health News

Hand Washing Dishes May Prevent Allergies: Study

Hand Washing Dishes May Prevent Allergies: Study

Washing dishes might be the best chore for a kid. Doing dishes by hand instead of using a dishwasher might prevent... Read »

Feb 25, 2015
Study Finds Molecular Link Between Obesity, Type 2 Diabetes

Study Finds Molecular Link Between Obesity, Type 2 Diabetes

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego, believe they have discovered the "root cause" of Type 2... Read »

Feb 24, 2015
Study Links Peanut Exposure to Allergy

Study Links Peanut Exposure to Allergy

A new study argues that the key to preventing peanut allergies in children may lie in early and regular exposure to... Watch »

Feb 24, 2015
Calif. Offers April 30 Health Insurance Sign-up Extension

Calif. Offers April 30 Health Insurance Sign-up Extension

California will offer a special extension to buy health insurance through the state exchange for people who say they... Read »

Feb 22, 2015
Breakthrough Device Could Help Sleep Apnea

Breakthrough Device Could Help Sleep Apnea

If you snore or have sleep apnea, there is a breakthrough treatment that may help, without the awkward masks... Watch »

Mar 6, 2015

"Superbug" Patient to Sue Maker of Device: Lawyer

An 18-year-old student now hospitalized with a "superbug" infection at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center... Read »

Feb 21, 2015
New Sterilization Rules Combat

New Sterilization Rules Combat "Superbug" Infections: Doctors

New procedures for cleaning a medical device used in some exams will prevent the "superbug" from spreading to anyone... Watch »

Feb 20, 2015
Killer Virus Discovered in Kansas

Killer Virus Discovered in Kansas

Scientists have stumbled upon a never-before-seen virus that apparently killed a man in Kansas last year, NBC News... Read »

Feb 20, 2015
FDA Warning: Traces of Peanuts Found in Cumin

FDA Warning: Traces of Peanuts Found in Cumin

Hundreds of products are being pulled from store shelves after traces of peanut were found in cumin spice — a... Watch »

Feb 19, 2015
Measles Outbreak Linked to Strain in Philippines

Measles Outbreak Linked to Strain in Philippines

NBC Bay Area's Cheryl Hurd has the latest updates on the California measles outbreak and details on how the strain... Watch »

Feb 18, 2015
New Breast Cancer Treatment Extends Life Over a Year

New Breast Cancer Treatment Extends Life Over a Year

A new combination of three chemotherapy drugs helps extend life by a year and a half for patients with a specific... Read »

Feb 18, 2015
Deadly Superbug Threatens More Than 100 UCLA Patients

Deadly Superbug Threatens More Than 100 UCLA Patients

Medical equipment tainted with a deadly "superbug" may have contributed to the deaths of two patients at Ronald... Watch »

Feb 19, 2015
Drugmaker Resubmits Women's Sex Pill to FDA

Drugmaker Resubmits Women's Sex Pill to FDA

The makers of a twice-rejected pill designed to boost female libido are resubmitting their drug to federal health... Read »

Feb 17, 2015
Silicon Valley Turns Smartphones Into Mobile Health Clinics

Silicon Valley Turns Smartphones Into Mobile Health Clinics

Silicon Valley companies are creating more mobile health apps and getting more financial backing than ever before. Watch »

Feb 16, 2015
Measles Rules Spottier for Teachers Than Students

Measles Rules Spottier for Teachers Than Students

When a measles case surfaced at a California high school, it was easy for officials to review student records, but... Read »

Feb 16, 2015
Covered California Deadline Passes

Covered California Deadline Passes

The deadline to sign up for health care in 2015 through the insurance marketplace was Sunday at midnight. Watch »

Feb 16, 2015
Genetically Modified Apples Receive Federal Approval

Genetically Modified Apples Receive Federal Approval

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has given its approval for two types of apples genetically modified to resist... Read »

Feb 14, 2015
Covered California Health Care Fairs Held Across Bay Area

Covered California Health Care Fairs Held Across Bay Area

The public was invited to Covered California health care fairs across the Bay Area this weekend to get information... Read »

Feb 15, 2015
Snag Affecting Health Law Sign-Ups Gets a Fix

Snag Affecting Health Law Sign-Ups Gets a Fix

A technical problem that had been interfering with sign-ups for government healthcare plans has been fixed... Read »

Feb 14, 2015
What to Know for the Obamacare Deadline

What to Know for the Obamacare Deadline

If you're not insured, there's still time to sign up for health coverage this year under Obamacare before the Feb. Read »

Feb 15, 2015

Photos & Videos

Upload your photos & videos »

Bay Area Proud
Bay Area Proud is NBC Bay Area's community outreach and volunteering initiative. Read more
Follow Us
Sign up to receive news and updates that matter to you.
Send Us Your Story Tips
Check Out