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First Nebraska Cases of Bird Flu Confirmed in Flock of 1.7M

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 7:49pm
The bird flu outbreak has spread into Nebraska, and officials say they plan to kill 1.7 million chickens on a farm where the disease has been found.







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FDA Formally Proposes Lifting Ban on Gay Blood Donation

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 3:07pm
The FDA formally has proposed letting gay and bisexual men donate blood, so long as they've abstained from sex for a year.







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Liberia's Ebola-Free, But Not Out of The Woods Yet

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 8:24am
Liberia may be Ebola-free, but it's not out of the woods yet.







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Girl Raped by Stepdad Barred From Getting Abortion

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 6:11am
Paraguay's government has failed to protect a 10-year-old rape victim who is being denied an abortion, United Nations human rights experts said.







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Yes, You Have to Pay for Birth Control, Feds Tell Insurers

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 5:50pm
Insurance companies have to pay for birth control, mammograms and well-woman visits without charging co-pays, the federal government says.







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Mediterranean Diet May Keep Your Mind Sound, Too

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 3:30pm
A Mediterranean diet that has been shown to help people live longer and avert heart disease may also help preserve their brains.







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Bad Vaccines Kill 2 Babies, Sicken 29 in Mexico

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 3:32am
Mexico's public health system has suspended infant vaccines after two babies died and 29 were sickened in an impoverished community.







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'Hope' and 'Courage' as Liberia Declared Free of Ebola

Sat, 05/09/2015 - 10:06am
Liberia is free of Ebola after going 42 days without any new cases, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced Saturday.







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Candy Maker Mars Supports Eating Less Sugar

Fri, 05/08/2015 - 4:14pm
Mars Inc., which most famously makes M&Ms, has become an unlikely advocate of eating less sugar. It also supports labels including added sugars.







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Hot Year? Watch Out For West Nile

Fri, 05/08/2015 - 1:48pm
Hot weather one year may bring more West Nile virus the next, by encouraging mosquitoes that carry it, researchers report in a new study.







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Prevent Hot-Car Deaths With Simple Sensors, Apps and Gadgets

Fri, 05/08/2015 - 12:15pm
Dozens of children die each year after being left in hot cars -- but new technology may help curb those tragedies. NBC's Mark Barger and Julianne Pepitone report.







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Preventing Hot Car Deaths

Fri, 05/08/2015 - 12:15pm
Dozens of children die each year after being left in hot cars. New technology may help curb those tragedies. NBC's Mark Barger reports.







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Doctors Save Babies by Printing '4-D' Airways

Wed, 04/29/2015 - 5:02pm
Three small children with weak airways that were constantly collapsing are alive and well thanks to a "4-D" printed splint that saved them from almost certain suffocation.






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German Measles Eliminated from Americas

Wed, 04/29/2015 - 2:44pm
German measles is officially gone from North and South America, the first region to rid itself of the disease, health officials announced Wednesday.






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FDA Approves Double-Chin Shot

Wed, 04/29/2015 - 2:25pm
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved an injection designed specifically to reduce unsightly double chins.






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Doctors print up '4-D' airway, save three babies

Wed, 04/29/2015 - 2:05pm
Three small children with weak airways that were constantly collapsing are alive and well thanks to a "4-D" printed splint that saved them from almost certain suffocation.






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New Shingles Vaccine Works Better

Wed, 04/29/2015 - 1:45pm
A new vaccine to protect people against shingles seems to work better than the current vaccine, protecting more than 97 percent of people.






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The Country's Most Polluted and Cleanest Places Are...

Wed, 04/29/2015 - 12:14am
Almost half of Americans live in places where the air can be dangerous to breathe, a new study by the American Lung Association has found.






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