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Judge: Fed Plan for Morning-After Pill Sales Okay

Updated: 06/12/2013 - President Barack Obama's administration can go forward with its new plan to make the morning-after pill available to buyers of any age without prescriptions, but it needs to do it promptly or face potential sanctions in the long-running dispute over access to the emergency contraceptives, a federal judge ruled Wednesday.

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Hepatitis-A Linked to Frozen Berries Sickens 87

Posted: 06/11/2013 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says an outbreak of hepatitis A linked to a frozen berry mix sold at Costco has grown to 87 people with illnesses in eight states.

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Africa Hopes to Speed Up Medicine Approval Systems

Posted: 06/08/2013 - Bringing a new medicine to market in Africa requires 54 separate applications to each country on the continent, a time-intensive process that could be costing lives. African leaders are now trying to move toward a regional and eventually continentwide approach to speed the process.

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Number of NV Hep-A Cases Tied to Berries Up to Six

Updated: 06/06/2013 - Authorities say they've now identified six cases of hepatitis A in Nevada as part of a regional outbreak linked to a frozen organic berry mix from a farm in Oregon.

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Free Summer Fitness Classes to Help Locals 'Shape Up'

Updated: 06/05/2013 - The official start summer isn't quite here yet, but is sure feels like it, which means you'll probably want to head to the pool or the beach and you'll want to shed off those winter pounds. The city of Reno wants to give back to the community and give you a chance this summer to get down and shape up all for free.

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Fish Taken from Delta Have Most Mercury in California

Posted: 06/02/2013 - A new survey finds that sport fish from rivers and streams in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta have higher levels of mercury in their systems than fish taken from anywhere else in California.

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In Somalia, Some Parents Say No to Polio Vaccine

Posted: 06/01/2013 - Islamic extremist rebels are fighting a polio vaccination campaign in Somalia, charging that the inoculation contains the virus that causes AIDS or could make children sterile, a campaign of words that is frustrating health workers.

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Emails Show AEG Fears about Jackson's Health

Posted: 05/29/2013 - Jurors hearing a lawsuit against AEG Live are seeing emails in which top executives at the concert promoter express concerns about Michael Jackson's health in the singer's final days.

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Saudi Death Toll from New Virus Reaches 18

Posted: 05/26/2013 - Saudi Arabia's Health Ministry says a woman has died from a new respiratory virus related to SARS, bringing the total number of deaths in the kingdom to 18.

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Feds Fight Morning-After Pill Age Ruling in NY

Updated: 05/25/2013 - Department of Justice lawyers filed court papers Friday again asking a federal appeals court to delay lifting age restrictions and prescription requirements on an emergency contraceptive popularly known as the morning-after pill.

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Bill Puts Extra Information on Mammogram Reports

Updated: 05/24/2013 - Some Nevada lawmakers say doctors should tell women with dense breast tissue that mammogram results are inconclusive, but some doctors say there's no need.

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Physical Education a Core Subject?

Updated: 05/23/2013 - The prestigious Institute of Medicine is recommending that schools provide opportunities for at least 60 minutes of physical activity each day for students and treat physical education as a core subject.

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Foster Farms Recalls Grilled Chicken Breast Strips

Posted: 05/22/2013 - Federal agriculture officials say chicken producer Foster Farms is recalling about 6,165 pounds of its ready-to-eat grilled chicken breast strips because the strips contain wheat and soy - known allergens - which are not listed on the labels of its packages.

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Report: Yosemite Hantavirus Response Followed Policy

Updated: 05/20/2013 - Federal investigators probing the hantavirus outbreak blamed for three deaths at Yosemite National Park recommend that design changes to tent cabins and other lodging run by private concessionaires first be reviewed by National Park Service officials.

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Student Saves Choking Friend

Updated: 05/16/2013 - A middle school student is lucky to be alive after he began choking in the school cafeteria. Fortunately for David Miller, his friend jumped into action.

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Study: Fewer Nevada Kindergartners Are Overweight

Posted: 05/16/2013 - A new report from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas shows that Nevada kindergartners are less likely to spend long hours in front of a TV, and fewer of them are overweight.

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Stem Cells Recovered from Cloned Human Embryos

Posted: 05/15/2013 - Scientists have recovered stem cells from cloned human embryos, a longstanding goal that could lead to new treatments for such illnesses as Parkinson's disease and diabetes.

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