<![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 Fri, 06 Mar 2015 20:30:11 -0800 Fri, 06 Mar 2015 20:30:11 -0800 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Dunkin' Drops Food-Coloring Additive]]> Fri, 06 Mar 2015 10:16:42 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/dunkin-donuts-AP110727023936.jpg
Dunkin’ Donuts is removing a food-coloring ingredient from their powdered sugar goods, the brand announced Thursday.

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<![CDATA["Wake-Up Call": Study Reveals Magnitude of Memory Loss]]> Thu, 05 Mar 2015 12:47:30 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/alzheimers-149679784.jpg
A new study from the federal CDC shows that about 4 million American households include at least one adult with worsening memory loss

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<![CDATA[Thousands of Bassinets, Cradles Recalled Due to Suffocation Risk]]> Wed, 04 Mar 2015 08:46:13 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/bassinet-recall.jpg
Fall and suffocation hazards prompted the recall of thousands of two-in-one bassinets. Dream on Me recalled nearly 13,000 two-in-one bassinet to cradle products after learning that the wire supports on the sides...

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<![CDATA[Plague-Carrying Flea Found on NYC Rats: Study]]> Wed, 04 Mar 2015 06:41:42 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/101214rats.jpg
The type of flea that spread the bubonic plague across Europe in the 1300s, killing millions of people, lives in NYC, according to a study published in a medical journal. Cornell University researchers...

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<![CDATA[Experts Suggest Using More Hospital Rating Sites]]> Tue, 03 Mar 2015 23:42:56 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/hospital+bed+generic_722_406.jpg
These days you can find out about the kind of care a hospital gives before you're laying in a hospital bed. But a new evaluation of the top four rating sites recommends using more than one rating site before...

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<![CDATA[Brain Surgeons Use 3-D Technology]]> Tue, 03 Mar 2015 06:07:32 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/214*120/generic-brain2.jpg
A breakthrough technology called Surgical Theater is allowing brain surgeons at UCLA’s Neurosurgery Center, for the first time, to look inside the heads of their patients before they go under the knife. Doctors

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<![CDATA[New App Lets Patients Receive Diagnosis Through Phone]]> Sun, 01 Mar 2015 16:57:37 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Liberty11P0228_1200x675_406144067928.jpg
Patients can video call with a licensed doctor in their area with a few quick taps of their fingers.]]>
<![CDATA[New Treatment May Prolong Lives of Breast Cancer Patients]]> Fri, 27 Feb 2015 23:44:18 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/0227-2015-Patient.jpg
A new therapy, developed here in the Bay Area, is said to prolong the lives of breast cancer patients by nearly 16 months. Doctors say it's unprecedented.

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<![CDATA[WATCH: Body Bags Are Getting Bigger]]> Thu, 26 Feb 2015 12:56:06 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/214*120/NC_bigbodybags.jpg
With more than one third of U.S. adults overweight, coroners are having problems with standard body bags sizes being too small.]]>
<![CDATA[Marin Co. Polio Vaccinations Below National Average]]> Wed, 25 Feb 2015 18:58:15 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Polio-Vaccine-53532185.jpg
Polio vaccinations in Marin County are coming in well below the national average.

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<![CDATA[Tech Workers Struggle with Weight Gain in Free-Everything Environment]]> Wed, 25 Feb 2015 11:58:14 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/0224-2015-Tech15-1.jpg
It was part of college you've probably tried to forget: The Freshman 15. Well that weight-gain phenomenon is a problem for people way beyond college now in the start-up world in Silicon Valley.

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<![CDATA[Hand Washing Dishes May Prevent Allergies: Study]]> Wed, 25 Feb 2015 08:24:46 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/dishwashingAllergy-529008409.jpg
Washing dishes might be the best chore for a kid. Doing dishes by hand instead of using a dishwasher might prevent or reduce allergies in children, according to a Swedish study published in the journal...

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<![CDATA[Study Finds Obesity, Diabetes Link]]> Tue, 24 Feb 2015 13:26:17 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/UC-San-Diego-generic_6.jpg
Researchers at the University of California, San Diego, believe they have discovered the "root cause" of Type 2 diabetes — a molecular link between obesity and diabetes that may lead to new...

