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July 30, 2014

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Ruvo Center: We are not meeting the challenge of curing Alzheimer’s disease
Ruvo Center: We are not meeting the challenge of curing Alzheimer’s disease
Thursday, July 3, 2014
The center set out this year to analyze all clinical trials of drugs tested on Alzheimer’s patients in the United States. The researchers' findings: only 244 drugs have been ...
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Sexting in middle school linked with real-life sex, study finds
Thursday, July 3, 2014
Sexting is not a harmless activity that younger teens see as a substitute for real sex. A new study of Los Angeles middle school students finds that ...
Doctor pleads guilty in alleged prescription drug conspiracy
Doctor pleads guilty in alleged prescription drug conspiracy
Tuesday, July 1, 2014
A Las Vegas doctor pleaded guilty today to a federal drug conspiracy charge for writing illegal oxycodone prescriptions, according to Nevada U.S. Attorney Daniel G. Bogden. Victor Bruce, 49, faces up to...
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Childhood vaccines again deemed generally safe
Monday, June 30, 2014
The latest analysis of childhood vaccines confirms they're generally safe. The report should be reassuring to parents, the researchers say. For example, there still is no evidence the measles-mumps-rubella vaccine causes ...
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Harry Reid: Court’s ruling jeopardizes access to essential health care
Monday, June 30, 2014
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Congress will have to pick up where the Supreme Court left off after the court ruled that employers don’t have to provide contraceptives to their employees. “If the Supreme Court will not...
Cowabunga Bay to offer guests a groovy time; lights out at West Sahara Firefly
Cowabunga Bay to offer guests a groovy time; lights out at West Sahara Firefly
Monday, June 30, 2014
Openings & Closings:
A 1960s beach-themed waterpark readies for its grand opening as a small-plates restaurant closes another location, and Bally’s welcomes gay nightclub Liaison ...
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Court: Chiropractic college must accommodate blind
Friday, June 27, 2014
The Iowa Supreme Court ordered the nation's leading chiropractic college on Friday to make accommodations to allow blind students to complete degrees, in an important victory for ...
Despite cries of hoax, local doctor still plans to treat 3-year-old dog-mauling victim
Friday, June 27, 2014
A Las Vegas doctor still plans to provide free plastic surgery to a Mississippi girl whose grandmother may have lied about being ejected from a KFC because of the girl’s facial scars.
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Urination duration: Study says most mammals need about 21 seconds
Thursday, June 26, 2014
Headed to the bathroom? If you think you might have to "pee like a race horse," join the club - so does everyone else. Scientists who watched dozens of different mammals from rats to elephants relieve themselves ...
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Pitching great Schilling says cancer is in remission
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Curt Schilling, the former Boston Red Sox pitcher and now an ESPN television analyst, announced the news Wednesday on social media. He thanked his Boston-based …
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Schizophrenia-marijuana study flips the reefer madness equation
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Does marijuana smoking cause psychosis? Or could psychosis drive pot smoking? If you believe the ...
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Judge won’t reconsider dismissal of patient-dumping lawsuit against psychiatric hospital
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
A federal judge has declined to reconsider a lawsuit alleging that officials at Rawson-Neal Psychiatric Hospital in Las Vegas violated a patient's civil rights by giving him a bus ticket to California upon discharge. U.S. District Court Judge James Mahan issued...
Despite better labeling, sunscreens still often misused
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Summertime means being outside, whether it's at the beach, a street festival or just in the backyard. As good as it might feel to ...
30 percent of young Nevada children are obese, study finds
30 percent of young Nevada children are obese, study finds
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Nearly a third of Nevada children are considered obese by the time they enter kindergarten, according to a recent UNLV report. UNLV’s report found that ...
Mass of people slipping through big cracks in state health exchange
Mass of people slipping through big cracks in state health exchange
Sunday, June 22, 2014
Jill Parker thought the Affordable Care Act was a godsend, given that private insurance companies had continually refused to cover her because of a pre-existing condition. But after months of frustration with the Silver State Exchange’s glitches, she ...

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