<![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 Tue, 01 Sep 2015 21:28:21 -0700 Tue, 01 Sep 2015 21:28:21 -0700 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Too Little Sleep Increases Odds of Catching a Cold: UCSF Study]]> Tue, 01 Sep 2015 13:06:36 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/sleep-GettyImages-547017105.jpg
A new study spearheaded by a UCSF sleep researcher suggests that people who sleep less than six hours per night are four more times likely to get a cold than those who sleep more.

Photo Credit: Getty Images/Hero Images]]>
<![CDATA[Marin School District First in Nation to Go Organic, GMO Free]]> Fri, 28 Aug 2015 19:35:52 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/school-food.jpg
Sausalito Marin City School District has started serving only organic and GMO-free meals to students.

Photo Credit: Sausalito Marin City School District]]>
<![CDATA[Diabetes Drugs Can Cause Severe Joint Pain: FDA]]> Fri, 28 Aug 2015 11:47:30 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-166272621.jpg
Certain diabetes drugs can cause severe and disabling joint pain, the Food and Drug Administration warned patients on Friday. "The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning that the type 2 diabetes...

Photo Credit: Getty Images/Caiaimage/FILE]]>
<![CDATA[SJ, SF Voted Top Cities for Raising Kids]]> Mon, 31 Aug 2015 16:07:22 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/163*120/nancy6.jpg
Healthline gives top marks to San Jose and San Francisco when it comes to raising healthy children.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[3 Generations Linked by Single Womb After Transplant]]> Fri, 28 Aug 2015 09:19:19 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/BoyWombTransplant.jpg
For one family in Sweden, a pioneering procedure has led to a baby being born from the same womb that nurtured his mother, uniting three generations. The new mother, who lost her own uterus to cancer in her 20s,...]]>
<![CDATA[SFPD Now Equipped to Help Overdose Victims]]> Thu, 27 Aug 2015 23:41:40 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/0827-2015-Naloxone.jpg
San Francisco police officers are being equipped with a new trauma kit to help overdose victims.

Photo Credit: NBC Bay Area]]>
<![CDATA[Clothes Carry Germs Into Newborn ICU: Study]]> Tue, 25 Aug 2015 17:46:16 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/566440057.jpg
Parents and other people who come to visit babies in the newborn intensive care unit are sometimes carrying a potentially deadly germ on their clothing, researchers report. They found respiratory syncytial virus...

Photo Credit: File - Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[FDA: Eggless Spread Doesn't Cut It as Mayo]]> Tue, 25 Aug 2015 13:19:46 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/just-mayo-AP_541645552391.jpg
A vegan spread called Just Mayo isn't actually mayonnaise, according to U.S. regulators, because it doesn't actually have eggs in it. Hampton Creek, the company behind the spread, was issued a warning letter on...

Photo Credit: AP]]>
<![CDATA[Souping: Hollywood's Latest Health Craze]]> Tue, 18 Aug 2015 07:30:25 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/US-CA-Soup-CR_1200x675_507529283654.jpg
Health conscious Californians are abandoning their juice makers for the humble soup, which has been reinvented into the latest wellness trend.]]>
<![CDATA[Coffee Aids Colon Cancer Recovery, Study Finds]]> Mon, 17 Aug 2015 19:45:28 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/coffee-generic-edit.jpg
Colon cancer patients who enjoy a few cups of coffee a day appear to survive their cancer better and are less likely to die early than non-coffee drinkers, researchers reported Monday. It's the latest in...

Photo Credit: File - Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Right to Die Debate Heads to San Francisco Court]]> Thu, 13 Aug 2015 23:37:23 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/228*120/N6P-RIGHT-TO-DIE-LEGISLATION-PKG---00012518.jpg
California's right to die debate heads to court in San Francisco on Friday, where a number of terminally ill patients and doctors who treat them are expected to sue the state for the right to help patients...]]>
<![CDATA[Former Cal Football Player Sues UC Berkeley Over Concussions]]> Thu, 13 Aug 2015 23:33:04 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/0813-2015-BernardHicks.jpg
A former University of California, Berkeley football player is suing the university for medical malpractice.

Photo Credit: CalBears.com]]>
<![CDATA[CA Wildfires Burns Medical Marijuana Industry]]> Thu, 06 Aug 2015 08:11:00 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/rocky-fire-new-2015.jpg
It’s a different kind of smoke than they’re used to. Several Bay Area medical marijuana dispensaries say wildfires around California are hurting their industry. They claim cannabis plants are growing around some...

Photo Credit: Getty]]>
<![CDATA[Cystic Fibrosis Patient's Wish: Meet Taylor Swift]]> Fri, 07 Aug 2015 19:53:52 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/B-TZ-TAYLOR-SWIFT-FAN-VO---00000606.jpg
Tiffany Rich has two items on her bucket list: get new lungs and meet Taylor Swift.
This story uses functionality that may not work in our app. Click here to open the story in your web browser.]]>
<![CDATA[7 Dead in Legionnaires' Outbreak]]> Tue, 04 Aug 2015 06:30:41 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/214*120/meeting+overlay+legionnaires.jpg
Three more people have died of Legionnaires' disease in the Bronx in an outbreak that has claimed seven lives in total and hospitalized more than 60 people, the New York City Health Department said...]]>
<![CDATA[SJ, SF Rank High in Health, Livability: Survey]]> Tue, 04 Aug 2015 11:27:56 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/199*120/Close5Header.jpg
A new survey finds that San Jose and San Francisco are some of the best — and healthiest — cities to live in the country.

