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Spanish Hospital Releases Ebola Free Nurse After 30-Day Quarantine

Posted On November 06, 2014

(Madrid, Spain) -- A nurse's assistant from Madrid who contracted Ebola while helping to care for two-infected medical missionaries is free of the virus and out of the hospital. After spending 30-days in quarantine, Teresa Romero spoke to local journalists Wednesday saying she does not know exactly how she got Ebola. Romero thanked her fellow…

Oregon, Alaska, DC Voters Legalize Pot, Florida Snuffs Medical Marijuana

Posted On November 05, 2014

(Undated) -- Voters in Oregon, Alaska and Washington, DC are legalizing recreational marijuana. The measure in the nation's capital passed by more than a two-to-one margin, but Congress has the opportunity to nix it. Meanwhile, Oregon's pot measure passed with 55-percent of the vote. In Alaska, voters approved the sale and possession of recreational marijuana…

Berkeley Becoming First To Enact Soda Tax

Posted On November 05, 2014

(Berkeley, CA) -- Berkeley, California will become the first city in the country to tax sugary beverages. The tax is part of an effort to combat obesity. Measure D needed just a simple majority to be passed. The measure imposes a one-cent per ounce tax on the distribution of most drinks that are sugar sweetened.…

Anti-Smoking Group Continues Campaign To End Smoking

Posted On November 05, 2014

(Undated) -- A group that has long wanted to end smoking is asking teenagers to get involved in its latest campaign.   The group known as Legacy runs the Truth campaign, Spokesman Eddie Contreras says 23-percent of teens smoked when the campaign started in 2000. Now, only nine-percent do, and Contreras says an actual end…

Nintendo Launching Monitor To Improve Sleep

Posted On November 05, 2014

(Undated) -- Nintendo is coming out with a device that watches you sleep, then tells you how to rest better. It's a bedside sensor that monitors your sleep and sends the data up to the cloud to be analyzed. That produces a report with suggestions for improving your rest. It's the first product in what…