<![CDATA[NBC Southern California - Health News]]> Copyright 2015 http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/health http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/NBC4_40x125.png NBC Southern California http://www.nbclosangeles.com en-us Sun, 29 Mar 2015 16:58:48 -0700 Sun, 29 Mar 2015 16:58:48 -0700 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[WATCH: New Anti-Smoking Ads Highlight Pain, Suffering]]> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 10:51:57 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/smoking-stock-generic-73160938.jpg
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is introducing a new installment of its anti-smoking campaign to help smokers stop lighting up.

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<![CDATA[Is Angelina Jolie's Choice Right for Other Women?]]> Tue, 24 Mar 2015 22:32:00 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/OVARY_EXPLAINER-_HENSEL_web_1200x675_417735235844.jpg
Angelina Jolie's decision to share her experience of having her ovaries removed to lower her cancer tisk has sparked a conversation about if it's right for all women. Dr. Bruce Hensel reports for the NBC4...]]>
<![CDATA[What to Know About Breast and Ovarian Cancer]]> Tue, 24 Mar 2015 14:39:44 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Hensel_Noon_Jolie_Web_1200x675_417603139845.jpg
After Angelina Jolie's announcement of surgery to remove her ovaries, Dr. Bruce explains the facts on ovarian cancer and breast cancer on the NBC4 News at Noon on Tuesday, March 24, 2015.]]>
<![CDATA[Vaccine Opt-Out Rates at California Schools]]> Tue, 24 Mar 2015 07:15:10 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/vaccine-OTSstock.jpg
Nine out of 10 kindergarteners in California had all their required vaccinations in the 2014-15 school year, according to a statewide survey. The database below tracks the number and percentage of...

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<![CDATA[Benefits of Healthy School Lunches Reinforced]]> Mon, 23 Mar 2015 19:13:36 -0700
A new study reinforces the danger of second-hand smoke and another shows the benefits of healthy school lunches. Dr. Bruce Hensel reports for the NBC4 News at 5 p.m. on March 23, 2015.]]>
<![CDATA["It's Very Cool": 3-D "Super-Hand" for Pint-Sized Boy]]> Thu, 19 Mar 2015 21:21:35 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/170*120/3-19-15-3d+printer+boy+hand.JPG
A pint-sized boy who was born with a tiny hand and a few fingers now has a life-changing thing he calls "very cool": a "super-hand" made with a 3-D printer.

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<![CDATA[Poison Center Calls About Kids Hit 1.3 Million: Report]]> Wed, 18 Mar 2015 11:56:25 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/medicine-cabinet.jpg
Poison centers across the country get more than 1,100 calls everyday that relate to children poisoned by medicine, a new report said.]]>
<![CDATA[WATCH: Bodybuilding Mom Fights MS]]> Tue, 17 Mar 2015 09:21:03 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/NC_msbodybuilder0316001_1500x845.jpg
Working out often isn't something you would expect from a person who has Multiple Sclerosis, but for Wendy Bordewisch, Evolutions Gym in Annapolis, Md. is often a home away from home.]]>
<![CDATA[Youth in Rural Areas Have Higher Suicide Rate, Study Says]]> Sat, 14 Mar 2015 12:10:01 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/ambulance19.jpg
A new Ohio State University study has found that adolescents and young adults living in rural areas are more likely to commit suicide than those in cities. The study analyzed suicides among people ages 10 to 24...]]>
<![CDATA[Blue Bell Recalls Ice Cream Treats]]> Sun, 15 Mar 2015 21:04:06 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/ice-cream-stock-79772399.jpg
The FDA issued a consumer advisory about some Texas-made Blue Bell ice cream products Friday, after three patients who had eaten the ice cream in a Kansas hospital died of a foodborne illness. The illnesses...

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<![CDATA[23andMe Sells DNA Info to Drug Companies]]> Fri, 13 Mar 2015 14:01:16 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/160*133/82749238.jpg
23andMe announced it's opening up its genetic database more freely to drug companies.]]>
<![CDATA["We're Related": 8-Way Kidney Swap]]> Fri, 13 Mar 2015 07:40:24 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Kidney_Transplant_CT.jpg
Donors and recipients involved in a groundbreaking eight-way kidney swap in Connecticut came face to face for the first time Thursday, greeting each other with hugs, tears and laughter.]]>
<![CDATA[Maria Shriver Reveals Coping With Father's Disease]]> Fri, 13 Mar 2015 18:50:35 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/SHRIVER_ALZHEIMERS-JOHNSON_web_1200x675_412577347781.jpg
The former First Lady of California, Maria Shriver is opening up about how she dealt with her father's Alzheimer’s disease. Carolyn Johnson reports for the NBC4 News at 5 p.m. on Thursday, March 12, 2015.]]>
<![CDATA[Ebola-Infected Worker Arrives in US]]> Fri, 13 Mar 2015 10:18:23 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/NIHClinic.jpg
An American healthcare worker infected with Ebola in West Africa arrived at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Maryland Friday morning. The patient was admitted to the NIH Clinical Center's Special...

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<![CDATA[Promising New Autism Research]]> Thu, 12 Mar 2015 08:32:54 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/autism6.jpg
A blood-based measure could lead to a clinical test that could spot signs of autism in boys just 1 or 2 years old, a new study has found, a finding that could help children with autism get the help they...

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<![CDATA[Burger King Drops Soft Drinks From Kids' Meals]]> Tue, 10 Mar 2015 09:26:14 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/burger-king-thumb-82504247.jpg
Burger King is no longer promoting soft drinks on its kids' meal menus. "We have removed fountain drinks from our kids' menu boards and they are no longer merchandised as part of kids' meals," the company...

