<![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 Jul 2017 05:44:37 -0700Sun, 23 Jul 2017 05:44:37 -0700NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Texas Coffee Recalled for Viagra-Like Ingredient]]> Fri, 21 Jul 2017 03:56:15 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/BESTHERBS-COFFEE-RECALL.JPG
Coffee from a North Texas company was recently recalled for containing an ingredient similar to the drug in Viagra, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said.Bestherbs Coffee LLC, in Grand Prairie...

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<![CDATA[What Competing in the Tour de France Can Do to Your Legs ]]> Thu, 20 Jul 2017 14:42:34 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/pawGettyImages-805284696.jpg
Polish cyclist Pawel Poljanski gave his Instagram followers a glimpse into the toll that riding 1,758 miles can take on one’s body.On Tuesday, after riding in the 16th stage of the Tour de France, Poljanski...

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<![CDATA[County Fairs ‘Not Likely’ to Pursue Cannabis Sales in 2018]]> Thu, 13 Jul 2017 14:03:49 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/WEB_Monica_MA_Marijuana_12pm.jpg
From HempCon, one of the biggest medical marijuana trade shows in the world to Northern California’s Cannabis Cup, run by High Times magazine, county fairgrounds have been hosting cannabis fairs for more than a...]]>
<![CDATA[This Is How the GOP Plan Would Change Health Care Coverage]]> Thu, 13 Jul 2017 17:57:32 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-813943998.jpg
Senate Republican leaders released a new version of their health care bill on Thursday and they hope to vote on it as soon as next week. The Senate bill would weaken protections for people with pre-existing...

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<![CDATA[Keep Your Cool This Summer: Safety Tips for the Heat]]> Thu, 13 Jul 2017 10:32:18 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP_17186795988820.jpg
With temperatures in some parts of the country soaring as high as 120 degrees this summer, combatting the heat is no easy task. Last year 94 people suffered from heat related deaths more than double the...

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<![CDATA[Connecticut Doctor Arrested While Feds Search for Other in Major Health Fraud Scheme]]> Thu, 13 Jul 2017 16:39:48 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Family+Health+Urgent+Care+Doctor+Rhamil+Mansourov.JPG
One Connecticut doctor has been arrested and federal officials are searching for another in connection with an investigation that authorities are calling the largest health care fraud enforcement action by...

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<![CDATA[Dayton Hospital Calls on Volunteers to Cuddle Opioid Babies]]> Wed, 12 Jul 2017 08:38:43 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/NC_cuddleprogram0710_1500x845.jpg
As the opioid epidemic grips Ohio, one Dayton hospital is making sure their youngest victims are in good hands. Each year, the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Miami Valley Hospital see an average of 90...]]>
<![CDATA[Actor’s Death Spotlights Risk in Detoxing Alone]]> Tue, 11 Jul 2017 18:37:03 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP_100608010193.jpg
Actor Nelsan Ellis, best known for his role as Lafayette Reynolds on the HBO series "True Blood," died suddenly this week at the age of 39. The actor struggled with drug and alcohol abuse for many years,...

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<![CDATA[Coffee Drinkers Seem to Live Longer, According to Researchers]]> Wed, 12 Jul 2017 06:52:25 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Coffee+Generic.PNG
Go ahead and order that second cup.Studies have found that people who frequently enjoy a cup of joe could live longer lives, according to researchers at the University of Southern California."We cannot...]]>
<![CDATA[Brain Reacts Differently to Food in Bulimia Nervosa: UCSD]]> Mon, 10 Jul 2017 20:29:06 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/219*120/eating.jpg
Researchers at UC San Diego have found that the brains of individuals with bulimia nervosa react differently to food rewards.

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<![CDATA[Insurer Profits Up With Obamacare: Report ]]> Mon, 10 Jul 2017 15:20:14 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-657458982-healthcare.jpg
Insurer profits are up this year in Obamacare’s individual exchanges, according to a new report by the nonpartisan Kaiser Family Foundation.As NBC News reported, the analysis found insurance companies...

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<![CDATA[Morning Recovery: New Drink Aims to Cure Hangovers]]> Fri, 07 Jul 2017 17:40:50 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Thumbnail_MorningRecovery.jpg
Throbbing headaches, stomach pain, light and sound sensitivity usually don’t make for good business – except when it comes to Sisun Lee. The former Tesla and Facebook employee has spent months throwing...

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<![CDATA[As Drug Resistance Evolves, Gonorrhea Is Getting Harder to Treat]]> Sat, 08 Jul 2017 11:58:46 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/170*120/gonorrea-5.jpg
Gonorrhea infections are becoming harder and harder to treat, according to new data published by the World Health Organization.The WHO found that ciprofloxacin and azithromyc – two drugs commonly used to treat...

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<![CDATA[Smelling Your Food Makes You Fat: UC Berkeley Study]]> Mon, 10 Jul 2017 12:21:54 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-106907321.jpg
The university compared three types of mice: those without the ability to smell, those with and those that had a boosted sense of smell.

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<![CDATA[Got Chocolate Milk? San Francisco Schools Say No]]> Mon, 03 Jul 2017 17:40:14 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Chocolate+milk+ban+in+Connecticut.jpg
Chocolate milk will no longer be served during lunchtime to elementary and middle school students in San Francisco. District officials said the decision is based on kids consuming too much sugar during...]]>
<![CDATA[Marrow Recipient Meets Her Donor]]> Sun, 02 Jul 2017 21:44:53 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/0701-2017-marrowdonor.jpg
Trish Tran, a 14-year-old Sacramento girl, was able to meet the man who saved her life. Trish was diagnosed with Aplastic Anemia in May 2015 and needed a marrow donor. Her need was fulfilled thanks to Conrado...

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<![CDATA[Tuberculosis Scare at Vallejo 24 Hour Fitness Gym]]> Fri, 30 Jun 2017 18:01:44 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/0630-2017-24fitness.jpg
Patrons at 24 Hour Fitness gym in Vallejo are on edge after a member tested positive for tuberculosis.

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