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<![CDATA[Study Examines Peanut Allergy]]> Tue, 24 Feb 2015 12:45:57 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/peanut+butter+recall.jpg
A new study argues that the key to preventing peanut allergies in children may lie in early and regular exposure to the food, The Associated Press reported. Researchers tracked 640 children under age 1 who were...]]>
<![CDATA[Breakthrough Device Could Help Sleep Apnea]]> Fri, 06 Mar 2015 12:40:09 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/174*120/02-20-15-Sleep-Apnea-Device.JPG
If you snore or have sleep apnea, there is a breakthrough treatment that may help, without the awkward masks typically used by chronic sufferers.]]>
<![CDATA[New Rules to Combat "Superbugs"]]> Fri, 20 Feb 2015 23:35:50 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/web_superbug_gordon_5p_1200x675_401693763890.jpg
New procedures for cleaning a medical device used in some exams will prevent the "superbug" from spreading to anyone else after it led to two deaths and six other infections, doctors and administrators at Ronald...]]>
<![CDATA[FDA Warning: Traces of Peanuts Found in Cumin]]> Thu, 19 Feb 2015 08:52:15 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/cumin-86069470.jpg
Hundreds of products are being pulled from store shelves after traces of peanut were found in cumin spice — a life-threatening danger to some people with peanut allergies.

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<![CDATA[Measles Outbreak Linked to Strain in Philippines]]> Wed, 18 Feb 2015 23:56:10 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/kid+being+vaccinated+measles.jpg
NBC Bay Area's Cheryl Hurd has the latest updates on the California measles outbreak and details on how the strain is linked to those found in the Philippines.

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<![CDATA[Superbug Threatens UCLA Patients]]> Thu, 19 Feb 2015 06:33:30 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/lafile-ronald-reagan-ucla-medical-center.jpg
Medical equipment tainted with a deadly "superbug" may have contributed to the deaths of two patients at Ronald Reagan-UCLA Medical Center, and more than 100 other patients may have been infected by the bacteria...

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<![CDATA[Silicon Valley Turns Smartphones Into Mobile Health Clinics]]> Mon, 16 Feb 2015 23:37:58 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/0216-2015-MobileClinic2.jpg
Silicon Valley companies are creating more mobile health apps and getting more financial backing than ever before. You can now use your phone to help diagnose an ear infection, and even monitor a diabetic...

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<![CDATA[Covered California Deadline Passes]]> Mon, 16 Feb 2015 07:02:14 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/covered_ca_enrollment_deadline.jpg
The deadline to sign up for health care in 2015 through the insurance marketplace was Sunday at midnight.

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<![CDATA[Covered California Health Care Fairs Held Across Bay Area]]> Sun, 15 Feb 2015 00:29:08 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/covered_ca_enrollment_fair.jpg
The public was invited to Covered California health care fairs across the Bay Area this weekend to get information about free and low-cost plans.

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<![CDATA[What to Know for the Obamacare Deadline]]> Sun, 15 Feb 2015 00:19:50 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Obamacare-Signup.jpg
If you're not insured, there's still time to sign up for health coverage this year under Obamacare before the Feb. 15 deadline.

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<![CDATA[Study to Determine If Almonds Could Affect Heart Risk]]> Fri, 13 Feb 2015 09:00:31 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/Health-Foods-Almonds.jpg
Almonds are the focus of a forthcoming study on heart disease by Berkeley's Cholesterol Research Center at the Children's Hospital Oakland Research Institute.

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<![CDATA[SF Restaurant Designs Condom for Valentine's Day]]> Thu, 12 Feb 2015 13:26:08 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/sf-condom.jpg
Italian restaurant Locanda has produced a limited edition 'Locondom' to give out on Feb. 14.

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<![CDATA[Marin County School District Takes Stand in Vaccination Debate]]> Tue, 10 Feb 2015 23:28:52 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/203*120/0210-2015-Immunization.jpg
A Marin County school district is taking a stand against students opting out of immunizations.

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<![CDATA[Suspected Measles in NJ]]> Fri, 06 Feb 2015 17:36:11 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/214*120/Measles_Generic_722x406_19018080101.jpg
The Jersey City Department of Health and the New Jersey Department of Health are investigating a suspected case of measles in a 1-year-old baby who has not yet been vaccinated. The baby has recovered, but out of]]>
<![CDATA[Massive Data Breach at Anthem Boosts Tech Stocks]]> Thu, 05 Feb 2015 17:57:24 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Anthem-Health-Insurance.jpg
The Anthem security breach sends security stocks soaring

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<![CDATA[Smartphone Attachment Tests for HIV in 15 Minutes]]> Fri, 06 Feb 2015 00:34:22 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/214*120/Samiksha+Nayak+1+copy.jpg
A team at Columbia University has created a smartphone attachment that is capable of testing blood for HIV and syphilis.
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<![CDATA[Stress in U.S. Proportional to Income: Study]]> Wed, 04 Feb 2015 23:39:16 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/donated+money.jpg
Money can’t buy you happiness, but the lack of it can buy you stress. A new survey released by the American Psychological Association shows that Americans living in lower-income household have higher levels...]]>