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Battle Over Birth Control Device Ends In Settlement

Posted: 06/05/2014 - A $100 million settlement involving NuvaRing, a birth-control device linked to sometimes-fatal side effects, will stand now that enough claimants have chosen to opt into the agreement.

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Report: Affordable Care Act Data Problems Continue

Posted: 06/04/2014 - A government document provided to The Associated Press says more than 2 million people who got health insurance under President Barack Obama's law have data discrepancies that could jeopardize coverage for some.

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Republicans Offer Alternative VA Health Care Bill

Posted: 06/03/2014 - Four Senate Republicans are proposing a bill that would give veterans more flexibility to see a private doctor if they are forced to wait too long for an appointment at a Veterans Affairs hospital or clinic.

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Saudi Review Finds More MERS Infections

Posted: 06/03/2014 - Saudi state media says the kingdom has sharply revised upward the number of confirmed infections and deaths from the Middle Eastern respiratory virus.

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Whooping Cough In CA Has Nevada's Attention

Updated: 06/02/2014 - California health authorities are reporting an explosion of whopping cough cases in their state. In just five months more people have come down with the disease than all of the cases in 2013. Such numbers have the attention of health professionals here in Nevada.

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Whooping Cough on the Rise

Updated: 06/02/2014 - Whooping cough cases in California are up again and state health officials say they expect them to keep rising.

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FDA Warns Pregnant Women About Seafood

Posted: 05/30/2014 - The Food and Drug Administration is updating its advice for pregnant women on the appropriate levels of mercury in seafood but Commissioner Margaret Hamburg said Friday that it won't require mercury labels on seafood packages.

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Gov't Puts New Age Restriction on Tanning Beds

Posted: 05/30/2014 - Tanning beds and sun lamps will carry new warnings that they should not be used by anyone under age 18 as the federal government works to reduce rising rates of skin cancer linked to the radiation-emitting devices.

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WCSD Students Say 'Yes' to Healthy Lunches

Posted: 05/28/2014 - Growling stomachs are sounding off in schools across the nation. The healthy school meal plan implemented by First Lady Michelle Obama now has kids tossing out their food, causing schools to lose money. How well are the kid in Washoe County taking it?

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Second Victim Dies of Heartland Virus

Posted: 05/27/2014 - The state of Oklahoma says a man has died after acquiring the Heartland virus, making him the second person in the U.S. to die after coming down with the illness.

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Two New Ebola Deaths Confirmed in West Africa

Posted: 05/26/2014 - Health authorities in Guinea and Sierra Leone say two new deaths are confirmed to be from Ebola, taking the fatalities to 170 and raising fears that West Africa's first outbreak is not yet under control. The new fatalities are far from where the outbreak began.

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Second U.S. Case Of MERS Confirmed

Posted: 05/18/2014 - Health officials say an Illinois man has apparently picked up an infection from the only American diagnosed with a mysterious Middle East virus, but the man has not needed medical treatment.

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