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Washington State School Sunscreen Ban

Updated: 06/24/2012 - The Tacoma School District in Washington State has a sunscreen ban, because, according to district officials, so many additives in lotions and sunscreens cause allergic reaction in children. Students are not allowed to carry sunscreen in their backpacks, or reapply it without a doctor's note.

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FDA Approves Infant Combo Vaccine for Meningitis

Posted: 06/14/2012 - The first vaccine that protects children as young as six weeks against two potentially deadly bacterial infections has won approval from U.S. health regulators.

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NYC Health Board Likes Big Drink Ban Proposal

Posted: 06/12/2012 - New York City's Board of Health signaled strong support Tuesday for the mayor's plan to fight obesity by banning the sale of large, sugary beverages at local restaurants.

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UK Group: New Embryo Methods Should Be Allowed

Posted: 06/11/2012 - An influential British bioethics group says couples who face the risk of having a baby with certain genetic diseases should be allowed to use eggs from two women to produce the embryo.

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GMA Host Has Blood, Bone Marrow Disorder

Posted: 06/11/2012 - Five years after being treated for breast cancer, "Good Morning America" co-host Robin Roberts has a new health fight on her hands.

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Exercisers Have Fatter Paychecks

Posted: 06/08/2012 - Researchers at Cleveland State University now say there's a connection between how much you work out, and how much money you make.

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Man Gets Double Arm Transplant

Posted: 06/07/2012 - A Mexican man whose arms were severely burned by electricity became the first patient in Latin America to receive a double arm transplant, doctors said Thursday.

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Study: Smart Bomb Drug Affects Breast Cancer

Posted: 06/02/2012 - Doctors have successfully dropped the first "smart bomb" on breast cancer, using a drug to deliver a toxic payload to tumor cells while leaving healthy ones alone.

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NYC Proposes Ban on Sale of Oversized Sodas

Posted: 05/31/2012 - Mayor Michael Bloomberg is proposing a ban on the sale of large sodas and other sugary drinks in the city's restaurants, delis and movie theaters in the hopes of combating obesity - an expansion of his administration's efforts to encourage healthy behavior by limiting residents' choices.

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Study Says Formerly Fat Women are Seen as Less Attractive

Posted: 05/30/2012 - Formerly obese women may still be considered unattractive even after they lost their excess weight. A recently published study showed people judge thin women differently if they knew about their weight history.

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High UV Level for Reno

Updated: 05/30/2012 - High UV levels for the Reno area have dermatologists urging people to take precautions. The UV level for Wednesday was considered unusually high.

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1 in 3 Obese -- Including the Homeless

Posted: 05/27/2012 - Obesity is a widespread epidemic, even among the homeless. While the popularized image of a homeless individual is one of skin and bones, a new study shows the reality is not so. One in three (32.3%) homeless individuals in the United States is obese, highlighting a hunger-obesity paradox.

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Rural Health Emergency Summit in Fallon

Posted: 05/26/2012 - Emergency response leaders from rural counties across Nevada are gathering in Churchill County in the coming week for a Public Health Rural Emergency Preparedness Summit.

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Georgia Woman Learns Toll of Flesh-Eating Bacteria

Updated: 05/18/2012 - Faced with the prospect of losing both hands and her one remaining foot, a young Georgia woman battling to survive a case of flesh-eating bacteria that has already claimed one leg mouthed the words "Let's do this."

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WCSD Manages Students With Food Allergies

Updated: 05/18/2012 - So many kids have been diagnosed with severe food allergies in our area, the Washoe County School District has come out with a 24-page policy that outlines what should be done in case a child suffers an allergic reaction.

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Addiction Series: Drug and Alcohol

Updated: 05/17/2012 - The National Institute of Drug Abuse estimates ten percent of Americans have a drug or alcohol problem.

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