<![CDATA[NBC Bay Area - Health News]]> Copyright 2015 http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/health http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/nbc_bayarea_blue.png NBC Bay Area http://www.nbcbayarea.com en-us Sun, 01 Feb 2015 13:43:52 -0800 Sun, 01 Feb 2015 13:43:52 -0800 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Amtrak Traveler Has Measles: DOH]]> Sun, 01 Feb 2015 07:26:14 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/measles+vaccination.jpg
New York state health officials say an upstate college student who took an Amtrak train out of Penn Station earlier this week has been diagnosed with the highly contagious measles.

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<![CDATA[What Does the Disneyland Measles Outbreak Mean?]]> Sat, 31 Jan 2015 11:30:37 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/215*120/MEASLES1.JPG
The current measles outbreak linked to Disneyland is drawing attention to pockets of children who are not immunized and reigniting the debate over vaccinations]]>
<![CDATA[UC Davis Patient Tests Negative For Ebola]]> Fri, 30 Jan 2015 16:20:54 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/ebola-uc-davis.jpg
A patient who exhibited Ebola symptoms and was transferred to UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento does not have the virus, state health officials confirmed Friday morning.

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<![CDATA[2 Disney-Linked Measles Cases in Marin Co. Kids]]> Sat, 31 Jan 2015 15:19:04 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Measles-vaccine-0116.jpg
Two cases of measles have been confirmed in Marin County, the health department said on Thursday, and both children were unvaccinated.
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<![CDATA[Gates Gives Stanford $50M For Vaccine Research]]> Fri, 30 Jan 2015 09:38:47 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/181*120/billgates1.jpg
Building better vaccines is the mission of a Stanford University research unit, which now has the help of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

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<![CDATA[Bill Would Boost CA Smoking Age From 18 to 21]]> Thu, 29 Jan 2015 19:12:00 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/generic-smoking-teen.jpg
A Southern California lawmaker wants to increase the legal smoking age in the state from 18 to 21 in an effort to make it harder for teens to get their hands on cigarettes.

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<![CDATA[Possible Ebola Patient Treated in Sacramento ]]> Fri, 30 Jan 2015 10:06:41 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/sacramento-ebolla---21060026.jpg
A patient being treated at UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento is suspected of having Ebola.

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<![CDATA[The Next Superfood? Bone Broth Sees Surge in Popularity]]> Tue, 27 Jan 2015 23:54:32 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/0127-2015-BoneBroth.jpg
Although it's been around for years, broth is seeing a surge in popularity.

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<![CDATA[First Flu-Related Death Reported in Santa Clara Co.]]> Tue, 27 Jan 2015 16:17:14 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/flu+generic+germs+generic.jpg
The first flu-related death in Napa County this season was reported Friday night, according to county public health officials.

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<![CDATA[Measles Patient May Have Exposed Hundreds to Virus]]> Mon, 26 Jan 2015 19:14:17 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/generic-measles.jpg
Santa Clara County health officials say a person infected with measles might have exposed hundreds of people as he or she visited big box stores and a restaurant during the contagious stage.

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<![CDATA[Firefighters Contain 6-Alarm Fire in Pacifica]]> Mon, 26 Jan 2015 18:34:45 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/pacifica6.JPG
A growing grass fire in a Pacifica canyon early Monday morning prompted evacuations and kept several people shut away in their homes as firefighters battled the blaze.

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<![CDATA[Researchers identify genetic cause of Sturge-Weber syndrome]]> Fri, 23 Jan 2015 08:24:32 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/NC_birthmarks0122001_1500x845.jpg
Researchers identify genetic cause of Sturge-Weber syndrome, often associated with facial birthmarks, which means new trials and new hope for sufferers.]]>
<![CDATA[Measles Cases Confirmed in 3 Bay Area Counties]]> Thu, 22 Jan 2015 18:22:33 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/N5P+DISNEYLAND+MEASLES+VO+-+00001526.jpg
The number of measles cases in California has grown to 63 since the end of December, and the disease has now shown up in three Bay Area counties, state health officials said.

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<![CDATA[Medical Bills Could Cost Family Their Home]]> Fri, 23 Jan 2015 07:30:44 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/N6P+OAKLAND+EVICTED+FAMILY+PKG+-+00011806.jpg
Sell your house to pay for your healthcare. That's exactly the situation one East Bay family is facing.