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<![CDATA[ Breast Cancer Research App Launched]]> Mon, 09 Mar 2015 19:47:37 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/150309-6pm-breast-cancer-app_1200x675_410714692002.jpg
Patients with breast cancer, asthma, Parkinson's and other conditions can use iPhone apps to take part in medical research studies using their devices, Apple announced. Lolita Lopez reports for the NBC4 News at...]]>
<![CDATA[Patients Recovering After Rare 6-Way Kidney Transplant]]> Fri, 06 Mar 2015 12:54:48 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/160*122/doc6.jpg
The three patients who underwent a rare six-way kidney transplant were resting comfortably on Friday morning, hospital officials said, as three more were undergoing surgery to finish the 12-person operation.

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<![CDATA[Dunkin' Drops Food-Coloring Additive]]> Fri, 06 Mar 2015 11:16:42 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/dunkin-donuts-AP110727023936.jpg
Dunkin’ Donuts is removing a food-coloring ingredient from their powdered sugar goods, the brand announced Thursday.

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<![CDATA["Wake-Up Call": Study Reveals Magnitude of Memory Loss]]> Thu, 05 Mar 2015 13:47:30 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/alzheimers-149679784.jpg
A new study from the federal CDC shows that about 4 million American households include at least one adult with worsening memory loss

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<![CDATA[Preserving Fertility After Cancer Treatment]]> Thu, 05 Mar 2015 02:25:39 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/BREAST_CANCER_FERTILITY-_DR._HENSEL_WEB_1200x675_408526915979.jpg
Breast cancer treatment often robs a woman of her fertility. But a new breakthrough is helping some cancer patients survive their disease and still have a family. Dr. Bruce Hensel reports for the NBC4 News at 5...]]>
<![CDATA["Superbug" Reported at Cedars-Sinai]]> Wed, 04 Mar 2015 23:32:16 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/web_superbug_gordon_5p_1200x675_401693763890.jpg
Four people were infected with a drug-resistant bacteria spread by a device used in medical procedures and another 71 are at risk because they were exposed to the same scope, officials with Cedars-Sinai hospital...]]>
<![CDATA[Thousands of Bassinets, Cradles Recalled Due to Suffocation Risk]]> Wed, 04 Mar 2015 09:46:13 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/bassinet-recall.jpg
Fall and suffocation hazards prompted the recall of thousands of two-in-one bassinets. Dream on Me recalled nearly 13,000 two-in-one bassinet to cradle products after learning that the wire supports on the sides...

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<![CDATA[Plague-Carrying Flea Found on NYC Rats: Study]]> Wed, 04 Mar 2015 07:41:42 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/101214rats.jpg
The type of flea that spread the bubonic plague across Europe in the 1300s, killing millions of people, lives in NYC, according to a study published in a medical journal. Cornell University researchers...

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<![CDATA[Doctors Use New 3-D Tech to Prepare for Brain Surgery]]> Tue, 03 Mar 2015 07:07:32 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/214*120/generic-brain2.jpg
For the first time, brain surgeons at UCLA’s Neurosurgery Center can look inside the heads of their patients before they go under the knife.

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<![CDATA[New App Lets Patients Receive Diagnosis Through Phone]]> Sun, 01 Mar 2015 17:57:37 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Liberty11P0228_1200x675_406144067928.jpg
Patients can video call with a licensed doctor in their area with a few quick taps of their fingers.]]>
<![CDATA[Family Sues Scope Maker After UCLA "Superbug" Outbreak]]> Thu, 26 Feb 2015 14:25:05 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/lafile-ronald-reagan-ucla-medical-center.jpg
The family of a woman who believes she died in connection to the UCLA "superbug" outbreak has sued a medical device company for wrongful death.

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<![CDATA[WATCH: Body Bags Are Getting Bigger]]> Thu, 26 Feb 2015 13:56:06 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/214*120/NC_bigbodybags.jpg
With more than one third of U.S. adults overweight, coroners are having problems with standard body bags sizes being too small.]]>
<![CDATA[Congresswoman Cracks Down on Liquid Detergent Pods]]> Thu, 26 Feb 2015 12:02:15 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Consumer-Reports-Pods.jpg
Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D-San Francisco/San Mateo counties) is set to introduce the tougher laws surrounding the packaging of liquid laundry detergent pods after a child ended up in intensive care...]]>
<![CDATA[Alternatives to Statins]]> Wed, 25 Feb 2015 23:16:46 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/225*120/2-25-15_Dr_Bruce_Pic.JPG
Cholesterol-lowering medication use is on the rise.]]>
<![CDATA[Hand Washing Dishes May Prevent Allergies: Study]]> Wed, 25 Feb 2015 09:24:46 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/dishwashingAllergy-529008409.jpg
Washing dishes might be the best chore for a kid. Doing dishes by hand instead of using a dishwasher might prevent or reduce allergies in children, according to a Swedish study published in the journal...

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<![CDATA[Study Finds Obesity, Diabetes Link]]> Tue, 24 Feb 2015 14:26:17 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/UC-San-Diego-generic_6.jpg
Researchers at the University of California, San Diego, believe they have discovered the "root cause" of Type 2 diabetes — a molecular link between obesity and diabetes that may lead to new...

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<![CDATA[Study Links Peanut Exposure to Allergy]]> Tue, 24 Feb 2015 13:45:57 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/peanut+butter+recall.jpg
A new study argues that the key to preventing peanut allergies in children may lie in early and regular exposure to the food, The Associated Press reported. Researchers tracked 640 children under age 1 who were...]]>
<![CDATA[Suicide Prevention: Helpful Resources, Links]]> Mon, 23 Feb 2015 14:58:37 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/nbc4-generic-open-nbcla.jpg
Use these links to find more information about suicide prevention and agencies that provide crisis intervention.]]>