<![CDATA[NBC Bay Area - Health News]]> Copyright 2014 http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/health http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/nbc_bayarea_blue.png NBC Bay Area http://www.nbcbayarea.com en-us Thu, 21 Aug 2014 19:01:19 -0700 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 19:01:19 -0700 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[SoCal Man Shares ALS Reality]]> Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:46:57 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/ALSchallenge.JPG
A Southern California man shares in a new YouTube video about a family history of ALS and how he was diagnosed with the debilitating disease earlier this year at age 26. The video, which has more than 4 million...

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<![CDATA[Sacramento Hospital Treating Possible Ebola Virus Patient]]> Tue, 19 Aug 2014 09:48:31 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/tlmd_ebola.jpg
First-time parents Jenna Gassew and Dan Haley are making the most of Jenna's pregnancy. Just two months after the Pennsylvania pair found out they were expecting, doctors gave the young couple the news...

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<![CDATA[Almond, Peanut Butter Recalled]]> Wed, 13 Aug 2014 12:40:43 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/100308-peanut-butter-attack.jpg
A Georgia-based meat company is recalling over 15,000 pounds of frozen chicken nuggets after reports surfaced that consumers found small pieces of plastic in the meat. Perdue Farms and the USDA's Food...

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<![CDATA[Whole Foods Lied About Sugar in Yogurt: Lawsuit]]> Wed, 13 Aug 2014 11:23:31 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/whole_foods.JPG
Dog walkers who don’t clean up after their pets on one Brooklyn street could find themselves in for a surprise nastier than the messes their pooches leave behind, thanks to a group of fed-up...

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<![CDATA[MRSA Breaks Out Among Firefighter Trainees in New York]]> Wed, 13 Aug 2014 11:36:11 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/randalls+island+mrsa.jpg
Robin Williams' grieving daughter Zelda Williams is taking a timeout from Twitter and Instagram after users sent her unkind comments and altered photos of her dad, which were supposedly taken after the...]]>
<![CDATA[Georgia Firm Recalls 15K Pounds of Chicken Nuggets]]> Wed, 13 Aug 2014 12:40:43 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/ApplegateRecall.jpg
A Georgia-based meat company is recalling over 15,000 pounds of frozen chicken nuggets after reports surfaced that consumers found small pieces of plastic in the meat. Perdue Farms and the USDA's Food...

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<![CDATA["It's a Mask": Humor Hides Darker Issues in Comedy World]]> Wed, 13 Aug 2014 08:50:33 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/239*120/laugh+factory+robin+williams+sign+r.JPG
At the time of his death, the beloved comic had four films slated for release in 2014 and 2015 including "Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb."

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<![CDATA[Oakland Entrepreneur Aims to Help West African Women With Superfood]]> Sat, 09 Aug 2014 11:15:56 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/197*120/CRUNCHY.JPG
Gram for gram -- it has twice the protein found in yogurt and four times the amount of calcium in milk. It's a new superfood you've probably never heard of – moringa. Moringa is at the center of a new food start...]]>
<![CDATA[Whooping Cough Cases Spike in Santa Clara County]]> Thu, 12 Jun 2014 10:25:07 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/N6P-SANTA-CLARA-CO-WHOOPING-COUGH-PKG---00005321.jpg
A mother claims her 11-year-old son contracted whooping cough after he had to clean school bathrooms as punishment for taking part in an alleged playground bullying incident.]]>
<![CDATA[Homeless Advocates Hope Stowaway Case Changes "Model"]]> Thu, 07 Aug 2014 13:53:54 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/HARTMAN-IN-COURT-VO---00002812.jpg
Police are investigating after one runner’s surprising, creepy discovery while on a jog in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park. The jogger found what appeared to be a human skeleton wearing a Brooklyn Nets hat, goggles, a...

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<![CDATA[School Lunches Around the World]]> Fri, 15 Aug 2014 10:08:46 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/LunchPakistan2.jpg
Photographers captured the lunch fare for students in several countries earlier this month, showing a range of foods, customs, and nutritional standards.

<![CDATA[Ebola Researcher Confident in Drug]]> Fri, 08 Aug 2014 10:31:55 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/inside-Ebola-lab-san-diego.jpg
A Tampa church cancelled a funeral service upon learning that the deceased was gay, NBC affiliate WFLA reported. Julie Atwood, the mother of Julion Evans, was told that holding her son's funeral in the...]]>
<![CDATA[9 Questions You Should Ask About the Drug "Molly"]]> Fri, 08 Aug 2014 10:31:55 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/shutterstock_191826866.jpg
A Tampa church cancelled a funeral service upon learning that the deceased was gay, NBC affiliate WFLA reported. Julie Atwood, the mother of Julion Evans, was told that holding her son's funeral in the...

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<![CDATA[Prop 46: CA Doctors Could Face Random Drug Testing]]> Thu, 07 Aug 2014 11:22:52 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/08072014-doctor-drug-testing.jpg
A New Jersey police officer is under investigation after he was videotaped making comments about President Barack Obama and the Constitution. Part-time police officer Richard Recine was called to the...

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<![CDATA[East Bay Hospital Closes ER to Ambulances]]> Thu, 07 Aug 2014 07:29:12 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/ambulance-generic-ambulance-stock.jpg
Some health officials now suspect food poisoning in the deaths of two greyhounds and the illnesses of 97 others at the Daytona Beach Kennel Club & Poker Room. On April 6, kennel workers found one dog dead in...

