<![CDATA[NBC New York - Health News - [NY Feature Page] Health]]> Copyright 2015 http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/health en-us Mon, 30 Mar 2015 09:19:39 -0400 Mon, 30 Mar 2015 09:19:39 -0400 NBC Local Integrated Media <![CDATA[Boy With Rare Disorder Asks Supporters to Wear Yellow Before Operation]]> Fri, 27 Mar 2015 15:45:53 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/2d274908021541-wear-yellow-seth-today-150318.today-tease-top2x.jpg
A 5-year-old boy with an immune disorder is asking people to wear yellow, his favorite color, on the day of his second bone marrow transplant on March 27.]]>
<![CDATA[Pepsi Takes Back No. 2 Spot From Diet Coke]]> Fri, 27 Mar 2015 16:20:33 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/generic-pepsi-otsstock.jpg
Americans bought less soda for the 10th straight year in 2014, with diet sodas shrinking more than their sugary counterparts, according to a report released Thursday. And the poor performance of diet sodas...

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<![CDATA[WATCH: New Anti-Smoking Ads Highlight Pain, Suffering]]> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 13:51:57 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.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[Indiana Calls CDC in HIV Outbreak]]> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 13:53:22 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/worldaidsdaysandiego.jpg
Indiana health officials called on federal experts last week for help in containing an HIV outbreak that includes 55 confirmed cases and may include 13 other preliminary positive cases. A medical team from the...

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<![CDATA[New Anthrax Treatment Okayed by FDA]]> Wed, 25 Mar 2015 16:35:11 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Anthrax-Congress-Capitol.jpg
The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new anthrax treatment that helps fight infection in patients who have already started showing symptoms — a phase that usually signals the disease has become...

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<![CDATA[NBC 4 New York & NY Giants Health & Fitness Expo]]> Fri, 30 May 2014 13:22:57 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/HealthExpo1200x6752.jpg
NBC 4 New York and the New York Giants are thrilled to welcome you to our second annual Health and Fitness Expo.]]>
<![CDATA[Death Points to Dangers of Black-Market Cosmetic Work]]> Tue, 24 Mar 2015 14:22:01 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/injection-studio031815.jpg
The recent death of a Dallas woman who had received injections at a salon to expand the size of her buttocks follows other cosmetic-related deaths in Texas and around the country that authorities say were caused...

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<![CDATA[Nearly 250,000 Don't Know They Have Alzheimer's: Report]]> Tue, 24 Mar 2015 14:21:54 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/NC_alzheimers0320_1500x845.jpg
More than 500,000 Americans will have Alzheimer’s disease this year, but nearly 250,000 won’t know it, according to a new report.]]>
<![CDATA[11M Fewer Americans Uninsured Since Obamacare: CDC]]> Tue, 24 Mar 2015 12:55:43 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/obamacare+site.JPG
The number of uninsured U.S. residents fell by more than 11 million since President Barack Obama signed the health care overhaul five years ago, according to a pair of reports Tuesday from the federal Centers...

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<![CDATA[Alzheimer's Silver Bullet? Drug Might Slow Dementia]]> Fri, 20 Mar 2015 10:57:50 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Alzheimer-101212.jpg
Injections of a new "silver bullet" drug could slow memory loss in people who haven't yet Alzheimer's but who do have early symptoms, including brain plaques, early trials of the drug suggest.

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<![CDATA[Cheap Wines Chock-Full of Arsenic: Lawsuit]]> Fri, 20 Mar 2015 15:17:58 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/white-wine-generic-186205780.jpg
Many popular, inexpensive brands of wine made and distributed in California, including Trader Joe's famed "Two Buck Chuck," contain illegal and dangerously high levels of poisonous inorganic arsenic, according...

