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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
FDA Approves Pacemaker for Controlling Appetite

FDA Approves Pacemaker for Controlling Appetite

Federal regulators have approved an appetite-suppressing implant designed to treat obesity by zapping nerves that... Read »

Jan 14, 2015
Measles Cases Linked to Disneyland Climb to 22

Measles Cases Linked to Disneyland Climb to 22

There are now at least 22 cases of measles linked to a Disneyland visitor in December. Dr. Bruce Hensel reports for... Watch »

Jan 13, 2015
Measles Exposure Warning Issued

Measles Exposure Warning Issued

A bank, market and casino were among the places where the public may have been exposed to measles in connection with... Watch »

Jan 13, 2015
Family Still Gets Whooping Cough After Vaccination

Family Still Gets Whooping Cough After Vaccination

After vaccinating her two young sons, a Del Mar mother and her sons came down with whooping cough. It’s especially... Watch »

Jan 12, 2015
Firefighter's Wife Battles Cancer After Giving Birth

Firefighter's Wife Battles Cancer After Giving Birth

Hundreds gathered in Oceanside Sunday to show their support for a firefighter’s wife who is battling cancer after... Watch »

Jan 12, 2015
Disney-Linked Measles Cases Jumps to 19

Disney-Linked Measles Cases Jumps to 19

Nineteen people from three states who visited Disney theme parks in California last month have now fallen ill with... Watch »

Jan 10, 2015
Doctors Advise Knowing Measles Symptoms

Doctors Advise Knowing Measles Symptoms

With the measles scare in Disneyland earlier this week, doctors have pointed out that the illness is on the rise all... Watch »

Jan 14, 2015
Common as Dirt: New Antibiotic May Conquer Superbugs

Common as Dirt: New Antibiotic May Conquer Superbugs

Researchers may have discovered the first of a new family of antibiotics — which appears to have the ability to kill... Read »

Jan 7, 2015
Alcohol Poisoning Kills 6 a Day, Mostly Men: CDC

Alcohol Poisoning Kills 6 a Day, Mostly Men: CDC

To the surprise of even health officials, it turns out that most deaths from drinking too much involve middle-aged... Watch »

Jan 7, 2015
Acetaminophen Not Best Choice for Arthritis: Study

Acetaminophen Not Best Choice for Arthritis: Study

When knee pain from arthritis becomes too much, many people reach for acetaminophen. However, a new study confirms... Watch »

Jan 5, 2015
Japan Officials Advise Chewing Slowly After Rice Cake Deaths

Japan Officials Advise Chewing Slowly After Rice Cake Deaths

At least nine people have reportedly choked to death on New Year's rice cakes in Japan, and officials are urging... Read »

Jan 5, 2015
U.S. to Resume First Beef Imports From Ireland Since Mad Cow

U.S. to Resume First Beef Imports From Ireland Since Mad Cow

Ireland says the United States will permit imports of beef from the country — the first European Union state allowed... Read »

Jan 5, 2015
Fast-Food Chains Attempt to Change Junk Food Image

Fast-Food Chains Attempt to Change Junk Food Image

As people express distaste for food they think is overly processed, McDonald's, Taco Bell and other chains are tryi... Read »

Jan 2, 2015
FDA Drug Approvals Reached 18-Year-High in 2014

FDA Drug Approvals Reached 18-Year-High in 2014

The Food and Drug Administration approved 41 first-of-a-kind drugs in 2014, including a record number of medicines... Read »

Jan 2, 2015
Biological Bad Luck Blamed in Most Cancer Cases

Biological Bad Luck Blamed in Most Cancer Cases

Plain old bad luck plays a major role in determining who gets cancer and who does not, according to researchers who... Read »

Jan 2, 2015
Dr. Bruce Hensel Health Headlines

Dr. Bruce Hensel Health Headlines

Dr. Bruce Hensel talks about how to detect tuberculosis and prevent its spread on the NBC4 News at 6 . Watch »

Dec 31, 2014
How Those NYE Shots May Trash Your Immune System

How Those NYE Shots May Trash Your Immune System

Binge drinkers beware: that big hangover headed your way reveals only a fraction of the physical damage you will... Read »

Dec 31, 2014
Dr. Bruce Hensel Health Updates

Dr. Bruce Hensel Health Updates

Dr. Bruce Hensel talks about how you can reduce your risk of getting the flu and the health news of the day for the... Watch »

Dec 30, 2014
Flu Deaths in U.S. Reach Epidemic Level: CDC

Flu Deaths in U.S. Reach Epidemic Level: CDC

A total of 15 children have died from flu complications, which the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has... Read »

Dec 30, 2014

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