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Meningitis Outbreak Toll: 170 Cases, 14 Deaths

Posted: 10/11/2012 - An outbreak of fungal meningitis has been linked to steroid shots for back pain. The medication, made by a specialty pharmacy in Massachusetts, has been recalled.

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Ohio Ice Cream Maker Recalls Some Products

Posted: 10/11/2012 - An Ohio ice cream maker is voluntarily recalling some of its peanut-butter flavored products because of possible salmonella contamination.

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Low HPV Vaccination Rates In NV.

Updated: 10/10/2012 - The HPV vaccine has been available to teenage girls for about 6 years now. Just recently the shot has been recommend for boys as well. Its designed to prevent Cervical Cancer and other HPV related cancers later in life. But in Nevada only about 30% of girls have been properly immunized.

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Mass. Gov: Drug Firm May Have Misled Regulators

Updated: 10/10/2012 - Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick says the specialty pharmacy linked to a deadly meningitis outbreak may have misled regulators and done work beyond the scope of its state license.

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FDA Seizes All 5 Vials in Nevada in Meningitis Scare

Updated: 10/05/2012 - State health officials say the manufacturer of a steroid product suspected as the source of a deadly meningitis outbreak has confirmed five unused vials were the only ones shipped to Nevada and were recovered this week.

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Salmonella Confirmed in Peanut Butter Plant

Updated: 10/05/2012 - The Food and Drug Administration says it has found salmonella in a New Mexico plant that produces nut butters for national retailer Trader Joe's and several other grocery chains. The Trader Joe's peanut butter is now linked to 35 salmonella illnesses in 19 states.

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Specialist Says More Meningitis Cases Likely

Posted: 10/03/2012 - An infectious diseases specialist at Vanderbilt University says he believes the country will see more cases of a rare fungal meningitis in the upcoming weeks.

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FDA: Farm Tied to Salmonella Outbreak was Unclean

Posted: 10/03/2012 - A federal inspector found two strains of salmonella and unclean conditions at an Indiana cantaloupe farm's fruit-packing plant during visits following a deadly outbreak linked to its melons.

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Bullied Anchor Speaks Out, Thanks Supporters

Updated: 10/02/2012 - La Crosse, Wisconsin television anchor Jennifer Livingston spoke out against bullies Tuesday in an unusual statement to her supporters and the entire population of La Crosse. Now, her message is going nation-wide.

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Peanut Butter Recall Includes Major Retailers

Updated: 10/01/2012 - A New Mexico company has expanded its recall of peanut butter and almond butter to include cashew butters, tahini and blanched and roasted peanut products.

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FDA Approves Less-Invasive Heart Defibrillator

Updated: 09/28/2012 - The Food and Drug Administration says it has approved a first-of-a-kind heart-zapping implant from Boston Scientific that that does not directly touch the heart.

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Coffee Shop Promotes Health and Community

Updated: 09/28/2012 - A bad economy slowed down local businesses in Reno, but there is a silver lining. A local photographer's hobby turned into a dream job despite the job loss.

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Peanut Butter Recall Expands Beyond Trader Joe's

Updated: 09/24/2012 - A California company is recalling 76 types of peanut butter and almond butter after one of its products was linked to a salmonella outbreak at Trader Joe's groceries.

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New Breast Cancer Clues Found in Gene Analysis

Posted: 09/23/2012 - Scientists have completed a major analysis of the genetics of breast cancer and find four major classes of the disease. They hope their work will lead to more effective treatments.

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