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Healing From a Hangover

Updated: 01/01/2011 - When the clock struck midnight, many of you celebrated with a little bubbly. And if you partied a little too heartily, you may end up hung over.

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Autism Linked To Air Pollution

Posted: 12/17/2010 - Researchers have found that children who live near freeways at birth have twice the risk of autism, suggesting that environmental factors may play a role in the disorder's growing incidence.

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Nevada Near Bottom in Health Report

Updated: 12/14/2010 - A national report says Nevada ranks near the bottom in a review of how well states are prepared for a widespread health emergency.

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Nevada Doctors Turn Away Medicare Patients

Posted: 12/05/2010 - A looming decrease in Medicare reimbursements could cause a shortage of Nevada doctors willing to serve federally insured senior citizens.

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Invisalign Maker Gets FDA Warning On Side Effects

Posted: 12/02/2010 - The Food and Drug Administration has issued a warning to a San Jose-based company that makes a popular teeth straightener about its failure to report information about patient side effects.

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Feds OK Second Study of Embryonic Stem Cells

Posted: 11/22/2010 - For only the second time, the U.S. government has approved a test in people of a treatment using embryonic stem cells — this time for a rare disease that causes serious vision loss.

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Cadmium, Lead Found in Drinking Glasses

Posted: 11/21/2010 - Drinking glasses depicting comic book and movie characters such as Superman, Wonder Woman and the Tin Man from "The Wizard of Oz" exceed federal limits for lead in children's products by up to 1,000 times, according to laboratory testing commissioned by The Associated Press.

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FDA Pulls Darvon Painkiller Due to Safety Risks

Posted: 11/19/2010 - The maker of the painkiller Darvon is pulling the drug off the market at the request of public health officials who say the more than 50-year-old pill causes potentially deadly heart rhythms.

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Zapping Nerves Helps Control High Blood Pressure

Posted: 11/17/2010 - Some people who couldn't get their blood pressure under control despite taking a fistful of pills every day found relief from an experimental treatment that shows promise as a permanent fix for the condition.

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Next Big Thing? Cholesterol Drop With New Drug

Posted: 11/17/2010 - An experimental Merck drug safely boosted good cholesterol to record highs while dropping bad cholesterol to unprecedented lows in a study that stunned researchers and renewed hopes for an entirely new way of lowering heart risks.

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Four Loko Alcoholic Energy Drink to Lose Caffeine

Posted: 11/16/2010 - The manufacturer of popular caffeinated alcohol drink Four Loko has said it will remove the caffeine from its products, pulling the blend off the market just as the Food and Drug Administration is poised to ban it.

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Alcohol Energy Drink Ban?

Posted: 11/16/2010 - Those caffeine infused alcoholic beverages that have sent several college students to the hospital may soon be banned. The Food and Drug Administration is expected to find that caffeine is an unsafe food additive to alcoholic drinks—effectively banning them.

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Studies: Drug, Device Help Treat Heart Failure

Posted: 11/14/2010 - Millions of people with mild or moderate heart failure got good news Sunday, with studies showing a Pfizer drug and a device from Medtronic can boost survival and cut trips to the hospital by patients having trouble breathing.

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Feds Propose Graphic Cigarette Warning Labels

Posted: 11/10/2010 - Corpses, cancer patients and diseased lungs: These are some of the images the federal government plans for larger, graphic warning labels that will take up half of each cigarette package.

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Salmonella Concerns Prompt Pasta Salad Recall

Updated: 11/07/2010 - A Corona company is recalling more than 7,000 pounds of ready-to-eat chicken pasta salad products because the cilantro in the salad may be contaminated with salmonella.

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Costco Warning Customers in Nevada About Gouda Cheese

Updated: 11/05/2010 - Costco Wholesale Corp. and federal health officials are warning consumers that a cheese sold recently at Costco stores in five states has been preliminarily linked to an E. coli outbreak that has sickened 25 people.

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Health Overhaul May Lead to Free Birth Control

Posted: 10/31/2010 - Fifty years after the pill, another birth control revolution may be on the horizon: free contraception for women in the U.S., thanks to the new health care law.

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