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Medical Pot Only OK for Sick Kids Failed by Other Drugs: MDs

Medical Pot Only OK for Sick Kids Failed by Other Drugs: MDs

With virtually no hard proof that medical marijuana benefits sick children, and evidence that it may harm developing brains, the drug should only be used for severely ill kids who have no other treatment option, the nation's most influential pediatricians group says in a... Read »

4 hours ago
Bird Flu Found at Foster Farms Turkey Ranch in California

Bird Flu Found at Foster Farms Turkey Ranch in California

Hundreds of turkeys at a Central California ranch are being killed to prevent the spread of a type of avian flu that... Read »

5 hours ago
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
Confirmed Measles Case at CSU Channel Islands

Confirmed Measles Case at CSU Channel Islands

Students were warned to immediately get measles vaccines at California State University, Channel Islands, Friday... Watch »

Jan 24, 2015
CA Law Makes It Harder to Skip Vaccinations

CA Law Makes It Harder to Skip Vaccinations

Fewer California parents opted out of vaccinations for their children entering kindergarten last year following the... Read »

Jan 24, 2015
Calif. Babies Placed in Isolation Amid Measles Outbreak

Calif. Babies Placed in Isolation Amid Measles Outbreak

More than 30 babies in California's Alameda County have been placed in home isolation after possible exposure to... Watch »

Jan 24, 2015
Researchers identify genetic cause of Sturge-Weber syndrome

Researchers identify genetic cause of Sturge-Weber syndrome

Researchers identify genetic cause of Sturge-Weber syndrome, often associated with facial birthmarks, which means... Watch »

Jan 23, 2015
Timeline of Disneyland Measles Outbreak

Timeline of Disneyland Measles Outbreak

The number of measles cases from a Disneyland outbreak in December continues to increase. Read »

Jan 23, 2015
Measles: What You Need to Know

Measles: What You Need to Know

As the spread of measles continues to grow with many cases linked to Disneyland, we explain what you should and... Watch »

Jan 21, 2015
Disneyland-Linked Measles Spreads

Disneyland-Linked Measles Spreads

Measles cases linked to Disneyland continue to spread, including to park employees. John Cádiz Klemack reports for... Watch »

Jan 21, 2015
E-Cigs May Be More Toxic Than Real Cigarettes: Study

E-Cigs May Be More Toxic Than Real Cigarettes: Study

A new study suggests that formaldehyde levels in e-cigarettes may be five to 15 times higher than in regular... Read »

Jan 22, 2015
New USDA Standards Follow Salmonella Outbreak

New USDA Standards Follow Salmonella Outbreak

Standards proposed Wednesday by the Agriculture Department aim to reduce rates of salmonella and campylobacter... Read »

Jan 22, 2015
Five Disneyland Employees Contracted Measles

Five Disneyland Employees Contracted Measles

Five Disneyland employees contracted measles during outbreak, health officials confirmed. Watch »

Jan 21, 2015
Five Disneyland Employees Contracted Measles

Five Disneyland Employees Contracted Measles

Five Disneyland workers contracted measles at the Anaheim park, including two employees who had vaccinations, health... Watch »

Jan 21, 2015
Measles Exposure at OC School

Measles Exposure at OC School

Twenty students who have not been vaccinated against the measles are not be allowed on the campus of Huntington... Watch »

Jan 20, 2015
Sitting Too Often Could Be More Harmful Than You Think

Sitting Too Often Could Be More Harmful Than You Think

A new study suggests sitting too long can be even more harmful than previously thought. Dr. Bruce Hensel reports for Watch »

Jan 20, 2015
OC Students Asked to Stay Home After Possible Measles Exposure

OC Students Asked to Stay Home After Possible Measles Exposure

Some Orange County students have been asked to stay home for a few days after possible measles exposure. Watch »

Jan 19, 2015
Common Measles Questions Answered

Common Measles Questions Answered

As the number of confirmed measles cases grows in Southern California, NBC4’s Dr. Bruce Hensel answers common... Read »

Jan 19, 2015
Suspected Case of Measles Closes Urgent Care in RB

Suspected Case of Measles Closes Urgent Care in RB

The unidentified patient came into the urgent care on Via Tazon just before 10:30 a.m. Watch »

Jan 19, 2015

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