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The Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center is getting a new building which is set to open in the first quarter of 2017.

A new report from the American Cancer Society says Nebraska could do better when it comes to policies to help prevent and fight cancer.

The report, released Thursday, looks at state policies regarding items such as smoking cessation programs, coverage for Medicaid patients, and access to screening. The report says Nebraska spends only 11 percent of what the CDC recommends on tobacco control programs.

Douglas County has its first confirmed West Nile Virus case of the season.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A group of tanning salon owners is suing the Nebraska Cancer Coalition, accusing it of making false, defamatory statements about tanning that have hurt the businesses.

The business owners operate 30 tanning salons in Omaha and Lincoln and said Wednesday they will file the lawsuit in Douglas County District Court.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Governor Pete Ricketts has named two division directors to serve in the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services.

A new study by a UNMC researcher has found that having a comorbid condition directly impacts a patient’s chances of surviving lung cancer.

Every year approximately one in 10 older Americans is a victim of elder abuse.

A new report says fewer adolescents are smoking cigarettes.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts declared an emergency to make sure state agencies have what they need to battle bird flu in the state.

A team of UNO and UNMC researchers has received an award from DARPA for their work on a strategy to prevent the spread of a mosquito-borne illness.

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