Posted: 11/09/2009 - In its first study of women's health around the globe, the World Health Organization said Monday that the AIDS virus is the leading cause of death and disease among women between the ages of 15 and 44.
Updated: 11/06/2009 - Health officials in southern Nevada and Washoe County have scheduled swine flu immunization clinics for Saturday.
Updated: 11/03/2009 - Due to “unpredictable delivery” of the seasonal flu vaccine, Renown Medical Center has postponed some upcoming clinics.
Posted: 11/02/2009 - A New York meat company has recalled almost 546,000 pounds of ground beef because it may be contaminated with a bacteria that has caused illness and one death, according to health officials.
Updated: 10/27/2009 - Majority Leader Harry Reid says health care legislation headed to the Senate floor will include an option for government-run insurance.
Posted: 10/26/2009 - What to do if menopause makes you miserable?
Posted: 10/22/2009 - The latest government survey has found that 1 in 5 U.S. children had a flu-like illness earlier this month, and most of those cases likely were swine flu.
Updated: 10/22/2009 - The Washoe County Health District is holding its first swine flu vaccinations today. A line outside started forming at 6:30am. They expect to be able to vaccinate about 100 people per hour.
Posted: 10/19/2009 - The Obama administration will not seek to arrest medical marijuana users and suppliers as long as they conform to state laws, under new policy guidelines to be sent to federal prosecutors.
Updated: 10/19/2009 - A Northern California grocery chain has recalled several hundred cartons of cantaloupe after routine testing detected salmonella.
Posted: 10/16/2009 - Pigs in Minnesota may have tested positive for the H1N1 virus in a preliminary test, the first potential U.S. cases in swine, Agriculture Department officials said Friday.
Updated: 10/11/2009 - The Southern Nevada Health District is issuing the first doses of the swine flu vaccine.
Posted: 10/11/2009 - A top U.S. health official says the risks from not getting the swine flu vaccine are greater than any potential risks associated with the vaccine.
Posted: 10/05/2009 - Federal health advisers say an experimental kidney cancer drug from GlaxoSmithKline can benefit patients by slowing the disease, despite some risk of liver damage.
Updated: 10/05/2009 - Health officials say the swine flu vaccine will begin arriving in Nevada sometime this week.
Posted: 10/03/2009 - Philips Healthcare said Saturday it is recalling about 5,400 automated external defibrillators after receiving reports of a memory chip failure in a small number of some models that could make them inoperable.
Updated: 09/30/2009 - The Senate Finance Committee has voted against creating a new government health insurance plan to compete with the private market.
Posted: 09/28/2009 - It's hard for pregnant women to escape the message: You're at extra risk from swine flu - it could trigger premature labor, hospitalize you for weeks, even kill you - so be among the first in line for vaccine next month. But only about one in seven pregnant women gets a flu shot each winter.
Posted: 09/14/2009 - New studies show that many people with swine flu may be able to spread the virus for a week or more after symptoms first appear. That's longer than some experts had thought.
Posted: 09/09/2009 - The Obama administration is rolling out a new Web site designed to streamline food safety information for consumers.
Posted: 09/09/2009 - Federal health officials favor approving GlaxoSmithKline's long-delayed vaccine Cervarix to prevent the leading cause of cervical cancer in U.S. women.
Posted: 09/09/2009 - Many American businesses are unprepared to deal with widespread employee absenteeism in the event of an outbreak of swine flu, according to a Harvard School of Public Health study released Wednesday.
Posted: 08/31/2009 - The following recalls have been announced: