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No Quick Fix for Nevada Health Exchange

Posted: 04/29/2014 - There is no quick fix for Nevada's troubled health insurance exchange, but speedy action by state officials is needed to prepare for the next open enrollment period this fall.

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Nevada OSHA: 19 Workplace Deaths in 2013

Posted: 04/28/2014 - The Nevada Department of Business and Industry is quietly honoring more than a dozen people who died in workplace accidents around the state last year.

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SARS-Related Virus Deaths Continue In Saudi Arabia

Updated: 04/28/2014 - Saudi Arabia's Health Ministry says eight more people have died after contracting a lethal Middle East virus related to SARS as the kingdom grapples with a rising number of infections.

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Condoms In Court Have New York Authorities Divided

Posted: 04/27/2014 - New York would become the first state to prohibit police and prosecutors from using the possession of condoms as evidence against suspected sex workers under a measure pending before lawmakers.

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Measles Outbreaks on the Rise

Posted: 04/25/2014 - According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, measles are back and spreading

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New Cervical Cancer Screening Clears Hurdle

Posted: 04/24/2014 - Federal health regulators have cleared a genetic test from Roche as the first U.S.-approved alternative to the pap smear, the decades-old mainstay of cervical cancer screening.

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Testing Our Tap Water

Posted: 04/24/2014 - We depend on it to survive, but do you know exactly how your water gets from Lake Tahoe to your tap?

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Anonymous Letter Exposes Xerox

Updated: 04/25/2014 - Earlier this month an attorney out of Las Vegas announced he was suing the state of Nevada, the state's health insurance exchange and Xerox.

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Nevada Attorney General Urges Safe Drug Disposal

Posted: 04/24/2014 - Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto is urging Nevadans to safely dispose of unused prescription drugs by participating in a nationwide campaign.

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FDA Proposes First Regulations For E-Cigarettes

Posted: 04/24/2014 - The federal government wants to prohibit sales of electronic cigarettes to minors and require approval for new products and health warning labels under regulations being proposed by the Food and Drug Administration.

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Judge Denies Petition In Michael Jackson Death Case

Posted: 04/23/2014 - The California Supreme Court has refused to review the involuntary manslaughter conviction of Michael Jackson's doctor, rejecting his lawyer's petition without comment.

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New Kickboxing Gym Offers Ideal Workout for Busy People

Posted: 04/23/2014 - Finding time to work out can be tricky when you have to drop off the kids, run errands and earn a paycheck, but a new kickboxing studio in town works around your schedule, to help you get that workout in just one half an hour. With bikini season just around the corner, it may be the work out just for you.

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FDA Gives Thumbs Down To Controversial Drug

Posted: 04/22/2014 - FDA says drug Moxduo won't go on the market as its developer couldn't prove the medication was more effective than the drug's two ingredients alone.

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Millions Paid To Dead For Medical Care

Posted: 04/18/2014 - An internal state government memo says auditors have found the Illinois Medicaid program has paid an estimated $12 million for medical services for people listed as deceased in other state records.

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Allergy Death Results In Lawsuit

Posted: 04/18/2014 - A Northern California couple has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the City of Sacramento in connection with the peanut allergy-related death of their 13-year-old daughter at a city operated camp.

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Broadcaster Wins Battle Against Obama Administration

Updated: 04/17/2014 - Christian radio broadcaster James Dobson has won a temporary injunction preventing the federal government from requiring his ministry to include the morning-after pill and other emergency contraception in its health insurance.

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Tapas Chain Firefly Closes Henderson Location

Updated: 04/15/2014 - A popular tapas restaurant with three locations in the Las Vegas area is closing one its branches shortly after it received a bad evaluation from health inspectors.

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