<![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, 19 Apr 2015 08:52:40 -0700 Sun, 19 Apr 2015 08:52:40 -0700 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Deadly Tick-Borne Virus in Conn.]]> Wed, 15 Apr 2015 12:03:41 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/dfw-generic-tick-01.jpg
A rare but potentially deadly virus has made its way to Connecticut and could soon be transferred from ticks to humans, according to state officials.

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<![CDATA[Blue Bell Expands Recall]]> Wed, 08 Apr 2015 04:33:08 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Blue+Bell+Ice+Cream+facility.jpg
Blue Bell Creameries is expanding its recall to include banana pudding-flavored ice cream made at the company's Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, facility after the product tested positive for listeria monocytogenes...

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<![CDATA[Jenny Craig Named One of Best Longterm Diets: Study]]> Tue, 07 Apr 2015 16:29:01 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/weight-scale-generic.jpg
Carlsbad-based Jenny Craig is one of the top weight loss programs for dieters to shed fat and keep it off, according to a new study.

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<![CDATA[Mother Warns of Brain-Eating Amoeba]]> Mon, 06 Apr 2015 16:21:43 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Koral-Reef-knsd.jpg
Koral Reef was only 20 years old when she developed a rare, brain-eating amoeba that eventually claimed her life. Reef had married her high school sweetheart before she passed away. Reef's mother, Cybil Meister,

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<![CDATA["The Baby's Coming Now!" Boy Born in LA Courthouse]]> Fri, 03 Apr 2015 05:16:00 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/196*120/4-2-15-baby+born+downtown+la+courthouse.JPG
A woman who stopped inside a downtown Los Angeles courthouse to pay a bill left with a little bit more than a receipt: a newborn baby boy.

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<![CDATA[WATCH: New Heat-Sensitive Socks for Diabetics]]> Thu, 02 Apr 2015 07:50:04 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/DiabetesSocks2.jpg
Remember mood rings? Researchers have developed heat-sensitive socks that change color to monitor circulation in people with diabetes.]]>
<![CDATA[Tips for Coping With Spring's "Intense" Allergy Season]]> Wed, 01 Apr 2015 11:04:34 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/allergy-season-168997935.jpg
While many are looking forward to milder spring temps following a winter that saw record cold and snow, some experts warn the seasonal shift could bring bad news for allergy sufferers.

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<![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...]]>