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Whooping Cough Epidemic in California

Posted: 06/23/2010 - State health officials say whooping cough is now an epidemic in California and is on pace to break a 50-year record for infections and deaths for the year.

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Stubbing Out the Smoking Ban?

Posted: 06/19/2010 - The State Health Board is delaying a decision to relax a statewide smoking ban in businesses that serve food.

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Parents Need Whooping Cough Vaccination

Updated: 06/14/2010 - Infants and young children are susceptible to Whooping Cough without immunization. That’s why health officials are encouraging families to create a “cocoon” of protection around the most vulnerable. That means making sure parents, siblings and caregivers have up to date vaccinations to avoid bringing the disease into the home, where babies could be exposed.

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Blood Pressure Pills Could Raise Cancer Risk

Posted: 06/13/2010 - Some of the world's most popular blood pressure pills may slightly increase your risk of getting cancer, but doctors say it's too soon to ditch the drugs, according to new research.

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Drug Boosts Survival in Major Skin Cancer Study

Posted: 06/05/2010 - Researchers have scored the first big win against melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer. An experimental drug significantly improved survival in a major study of people with very advanced disease.

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More Teens Using Rhythm Method for Birth Control

Posted: 06/02/2010 - A new national survey found that a growing number of teens say they use the rhythm method for birth control, and more teens also think it's OK for an unmarried female to have a baby.

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Study: 10 Minutes of Exercise, Hour-Long Effects

Posted: 05/31/2010 - Ten minutes of brisk exercise triggers metabolic changes that last at least an hour. The unfair news for panting newbies: The more fit you are, the more benefits you just might be getting.

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Las Vegas Hepatitis Cases Spark CDC Training Video

Posted: 05/30/2010 - A new training video illustrating safe handling of medications and injections by medical professionals was prompted by a hepatitis C outbreak in Las Vegas, a federal medical officer said.

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Thirst for Cash Brings Push to Tax Sweet Drinks

Posted: 05/22/2010 - Thirsty for new sources of cash, health-conscious lawmakers in cities and states across the country are reaching for the refrigerator, proposing taxes on sports drinks, teas and soda.

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Company Plans to Appeal Hepatitis C Verdict

Posted: 05/09/2010 - Teva Pharmaceutical Industries says it will appeal a multimillion dollar verdict in a civil case stemming from a hepatitis C outbreak two years ago.

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FDA Found Bacteria in Lots for Recalled Tylenol

Posted: 05/05/2010 - Ingredients used by Johnson & Johnson in some of the 40 varieties of children's cold medicines recalled last week were contaminated with bacteria, according to a report by the Food and Drug Administration.

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Children's Liquid Cold, Allergy Medicine Recalled

Updated: 05/04/2010 - More than 40 over-the-counter infant's and children's liquid medications are being recalled in the United States and 11 other countries because they don't meet quality standards.

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Washoe Gives Permit for Ruby Natural Gas Pipeline

Posted: 04/28/2010 - Despite pleas from Indian tribal representatives, county commissioners approved a permit for a Wyoming-to-Oregon natural gas pipeline to cross northern Washoe County.

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Flu Drugs Saved Many Pregnant Swine Flu Victims

Posted: 04/20/2010 - Quick treatment with flu medicine saved the lives of many pregnant women who were stricken by swine flu last year, according to the most complete analysis of deaths among expectant mothers.

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