Health reports from NBC4's Dr. Bruce Hensel

Friday, Apr 17, 2015 at 02:45 PM PDT

Group of Doctors Wants Dr. Oz Fired From Columbia

Group of Doctors Wants Dr. Oz Fired From Columbia

Columbia University has not removed TV celebrity doctor Mehmet Oz from his faculty position as a group of top doctors has demanded, citing his "egregious lack of integrity" for promoting what they call "quack...

Thursday, Apr 16, 2015 at 08:27 AM PDT

U.S. Moms Typically Space Pregnancies 2½ Years Apart: Study

U.S. Moms Typically Space Pregnancies 2½ Years Apart: Study

For U.S. moms, the typical time between pregnancies is about 2½ years but nearly a third of women space their children too close, a government study shows, The Associated Press reported. Experts say mothers...

Wednesday, Apr 15, 2015 at 11:13 AM PDT

Talks Resume Over Ending Waivers for Vaccines

Talks Resume Over Ending Waivers for Vaccines

California lawmakers are preparing for another round of heated talks Wednesday on whether the state should prevent parents from seeking vaccination exemptions for their children because of religious or personal...

Wednesday, Apr 15, 2015 at 07:57 AM PDT

"Entopreneurs" Feed Growing Appetite for Edible Insects

"Entopreneurs" Feed Growing Appetite for Edible Insects

They hop. They crawl. They squirm. And they could be coming to a dinner plate near you. An increasing number of "entopreneurs" are launching businesses to feed a growing appetite for crickets, mealworms and...

Monday, Apr 13, 2015 at 05:56 PM PDT

Military Kids May Be Missing Vaccines: Study

Military Kids May Be Missing Vaccines: Study

A new study suggests children of American military families may be missing out on important childhood vaccines, NBC News reported Monday.

Saturday, Apr 11, 2015 at 04:55 PM PDT

Everything You Need to Know About Listeria

Everything You Need to Know About Listeria

Large food recalls have forced consumers to throw away hummus and ice cream that may be contaminated with the same potentially deadly bacteria — listeria.

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