<![CDATA[NBC Bay Area - Health News]]> Copyright 2014 http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/health http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/nbc_bayarea_blue.png NBC Bay Area http://www.nbcbayarea.com en-us Wed, 17 Sep 2014 00:54:17 -0700 Wed, 17 Sep 2014 00:54:17 -0700 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Rebecca Alexander Discusses Battle with Usher syndrome Type III]]> Mon, 15 Sep 2014 12:07:16 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Petere+and+Rebecca+Alexander.jpg
Life lessons from a Bay Area native who refused to give up. Rebecca Alexander talks to NBC Bay Area's Kris Sanchez about her new book, Not Fade Away.

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<![CDATA[Ray Rice Incident Sparks Public Conversation on Domestic Violence]]> Wed, 10 Sep 2014 06:36:19 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/214*120/ray+rice+cut.jpg
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says the league asked for, but was not given, a just-released video showing former Ravens running back Ray Rice hitting his then-fiancee on an

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<![CDATA[What You Need to Know About Enterovirus]]> Tue, 09 Sep 2014 07:18:53 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/enterovirus+fear.jpg
An outbreak of an uncommon virus, Enterovirus D68, has made children in a dozen states ill and has left some hospitalized, according to NBC News. Children with asthma are particularly]]>
<![CDATA[Enterovirus Puts Bay Area Health Officials on Alert]]> Tue, 09 Sep 2014 12:03:16 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Will-Cornejo.jpg
The Yosemite National Park's "Meadow" fire hit 2,600 acres on Monday - about four times larger than previously estimated by federal fire crews, and evacuation orders were still in place for many hikers...]]>
<![CDATA[Enteroviruses: What You Need to Know]]> Wed, 10 Sep 2014 06:10:41 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Will-Cornejo.jpg
An outbreak of an uncommon virus, Enterovirus D68, has made children in a dozen states ill and has left some hospitalized, according to NBC News. Children with asthma are particularly]]>
<![CDATA[New Drug Fights Melanoma]]> Tue, 09 Sep 2014 05:30:40 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/melanoma_448x336.jpg
When a bracelet commemorating an FDNY firefighter killed on Sept. 11 washed up on a local beach, the woman who stumbled upon it had no idea it belonged to a family who turned out to be closer than she could have...]]>
<![CDATA[Kids' Sunglasses Recalled]]> Fri, 05 Sep 2014 05:36:14 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/kids-glasses-recall2.jpg
A Rhode Island-based sunglasses company on Thursday issued a recall of more than 200,000 sunglasses due to an excessive amount of lead in the paint. The glasses are made by FGX and feature designs from...

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<![CDATA[Double Mastectomy: How Necessary Is the Procedure? ]]> Wed, 03 Sep 2014 16:33:31 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Mastectomy1127_HD_722x406_10293827732.jpg
More women are choosing to opt for a double mastectomy to prevent or treat localized breast cancer, but a new report suggests that may not be the best option for all women.]]>
<![CDATA[Kraft Recalls Some American Singles Cheese]]> Sat, 30 Aug 2014 08:57:36 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP091109173400.jpg
With gas prices at their lowest August price since 2010, 34.7 million Americans will travel this weekend for Labor Day, according to AAA.

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<![CDATA[Trans-Fat Labels on Food Deceiving: Study]]> Sun, 31 Aug 2014 11:03:59 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/181*120/transfat.jpg
New video taken from cameras at the yard that houses the Napa Valley Wine Train shows how strong the quake was felt in the area.

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<![CDATA[Boston Marathon Dream Wedding]]> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 10:27:12 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/edt-KJWedding1.jpg
If something good could come out of the Boston Marathon bombing, James Costello and Krista D'Agostino seem to have found it.