Photo Credit: Getty Images/iStockphoto]]>
<![CDATA[2 Dead, 31 Sick Amid 'Unusual' Legionnaires' Outbreak in NYC]]> Thu, 30 Jul 2015 10:41:09 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/legionnaires+outbreak.jpg
Nearly three dozen cases of Legionnaires' disease, a severe, often lethal, form of pneumonia spread through the air, have been reported in the Bronx over the last two weeks in what the Health Department...

Photo Credit: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Public Health Image Library]]>
<![CDATA[The Health Benefits of Having a Pet]]> Mon, 03 Aug 2015 11:49:28 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Dog-exercise-generic-park-outside.jpg
For centuries, humans have taken animal companions into their homes. But the utility of the animals goes beyond simple companionship. The evidence is increasingly clear that having a pet can lead to a longer...

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Some Cilantro Banned Over Feces, Toilet Paper in Fields: FDA]]> Tue, 28 Jul 2015 08:26:14 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/tlmd_cyclospora_cilantro.jpg
The cause of several years of intestinal illnesses among Americans appears to have been found, according to the Food and Drug Administration. The FDA announced on Monday that it has identified the cause...]]>
<![CDATA[Medical Stickers Give First Responders Victim's Vital Health Info]]> Mon, 27 Jul 2015 11:10:24 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/my-medical.JPG
My Medical Sticker is a new way to provide first responders with vital health information about a victim.]]>
<![CDATA[Bay Area Transgender Teen's Journey: Part 2]]> Tue, 04 Aug 2015 10:21:25 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/0723-2015-NicoleCarman.jpg
Nicole Carman is at a fertility center in the East Bay, the recent Pittsburg High School graduate is here to undergo egg retrieval, the surgical removal of eggs from her ovaries so they can be frozen and...

Photo Credit: NBC Bay Area]]>
<![CDATA[Rise in Autism May Be Due to Semantics: Study]]> Thu, 23 Jul 2015 08:51:24 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-142090923_Autism-generic.jpg
A new study out of Penn State University suggests that the increase in autism diagnosis is due to kids being classified and diagnosed differently, not because something catastrophic has happened to U.S.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Use of Morning-After Pill on Rise Among U.S. Teens]]> Wed, 22 Jul 2015 06:08:00 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/pill1.jpg
More than one in five sexually active teen girls have used the morning-after pill, according to a report released Wednesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The findings, which likely reflect...

Photo Credit: UIG via Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Early Drugs Halt AIDS, Prevent Spread, Studies Confirm]]> Tue, 21 Jul 2015 04:56:48 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/219*120/022309+AIDS+HIV+Ribbon.jpg
Two big studies detailed Monday confirm that earlier treatment for the AIDS virus not only keeps people healthy, but prevents them from infecting others, NBC News reported. The results have AIDS experts...

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Don't Use Laundry Pods in Homes With Kids: Consumer Reports]]> Fri, 17 Jul 2015 09:16:15 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/laundrypods.jpg
Consumer Reports is warning parents that laundry detergent pods should never be used in homes where young children live of visit. Over the last several years, Poison Control Centers have fielded an increased...

Photo Credit: AP]]>
<![CDATA[AIDS Walk SF Raises $2.27M]]> Mon, 20 Jul 2015 14:47:34 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/N4P+SF+AIDS+WALK+VO+-+00002215.jpg
AIDS Walk San Francisco has raised $2.27 in its 29th year, and fundraising continues through mid-August.

Photo Credit: NBC Bay Area]]>
<![CDATA[Ex-Wife Takes Stand in Frozen Embryo Case]]> Thu, 16 Jul 2015 18:27:15 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/embryo-drawing.jpg
The ex-wife in a nationally watched embryo case took the stand Thursday to tell a judge why her stored DNA should be given to her so that she can be a mother.

Photo Credit: Vicki Behringer ]]>
<![CDATA[Syphilis Cases Rise Among California Women]]> Mon, 13 Jul 2015 18:16:07 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/7-23-2013-std-test.jpg
Cases of syphilis in women are on the rise in California, according to a new report released by the State Department of Health.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Recycled Water Safe for Drinking, Lab Results Show]]> Tue, 14 Jul 2015 10:44:00 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/RHEA+RECYCLED+WATER+PKG+-+000002131.jpg
Leaders of the Santa Clara Valley Water District aim to have recycled water in the region's drinking cups in the next three to five years. But is the treated wastewater really as clean and pure as it's...

Photo Credit: NBC Bay Area]]>
<![CDATA[Frozen Embryos Case Could Set Precedent]]> Tue, 14 Jul 2015 15:23:22 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/73453634.jpg
A battle between ex-spouses over frozen embryos that could set a national precedent is scheduled to start Monday in San Francisco Superior Court.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>