Health reports from NBC4's Dr. Bruce Hensel

Thursday, Aug 21, 2014 at 12:06 PM PDT

UC Berkeley Student Diagnosed with West Nile Virus

UC Berkeley Student Diagnosed with West Nile Virus

A woman who contracted the West Nile Virus and fell ill while on BART has been identified as a UC Berkeley student, according to reports.

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"Thrilled to Be Alive": U.S. Doctor Beats Ebola

"Thrilled to Be Alive": U.S. Doctor Beats Ebola

The American doctor who became infected with the Ebola virus while serving as a missionary in Africa said he is "thrilled to be alive" as he was released from a Georgia hospital

Wednesday, Aug 20, 2014 at 05:09 PM PDT

"Suicide Tourism" to Switzerland Doubles

"Suicide Tourism" to Switzerland Doubles

The number of people who traveled to Switzerland for a voluntary assisted death doubled between 2008 and 2012, researchers reported Tuesday.

Wednesday, Aug 20, 2014 at 01:20 PM PDT

Experimental Drug Cures Ebola-Like Virus in Monkeys

Experimental Drug Cures Ebola-Like Virus in Monkeys

Researchers in the fight against Ebola are hopeful after an experimental drug cured monkeys infected with the Marburg virus — a close relative of Ebola — even after they began showing symptoms, NBC...

Wednesday, Aug 20, 2014 at 01:26 PM PDT

Costco Donates $10M to Help Young Heart Patients

Costco Donates $10M to Help Young Heart Patients

Costco is putting its money where the heart is.

Wednesday, Aug 20, 2014 at 06:55 PM PDT

Calif. Patient May Have Been Exposed to Ebola: Officials

Calif. Patient May Have Been Exposed to Ebola: Officials

A patient admitted to a South Sacramento hospital may have been exposed to the Ebola virus, health officials said Tuesday.

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