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<![CDATA[Poison Center Calls About Kids Hit 1.3 Million: Report]]> Wed, 18 Mar 2015 14:56:25 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.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[11 Million at Risk in Premera Blue Cross Hack]]> Tue, 17 Mar 2015 18:20:53 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/premera-alt-457958360.jpg
Health insurer Premera Blue Cross said on Tuesday that a major cyberattack on its systems may have exposed the personal or medical data of as many as 11 million people, NBC News reported.

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<![CDATA[WATCH: Bodybuilding Mom Fights MS]]> Tue, 17 Mar 2015 12:21:03 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.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 15:10:01 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.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]]> Mon, 16 Mar 2015 00:04:06 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.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["We're Related": 8-Way Kidney Swap]]> Fri, 13 Mar 2015 10:40:24 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.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[Dr. Nancy Snyderman Is Leaving NBC]]> Thu, 12 Mar 2015 19:57:10 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/1840663611.jpg
Dr. Nancy Snyderman is leaving her job as chief medical editor for NBC News to teach at a medical school, she announced Thursday. "I stepped out of the OR a few years ago, and it is now time for me to return to...

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<![CDATA[Ebola-Infected Worker Arrives in US]]> Fri, 13 Mar 2015 13:18:23 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.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[Raising Legal Age for Tobacco Would Stop, Delay Use: Report]]> Thu, 12 Mar 2015 16:42:45 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/smoking-stock-generic-73160938.jpg
Raising the legal age to buy tobacco to higher than 18 would likely prevent premature death for hundreds of thousands of people, according to a report issued Thursday by the Institute of Medicine.

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<![CDATA[Common Vaccine Boosts Cancer Treatment: Study]]> Wed, 11 Mar 2015 16:53:13 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Tetanus-Vaccine.jpg
A new study has shown that an ordinary tetanus vaccine can greatly lengthen the lives of people with deadly brain tumors, NBC News reported Wednesday.

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<![CDATA[Could New "Fat-Melting" Injection End Double Chins?]]> Wed, 11 Mar 2015 16:04:52 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/double-chin2-TODAY-150310.jpg
A new "fat-melting" drug designed to get rid of double chins moved one step closer to market this week after a panel advising the Food and Drug Administration voted unanimously to approve it, NBC News reported.

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<![CDATA[Maker of Children's Tylenol Pleads Guilty Over Recall]]> Wed, 11 Mar 2015 11:36:09 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/175*120/children%27s+tylenol.JPG
A subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson pleaded guilty Tuesday to a federal criminal charge that it sold over-the-counter infant's and children's liquid medicine containing metal particles. McNeil Consumer Healthcare,

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<![CDATA[Promising New Autism Research]]> Thu, 12 Mar 2015 11:32:54 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.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 12:26:14 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.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[Dunkin' Drops Food-Coloring Additive]]> Fri, 06 Mar 2015 14:16:42 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.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 16:47:30 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.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[Extra Oxygen Could Help Fight Cancer, Study Suggests]]> Thu, 05 Mar 2015 04:44:03 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/160*120/cancercell.jpg
A provocative study in mice suggests something as simple as breathing in extra oxygen might give immune cells a boost in attacking cancer. The immune system often can spot and destroy abnormal cells before they...

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<![CDATA[McDonald's Implementing Meat Policy]]> Wed, 04 Mar 2015 13:39:06 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/McDonalds13.jpg
McDonald's says it plans to start using chicken raised without antibiotics important to human medicine and milk from cows that are not treated with the artificial growth hormone rbST.

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<![CDATA[Thousands of Bassinets, Cradles Recalled Due to Suffocation Risk]]> Wed, 04 Mar 2015 12:46:13 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/bassinet-recall.jpg
Fall and suffocation hazards prompted the recall of thousands of two-in-one bassinets. Dream on Me recalled nearly 13,000 two-in-one bassinet to cradle products after learning that the wire supports on the sides...

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<![CDATA[Plague-Carrying Flea Found on NYC Rats: Study]]> Wed, 04 Mar 2015 10:41:42 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/101214rats.jpg
The type of flea that spread the bubonic plague across Europe in the 1300s, killing millions of people, lives in NYC, according to a study published in a medical journal.

