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CDC: Whooping Cough Rising at Alarming Rate in US

Posted: 07/19/2012 - The U.S. appears headed for its worst year for whooping cough in more than five decades, with the number of cases rising at an epidemic rate that experts say may reflect a problem with the effectiveness of the vaccine.

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Doctors Use Eggs to Reverse Egg Allergies in Kids

Posted: 07/18/2012 - First peanuts, now eggs. Doctors have reversed allergies in some children and teens by giving them tiny daily doses of problem foods, gradually training their immune systems to accept them.

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FDA: BPA No Longer Allowed in Baby Bottles

Updated: 07/17/2012 - The federal government announced Tuesday that baby bottles and sippy cups can no longer contain bisphenol-A, or BPA, the plastic chemical which has been subject to years of scientific scrutiny.

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Source of Haiti Cholera Bug Goes Under Microscope

Posted: 07/17/2012 - The death rate from the Haiti cholera epidemic that has killed more than 7,000 people over the past two years has finally ebbed, but the debate about the source of the disease has only grown more heated.

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FDA Approves First Pill to Help Prevent HIV

Posted: 07/16/2012 - The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first drug shown to reduce the risk of HIV infection, a milestone in the 30-year battle against the virus that causes AIDS.

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Governors Put Off Health Care Questions, For Now

Updated: 07/15/2012 - Millions of uninsured people may have to wait until after Election Day to find out if and how they can get coverage through President Barack Obama's health care law.

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Shape Up For Free

Posted: 07/14/2012 - The City of Reno is offering free exercise classes to the public 4 days each week. The series called "Shape Up Reno" aims to fight obesity and promote healthy living.

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New Safety Guidelines for Baby Monitor Cords

Posted: 07/11/2012 - The Consumer Product Safety Commission and the Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association are warning parents about the danger of cords used for audio and video baby monitors.

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No West Nile Virus Cases Yet In Nevada

Posted: 07/06/2012 - While California is reporting West Nile activity, there have been no cases so far reported in Nevada. Meaning no positive mosquito pools, birds, horses or humans. Despite that fact, its still time to start protecting yourself from the disease.

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Couples Gamble for Chance at Pregnancy

Updated: 07/04/2012 - Just inside the automatic sliding doors of Spring Valley Hospital Medical Center in Las Vegas, an oversized baby bottle beckons visitors from atop a folding table. One by one, 140 men and women approach the table in the hospital lobby. Before scouting a seat, they rip a raffle ticket from a tightly coiled roll on the table, sign the back and toss it into the bottle. If all goes as planned, the ticket to a free baby could be inside it.

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Mud-Making Moms Beat Cosmetic Goliaths

Posted: 07/03/2012 - In New York recently the bright stage was packed with cosmetic Goliaths like L'Oreal, MAC, Kimberly-Clark, Beyonce and . . . two moms from cow-town Fernley, Nevada.

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FACT CHECK: Buyer Beware in Health Debate

Posted: 07/02/2012 - President Barack Obama promises nothing will change for people who like their health coverage except it'll become more affordable, but the facts don't back him up. Mitt Romney groundlessly calls the health care law a slayer of jobs certain to deepen the national debt.

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Supreme Court Upholds Obama Health Care Reform

Updated: 06/28/2012 - The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the vast majority of President Barack Obama's historic health care overhaul, including the hotly debated core requirement that virtually all Americans have health insurance.

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FDA Clears First New Weight-Loss Pill in 13 Years

Posted: 06/27/2012 - The Food and Drug Administration has approved Arena Pharmaceutical's anti-obesity pill Belviq, the first new prescription drug for long-term weight loss to enter the U.S. market in over a decade.

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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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