<![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 Sat, 18 Apr 2015 16:47:49 -0700 Sat, 18 Apr 2015 16:47:49 -0700 NBC Owned Television Stations <![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[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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<![CDATA[Girl Hooked Up to "Robotic Lung" While Battling Severe Flu]]> Sun, 05 Apr 2015 11:54:26 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/0403-2015-Lydia3.jpg
UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital held picture day on Friday -- not a promotional shoot for doctors and nurses, but an opportunity to get a photo with 8-year-old patient Lydia Ledford.

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<![CDATA[Woman Gives Birth in LA Courthouse ]]> Fri, 03 Apr 2015 05:16:00 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/196*120/4-2-15-baby+born+downtown+la+courthouse.JPG
A woman who stopped inside a downtown Los Angeles courthouse to pay a bill left with a little bit more than a receipt: a newborn baby boy. When the pregnant mom-to-be walked down the hall of the Stanley...

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<![CDATA[WATCH: New Heat-Sensitive Socks for Diabetics]]> Thu, 02 Apr 2015 07:50:04 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/DiabetesSocks2.jpg
Remember mood rings? Researchers have developed heat-sensitive socks that change color to monitor circulation in people with diabetes.]]>
<![CDATA[Tips for Coping With Spring's "Intense" Allergy Season]]> Wed, 01 Apr 2015 11:04:34 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/allergy-season-168997935.jpg
While many are looking forward to milder spring temps following a winter that saw record cold and snow, some experts warn the seasonal shift could bring bad news for allergy sufferers.

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<![CDATA[Parents Want More Medical Marijuana Access to Treat Sick Children]]> Mon, 30 Mar 2015 23:47:25 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/176*120/980499621.jpg
Several parents are advocating for more medical marijuana access as they say cannabis is safer than pharmaceuticals to treat their sick children]]>
<![CDATA[Bay Area Documentary Examines Cellphone Dangers]]> Sat, 28 Mar 2015 14:00:57 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/suppreme+court+cell+phone.JPG
A Bay Area-produced documentary about the dangers of cellphone use has people in Berkeley dialed in to the issue, and the Berkeley city council is joining the debate.

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<![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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