<![CDATA[NBC Southern California - Health News]]> Copyright 2014 http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/health http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/NBC4_40x125.png NBC Southern California http://www.nbclosangeles.com en-us Tue, 02 Sep 2014 21:51:56 -0700 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 21:51:56 -0700 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Double Mastectomy: How Necessary Is the Procedure? ]]> Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:10:31 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Mastectomy1127_HD_722x406_10293827732.jpg
With the start of a new school year, parents are being urged to help their children take precautions to prevent concussions.]]>
<![CDATA[Kraft Recalls Some American Singles Cheese]]> Sat, 30 Aug 2014 08:57:36 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/AP091109173400.jpg
With gas prices at their lowest August price since 2010, 34.7 million Americans will travel this weekend for Labor Day, according to AAA.

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<![CDATA[Eyes Prone to Sun Damage While Driving]]> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 19:59:59 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/N6PPKGSUNDAMAGETOEYESforweb_1200x675_323021891968.jpg
New studies suggest that driving without sunblock and eye protective gear could cause damaging effects to a person's skin and vision. Dr. Bruce Hensel reports for NBC4 News at 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014.]]>
<![CDATA[Boston Marathon Dream Wedding]]> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 10:27:12 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/edt-KJWedding1.jpg
If something good could come out of the Boston Marathon bombing, James Costello and Krista D'Agostino seem to have found it.

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<![CDATA[Orange County Woman Dies From West Nile]]> Tue, 26 Aug 2014 23:38:03 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/lagenerics-genericsla-nbc4-logo-2.jpg
Mosquitoes from several Inland Empire areas have tested positive for the West Nile Virus, officials said Friday.]]>
<![CDATA[Sam's Club Caesar Salads Recalled]]> Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:28:39 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/sams_club1.jpg
Honey, nuts and cheese top the list of the most expensive — and delicious — food heists.

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<![CDATA[Whole Foods Pulls Yogurt Over Sugar]]> Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:35:34 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/whole+foods+yogurt+allegations.JPG
A 5-day-old New Jersey boy is in critical but stable condition after he stopped breathing suddenly over the weekend, possibly because of a bacterial infection, his parents]]>
<![CDATA[Sacramento Patient Tests Negative for Ebola]]> Fri, 22 Aug 2014 14:32:13 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/tlmd_ebola.jpg
Peanut and almond butters sold at Whole Foods, Trader Joe's and other grocers are being voluntarily recalled because of possible salmonella contamination. There have been reports of four illnesses that may...

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<![CDATA[SoCal Man Shares ALS Reality]]> Fri, 22 Aug 2014 08:42:07 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/ALSchallenge.JPG
A shoplifting suspect who identified himself as Scott Weiland from the Stone Temple Pilots managed to mislead law enforcement for nearly four weeks and will likely face additional charges after police discovered...

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<![CDATA[Device Helps Sinusitis Sufferers Breathe Easy]]> Thu, 21 Aug 2014 20:49:00 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/189*120/sinusitis+treatment+3.JPG
Couples who are having trouble getting pregnant often turn to fertility specialists for help.]]>
<![CDATA[UC Berkeley Student Diagnosed with West Nile Virus]]> Thu, 21 Aug 2014 12:06:20 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/210*120/bb82f013a5e54a7cbed54729d2487f36.jpg
Someone lost a load of stuffed animals on the southbound side of 680 just before the 101 interchange in San Jose.]]>
<![CDATA[Costco Donates $10M to Help Young Heart Patients]]> Wed, 20 Aug 2014 13:26:36 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/216*120/baby+children+hospital+la+heart+surgery.jpg


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<![CDATA[Calif. Patient May Have Ebola Virus]]> Wed, 20 Aug 2014 18:55:42 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/tlmd_ebola.jpg
First-time parents Jenna Gassew and Dan Haley are making the most of Jenna's pregnancy. Just two months after the Pennsylvania pair found out they were expecting, doctors gave the young couple the news...

