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Autism Linked to Pollution Levels, Study Finds

Autism Linked to Pollution Levels, Study Finds

A groundbreaking new study shows an unborn baby’s risk of autism increases significantly if the child’s mom lives in an area high in air pollution while she is pregnant. Watch »

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Dr. Bruce Hensel Health Update

Dr. Bruce Hensel Health Update

When you lose weight, where does the fat go? New research may have the answer. And a ground-breaking study shows the... Watch »

Dec 17, 2014
Ask Dr. Bruce

Ask Dr. Bruce

Tune in to NBC4 on Tuesdays and Thursdays at noon to Ask Dr. Bruce. http://4.nbcla.com/1qcLDrC Read »

Oct 16, 2014
Ebola: Full Coverage

Ebola: Full Coverage

The deadly virus' arrival to the U.S. sparks concerns. Read »

Oct 13, 2014
Hearing Loss Detected Earlier Due to Earbuds

Hearing Loss Detected Earlier Due to Earbuds

Doctors talk about how to find signs and help prevent ear loss at earlier ages. Kathy Vara reports for the NBC4 News... Watch »

Dec 17, 2014
E-Cigs Surpass Regular Cigs in Teen Use: Survey

E-Cigs Surpass Regular Cigs in Teen Use: Survey

Electronic cigarettes have surpassed traditional smoking in popularity among teens, the government's annual drug use... Read »

Dec 16, 2014
CA's Whooping Cough Epidemic Worst in Decades

CA's Whooping Cough Epidemic Worst in Decades

Health officials are concerned about the worst whooping cough epidemic recorded in California seven decades. Read »

Dec 11, 2014
Chemical in Food Packaging Linked With Lower IQ in Kids

Chemical in Food Packaging Linked With Lower IQ in Kids

Children whose mothers had highest levels of certain chemicals in their bodies while pregnant had noticeably lower... Read »

Dec 11, 2014
Common Chemical Linked to Higher Blood Pressure

Common Chemical Linked to Higher Blood Pressure

The chemical BPA, an ingredient in plastics often used in food containers and beverage can linings, might... Read »

Dec 8, 2014
Billionaire Paul Allen Pledges $100M for Cell Science

Billionaire Paul Allen Pledges $100M for Cell Science

Software billionaire Paul Allen says he's committed $100 million to create a new institute to study human cell... Read »

Dec 8, 2014
Unproven Stem Cell Treatment Faces Controversy

Unproven Stem Cell Treatment Faces Controversy

An NBC News investigation found that some patients are turning to a controversial stem cell therapy that many... Watch »

Dec 6, 2014
Center for Disease Control Warns of New Strain of Flu Virus

Center for Disease Control Warns of New Strain of Flu Virus

The organization said typical flu shots may not ward off this particular strain. Gordon Tokumatsu reports for the... Read »

Dec 4, 2014
8 Percent of Americans Depressed, Few Treated: Study

8 Percent of Americans Depressed, Few Treated: Study

Nearly eight percent of Americans have depression, but only about a third of those are receiving treatment for it... Read »

Dec 3, 2014
Hershey Considers Replacing Corn Syrup With Sugar

Hershey Considers Replacing Corn Syrup With Sugar

Hershey is looking at replacing the high-fructose corn syrup in some of its products with sugar. Read »

Dec 3, 2014
Drug Overdose Deaths in U.S. Double: CDC

Drug Overdose Deaths in U.S. Double: CDC

Drug overdose deaths more than doubled over the past decade, U.S. health officials announced in a report released... Read »

Dec 2, 2014
Circumcision Benefits Outweigh the Risks, CDC Says

Circumcision Benefits Outweigh the Risks, CDC Says

U.S. health officials on Tuesday released a draft of long-awaited federal guidelines on circumcision, saying medical... Read »

Dec 2, 2014
Too Many Infants Still Sleep With Blankets: Study

Too Many Infants Still Sleep With Blankets: Study

Too many U.S. infants sleep with blankets, pillows or other unsafe bedding that may lead to suffocation or sudden... Read »

Dec 1, 2014
Internet Privacy: Online

Internet Privacy: Online "Medical Detectives"

Internet users who search for symptoms of various ailments should be aware of how to protect their privacy when... Watch »

Nov 26, 2014
From Pizza to Popcorn, Calorie Counts Headed for Menus

From Pizza to Popcorn, Calorie Counts Headed for Menus

Whether they want to or not, consumers will soon know how many calories they are eating when ordering off the menu... Read »

Nov 25, 2014
3-D Printing Gives Chance to Little Girl Born With Heart Defect

3-D Printing Gives Chance to Little Girl Born With Heart Defect

Esther Perez was born with heart defects that could have taken her young life, but thanks to a series of... Watch »

Nov 26, 2014

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