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Berkeley Voters Pass Tax on Sugary Drinks

Posted: 11/05/2014 - Berkeley voters became the first in the country to approve taxing sodas to curb consumption, after costly campaigns by the soda industry helped defeat similar taxes in more than 30 other cities and states in recent years.

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UNICEF Doubles Staff to Fight Ebola

Posted: 11/03/2014 - UNICEF says it is doubling its staff to fight Ebola in Guinea, Liberia and in Sierra Leone, where children make up 20 percent of all cases of the deadly virus.

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Government Argues for Fed Insurance Changes

Posted: 11/03/2014 - The Obama administration is defending its health care law in court, arguing that the text of the law and Congress' intent allow Americans to receive insurance subsidies regardless of whether they're enrolled through insurance markets run by the states or by the government.

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Canada Restricts Visas Amid Ebola Scare

Posted: 10/31/2014 - Canada has joined Australia in suspending entry visas for people from Ebola-stricken countries in West Africa in an attempt to keep out the disease.

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Judge Rejects Ebola Quarantine for Nurse

Updated: 10/31/2014 - A Maine judge has given nurse Kaci Hickox the OK to go wherever she pleases, handing state officials a defeat in their bid to isolate her.

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5,000 Nevadans Impacted By Healthlink Payment LImbo

Updated: 10/29/2014 - Nevada's beleaguered health insurance exchange, soon run by the feds instead of Xerox, has open enrollment beginning November 15th. But one Reno woman needs her problems solved now before a health emergency hits her or her family.

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Top UN Ebola Official Says New Cases Are Poorly Tracked

Posted: 10/28/2014 - The U.N.'s top Ebola official in West Africa says authorities are having trouble figuring out how many more people are getting Ebola in Liberia and in Sierra Leone -- and pinpointing the hot spots in those countries.

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CDC: Voluntary Quarantine Fine for High Ebola Risk

Posted: 10/27/2014 - U.S. health officials on Monday recommended little more than voluntary, at-home quarantine for travelers from West Africa who are at highest risk for coming down with Ebola, and symptom monitoring for those at lower risk.

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Governors Defend Ebola Quarantines

Posted: 10/27/2014 - Governors in states that are quarantining health care workers who've had contact with Ebola victims are defending those measures.

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Bacterium in Baby Wipes Prompts Recall

Posted: 10/27/2014 - The Food and Drug Administration is sending out a warning to parents to check the brand of baby wipes they are using, especially if you buy them from major retailers like Walgreens or Sam's Club.

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WHO: Five New Ebola Vaccines to Be Tested in March

Posted: 10/24/2014 - The World Health Organization says millions of doses of two experimental Ebola vaccines could be ready in 2015 and five more experimental vaccines will start being tested in March.

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Tips to Keep Your Kids Safe on Halloween

Posted: 10/23/2014 - Halloween is a fun season for trick-or-treaters of all ages. But last year’s Halloween raised fears for parents about candy tampering.

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NV Creates Ebola Task Force

Posted: 10/23/2014 - After receiving direction from Governor Brian Sandoval to create an Ebola Advisory Task Force, the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services Director, Romaine Gilliland, has announced member appointments.

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CDC: All Coming from Ebola-Stricken Nations to Be Monitored

Updated: 10/22/2014 - Federal health officials are significantly expanding the breadth of vigilance for Ebola, saying that all travelers who come into the U.S. from Ebola-stricken West African nations will now be monitored for symptoms of illness for 21 days.

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