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<![CDATA[Almond, Peanut Butter Recalled]]> Thu, 21 Aug 2014 13:04:50 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/160*120/100308-peanut-butter-attack.jpg
A Georgia-based meat company is recalling over 15,000 pounds of frozen chicken nuggets after reports surfaced that consumers found small pieces of plastic in the meat. Perdue Farms and the USDA's Food...

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<![CDATA[Embryo Scope is Breakthrough in Treating Infertility]]> Fri, 15 Aug 2014 09:59:11 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/243*120/Embryo_Scope_0814.JPG
A new procedure is proving to have dramatic effects and restore vision in children born with a serious eye condition known as Nystagmus, which causes a constant uncontrollable shaking of the eye.]]>
<![CDATA[New Procedure Helps Restore Vision in Kids ]]> Thu, 14 Aug 2014 12:57:49 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/eye+vision.PNG
The Food and Drug Administration is warning tattoo parlors, their customers and those buying at-home tattoo kits that not all tattoo ink is safe. Last month, California company White and Blue Lion Inc.

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<![CDATA[Whole Foods Lied About Sugar in Yogurt: Lawsuit]]> Thu, 14 Aug 2014 00:39:43 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/whole_foods.JPG
Dog walkers who don’t clean up after their pets on one Brooklyn street could find themselves in for a surprise nastier than the messes their pooches leave behind, thanks to a group of fed-up...

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<![CDATA[MRSA Breaks Out Among Firefighter Trainees in New York]]> Thu, 14 Aug 2014 04:10:37 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/randalls+island+mrsa.jpg
Robin Williams' grieving daughter Zelda Williams is taking a timeout from Twitter and Instagram after users sent her unkind comments and altered photos of her dad, which were supposedly taken after the...]]>
<![CDATA[Georgia Firm Recalls 15K Pounds of Chicken Nuggets]]> Wed, 13 Aug 2014 12:40:43 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/ApplegateRecall.jpg
A Georgia-based meat company is recalling over 15,000 pounds of frozen chicken nuggets after reports surfaced that consumers found small pieces of plastic in the meat. Perdue Farms and the USDA's Food...

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<![CDATA[Suicide Prevention: Helpful Resources, Links]]> Tue, 12 Aug 2014 21:39:10 -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.]]>
<![CDATA[How to Reduce Concussion Risks ]]> Mon, 11 Aug 2014 20:46:30 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/concussion-study.jpg
The results of concussion testing on athletes from four Los Angeles County high schools will be used in a newly developed app to help determine when a player can safely return to the

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<![CDATA[School Lunches Around the World]]> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 08:54:50 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/LunchPakistan2.jpg
Photographers captured the lunch fare for students in several countries earlier this month, showing a range of foods, customs, and nutritional standards.

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<![CDATA[Ebola Researcher Confident in Drug]]> Sat, 09 Aug 2014 09:26:33 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/inside-Ebola-lab-san-diego.jpg
A Tampa church cancelled a funeral service upon learning that the deceased was gay, NBC affiliate WFLA reported. Julie Atwood, the mother of Julion Evans, was told that holding her son's funeral in the...]]>
<![CDATA[9 Questions You Should Ask About the Drug "Molly"]]> Fri, 08 Aug 2014 09:00:47 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/shutterstock_191826866.jpg
A Tampa church cancelled a funeral service upon learning that the deceased was gay, NBC affiliate WFLA reported. Julie Atwood, the mother of Julion Evans, was told that holding her son's funeral in the...

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<![CDATA[Cancer Patient's One Direction Wish]]> Thu, 07 Aug 2014 08:21:17 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/6yo+cancer+patient.jpg
A woman who is accused of making it through airport security without a boarding pass and taking a Southwest Airlines flight from San Jose to Los Angeles pleaded no contest Wednsday to a misdemeanor...

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<![CDATA[Scientists Closer to Ebola Vaccine]]> Wed, 06 Aug 2014 19:23:12 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/NIH+Scientists+Ebola+Vaccine+080614.jpg
The Ebola outbreak in West Africa, which claimed at least 887 lives, has many people wondering whether the virus could be spread through air travel.

