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UN Peacekeeper Tests Positive for Ebola

Posted: 12/05/2014 - A U.N. peacekeeper who contracted Ebola in Liberia will be flown to the Netherlands for treatment, a Dutch Health Ministry spokeswoman said Friday.

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Letters To Santa Help Sick Kids

Updated: 12/04/2014 - Have you written your letter to Santa yet? Some second graders at the Coral Academy have put pencil to paper, and the requests were more to help others than themselves.

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Fallon Getting US Boost for Locally-Grown Food

Posted: 12/04/2014 - A rural northern Nevada community is among 26 selected nationally for a federal program intended to spur economic development by increasing access to healthy fruits and vegetables grown locally.

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Pregnant Women To Get Better Info From Drug Labels

Updated: 12/03/2014 - Pregnant and worried about your medication? The Food and Drug Administration is revamping those confusing labels on prescription drugs to make it easier to understand which are safe to use.

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Snyderman Returning to Air After Ebola Scare

Posted: 12/02/2014 - NBC News medical reporter Nancy Snyderman will be back on the network Wednesday, ending a period where she had been shelved after violating a voluntary quarantine following possible Ebola exposure.

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FDA Mulls Plan to Lift Ban on Gay Blood Donors

Posted: 12/02/2014 - Government health advisers have concerns about lifting a nationwide ban on blood donations from gay and bisexual men, despite growing pressure against the policy from gay rights advocates, medical experts and blood banks.

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New Rules To Change Some People's Wait For Kidney

Posted: 12/02/2014 - New rules this week are bringing changes to the nation's kidney transplant system that will give some patients a better shot at a longer-lasting organ, and move others up the waiting list.

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CDC: Circumcision Benefits Outweigh Risks

Posted: 12/02/2014 - U.S. health officials on Tuesday released a draft of long-awaited federal guidelines on circumcision, saying medical evidence supports having the procedure done and health insurers should pay for it.

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Study: Too Many Infants Still Sleep With Blankets

Posted: 12/01/2014 - Too many U.S. infants sleep with blankets, pillows or other unsafe bedding that may lead to suffocation or sudden infant death syndrome, despite guidelines recommending against the practice.

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Ethiopia Tests Thousands For HIV In Record Attempt

Posted: 12/01/2014 - More than 3,300 people were tested for HIV Sunday in the Ethiopian region of Gambella, a massive turnout that exceeded expectations among AIDS campaigners who had hoped to test 2,000 people, according to local officials.

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South African AIDS Group Says Treatment Stalling

Posted: 12/01/2014 - In T-shirts boldly declaring "HIV Positive," members of the Treatment Action Campaign marked the 10th anniversary of their court victory that brought the South African government to provide drugs to AIDS patients, in Johannesburg on Monday.

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Hispanics Targeted in Second Year of Health Overhaul

Posted: 12/01/2014 - Insurance companies, government agencies and groups advocating the federal Affordable Care Act are focusing on signing up uninsured Hispanic families by visiting churches, supermarkets and coin laundries.

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California Pushing To Expand Immigrant Health Care

Posted: 11/30/2014 - President Barack Obama's executive order to spare some immigrants from deportation has galvanized Democrats, immigration groups and health care advocates in California to push for expanding health coverage.

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Uptick Reported in Haiti Cholera Deaths

Posted: 11/26/2014 - An international medical group says Haiti's health system still does not have the capacity to adequately treat cholera patients and its staff is seeing an uptick in cases.

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Ebola Monitors Find No New Cases One Month In

Posted: 11/26/2014 - The federal program that requires weeks of monitoring for travelers from African countries with Ebola is turning a month old. And so far, no cases of the disease have turned up.

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