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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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Greece: HIV Lessens After Spike

Posted: 11/25/2014 - Health authorities in Greece say the number of HIV infections fell in 2013 for the first time since the start of the financial crisis.

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Court to Weigh Impact of Disability Law on Police

Posted: 11/25/2014 - The Supreme Court will consider whether police must comply with the Americans With Disabilities Act when confronting armed or violent suspects who are mentally ill.

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New FDA Rules Will Require Calorie Counts on Menus

Posted: 11/24/2014 - Counting your calories will become easier under new government rules requiring chain restaurants, supermarkets, convenience stores - and even movie theaters, amusement parks and vending machines - to post the calorie content of food "clearly and conspicuously" on their menus.

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A Look At How FDA-Approved Robotic Leg Braces Work

Posted: 11/21/2014 - Marine Capt. Derek Herrera, who was paralyzed by a sniper's bullet two years ago in southern Afghanistan, is walking again thanks to a set of robotic leg braces known as the ReWalk system.

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Health Chief Promises Transparency in Ebola Response

Posted: 11/19/2014 - The head of the World Health Organization is refusing to respond to criticism about the U.N. agency's performance in containing the Ebola outbreak, saying the focus now should be on helping countries contain it.

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Early Statin Use May Give Long-Term Heart Benefits

Posted: 11/19/2014 - Research shows that taking a cholesterol-lowering drug for five years in middle age can lower heart and death risks for decades afterward. The benefits seem to grow over time and may last for life.

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Anthem and Blue Shield Criticized for Doctor Networks

Posted: 11/18/2014 - A state investigation has found that two of California's largest health insurers misled customers about the number of doctors in their networks under plans sold through the state's insurance marketplace.

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Doctors Say Ebola Case Too Advanced to Save Doctor

Updated: 11/17/2014 - Doctors in Omaha, Nebraska, say despite their "best efforts," they weren't able to save the life of a surgeon from Sierra Leone who contracted Ebola in the West African country.

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Ship That Saw Norovirus Outbreak Departs LA

Posted: 11/17/2014 - A cruise ship that saw an outbreak of the highly contagious norovirus has departed Los Angeles as scheduled following an investigation by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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CDC: 172 People On Cruise Fell Ill With Norovirus

Posted: 11/17/2014 - The Centers for Disease Control says that 172 people on a cruise ship arriving in California on Sunday have fallen ill with the highly contagious norovirus during a nearly monthlong trip.

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Healthlink: New And Improved?

Updated: 11/13/2014 - Beleaguered-- disfunctional-- mismanaged. Those were just some of the words to describe Nevada's health insurance exchange-- called Healthlink. Open enrollment begins this Saturday, and the state says while it won't be perfect. As a consumer, its hoped the only change you'll see is for the better.

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Liberia President Ending Ebola State of Emergency

Posted: 11/13/2014 - Liberia's president said Thursday she is lifting a state of emergency imposed to control an Ebola outbreak that has ravaged the country, as Mali reported a fourth person now believed to have died of Ebola in its capital.

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