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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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Get Free Flu Vaccine at Bighorns Game Friday

Updated: 11/13/2014 - Immunize Nevada is partnering with Walgreens to offer northern Nevadans free influenza vaccinations at the Reno Bighorns opening game at the Reno Events Center Friday, November 14.

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Nevada Ramps Up Revamped Health Exchange

Updated: 11/13/2014 - State officials hope the second open enrollment period for Nevada's health insurance exchange will go better than the first.

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Multi-Faith Prayers In Carson For Ebola Victims

Posted: 11/12/2014 - Religious leaders from across Nevada plan to gather for a multi-faith service at the Governor's Mansion in Carson City on Thursday to pray for worldwide victims of Ebola.

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Ebola Drug Testing Sparks Ethics Debate

Updated: 11/12/2014 - Health officials are scrambling to begin human testing of a handful of experimental drugs for Ebola. But the effort has sparked an ethical debate over how to study unproven medicines amid an outbreak that has killed nearly 5,000.

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What The US-China Climate Deal Means To The World

Updated: 11/12/2014 - The world's outlook for reaching a global climate deal next year brightened Wednesday as China and the U.S. - the top two polluters - presented a joint plan to limit emissions of the heat-trapping greenhouse gases that are blamed for warming the planet.

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Ebola Deaths Clear 5,000

Posted: 11/12/2014 - More than 5,000 people have died in the Ebola outbreak, which was first identified in Guinea in March, the World Health Organization reported Wednesday, marking another grisly toll in the epidemic.

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Ebola Workers Ask Congress For Help

Posted: 11/12/2014 - Health workers on the front line of the Ebola crisis say the need for urgent help isn't letting up, as Congress begins considering President Barack Obama's $6.2 billion emergency aid request to fight the disease.

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Sterilization Drive Leaves 8 Indian Women Dead

Posted: 11/11/2014 - Eight Indian women have died and 20 others were in critical condition Tuesday after undergoing sterilization surgeries in a free government-run program to help slow the country's population growth.

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NYC Doctor Recovers from Ebola

Posted: 11/11/2014 - An emergency room doctor who was the first Ebola patient in the nation's biggest city has been released from a New York City hospital and thanked the medical workers who treated him.

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NorCal Nurses on Strike

Posted: 11/11/2014 - As many as 18,000 nurses have walked off the job and are picketing in front of Northern California Kaiser Permanente facilities.

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