Hot Links: RSV Virus, Solar Power, and Money for Eggs
Health officials at children's hospitals around the Valley say hundreds of Arizona kids have been diagnosed with a potentially life-threatening respiratory virus. Known as RSV, the virus is a common cause of inflammation in the airways of the lungs and pneumonia, and its symptoms are similar to the common cold. A total of 1,302 cases have been reported in the state so far this year...The Phoenix City Council has approved the construction of a solar plant at the city's only active landfill in Buckeye. The plant will generate up to 250 megawatts of power, and result in nearly 300 construction jobs and 60 permanent jobs. The plant is scheduled to open by the end of 2012, and should provide power to about 50,000 homes...
A new bill at the Arizona House of Representatives would prevent women who donate their eggs from receiving payment that covers more than their expenses for the procedure. State Representataive Nancy Bardo, who proposed the bill, says it's illegal to sell any other body part, and human eggs shouldn't be sold for varying prices. Currently, women who donate eggs can receive anywhere from $2,500 to $10,000...
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