<![CDATA[NBC Bay Area - Health News]]>Copyright 2017http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/health http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/nbc_bayarea_blue.png NBC Bay Area http://www.nbcbayarea.comen-usSun, 23 Apr 2017 07:22:40 -0700Sun, 23 Apr 2017 07:22:40 -0700NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[CVS, Starbucks and the Love-Hate Relationship With Sugar ]]> Fri, 21 Apr 2017 07:46:39 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/CVS-Starbcucks.jpg
Healthy foods are taking real estate from candy at some CVS stores, the store chain announced Thursday, a response to changing customer preferences and shopping habits, NBC News reported.In CVS Pharmacy's new...

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<![CDATA[Sweet Drinks Linked to Dementia: Study]]> Thu, 20 Apr 2017 15:26:51 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/NC_drinksdementia0420_1500x845.jpg
Don't be so fast to finish that soda. The latest report from the Framingham Heart Study found that people who frequently drink sodas and fruit juices are more likely to have a poorer memory and less brain...]]>
<![CDATA[Marathons May Delay Medical Care for Non-Runners]]> Thu, 13 Apr 2017 06:06:10 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/20151006+Marine+Corps+Marathon1.jpg
Marathons can be risky for hearts, but not necessarily those of the runners. It takes longer for nearby residents to get to a hospital for emergency heart care on the day of a race and they're less likely...

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<![CDATA[Bay Area Mom Creates Book Series for Children With Autism]]> Wed, 12 Apr 2017 14:50:17 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/214*120/Screen+Shot+2017-04-12+at+1.28.39+PM.png
About two years ago, Alicia Coleman-Clark’s frustration with the canon of children’s literature reached a breaking point. Her 10-year-old daughter, Ava, who has autism spectrum disorder, loved having stories...

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<![CDATA[The Most Popular Easter Candies Ranked by Nutrition]]> Thu, 13 Apr 2017 06:21:44 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-57339112.jpg
'Tis the season for dyeing Easter eggs — and snacking on chocolate ones. Worried you'll wreck your healthy eating streak come Easter Sunday? Well, because your favorite pastel-packaged spring candies wouldn't...

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<![CDATA[Fresh Express Recalls Packaged Salad After Bat Found: CDC]]> Mon, 10 Apr 2017 05:24:22 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-71902781.jpg
Fresh Express recalled some of its prepackaged salad mix after a dead bat was found inside a container sold in a Florida Wal-mart, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.Two people...

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<![CDATA[Woman's Blood Leads to Potential Treatment for Ebola Cousin]]> Sat, 08 Apr 2017 14:39:49 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP_383650526882.jpg
A woman came back from a trip to the Uganda jungle with Marburg virus, a cousin of Ebola that's even deadlier, NBC News reported.Now, Michelle Barnes' blood has a provided a potential cure for the...

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<![CDATA[Cancer-Causing HPV Virus Affects 1 in 4 US Men: Study]]> Thu, 06 Apr 2017 10:57:32 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/vaccine-AP_701393247962.jpg
New government statistics show that 25 percent of men have the strain of HPV (human papillomavirus or human wart virus) that causes cancer, NBC News reported.Twenty percent of women have the same strain...

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<![CDATA[People With Chronic Pain Scared by Ohio's New Opioid Rules]]> Thu, 06 Apr 2017 03:38:37 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP_16273781823723oxy.jpg
People dealing with chronic pain say recent moves by Ohio's governor to fight the plague of opioid overdoses could leave them suffering, NBC News reported.Gov. John Kasich restricted how many painkillers...

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<![CDATA[1 in 10 US Pregnant Women With Zika Have Babies With Defects]]> Tue, 04 Apr 2017 16:59:22 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/zikamosquito_1200x675.jpg
About 1 out of 10 women in the United States who tested positive for the Zika infection had a fetus or baby with Zika-related birth defects, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control...

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<![CDATA[Mylan Hit With Racketeering Suit Over Price Hikes of EpiPen]]> Mon, 03 Apr 2017 12:25:02 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/epipen1.jpg
Mylan was slapped Monday with a class-action racketeering lawsuit that claims the company overcharged patients as part of an illegal scheme to secure sales, CNBC reported.The suit, filed in U.S. District Court

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<![CDATA[Study Finds Link Between Slow Breathing, Brain Cells]]> Fri, 31 Mar 2017 11:10:57 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/95570861.jpg
One common way to calm down is to breathe slower, and brain researchers say they've figured out how that works, "Today" reported.A Stanford-led study of mice found that cells in the brain stem linked to...

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<![CDATA[How to Take a Shower, According to Dermatologists]]> Fri, 31 Mar 2017 04:22:47 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-71429160.jpg
Too much hot water can actually be bad for our bodies, experts in hair and skin care told NBC News. Several dermatologists were asked to weigh in on the definitive way to take a shower.1.

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<![CDATA[Mom Tells Son's Story in Fight for NIH Funding]]> Tue, 28 Mar 2017 20:43:50 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/220*120/2017-03-28_2340.png
Pediatric cancer research is one of the least funded and proposed budget cuts to NIH will deplete it even more. A family whose child died from pediatric cancer is testifying on Capitol Hill Wednesday, March 29...

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<![CDATA[José Olé Taquitos Recalled for Possible Rubber, Plastic]]> Tue, 28 Mar 2017 05:54:45 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/jose-ole-taquitos.jpg
Ajinomoto Windsor, Inc. is recalling more than 35,000 pounds of frozen "José Olé" taquito products that may be contaminated with rubber and plastic, according to the United States Department of Agriculture. The

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<![CDATA[Robot Helps Boy Go to School]]> Sat, 25 Mar 2017 00:10:33 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Max+Robot.jpg
Despite a degenerative disease that makes going to school a life-threatening situation, a three-year-old Maryland boy attends classes every day thanks to technology allowing him to connect with his classmates...

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<![CDATA[Trump Forces a Vote on Health Care Bill ]]> Fri, 24 Mar 2017 07:18:44 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/HealthCareAM0324_MP4-149036463772500001.jpg
President Trump has issued an ultimatum to House Republicans on the health care bill designed to repeal and replace "Obamacare": vote today or no deal. If there's no deal, then Obamacare stands. In the]]>