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US Measles Cases Rise at Fastest Pace in Decades
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US Measles Cases Rise at Fastest Pace in Decades

Cases of the highly contagious measles virus are rising at the fastest pace in almost two decades, NBC News reported. Read »

6 hours ago
Hundreds of Bacteria Found on Paper Money: Study

Hundreds of Bacteria Found on Paper Money: Study

A recent study found that paper money is covered in hundreds of different types of bacteria, including pneumonia. Watch »

Apr 24, 2014
Ask Dr. Bruce

Ask Dr. Bruce

Tune in to NBC4 on Tuesdays and Thursdays at noon to Ask Dr. Bruce. Read »

Feb 25, 2014
New Medicine May Stop Migraines Before They Happen

New Medicine May Stop Migraines Before They Happen

Two experimental drugs are offering hope to migraine sufferers. Plus, a new study links teen stress to bad driving.... Read »

Apr 23, 2014
FDA Votes Against Approving Powerful Pain Reliever

FDA Votes Against Approving Powerful Pain Reliever

The FDA voted unanimously not to approve Moxduo, a powerful new pain reliever. Dr. Bruce Hensel reports for the NBC4... Read »

Apr 22, 2014
FDA to Rule on E-Cigarettes

FDA to Rule on E-Cigarettes

Health experts are waiting anxiously for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to issue its first regulations... Read »

Apr 22, 2014
Bill Targets

Bill Targets "Lingering Third-Hand Smoke"

The Assembly approved a bill Monday that would ban smoking inside home day care centers even after the children have... Read »

Apr 22, 2014
New Brain Surgery Method Touted

New Brain Surgery Method Touted

Conventional brain surgery requires opening the skull and moving the brain while sometimes leading to long-term... Read »

Apr 21, 2014
More Than 100 Exide Employees Receive Layoff Notices

More Than 100 Exide Employees Receive Layoff Notices

The ongoing pollution problem involving the Exide chemical plant in Vernon is now costing some workers their... Read »

Apr 21, 2014
Doctors Prescribing Codeine to Kids Despite Known Risks

Doctors Prescribing Codeine to Kids Despite Known Risks

Doctors are still prescribing codeine for kids with coughs, colds and injuries, despite a wealth of evidence that... Read »

Apr 21, 2014
$14M Awarded in Lawsuit Linking Contraceptive, Stroke

$14M Awarded in Lawsuit Linking Contraceptive, Stroke

A jury has awarded $14 million to a suburban Chicago woman who said in a lawsuit that she suffered a debilitating... Watch »

Apr 20, 2014
Heart Attacks, Strokes Caused by Diabetes Declining

Heart Attacks, Strokes Caused by Diabetes Declining

Heart attacks, strokes and other complications from diabetes are declining, a new federal study shows, The... Read »

Apr 17, 2014
Study: Weight of Mother Can Pose Danger to Pregnancy

Study: Weight of Mother Can Pose Danger to Pregnancy

According to a study by British researchers, increases in a pregnant mother's weight were associated with increased... Read »

Apr 16, 2014
Obamacare Helped Nearly 10M Get Insurance: Gallup

Obamacare Helped Nearly 10M Get Insurance: Gallup

A new Gallup survey out on Wednesday shows that Obamacare has helped nearly 10 million Americans get new health... Read »

Apr 17, 2014
Most Supplements Don't Work, But Americans Still Love Them

Most Supplements Don't Work, But Americans Still Love Them

Although there isn't a lot of evidence that supplements are effective, Americans still love them. Read »

Apr 16, 2014
Possible Breakthrough for Emphysema Treatment

Possible Breakthrough for Emphysema Treatment

A new treatment for emphysema could be a major breakthrough in the treatment of the disease. Dr. Bruce Hensel... Read »

Apr 15, 2014
Medical Assistant Students Practice on Prisoners

Medical Assistant Students Practice on Prisoners

San Diego community college students are getting a unique learning experience: Giving medical care to prisoners. Watch »

Apr 15, 2014
Ebola Outbreak in West Africa Kills at Least 100

Ebola Outbreak in West Africa Kills at Least 100

Over 100 people have died from the latest Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Read »

Apr 14, 2014
Too Much TV Could Harm Kids' Health

Too Much TV Could Harm Kids' Health

The television and other electronic screens can calm even the most difficult child. But could too much visual... Read »

Apr 14, 2014
DEA Drug Collection Sites

DEA Drug Collection Sites

The following link was mentioned Monday April 21, 2014 on the NBC4 News. Read »

Apr 21, 2014
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