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Doctors: Caffeine, Viagra Help Premature Babies

Doctors: Caffeine, Viagra Help Premature Babies

Viagra and caffeine aren't typically something doctors would encourage parents to give their babies, but some... Watch »

Dec 25, 2014
How to Tell: Cold, Flu or Allergies?

How to Tell: Cold, Flu or Allergies?

As the winter season progresses, folks who find themselves sneezing or blowing their nose might ask themselves if... Watch »

Dec 23, 2014
U.S. Moves Toward Dropping Ban on Gay Blood Donations

U.S. Moves Toward Dropping Ban on Gay Blood Donations

Federal health officials are recommending an end to the nation's lifetime ban on blood donations from gay and... Read »

Dec 23, 2014
FDA Going After Sellers of Pure Caffeine Powder

FDA Going After Sellers of Pure Caffeine Powder

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is building a legal case against companies that sell pure powdered caffeine... Read »

Dec 23, 2014
Getting Joy of Holiday Toys Without the Dangers

Getting Joy of Holiday Toys Without the Dangers

Many of us are still buying presents, especially for kids. But although many parents know toys can be dangerous... Watch »

Dec 22, 2014
LA County Reports Season's First Flu-Related Death

LA County Reports Season's First Flu-Related Death

The first flu-related death of the season in Los Angeles County has been reported to health officials. Read »

Dec 22, 2014
Flu Widespread in 29 States, CDC Says

Flu Widespread in 29 States, CDC Says

This year's flu season is striking earlier than last year's, with the virus already widespread in 29 of the 54 U.S. Read »

Dec 22, 2014
Prepackaged Candy Apples Recalled

Prepackaged Candy Apples Recalled

Health officials are warning consumers to avoid prepackaged caramel apples after they were linked to five deaths and... Watch »

Dec 25, 2014
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... Watch »

Dec 19, 2014
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
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

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