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<![CDATA[Bay Area Woman "Brought Back to Life"]]> Sat, 23 Aug 2014 14:21:37 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/08222014-back-to-life.jpg
A 5-day-old New Jersey boy is in critical but stable condition after he stopped breathing suddenly over the weekend, possibly because of a bacterial infection, his parents

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<![CDATA[Couple Accused of Trying to Enter Maternity Ward With Fake Babies]]> Mon, 25 Aug 2014 10:48:46 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/fake-baby-th.jpg
A South Bay woman is alive and well after recovering from a condition that’s usually difficult to bounce back from: death.]]>
<![CDATA[Sam's Club Caesar Salads Recalled]]> Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:28:39 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/sams_club1.jpg
Honey, nuts and cheese top the list of the most expensive — and delicious — food heists.

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<![CDATA[Whole Foods Pulls Yogurt Over Sugar]]> Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:35:34 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/whole+foods+yogurt+allegations.JPG
A 5-day-old New Jersey boy is in critical but stable condition after he stopped breathing suddenly over the weekend, possibly because of a bacterial infection, his parents]]>
<![CDATA[Sacramento Patient Tests Negative for Ebola]]> Fri, 22 Aug 2014 14:32:13 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/tlmd_ebola.jpg
A Philadelphia mom is searching for answers after the deadly Ebola virus took the lives of two of her children. Georgia Nah was thrusted into the spotlight July 25 when her son, Patrick Sawyer, 40 became...

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<![CDATA[SoCal Man Shares ALS Reality]]> Fri, 22 Aug 2014 08:42:07 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/ALSchallenge.JPG
A shoplifting suspect who identified himself as former Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Weiland managed to mislead law enforcement for nearly four weeks and will likely face additional charges after...

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<![CDATA[Sacramento Hospital Treating Possible Ebola Virus Patient]]> Wed, 20 Aug 2014 18:55:42 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/tlmd_ebola.jpg
First-time parents Jenna Gassew and Dan Haley are making the most of Jenna's pregnancy. Just two months after the Pennsylvania pair found out they were expecting, doctors gave the young couple the news...

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<![CDATA[Almond, Peanut Butter Recalled]]> Thu, 21 Aug 2014 13:04:50 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/100308-peanut-butter-attack.jpg
A Georgia-based meat company is recalling over 15,000 pounds of frozen chicken nuggets after reports surfaced that consumers found small pieces of plastic in the meat. Perdue Farms and the USDA's Food...

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<![CDATA[Whole Foods Lied About Sugar in Yogurt: Lawsuit]]> Thu, 14 Aug 2014 00:39:43 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/whole_foods.JPG
Dog walkers who don’t clean up after their pets on one Brooklyn street could find themselves in for a surprise nastier than the messes their pooches leave behind, thanks to a group of fed-up...

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<![CDATA[MRSA Breaks Out Among Firefighter Trainees in New York]]> Thu, 14 Aug 2014 04:10:37 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/randalls+island+mrsa.jpg
Robin Williams' grieving daughter Zelda Williams is taking a timeout from Twitter and Instagram after users sent her unkind comments and altered photos of her dad, which were supposedly taken after the...]]>
<![CDATA[Georgia Firm Recalls 15K Pounds of Chicken Nuggets]]> Wed, 13 Aug 2014 12:40:43 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/ApplegateRecall.jpg
A Georgia-based meat company is recalling over 15,000 pounds of frozen chicken nuggets after reports surfaced that consumers found small pieces of plastic in the meat. Perdue Farms and the USDA's Food...

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<![CDATA["It's a Mask": Humor Hides Darker Issues in Comedy World]]> Tue, 12 Aug 2014 20:06:25 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/239*120/laugh+factory+robin+williams+sign+r.JPG
At the time of his death, the beloved comic had four films slated for release in 2014 and 2015 including "Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb."

