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Nigeria: 28 Kids Killed By Lead Poisoning From Gold Mining

Posted: 05/19/2015 - Twenty-eight children have died from lead poisoning from illegal gold mining in a remote west-central village, Nigerian health officials said, while doctors still are treating thousands from an earlier outbreak.

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Bird Flu Could Cost $1 Million In Minnesota And Iowa

Posted: 05/19/2015 - Bird flu could cost nearly $1 billion in the economies of the two states hardest hit, Minnesota and Iowa, agricultural economists said Monday, and the virus is still spreading.

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AP: Health Law Tax Passed Along To States

Updated: 05/19/2015 - There's more than a touch of absurdity in the way an industry fee in President Barack Obama's health care law is being passed along to state taxpayers.

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Healthcare Tech Company Comes to Reno Offering 200 Jobs

Posted: 05/13/2015 - Grand Rounds, a company whose goal is to improve healthcare by guiding patients to better physicians, is opening a new services and technology center in Reno. The company is expected to add up to 200 jobs to the region.

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Measles Shot May Protect Against More Than Measles

Updated: 05/13/2015 - More incentive for parents to get their children immunized against measles: A new study published in "Science" shows the vaccine may be protecting your child from more than just the Measles.

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Reno Bike Tribe Makes Every Day Bike To School Day

Posted: 05/12/2015 - It's Bike Week in Washoe County- a time when parents and kids are asked to ditch the car and head to school on two wheels. But one local group had made every day bike day.

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Liberia Declared Free of Ebola After 4,700 Deaths

Updated: 05/09/2015 - The World Health Organization has declared Liberia free of Ebola, after 42 days passed without any new cases. That's twice the maximum incubation period for the deadly disease.

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FDA Questions Benefit of Cystic Fibrosis Drug from Vertex

Updated: 05/08/2015 - Federal health regulators say an experimental combination drug for cystic fibrosis developed by Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated helped improve breathing in patients with the deadly inherited disease.

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UNLV Medical School Could Get Full Funding

Posted: 05/07/2015 - Senate Majority Leader Michael Roberson said he expects lawmakers will find enough money to give the University of Nevada, Las Vegas' planned medical school all the money it's asking for.

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Heller Introduces Bill To Improve Veterans Claim Backlog

Updated: 05/06/2015 - Sen. Dean Heller along with several colleagues introduced the 21st Century Veterans Benefits Delivery Act, comprehensive legislation designed to create a system that can withstand surges in disability claims without generating another veteran disability claims backlog.

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Project Pink: Promoting Breast Cancer Awareness Thursday

Updated: 05/07/2015 - With Mothers' Day coming up, Carson Tahoe Health is encouraging women with a family history of breast cancer to be proactive about their breast health by attending its annual event, Project Pink.

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