<![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, 22 May 2015 21:25:00 -0700 Fri, 22 May 2015 21:25:00 -0700 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA["I Need Your Help": Woman Battling Anorexia in Video]]> Thu, 21 May 2015 23:36:29 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/OC+Anorexic+woman.JPG
Fighting for her life and asking the public for help, a severely emaciated woman from Southern California posts an emotional video on YouTube spotlighting her battle with an eating disorder.

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<![CDATA[Alzheimer's Simulator Helps Caretakers Understand the Disease]]> Thu, 21 May 2015 13:02:29 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/178541982_Dementia-ALzheimers-Generic.jpg
Alzheimer's can be difficult to understand for those who do not suffer from the disease. A senior living center in Kentucky is helping caretakers of those diagnosed with the condition better understand it with a...

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<![CDATA[SF, SJ Named as America's Fittest Cities]]> Wed, 20 May 2015 23:53:20 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/214*120/Runnng_app_generic.jpg
San Francisco and San Jose have been ranked as two of the country's most active cities in the American Fitness Index.

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<![CDATA[Michelle Obama Packs a Punch With 5 Workout Tips]]> Wed, 20 May 2015 14:39:37 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/MichelleObamaPunching.jpg
Five years after launching her Let’s Move campaign to fight childhood obesity, First Lady Michelle Obama released a short video on Twitter with five tips for healthier living.]]>
<![CDATA[Michelle Obama Packs a Punch]]> Wed, 20 May 2015 13:48:42 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/MichelleObamaPunching.jpg
First Lady Michelle Obama tweeted a video of herself working out on Tuesday to help promote her #GimmeFive fitness campaign. In the thirty second clip, Obama jumps rope, kick-boxes and bench presses 35-pound...]]>
<![CDATA[UC Berkeley Turns Sugar-Fed Yeast Into Drugs]]> Tue, 19 May 2015 08:50:16 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/dfw-generic-lab-test-01.jpg
A team of UC Berkeley researchers figured out how to turn sugar-fed yeast into pharmaceuticals.

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<![CDATA[Supervisor Wants to Raise Age for Tobacco Sales]]> Mon, 18 May 2015 23:51:52 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/smoking3.jpg
Santa Clara County Supervisor Ken Yeager will propose an ordinance Tuesday that would ban tobacco and e-cigarette sales to anyone under 21. Yeager says the county needs to pass this to combat “Big Tobacco’s”...

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<![CDATA[SF Startup Uses 3D Printers to Create Prosthetic Legs]]> Thu, 14 May 2015 12:44:29 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/179*120/LEG2.JPG
Is it the next Industrial Revolution? 3D printing may one day revolutionize businesses, but it’s already having another effect: changing countless lives.]]>
<![CDATA[Berkeley Approves Cell Phone Radiation Warning Ordinance]]> Tue, 12 May 2015 23:51:33 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/ts_cell_phone_still_022414.jpg
The Berkeley City Council late Tuesday voted unanimously to require retailers to warn customers of possible radiation exposure when purchasing cell phones.]]>
<![CDATA[Palo Alto Medical Foundation Issues Vaccination Warning]]> Tue, 12 May 2015 23:50:15 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/N11P+CA+VACCINE+DEBATE+PKG+-+22395703.jpg
The Palo Alto Medical Foundation is warning parents that their children may need to repeat their vaccinations.]]>
<![CDATA[NY Nail Salon Investigation Shines Light on CA Salons]]> Mon, 11 May 2015 15:31:36 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Manicure+generic.jpg
The New York Times released an investigative piece on Thursday revealing the deplorable conditions under which New York nail salon employees are forced to work, and the health risks of the job itself.]]>
<![CDATA["Bras for the Cause" Walk a Fundraising Success]]> Mon, 11 May 2015 17:40:10 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/Manwalks.JPG
Over 400 people decorated bras and took to the streets of Pleasanton in the name of supporting those with breast cancer.]]>
<![CDATA[Parents Debate on Children's Vaccination Requirements]]> Mon, 11 May 2015 12:32:27 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/N11P+CA+VACCINE+DEBATE+PKG+-+22395703.jpg
The battle over vaccination is heating up with some last minute political wrangling.

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<![CDATA[CA's Carbon Emissions Goals Attainable?]]> Mon, 04 May 2015 19:34:20 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/presupuesto-california-gobernador-jerry-brown.jpg
California Governor Jerry Brown announced last week a new plan for reducing the state’s greenhouse gas emissions. The executive order calls on the Golden State to decrease carbon emission rates by 40 percent...]]>
<![CDATA[What Can You do to Prevent Skin Cancer?]]> Mon, 04 May 2015 08:07:25 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/214*120/NC_sunsafety0504001.jpg
Summer is coming! To get ready for more time in the sun, dermatologists offer advice on skin cancer prevention.]]>
<![CDATA[Warriors Secret Weapon? Team Gets Sleep Advice From UCSF Researcher]]> Wed, 29 Apr 2015 23:47:52 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/167*120/168910902.jpg
The keys to success for the Warriors: the Splash Brothers, an energetic coach, and the fans in Oracle, right?

