyone's immune system would be defenseless against a new, widespread strain of the flu , she said. "If either of these viruses were to successfully jump from birds into humans, we now know something about the age groups that they would be hit the hardest", Worobey said, adding that efforts to develop a universal flu vaccine hinge on such insights because "such a vaccine would likely target the same conserved protein motifs on the virus surface ...

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Was Hamilton or Verstappen the hero of Brazil?

Nico Rosberg, who crossed the line at a rain-soaked Interlagos in second place, would have been crowned champion had he won yesterday. Honda's Marquez continued to pick off his rivals including nine-time world champion Valentino Rossi and with 12 laps to go Andrea Iannone.

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Secret software in some Android phones sent data to China, experts warn

Security experts frequently discover vulnerabilities in consumer electronics, but this case is exceptional. AdUps claims its software runs updates for more than 700 million devices worldwide, including smartphones, tablets, and automobile entertainment systems.

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Messi falls ill during flight with Argentinian team

This means that Manchester City may well be on red alert if Messi doesn't choose to renew his contract as the man commonly known as the world's best player would be available on a free transfer. Reports from Spain suggest that Lionel Messi is planning on seeing out his current contract at Barcelona before he makes a decision on his future.

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Futures edge up ahead of economic data

Stocks stalled, oil rallied and government bonds paused a selloff Tuesday as numerous best-performing assets since the USA election came under pressure. The Nasdaq Composite fell 3 points, or 0.1%, to 5,232, weighed down by a massive drop in Dynavax Technologies Corp. Fed Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer said on Friday economic growth prospects appear strong enough for a gradual hike in interest rates.

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Tobacco Free Florida Posts Gains In Smoker Cessation

Cigarette-smoking is on the decline, down from 21 per cent (45.1 million) of the USA population in 2005 to 15 per cent (36.5 million) in 2015. The CDC reports nearly half of all cancer diagnosis are linked to tobacco use. The program includes eight sessions that smokers attend in a group setting with other smokers who are trying to achieve the same goal, led by a facilitator with a plan developed by the American Lung Association.

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Demonetisation: This Website Can Help You Find Nearby ATMs With Cash

CMS is India's largest cash management and payment solutions firm, with over 50 per cent of all the ATM cash circulating in the country being handled by them, and the world's fourth largest ATM cash management company. Since the website updates data based on users' feedback, one can update the status by clicking the ATM venue link and then selecting one of the three options - cash, long wait and no cash - to help the website get updated for other users.

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Your birth year can predict your flu risk: researchers say

Furthermore, medical director of the Northwell Health Huntington Hospital, Dr. Michael Grosso, adds that this research is "a real step forward for the public health community and those tasked with protecting the population from influenza outbreaks-especially viruses like avian flu that jump from animal reservoirs to humans".

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Donald Trump To Convene Special Congress Session To Repeal Obamacare

Because they want to be re-elected. "A Trump Administration will work with Congress to repeal the ACA and replace it with a solution that includes Health Savings Accounts , and returns the historic role in regulating health insurance to the States", according to the website .

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Mayor Emanuel says Chicago will remain a sanctuary city

The plan for a wall along the US border with Mexico is Trump's new facet in immigration policy. On the one hand, Trump told Leslie Stahl during an interview aired Sunday on " 60 Minutes ", the issue of marriage equality, "was already settled".