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Who Benefits Most From Weight Loss TV Shows?

Posted: 05/29/2011 - Despite all the "Biggest Loser"-type shows on TV, all the pounds shed by their contestants and all the weight-loss products purchased by viewers, America continues to be the Biggest Gainer.

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VA Infection Issues Lead to 13,000 Veterans' Tests

Posted: 05/29/2011 - Herman Williams came home safely after fighting in the jungles of Vietnam as a Marine. He was shocked to learn four decades later that his military service had again placed him in jeopardy — this time, because he got a tooth pulled.

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UNAIDS to Vatican: Pope's HIV-Condom View Helpful

Posted: 05/28/2011 - The head of the U.N. AIDS agency told a Vatican conference Saturday that the pope had opened the door to greater dialogue with his groundbreaking comments on condoms and HIV prevention — even as Vatican officials stressed abstinence and marital fidelity as the best prevention.

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CA May Require Condoms for Porn

Posted: 05/27/2011 - Porn performers in California would be required to use condoms in sex scenes if draft rules from state workplace safety officials advance out of the proposal phase.

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UN Puts Off Destroying Last Smallpox Viruses

Posted: 05/24/2011 - Health ministers from around the world agreed Tuesday to put off setting a deadline to destroy the last known stockpiles of the smallpox virus for three more years, rejecting a U.S. plan that had called for a five-year delay.

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Springing into a Rough Allergy Season

Updated: 05/25/2011 - While the weather has been gorgeous, it's not so great for people with grass allergies. And experts say it's just going to get worse.

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Halting Equine Herpes in Nevada

Updated: 05/25/2011 - More than a dozen horses in California have tested positive for a potentially fatal virus.

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Baby Boomers Fueling Rise in Hip, Knee Surgery

Posted: 05/23/2011 - We're becoming a nation of bum knees, worn-out hips and sore shoulders, and it's not just the Medicare set. Baby boomer bones and joints also are taking a pounding, spawning a boom in operations to fix them.

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CDC Warns of 'Zombie Apocalypse' and Offers How-to-Guide

Posted: 05/21/2011 - "Zombie apocalypse." That blog posting headline is all it took for a behind-the-scenes public health doctor to set off an Internet frenzy over tired old advice about keeping water and flashlights on hand in case of a hurricane.

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Is It An Antibiotic Allergy?

Posted: 05/19/2011 - People can be allergic to all sorts of things, cat hair, strawberries, and probably the most common grasses. One allergy may not be as common as you think—especially since many people believe they have an allergic reaction to Penicillin.

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Smart Phone MD

Updated: 05/14/2011 - Many of us use our cell phones for more than making a call. We send emails, text, get directions, and even use it as a MP3 IPod. We take pictures too, video and still images. These days those pictures are being used in the medical exam room for a better diagnosis.

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Stroller Recall: Amputation Hazard

Posted: 05/13/2011 - Maclaren USA is reannouncing a recall of its strollers because more children's fingertips have been amputated.

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Labor Secretary Launching Heat Illness Campaign

Posted: 04/28/2011 - A top federal official made a southern Nevada stop to highlight a heat illness awareness campaign aimed at preventing outdoor worker illnesses and deaths.

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UNR Students Take 1st Place in Robot Competition

Updated: 04/26/2011 - University of Nevada Engineering students took 1st place at a robot-design competition Saturday, beating other teams from schools like Stanford and UC Berkeley.

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Link Sought Between Lab Bacteria, Deadly Outbreak

Updated: 04/04/2011 - Alabama health officials are trying to determine whether organisms found at a pharmaceutical company precisely match bacteria that caused an infection outbreak at a half-dozen state hospitals.

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Hormel Recalls Turkey Burgers

Updated: 04/03/2011 - Hormel has issued a recall of Jennie-O Turkey Store All Natural Lean White Meat Turkey Burgers sold exclusively at Sam's Club Stores.

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Second Doctor Reports He Reused Biopsy Devices

Posted: 03/31/2011 - A second Las Vegas physician is notifying patients that he'll pay for them to get HIV and hepatitis tests after he improperly reused medical devices during biopsy procedures.

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Experts: Don't Worry About Radiation in US Milk

Updated: 04/01/2011 - So now Japan's radioactive fallout is showing up in milk on the U.S. West Coast. Not to worry, though. It turns out that traces of radioactivity are in many foods we eat, the air we breathe and the water we swim in.

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