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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 cigare... 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. Gadi Schwartz reports for... 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. Kathy Vara... 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 quest... 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
Listeria Detected in Apples From Bakersfield Grower

Listeria Detected in Apples From Bakersfield Grower

Granny smith and gala apples are being recalled nationwide after the presence of Listeria monocytogenes was confirm... Read »

Jan 17, 2015
Measles Outbreak Spreads Beyond Disney: Officials

Measles Outbreak Spreads Beyond Disney: Officials

A total of 51 measles cases have now been reported in the wake of an outbreak linked to Disney theme parks in Anahe... Watch »

Jan 17, 2015
Q&A: Disney Theme Park Measles Outbreak

Q&A: Disney Theme Park Measles Outbreak

The highly contagious respiratory illness was declared eliminated in the U.S. in 2000, but health officials have... Read »

Jan 17, 2015
5 Myths About the Flu Debunked

5 Myths About the Flu Debunked

Flu is widespread across the United States, in a season made even more severe by a disappointing vaccine that's not... Read »

Jan 23, 2015
Wendy's Drops Soda from Kids Meal

Wendy's Drops Soda from Kids Meal

Wendy's has won praise from children's advocacy groups for its recent move to stop displaying soda on its children's... Read »

Jan 16, 2015
7 New Measles Cases in SD Tied to Disneyland Outbreak

7 New Measles Cases in SD Tied to Disneyland Outbreak

San Diego County has confirmed the sickness that shut down a La Mesa urgent care Wednesday was indeed measles, tied... Watch »

Jan 16, 2015
Flu Vaccine Effectiveness Weighed

Flu Vaccine Effectiveness Weighed

For some who got this year's flu vaccine, they're not seeing the same protection. The reason is because not all... Watch »

Jan 15, 2015
Flu Vaccine Barely Working This Year, CDC Says

Flu Vaccine Barely Working This Year, CDC Says

This year's flu vaccine is less effective at protecting people, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said... Read »

Jan 16, 2015
Boy Finally Breathing on His Own After 65 Surgeries

Boy Finally Breathing on His Own After 65 Surgeries

After 4 years and 65 surgeries, a boy in Peoria, Arizona, is finally able to talk and breathe on his own after swal... Watch »

Jan 16, 2015
Winemakers Worried About FDA Rules For Calorie Counts

Winemakers Worried About FDA Rules For Calorie Counts

Winemakers are worried about a new rule from the FDA that would require restaurants to label calorie counts in alco... Read »

Jan 15, 2015
Dr. Bruce Hensel Health Headlines

Dr. Bruce Hensel Health Headlines

Everyone binge eats from time to time. But if you do it too often, it can cause serious health problems. Also, a new... Watch »

Jan 14, 2015

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