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<![CDATA[Brain Surgeons Use 3-D Technology]]> Tue, 03 Mar 2015 10:07:32 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/214*120/generic-brain2.jpg
A breakthrough technology called Surgical Theater is allowing brain surgeons at UCLA’s Neurosurgery Center, for the first time, to look inside the heads of their patients before they go under the knife. Doctors

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<![CDATA[Dallas Ebola Nurse Sues Hospital]]> Mon, 02 Mar 2015 21:19:35 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Nina+Pham1.jpg
A 26-year-old nurse who contracted Ebola while caring for the first person in the U.S. diagnosed with the deadly disease has filed a lawsuit against the parent company of the Dallas hospital where she worked.

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<![CDATA[Parents Pressuring Doctors to Delay Vaccines: Survey]]> Mon, 02 Mar 2015 13:15:17 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/462420478.jpg
Parents are asking doctors to delay vaccines for young children, making their kids and others vulnerable to preventable diseases, according to a new study published in Monday’s Pediatrics.

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<![CDATA[New App Lets Patients Receive Diagnosis Through Phone]]> Sun, 01 Mar 2015 20:57:37 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Liberty11P0228_1200x675_406144067928.jpg
Patients can video call with a licensed doctor in their area with a few quick taps of their fingers.]]>
<![CDATA[Ebola Survivor Nina Pham to Sue Hospital]]> Mon, 02 Mar 2015 08:48:33 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AP45866783724.jpg
A 26-year-old nurse said in a newspaper interview that a hospital where she had worked in Dallas and its parent company failed her when she contracted Ebola while caring for the first person in the U.S.

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<![CDATA[AstraZeneca Explains Why Swine Flu Vaccine Didn't Work]]> Thu, 26 Feb 2015 19:50:51 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AP114659437737.jpg
The makers of the nasal spray version of the flu vaccine say now they know why it has failed to protect young U.S. children against swine flu — fragile doses got too warm.

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<![CDATA[WATCH: Body Bags Are Getting Bigger]]> Thu, 26 Feb 2015 16:56:06 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/214*120/NC_bigbodybags.jpg
With more than one third of U.S. adults overweight, coroners are having problems with standard body bags sizes being too small.]]>
<![CDATA[Study Shows Link Between ADHD and Premature Death]]> Thu, 26 Feb 2015 01:54:13 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/GettyImages_2087714.jpg
People with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder are twice as likely to die earlier than those without the condition, according to a new research published Wednesday in The Lancet, NBC News reported.

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<![CDATA[It Keeps Food Creamy — But Can It Help Make You Fat?]]> Wed, 25 Feb 2015 23:11:18 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Ice-Cream-Bowl.jpg
New research suggests that a common ingredient in creamy processed foods — like ice cream and mayonnaise — might make people not only fatter, but also prone to diseases like diabetes, NBC News reported.

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<![CDATA[Hand Washing Dishes May Prevent Allergies: Study]]> Wed, 25 Feb 2015 12:24:46 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/dishwashingAllergy-529008409.jpg
Washing dishes might be the best chore for a kid. Doing dishes by hand instead of using a dishwasher might prevent or reduce allergies in children, according to a Swedish study published in the journal...

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<![CDATA[Study Finds Obesity, Diabetes Link]]> Tue, 24 Feb 2015 17:26:17 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/UC-San-Diego-generic_6.jpg
Researchers at the University of California, San Diego, believe they have discovered the "root cause" of Type 2 diabetes — a molecular link between obesity and diabetes that may lead to new...

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<![CDATA[Study Examines Peanut Allergy]]> Tue, 24 Feb 2015 16:45:57 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/peanut+butter+recall.jpg
A new study argues that the key to preventing peanut allergies in children may lie in early and regular exposure to the food, The Associated Press reported. Researchers tracked 640 children under age 1 who were...]]>
<![CDATA["Superbug" Patient to Sue Maker of Device: Lawyer]]> Sat, 21 Feb 2015 05:38:20 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/superbug-AP117516082499.jpg
An 18-year-old student now hospitalized with a "superbug" infection at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center will sue the maker of the hard-to-clean medical instruments linked to six other infections and two deaths,...