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<![CDATA[Project Open Hand Leads Food as Medicine Study]]> Wed, 29 Apr 2015 21:18:52 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/179*120/projectopenhanducsf.jpg
Project Open Hand and UCSF are studying the effects of feeding critically ill patients three healthy meals per day.

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<![CDATA[Study Reveals Binge Drinking on the Rise]]> Thu, 23 Apr 2015 23:36:00 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/cocktail_woman_generic.jpg
A new 10-year study from the American Journal of Public Health is revealing a giant rise in binge drinking.

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<![CDATA[Ice Cream Company Recalls All Treats, Closes Shops ]]> Thu, 23 Apr 2015 13:21:49 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/ice-cream-stock-79772399.jpg
Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams is putting sales of its frozen treats on ice across the country due to a possible listeria contamination. The Ohio-based company announced the voluntary recall on its website...

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<![CDATA[Assemblyman Demonstrates Roadside "Drug Breathalyzer"]]> Tue, 21 Apr 2015 11:34:35 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/214*120/4-20-15-Breathalyzer.JPG
Legislators and advocates gathered Monday to showcase a new tool that will crack down on drugged driving across the state.]]>
<![CDATA[Men's Health's "Ultimate Guy" Frontrunner Could be First Trans Man on Cover]]> Mon, 20 Apr 2015 17:38:08 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/182*120/transgender4.JPG
The search is on for Men’s Health magazine’s newest “Ultimate Guy,” and this year’s top contender is more than just muscles.

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<![CDATA[Whole Foods Market Recalls Macadamia Nuts]]> Mon, 20 Apr 2015 11:39:48 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/537738815%281%29.jpg
Whole Foods Market is recalling packaged raw macadamia nuts due to possible Salmonella contamination. The recalled product was sold in stores in Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Kansas...

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<![CDATA[Precision Medicine Takes Personalized Approach]]> Fri, 17 Apr 2015 23:44:07 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/0417-2015-Research.jpg
Fighting disease is not one-size-fits all anymore. Now, it's all about personalized medicine. Ian Cull reports.

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<![CDATA[The 2 Sides of California's Vaccination Debate]]> Sun, 19 Apr 2015 15:26:16 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/ebola-462658350.jpg
Tempers flared in Sacramento last week when a senate committee considered strengthening the state's vaccination law. Citizen complaints forced the bill's author, state senator and pediatrician Richard Pan...

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<![CDATA[Deadly Tick-Borne Virus in Conn.]]> Wed, 15 Apr 2015 12:03:41 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/dfw-generic-tick-01.jpg
A rare but potentially deadly virus has made its way to Connecticut and could soon be transferred from ticks to humans, according to state officials.

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<![CDATA[Can “Wasabi Receptors” Improve Pain Medications?]]> Thu, 09 Apr 2015 14:16:27 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/215*120/wasabi.JPG
Researchers at University of California San Francisco think new information about the so-called “wasabi receptor” can help improve pain medications.

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<![CDATA[Sabra Recalls Hummus for Possible Listeria Contamination]]> Tue, 07 Apr 2015 21:56:00 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*123/PKTMP0002.jpg
Sabra Dipping Company is voluntarily recalling its "Classic Hummus" because of possible Listeria contamination.]]>
<![CDATA[Berkeley Votes to Support Controversial Vaccine Exemption Bill]]> Tue, 07 Apr 2015 23:33:16 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/218*120/0407-2015-Vaccine.jpg
The Berkeley City Council on Tuesday night voted to support a controversial vaccine exemption bill.

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<![CDATA[Blue Bell Expands Recall]]> Wed, 08 Apr 2015 04:33:08 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Blue+Bell+Ice+Cream+facility.jpg
Blue Bell Creameries is expanding its recall to include banana pudding-flavored ice cream made at the company's Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, facility after the product tested positive for listeria monocytogenes...

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<![CDATA[Mother Warns of Brain-Eating Amoeba]]> Mon, 06 Apr 2015 16:21:43 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Koral-Reef-knsd.jpg
Koral Reef was only 20 years old when she developed a rare, brain-eating amoeba that eventually claimed her life. Reef had married her high school sweetheart before she passed away. Reef's mother, Cybil Meister,

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