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<![CDATA[Oakland Entrepreneur Aims to Help West African Women With Superfood]]> Sat, 09 Aug 2014 11:15:56 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/197*120/CRUNCHY.JPG
Gram for gram -- it has twice the protein found in yogurt and four times the amount of calcium in milk. It's a new superfood you've probably never heard of – moringa. Moringa is at the center of a new food start...]]>
<![CDATA[Whooping Cough Cases Spike in Santa Clara County]]> Sat, 09 Aug 2014 19:48:54 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/N6P-SANTA-CLARA-CO-WHOOPING-COUGH-PKG---00005321.jpg
A mother claims her 11-year-old son contracted whooping cough after he had to clean school bathrooms as punishment for taking part in an alleged playground bullying incident.]]>
<![CDATA[Homeless Advocates Hope Stowaway Case Changes "Model"]]> Sat, 09 Aug 2014 04:47:53 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/HARTMAN-IN-COURT-VO---00002812.jpg
Police are investigating after one runner’s surprising, creepy discovery while on a jog in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park. The jogger found what appeared to be a human skeleton wearing a Brooklyn Nets hat, goggles, a...

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<![CDATA[School Lunches Around the World]]> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 08:54:50 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/LunchPakistan2.jpg
Photographers captured the lunch fare for students in several countries earlier this month, showing a range of foods, customs, and nutritional standards.

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<![CDATA[Ebola Researcher Confident in Drug]]> Sat, 09 Aug 2014 09:26:33 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/inside-Ebola-lab-san-diego.jpg
A Tampa church cancelled a funeral service upon learning that the deceased was gay, NBC affiliate WFLA reported. Julie Atwood, the mother of Julion Evans, was told that holding her son's funeral in the...]]>
<![CDATA[9 Questions You Should Ask About the Drug "Molly"]]> Fri, 08 Aug 2014 09:00:47 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/shutterstock_191826866.jpg
A Tampa church cancelled a funeral service upon learning that the deceased was gay, NBC affiliate WFLA reported. Julie Atwood, the mother of Julion Evans, was told that holding her son's funeral in the...

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<![CDATA[Prop 46: CA Doctors Could Face Random Drug Testing]]> Thu, 07 Aug 2014 18:22:17 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/08072014-doctor-drug-testing.jpg
A New Jersey police officer is under investigation after he was videotaped making comments about President Barack Obama and the Constitution. Part-time police officer Richard Recine was called to the...

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<![CDATA[East Bay Hospital Closes ER to Ambulances]]> Thu, 07 Aug 2014 19:51:42 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/ambulance-generic-ambulance-stock.jpg
Some health officials now suspect food poisoning in the deaths of two greyhounds and the illnesses of 97 others at the Daytona Beach Kennel Club & Poker Room. On April 6, kennel workers found one dog dead in...

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<![CDATA[Cancer Patient's One Direction Wish]]> Thu, 07 Aug 2014 08:21:17 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/6yo+cancer+patient.jpg
A woman accused of making it through airport security without a boarding pass and taking a Southwest Airlines flight from San Jose to Los Angeles pleaded no contest Wednesday to a misdemeanor trespassing charge...

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<![CDATA[Scientists Closer to Ebola Vaccine]]> Wed, 06 Aug 2014 19:23:12 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/NIH+Scientists+Ebola+Vaccine+080614.jpg
The Ebola outbreak in West Africa, which claimed at least 887 lives, has many people wondering whether the virus could be spread through air travel.

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<![CDATA[UCSF Researcher Hopes to Bring Ebola to Bay Area]]> Wed, 06 Aug 2014 16:28:33 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Ebola2.jpg
The man who went to the Mount Sinai Hospital emergency room Monday with a high fever and gastrointestinal symptoms after recently traveling to a West African country where cases of Ebola have been reported does...

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<![CDATA[Safety Study: Dangers of Texting and Walking ]]> Tue, 05 Aug 2014 10:56:40 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP080729033573.jpg
Researchers discovered teenagers are more at risk of getting hit by cars while distracted than any other demographic they have studied in the past.]]>
<![CDATA[Mass. Doctor Going to Fight Ebola]]> Sun, 03 Aug 2014 19:22:21 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Nahid+Bhadelia.jpg
Kent Brantly, the Texas doctor who contracted Ebola while working in Liberia, was given an experimental serum before he was flown to the U.S., said Samaritan’s Purse, a Christian aid group.

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