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<![CDATA[New Rules to Combat "Superbugs"]]> Sat, 21 Feb 2015 03:35:50 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/web_superbug_gordon_5p_1200x675_401693763890.jpg
New procedures for cleaning a medical device used in some exams will prevent the "superbug" from spreading to anyone else after it led to two deaths and six other infections, doctors and administrators at Ronald...]]>
<![CDATA[Killer Virus Discovered in Kansas]]> Sat, 21 Feb 2015 01:26:10 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AP517020972850.jpg
Scientists have stumbled upon a never-before-seen virus that apparently killed a man in Kansas last year, NBC News reported Friday.

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<![CDATA[FDA Warning: Traces of Peanuts Found in Cumin]]> Thu, 19 Feb 2015 12:52:15 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/cumin-86069470.jpg
Hundreds of products are being pulled from store shelves after traces of peanut were found in cumin spice — a life-threatening danger to some people with peanut allergies.

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<![CDATA[New Breast Cancer Treatment Extends Life Over a Year]]> Wed, 18 Feb 2015 22:54:34 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/mammogram+photo+for+web.jpg
A new combination of three chemotherapy drugs helps extend life by a year and a half for patients with a specific form of breast cancer, NBC News reported.]]>
<![CDATA[Drugmaker Resubmits Women's Sex Pill to FDA]]> Tue, 17 Feb 2015 12:25:49 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AP58796092686.jpg
The makers of a twice-rejected pill designed to boost female libido are resubmitting their drug to federal health regulators, following a recent lobbying blitz by politicians, women's groups and consumer...

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<![CDATA[Snag Affecting Health Law Sign-Ups Gets a Fix]]> Sun, 15 Feb 2015 02:56:57 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/459137759.jpg
A technical problem that had been interfering with sign-ups for government healthcare plans has been fixed, officials say.

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<![CDATA[What to Know for the Obamacare Deadline]]> Sun, 15 Feb 2015 04:19:50 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Obamacare-Signup.jpg
If you're not insured, there's still time to sign up for health coverage this year under Obamacare before the Feb. 15 deadline.

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<![CDATA[Puerto Rico Debates Fining Parents of Obese Children]]> Fri, 13 Feb 2015 11:31:22 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/weight-scale-generic.jpg
Parents of obese children in Puerto Rico would be fined up to $800 if they fail to improve their child's health, under a new proposed bill, NBC News reported.

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<![CDATA[Allergic to Milk? FDA Has a Valentine's Day Warning for You]]> Thu, 12 Feb 2015 12:37:12 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/468817401.jpg
Does your sweetheart have a milk allergy? You may want to hold off on a dark chocolate Valentine. Although dark chocolate generally isn't made with milk, a new Food and Drug Administration study released...

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<![CDATA[Stress Worsens Heart Attack Recovery for Women: Study]]> Tue, 10 Feb 2015 00:03:35 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/heart+stress+women.jpg
We may now know why young and middle-aged women have a harder time recovering from a heart attacks than men -- and it all may be linked to stress. Roseanne Colletti has the results of a newly released major...]]>
<![CDATA[Health Care Records Vulnerable to Criminals]]> Mon, 09 Feb 2015 11:51:42 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Anthem-Health-Insurance.jpg
Those seemingly harmless medical forms everyone fills out before seeing a doctor can lead to identity theft if they get into the wrong hands, The Associated Press reported. Names, birthdates and — more...

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<![CDATA[Q&A on Measles Outbreak]]> Fri, 06 Feb 2015 02:10:44 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/2-4-15_Measles.JPG
A Q & A on measles, try to answer some lingering questions about the most infectious disease known.