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<![CDATA[Cancer Patient's One Direction Wish]]> Wed, 06 Aug 2014 22:07:45 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/6yo+cancer+patient.jpg
A woman accused of making it through airport security without a boarding pass and taking a Southwest Airlines flight from San Jose to Los Angeles pleaded no contest Wednesday to a misdemeanor trespassing charge...

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<![CDATA[Scientists Closer to Ebola Vaccine]]> Wed, 06 Aug 2014 13:22:30 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/NIH+Scientists+Ebola+Vaccine+080614.jpg
The Ebola outbreak in West Africa, which claimed at least 887 lives, has many people wondering whether the virus could be spread through air travel.

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<![CDATA[UCSF Researcher Hopes to Bring Ebola to Bay Area]]> Wed, 06 Aug 2014 23:14:23 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Ebola2.jpg
The man who went to the Mount Sinai Hospital emergency room Monday with a high fever and gastrointestinal symptoms after recently traveling to a West African country where cases of Ebola have been reported does...

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<![CDATA[Safety Study: Dangers of Texting and Walking ]]> Tue, 05 Aug 2014 10:56:40 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP080729033573.jpg
Researchers discovered teenagers are more at risk of getting hit by cars while distracted than any other demographic they have studied in the past.]]>
<![CDATA[Mass. Doctor Going to Fight Ebola]]> Mon, 04 Aug 2014 15:43:20 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Nahid+Bhadelia.jpg
Kent Brantly, the Texas doctor who contracted Ebola while working in Liberia, was given an experimental serum before he was flown to the U.S., said Samaritan’s Purse, a Christian aid group.

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<![CDATA[Ebola Outbreak Puts UC Berkeley Program on Hold]]> Thu, 07 Aug 2014 09:40:48 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/0731-2014-Ebola.jpg
The University of California, Berkeley's study abroad program in Sierra Leone is being placed on hold as West Africa grapples with the worst-known outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus.]]>
<![CDATA[Bay Area Health Expert Not Concerned Over Ebola Virus]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 23:31:54 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/452620484.jpg
NBC Bay Area's Terry McSweeney shows why a Bay Area public health expert is not worried about the Ebola virus.

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<![CDATA[The Truth About Sunscreen]]> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 20:20:33 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Sunblock-for-Story1.jpg
Less than two years ago, Richmond voters slapped city lawmakers with a dose of reality, shooting down a proposed ‘soda tax’ measure that would have been the first of its kind in the country.]]>
<![CDATA[California Pharmacies Urged to Translate Drug Labels]]> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 18:45:10 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/4PM_PKG_PRESCRIPTION_DR_KNSD2RPS_1200x675_61258819722.jpg
A San Francisco start-up is making it possible for medical marijuana patients to get pot delivered to their doorsteps.]]>
<![CDATA[Livermore Lab Working on Procedure to Diagnose Ebola]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 10:52:07 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/07-29-2014-ebola.jpg
Crews were working through the night to repair a massive water main break that sent up to 10 million gallons of water gushing for nearly four hours onto Sunset Boulevard and the University of California,...

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<![CDATA[Reality Check: Does Pot Cause Teens to Lose 8 IQ Points?]]> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:56:22 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/marijuana_headlines.jpg
A vocal community outcry has spared the life of what may be the world's tallest albino redwood chimera, which had been slated to be cut down to make way for train tracks in the San Francisco Bay Area's...

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<![CDATA[Feeling the Pain of Lightning Strikes, Again and Again]]> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 09:06:08 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/72814+Lightning.jpg
A thunderstorm hit the greater New York area July 2. See the stunning lightning photos captured by viewers and professional photographers.

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<![CDATA[Chikungunya: What You Need to Know]]> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 03:40:24 -0700 Aedes aegypti mosquito.]]> Aedes aegypti mosquito.]]> http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/181*120/tlmd_virus_mortales_03.jpg
A person caught the mosquito-borne virus chikungunya in the United States this month, health officials say — marking the first time mosquitoes in the U.S. are believed to have spread

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<![CDATA[Babies Get Herpes After Ritual: DOH]]> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 02:10:56 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/NC_Circumcision0906_722x406_2119014932.jpg
Two more infants were diagnosed with herpes in New York this month after undergoing ritual Jewish circumcisions, the Health Department says. In both cases, the infant boys were born to mothers with...]]>
<![CDATA[Skin Cancer on Rise in Marin: Report]]> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:52:59 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Sun+Generic.jpg
Marin County has the highest rate of melanoma in California, and instances of the deadly skin cancer have been on the rise for years.]]>
<![CDATA[Fruit Sold at Trader Joe's, Costco Recalled]]> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:02:51 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/07-21-2014-peaches-recall.jpg
Wawona Packing Company, based in California's Central Valley, is recalling white and yellow peaches, white and yellow nectarines, and plum varieties. The whole fruits were all packed between June 1 and July 12,...

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<![CDATA[Fruit Sold at Trader Joe's, Costco Recalled]]> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 19:22:48 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/07-21-2014-peaches-recall.jpg
If you love stone fruits, there's a new recall you should know about. Wawona Packing Company, based in the Central Valley, is recalling white and yellow peaches, white and yellow nectarines, and plum varieties.

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<![CDATA[Menlo Park Girl Attends Kids' State Dinner at the White House]]> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 17:08:06 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/071814-kids-state-dinner2.jpg
Some of America's top chefs of the future dined at a special “Kids State Dinner” at White House.

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<![CDATA[Bay Area CEO Accepts Ice Bucket Challenge]]> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 13:20:43 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/07-17-2014-molly.jpg
The CEO of the Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation, Scott Santarella took part in an "ice bucket challenge" all to raise awareness for cancer.]]>