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Maine to Consider Cell Phone Cancer Warning

Updated: 12/20/2009 - A Maine legislator wants to make the state the first to require cell phones to carry warnings that they can cause brain cancer, although there is no consensus among scientists that they do and industry leaders dispute the claim.

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Last Three County Swine Flu Clinics of the Year

Updated: 12/10/2009 - The Washoe County Heath District is offering three more free H1N1 vaccination clinics for high risk groups. The dates of the clinics will be Sat, Dec 12th from 9am to Noon, Tues, Dec 15th from 1pm to 4pm, and Thurs, Dec 17th, from 1pm to 4pm.

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Medicare Cuts Stay in Health Care Bill

Posted: 12/03/2009 - The Senate has voted to keep significant Medicare cuts in its health care overhaul bill despite polls showing seniors are concerned about their benefits.

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Two More Free H1N1 Clinics Scheduled

Updated: 12/02/2009 - The Washoe County Health District has scheduled two more free swine flu vaccination clinics for those in high risk groups. The clinics are Saturday, Dec 5th from 9am to 3pm, and Tuesday, Dec 8th from 11am to 5pm.

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Autism Treatment Works in Kids as Young as 18 Months

Updated: 11/30/2009 - A rigorous, if small, study of behavior treatment found two years of therapy can vastly improve symptoms in autistic children as young as 18 months and often results in a milder diagnosis.

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WHO: Treat HIV Patients Sooner

Posted: 11/29/2009 - People infected with the virus that causes AIDS should start treatment earlier than currently recommended, the World Health Organization said on Monday.

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Christmas Kissing: On the Cheek to Avoid Swine Flu

Posted: 11/23/2009 - Britain's authority on etiquette says it's more hygienic to exchange kisses on the cheek than to shake hands - so the swine flu pandemic should not make people afraid of kissing under the mistletoe this holiday season.

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A Closer Look at Swine Flu Vaccine

Updated: 11/24/2009 - As swine flu kills more people across the U.S., the number of deaths in Nevada has now reached thirty. The government is taking steps to curb the pandemic, issuing free vaccines for high risk groups, but certain ingredients in those vaccines are controversial and some parents are opting out.

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Former NIH Chief: Ignore New Mammogram Guideline

Updated: 11/23/2009 - The former director of the National Institutes of Health is advising women to ignore new guidelines that delay the start of routine mammogram testing for breast cancer.

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Immunity-Boosting Tips for Flu Season

Updated: 11/19/2009 - When flu season comes around, there are a number of ways to boost your immunities. Aside from flu shots and eating healthy, you can also take a number of supplements. We spoke with Whole Foods to get tips on the best ones for your body.

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Study Raises New Questions About Merck Pill Zetia

Posted: 11/15/2009 - A new study raises fresh concerns about Zetia and its cousin, Vytorin - drugs still taken by millions of Americans to lower cholesterol, despite questions raised last year about how well they work.

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CDC Now Says 4,000 Swine Flu Deaths in US

Updated: 11/13/2009 - Federal health officials now say that 4,000 or more Americans likely have died from swine flu - about four times the estimate they've been using.

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AIDS is Leading Cause of Death, Disease for Women

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.

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Ground Beef Recalled over E. Coli Illnesses

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.

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CDC: 1 in 5 Kids Had Flu this Month

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.

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