Health reports from NBC4's Dr. Bruce Hensel

Wednesday, Dec 17, 2014 at 06:22 PM PST

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 right treatment for a stroke may save your life. Dr. Bruce Hensel reports for the NBC4 News at...

Wednesday, Dec 17, 2014 at 06:20 PM PST

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 at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014.

Tuesday, Dec 16, 2014 at 06:58 AM PST

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 survey finds, The Associated Press reported. Even as tobacco smoking by teens dropped to...

Thursday, Dec 11, 2014 at 11:40 AM PST

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.

Thursday, Dec 11, 2014 at 06:31 AM PST

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 IQs at age 7, researchers said Wednesday.

Monday, Dec 8, 2014 at 04:10 PM PST

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 temporarily raise people's blood pressure, a Korean research team announced Monday.

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