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Feds Order Recall of Vegas-Area Pork Product

Posted: 06/26/2014 - Federal authorities ordered a Las Vegas food distributor to recall almost 15,000 pounds of misbranded raw pork nugget product shipped since January to southern Nevada hotels, restaurants and other eateries.

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Infections May Be Fought With Fecal Transplant

Updated: 06/26/2014 - It's a low-cost treatment for a life-threatening infection. And it could cure up to 90 percent of patients with minimal side-effects -- often in a few days.

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Governor May Repeal Food-Touching Law

Posted: 06/26/2014 - A bill heading to the governor would repeal an unpopular ban on California chefs touching certain foods with their bare hands

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FDA Warns of Allergic Reactions with Acne Products

Updated: 06/25/2014 - Federal health officials are warning consumers who use anti-acne treatments about rare but potentially deadly allergic reactions that can cause swelling of the face and difficulty breathing.

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Defibrillators Not Required in CA Stores

Posted: 06/23/2014 - The California Supreme Court has ruled that large retailers aren't required to have defibrillators on hand to help treat customers and workers who suffer sudden cardiac arrest.

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Gund Pledges $50 Million For Blindness Research

Updated: 06/21/2014 - Businessman and philanthropist Gordon Gund is pledging $50 million in matching donations as part of an effort to restore vision for some blind people.

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FDA Approves New Skin Infection Treatment

Posted: 06/20/2014 - The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new antibiotic from Cubist Pharmaceuticals to treat serious skin infections often acquired in the hospital.

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Parasite Egg Found In Ancient Skeleton

Posted: 06/20/2014 - In a skeleton more than 6,200 years old, scientists have found the earliest known evidence of infection with a parasitic worm that now afflicts more than 200 million people worldwide.

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CDC Employees On Antibiotics After Anthrax Scare

Posted: 06/20/2014 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that at least 52 workers are taking antibiotics as a precaution because of a lab safety problem that may have accidentally exposed them to anthrax.

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CDC Workers May Have Been Exposed To Anthrax

Posted: 06/19/2014 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says some of its staff in Atlanta may have been accidentally exposed to dangerous anthrax bacteria because of a safety problem at one of its labs.

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Senior Home Safety Checklist

Posted: 06/18/2014 - KOLO 8 News Now's Matt Vaughan offers some tips to keep aging family members safe in their homes.

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Summertime Child Safety Tips from the Sheriff

Updated: 06/18/2014 - More than sunburns and cuts, summer poses a greater risk for kids. Washoe County Sheriff Michael Haley says parents need to be extra cautious about their child's safety as the temperatures rise.

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CA Sugary Drink Warning Label Effort Fails

Posted: 06/17/2014 - A legislative committee has rejected a bill that would have made California the first state in the nation to require warning labels on sodas and other sugary drinks, effectively killing the legislation.

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Dr. Oz Scolded at Hearing on Weight Loss Scams

Updated: 06/17/2014 - Under pressure from Congress, celebrity Dr. Mehmet Oz is offering to help "drain the swamp" of unscrupulous marketers using his name to peddle so-called miracle pills to millions of Americans desperate to lose weight.

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Receptionist Sentenced in Prescription Case

Posted: 06/17/2014 - A 35-year-old Las Vegas medical office receptionist has been sentenced in federal court to one year of home confinement and three years' probation for her role in the black market sale of powerful prescription painkillers.

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FDA Prepping Long-Awaited Plan to Reduce Salt

Posted: 06/17/2014 - Food companies and restaurants could soon face government pressure to make their foods less salty. It's a long-awaited federal effort to try to prevent thousands of deaths each year from heart disease and stroke.

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Chia Powder Linked to Salmonella Outbreak

Updated: 06/13/2014 - Those who seek to make food healthier by adding chia powder should avoid several recalled brands that are linked to salmonella illnesses, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says.

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Saint Mary's Successfully Hosts New Type of Disc Replacement

Updated: 06/12/2014 - Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center in partnership with neurosurgeon, Michael H. Song, MD announced today that it has performed a two-level cervical disc replacement procedure utilizing a novel medical device recently approved by the FDA.

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