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<![CDATA[Disney Employees Contract Measles]]> Wed, 21 Jan 2015 15:56:10 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/186*120/01-20-15_Disneyland-Measles.JPG
Five Disneyland workers contracted measles at the Anaheim park, including two employees who had vaccinations, health officials said Tuesday, as the number of confirmed cases in the on-going outbreak rose to 53.

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<![CDATA[Measles Exposure at OC School]]> Tue, 20 Jan 2015 09:17:47 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/web_measles_vara_90_1200x675_386439747568.jpg
Twenty students who have not been vaccinated against the measles are not be allowed on the campus of Huntington Beach High School for three weeks after a possible exposure to the virus, officials confirmed...]]>
<![CDATA[Kaiser Study Shows Many Kids Not Vaccinated]]> Mon, 19 Jan 2015 20:44:35 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/458535190.jpg
Over an 11-year period, Kaiser researchers found there are five geographic clusters where kids are either not vaccinated or are under-vaccinated, which means kids aremissing more than one of their shots.

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<![CDATA[5 Myths About the Flu Debunked]]> Fri, 23 Jan 2015 19:58:16 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/denver-FLU-460977406.jpg
Flu is widespread across the United States, in a season made even more severe by a disappointing vaccine that's not very effective at battling the predominant strain that's now making people sick.

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<![CDATA[Wendy's Drops Soda from Kids Meal]]> Fri, 16 Jan 2015 14:35:11 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/SodaBan.jpg
Wendy's has won praise from children's advocacy groups for its recent move to stop displaying soda on its children's menus.

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<![CDATA[7th Suspected Measles Case: Officials]]> Thu, 15 Jan 2015 18:13:32 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Measles_Generic_722x406_1901808010.jpg
The person is "closely connected" to the six cases reported Wednesday.]]>
<![CDATA[Boy Finally Breathing on His Own After 65 Surgeries]]> Fri, 16 Jan 2015 08:22:50 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/NC_batteryboy0112001_700x394.jpg
After 4 years and 65 surgeries, a boy in Peoria, Arizona, is finally able to talk and breathe on his own after swallowing a button battery.]]>
<![CDATA[Winemakers Worried About FDA Rules For Calorie Counts]]> Thu, 15 Jan 2015 06:44:42 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/wine+bottles2.jpg
Winemakers are worried about a new rule from the FDA that would require restaurants to label calorie counts in alcoholic beverages.

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<![CDATA[Disney-Linked Measles Cases Now 19]]> Tue, 13 Jan 2015 17:44:19 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/measles+outbreak+nyc.jpg
Nineteen people from three states are sick with the measles after they visited Disney theme parks in California last month, health officials said Friday. The number is more than double what health officials...

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<![CDATA[SF-Based Fitmob Provides New Twist on Community Fitness]]> Mon, 12 Jan 2015 23:41:55 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/0112-2015-Fitmob.jpg
They call it the Uber for fitness. A San Francisco-based app is sweeping across our area and the country.

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<![CDATA[Students Hospitalized After Taking Up to 12 Pills of "Triple C"]]> Tue, 13 Jan 2015 18:01:48 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/cold_medicine.jpg
Three students in Morgan Hill were transported to the hospital after school officials said they each took up to 12 "one a day" tablets of "Triple C" -- a street name for cough, cold and congestion medication.

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<![CDATA[Kaiser Mental Health Workers Plan Week-Long Strike]]> Sun, 11 Jan 2015 22:48:17 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/kaiser_strike_raw.jpg
Kaiser hospitals and patients in the Bay Area are bracing for a week-long strike, as more than 2,000 mental health workers are expected to strike Monday.

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<![CDATA[Selfies by Men Could Indicate Anti-Social Behavior: Study]]> Sun, 11 Jan 2015 03:18:00 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/selfie-generic-blurb-jeans.jpg
Excessive selfies by men could be a red flag for anti-social behavior, according to a study.

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<![CDATA[CDC Says Flu Now Widespread in 43 States]]> Tue, 06 Jan 2015 22:29:21 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/flu+shot+generic.jpg
The annual influenza outbreak has become widespread in 43 states, an increase from 36 states a week ago, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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<![CDATA[CES 2015: Coming To Your Livingroom]]> Mon, 05 Jan 2015 23:42:28 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/176*120/010515461031210.jpg
The annual look at what's next in consumer tech

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