Health News | NBC Bay Area

Health News

Thursday, Jun 20, 2019 at 01:06 PM PDT

Vape Pen Explodes, Shatters Teen's Jaw

Vape Pen Explodes, Shatters Teen's Jaw

Austin Adams, 17, was trying to quit smoking. So he turned to electronic cigarettes in an attempt to ease his addiction to tobacco, NBC News reported. He found the one he wanted — a device from a company called...

Thursday, Jun 20, 2019 at 12:15 PM PDT

Smartphones Linked to Bizarre Horn-Like Skull Bumps

Smartphones Linked to Bizarre Horn-Like Skull Bumps

Two Australian researchers made a bizarre discovery while examining hundreds of X-rays of skulls, finding that about a third had bone growths, NBC News reported. The development of the growths may be...

Thursday, Jun 20, 2019 at 04:44 AM PDT

1 in 6 ER Visits or Hospital Stays Triggers 'Surprise' Bill

1 in 6 ER Visits or Hospital Stays Triggers 'Surprise' Bill

Roughly one in every six times someone is taken to an emergency room or checks in to the hospital, the treatment is followed by a "surprise" medical bill, according to a study released Thursday. And depending on...

Wednesday, Jun 19, 2019 at 10:09 PM PDT

UN Health Agency to Remove Controversial Opioid Guidelines

UN Health Agency to Remove Controversial Opioid Guidelines

The World Health Organization notified U.S. lawmakers Wednesday that it will discontinue two publications on prescribing opioid painkillers in response to allegations that the pharmaceutical industry influenced...

Thursday, Jun 20, 2019 at 08:23 AM PDT

3 Things You Need to Know Before Choosing a Medical Practitioner

3 Things You Need to Know Before Choosing a Medical Practitioner

 Doctor Terry Dubrow from Oxygen’s "License to Kill" breaks down a few ways you can check you’re getting the best care at the doctor’s office.

Friday, Jun 21, 2019 at 06:59 AM PDT

Why Summer Is the Perfect Time to Set a Fitness Routine

Why Summer Is the Perfect Time to Set a Fitness Routine

Making time to exercise is not easy when you’re balancing work and a social life. Once you consider sweating, feeling sore, and running out of breath, working out may look less appealing. "There are all sorts...

Wednesday, Jun 19, 2019 at 05:51 AM PDT

Discovery Could Lead to Lyme Disease Treatment

Discovery Could Lead to Lyme Disease Treatment

A Virginia Tech researcher has made a discovery that could open the door to Lyme disease treatment. Brandon Jutras discovered the cellular component that contributes to Lyme arthritis, a symptom that turns up in...

Tuesday, Jun 18, 2019 at 06:47 PM PDT

California Governor, Lawmaker Alter Proposed Vaccine Rules

California Governor, Lawmaker Alter Proposed Vaccine Rules

California public health officials would have oversight of doctors and schools with high numbers of medical exemptions for vaccinations under a legislative compromise announced Tuesday. Gov. Gavin Newsom and the...

Tuesday, Jun 18, 2019 at 03:10 PM PDT

Sprouts Recalls Frozen, Cut Leaf Spinach

Sprouts Recalls Frozen, Cut Leaf Spinach

Sprouts is recalling frozen cut leaf spinach over concerns of listeria contamination. The Food and Drug Administration announced the recall Tuesday of both conventional and organic 16 oz bags after random...

Tuesday, Jun 18, 2019 at 02:11 PM PDT

WinCo Recalls Store Brand Frozen Raspberries

WinCo Recalls Store Brand Frozen Raspberries

 WinCo Foods says it sold some frozen red raspberries that may be contaminated with norovirus. No one has reported getting sick, but the company is urging people to throw away or return the products to the...

Photos & Videos

Upload your photos & videos »

Bay Area Proud
Bay Area Proud
Bay Area Proud is NBC Bay Area's community outreach and volunteering initiative. Read more
Follow Us
Sign up to receive news and updates that matter to you.
Send Us Your Story Tips
Check Out