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<![CDATA[Ebola: What You Need to Know ]]> Tue, 05 Aug 2014 20:02:34 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/ebola+resized.jpg
The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has brought together an odd couple of R&D giants in the hunt for an emergency drug to treat infected patients: the U.S. military and a tobacco behemoth eager to brighten...]]>
<![CDATA[Safety Study: Dangers of Texting and Walking ]]> Tue, 05 Aug 2014 10:56:40 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/AP080729033573.jpg
Researchers discovered teenagers are more at risk of getting hit by cars while distracted than any other demographic they have studied in the past.]]>
<![CDATA[Mass. Doctor Going to Fight Ebola]]> Sun, 03 Aug 2014 19:22:21 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Nahid+Bhadelia.jpg
Kent Brantly, the Texas doctor who contracted Ebola while working in Liberia, was given an experimental serum before he was flown to the U.S., said Samaritan’s Purse, a Christian aid group.

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<![CDATA[Ebola Outbreak Unlikely in California: Expert]]> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 18:11:58 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/6PW_VO_EBOLA_MEETING_KNSD4HOQ_1200x675_313738307967.jpg
A teen Comic-Con cosplayer initially thought to have been brutally assaulted is now believed to have suffered her head injuries in a fall, police said Thursday. Harbor police said in a news release...]]>
<![CDATA[Dirty Water: Health Risks of the Westwood Flooding]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 19:40:14 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/UCLA-Acosta-after.jpg
Although the water is no longer gushing in Westwood, there are new potential health dangers because of the flooding and standing water. Even when the water is turned off, people need to be cautious when walking...

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<![CDATA[Parents Desperately Seek Medical Marijuana]]> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 10:14:32 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/charlottes+web+child+with+seizures+dose.JPG
The parents of an Oceanside boy suffering from potentially deadly seizures join hundreds of Southern California families in a search for a new solution after their supplier for a controversial, marijuana-based...]]>
<![CDATA[Teen Battling Cancer Rings NASDAQ Bell]]> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:18:02 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/216*120/nasdaq2.jpg
Gabriel LaVon Ying spent his Tuesday putting out a wildland fire, hiking through a stunning meadow, and helping an injured hiker into a helicopter transport. And for doing so, the Gainesville, Florida,...

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<![CDATA[How to Protect Yourself From Lightning Strikes ]]> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:32:13 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/nb+lightning.jpg
Lightning strikes may cause immediate injury or delayed problems that can take a day or two to appear. Dr. Bruce has advice on how to protect yourself.]]>
<![CDATA[Feeling the Pain of Lightning Strikes, Again and Again]]> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 05:38:16 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/72814+Lightning.jpg
A thunderstorm hit the greater New York area July 2. See the stunning lightning photos captured by viewers and professional photographers.

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<![CDATA[Vaccines for Children Ahead of New School Year]]> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 20:01:49 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/new+measles+photo.jpg
As a new report from the Center for Disease Control found more parents are getting their children vaccinated, here is what parents should know about vaccines and exams while the new school year approaches.

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<![CDATA[Preparing for Surgery With 3-D Printing]]> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 10:20:35 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/bone-3d-printing.jpg
Doctors are now using 3-D printing to create plastic models of their patient's damaged bones and body parts.]]>
<![CDATA[Chikungunya: What You Need to Know]]> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 03:40:24 -0700 Aedes aegypti mosquito.]]> Aedes aegypti mosquito.]]> http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/181*120/tlmd_virus_mortales_03.jpg
A person caught the mosquito-borne virus chikungunya in the United States this month, health officials say — marking the first time mosquitoes in the U.S. are believed to have spread

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<![CDATA[Babies Get Herpes After Ritual: DOH]]> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 02:10:56 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/NC_Circumcision0906_722x406_2119014932.jpg
Two more infants were diagnosed with herpes in New York this month after undergoing ritual Jewish circumcisions, the Health Department says. In both cases, the infant boys were born to mothers with...]]>
<![CDATA[Fruit Sold at Trader Joe's, Costco Recalled]]> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:02:51 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/07-21-2014-peaches-recall.jpg
Wawona Packing Company, based in California's Central Valley, is recalling white and yellow peaches, white and yellow nectarines, and plum varieties. The whole fruits were all packed between June 1 and July 12,...

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