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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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FDA Panel Votes to Study Food Dyes, Hyperactivity

Posted: 03/31/2011 - An advisory panel to the Food and Drug Administration has recommended that the agency further study the link between food coloring and childhood hyperactivity, but said products that contain the dyes do not need package warnings.

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Food Dye Dangers Could Lead to Ban

Updated: 03/30/2011 - A Food and Drug Administration Panel is looking at the connection between food dye and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.

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J&J Recalls More Tylenol Bottles Due to Musty Odor

Updated: 03/30/2011 - Health care products maker Johnson & Johnson is recalling another lot of Tylenol products due to a musty odor which has already triggered five other recalls of the company's over-the-counter medicines.

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