<![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, 27 Mar 2015 00:17:46 -0700 Fri, 27 Mar 2015 00:17:46 -0700 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[WATCH: New Anti-Smoking Ads Highlight Pain, Suffering]]> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 10:51:57 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/smoking-stock-generic-73160938.jpg
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is introducing a new installment of its anti-smoking campaign to help smokers stop lighting up.

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<![CDATA[Stanford Study Warns of Dangers Caused by High Heels]]> Tue, 24 Mar 2015 15:54:33 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/highheeled.jpg
High heels can increase the risk of osteoarthritis, reports a Stanford study.]]>
<![CDATA[Vaccine Opt-Out Rates at California Schools]]> Tue, 24 Mar 2015 07:15:10 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/vaccine-OTSstock.jpg
Nine out of 10 kindergarteners in California had all their required vaccinations in the 2014-15 school year, according to a statewide survey. The database below tracks the number and percentage of...

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<![CDATA[Kaiser Permanente in San Jose Gives 15 People Free Surgeries]]> Sun, 22 Mar 2015 10:10:00 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/sj_free_surgeries_kaiser.jpg
Kaiser Permanente San Jose Medical Center teamed up with other services for the county's first ever "Surgery Day," which gave free surgeries to 15 people.

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<![CDATA[Poison Center Calls About Kids Hit 1.3 Million: Report]]> Wed, 18 Mar 2015 11:56:25 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/medicine-cabinet.jpg
Poison centers across the country get more than 1,100 calls everyday that relate to children poisoned by medicine, a new report said.]]>
<![CDATA[WATCH: Bodybuilding Mom Fights MS]]> Tue, 17 Mar 2015 09:21:03 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/NC_msbodybuilder0316001_1500x845.jpg
Working out often isn't something you would expect from a person who has Multiple Sclerosis, but for Wendy Bordewisch, Evolutions Gym in Annapolis, Md. is often a home away from home.]]>
<![CDATA[Youth in Rural Areas Have Higher Suicide Rate, Study Says]]> Sat, 14 Mar 2015 12:10:01 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/ambulance19.jpg
A new Ohio State University study has found that adolescents and young adults living in rural areas are more likely to commit suicide than those in cities. The study analyzed suicides among people ages 10 to 24...]]>
<![CDATA[Blue Bell Recalls Ice Cream Treats]]> Sun, 15 Mar 2015 21:04:06 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/ice-cream-stock-79772399.jpg
The FDA issued a consumer advisory about some Texas-made Blue Bell ice cream products Friday, after three patients who had eaten the ice cream in a Kansas hospital died of a foodborne illness. The illnesses...

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<![CDATA[Health Officials Tracking Down What Hepatitis Patients Ate]]> Fri, 13 Mar 2015 17:46:43 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/216*120/hepa1.JPG
The two restaurant workers at L Toque restaurant and the three other people who contracted hepatitis A have completed initial questionnaires that ruled out foreign travel as the source of their disease.]]>
<![CDATA["We're Related": 8-Way Kidney Swap]]> Fri, 13 Mar 2015 07:40:24 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Kidney_Transplant_CT.jpg
Donors and recipients involved in a groundbreaking eight-way kidney swap in Connecticut came face to face for the first time Thursday, greeting each other with hugs, tears and laughter.]]>
<![CDATA[5 Confirmed Cases of Hepatitis Reported in Napa County]]> Thu, 12 Mar 2015 23:46:20 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/216*120/hepa1.JPG
Five confirmed cases of hepatitis A, a contagious liver disease, have been reported to Napa County Public Health in the past five weeks, health officials said Thursday.]]>
<![CDATA[Just Desserts Deserts Oakland for Fairfield]]> Thu, 12 Mar 2015 20:40:37 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/home-banner-2400px.jpg
Just Desserts will move from Oakland to Fairfield to double the size of its production facility.

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<![CDATA[Ebola-Infected Worker Arrives in US]]> Fri, 13 Mar 2015 10:18:23 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/NIHClinic.jpg
An American healthcare worker infected with Ebola in West Africa arrived at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Maryland Friday morning. The patient was admitted to the NIH Clinical Center's Special...

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<![CDATA[San Mateo County Sheriff's Deputy Donates Kidney]]> Wed, 11 Mar 2015 23:46:43 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/0311-2015-Kidney.jpg
Garrett Ramos says he is blessed, happy and excited to feel normal again after suffering five years from kidney failure.]]>
<![CDATA[Renowned Stanford Neurosurgeon Paul Kalanithi Dies]]> Tue, 10 Mar 2015 19:10:45 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/0310-2015-PaulKalanithi.JPG
Dr. Paul Kalanithi touched countless lives, first as a neurosurgeon, then as a patient himself. He wrote with brutal and beautiful honesty about facing his own death.

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<![CDATA[Promising New Autism Research]]> Thu, 12 Mar 2015 08:32:54 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/autism6.jpg
A blood-based measure could lead to a clinical test that could spot signs of autism in boys just 1 or 2 years old, a new study has found, a finding that could help children with autism get the help they...

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<![CDATA[Facebook Removes "Feeling Fat" Emoji in Response to Petition]]> Tue, 10 Mar 2015 14:31:53 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/206*120/lEZAHEHTUqkhGeS-800x450-noPad.jpg
Facebook has removed a 'feeling fat' emoji after a successful online petition declared that "fat is not a feeling."

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<![CDATA[Burger King Drops Soft Drinks From Kids' Meals]]> Tue, 10 Mar 2015 09:26:14 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/burger-king-thumb-82504247.jpg
Burger King is no longer promoting soft drinks on its kids' meal menus. "We have removed fountain drinks from our kids' menu boards and they are no longer merchandised as part of kids' meals," the company...

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<![CDATA[Dunkin' Drops Food-Coloring Additive]]> Fri, 06 Mar 2015 11:16:42 -0700 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 13:47:30 -0700 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 09:46:13 -0700 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 07:41:42 -0700 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]]> Wed, 04 Mar 2015 00:42:56 -0700 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 07:07:32 -0700 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 17:57:37 -0700 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]]> Sat, 28 Feb 2015 00:44:18 -0700 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 13:56:06 -0700 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 19:58:15 -0700 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 12:58:14 -0700 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 09:24:46 -0700 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 14:26:17 -0700 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 13:45:57 -0700 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...]]>