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<![CDATA[NJ Baby Has Suspected Case of Measles: Officials]]> Fri, 06 Feb 2015 21:36:11 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/214*120/Measles_Generic_722x406_19018080101.jpg
The Jersey City Department of Health and the state Department of Health are investigating a suspected case of measles in a 1-year-old baby who has not yet been vaccinated.]]>
<![CDATA[Smartphone Attachment Tests for HIV in 15 Minutes]]> Fri, 06 Feb 2015 04:34:22 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/214*120/Samiksha+Nayak+1+copy.jpg
A team at Columbia University has created a smartphone attachment that is capable of testing blood for HIV and syphilis.
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<![CDATA[Stress in U.S. Proportional to Income: Study]]> Thu, 05 Feb 2015 03:39:16 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/donated+money.jpg
Money can’t buy you happiness, but the lack of it can buy you stress. A new survey released by the American Psychological Association shows that Americans living in lower-income household have higher levels...]]>
<![CDATA[Coke Bets on "Premium Milk" to Boost Declining Category]]> Wed, 04 Feb 2015 10:53:15 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/coke-milk-AP911159025637.jpg
Coke is coming out with premium milk that has more protein and less sugar than regular. And it's betting people will pay twice as much for it. The national rollout of Fairlife over the next several weeks marks...

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<![CDATA[Popular Herbal Supplement Labels Lie: New York AG]]> Tue, 03 Feb 2015 18:51:03 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/112214eric2.jpg
An ongoing investigation of popular herbal supplements subjected to DNA testing has found numerous store brand supplements aren't what their labels claim to be, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman...

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<![CDATA[Preventing Winter Allergies]]> Mon, 02 Feb 2015 12:18:28 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/NC_winterallergies0130001_1500x845.jpg
Winter season offers a break from pollen, but there are other allergens that can still cause suffering.]]>
<![CDATA[CDC: Toddler Food Contains Too Much Salt, Sugar]]> Mon, 02 Feb 2015 08:51:22 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/52077076.jpg
Many packaged meals and snacks for toddlers contain worrisome amounts of salt and sugar, potentially creating an early taste for foods that may contribute to obesity and other health risks, according to a...

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<![CDATA[Student Who Took Plane, Amtrak in NYC Has Measles: Officials]]> Sun, 01 Feb 2015 11:26:14 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/measles+vaccination.jpg
A college student who took an international flight into New York City and an Amtrak train out of Penn Station last week has been diagnosed with highly contagious measles.

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<![CDATA[What Does the Disneyland Measles Outbreak Mean?]]> Wed, 11 Feb 2015 13:02:27 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/215*120/MEASLES1.JPG
The current measles outbreak linked to Disneyland is drawing attention to pockets of children who are not immunized and reigniting the debate over vaccinations
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<![CDATA[Veggies Are Most Popular Food for Super Bowl]]> Fri, 30 Jan 2015 15:32:48 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AP742732234097_Veggies.jpg
Many Super bowl parties will have chicken wings and pizza. But NPD Group, an independent market research firm that tracks Americans' eating habits, says vegetables top the list of most popular foods eaten...

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<![CDATA[Some Docs Snub Anti-Vaccine Parents]]> Thu, 29 Jan 2015 23:18:37 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Measles-vaccine-0116.jpg
With California gripped by a measles outbreak, Dr. Charles Goodman posted a clear notice in his waiting room and on Facebook: His practice will no longer see children whose parents won't get them vaccinated.

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<![CDATA[Census: 1 in 5 Children on Food Stamps]]> Thu, 29 Jan 2015 08:23:17 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/tlmd_food_stamps1_az.jpg
Sixteen million children were on food stamps as of last year, the highest number since the nation's economy tumbled in 2008. Numbers released by the Census Bureau Wednesday as part of its annual look at children...

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<![CDATA[California: E-Cigs a Health Threat]]> Wed, 28 Jan 2015 21:26:34 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/180*120/457925695.jpg
California health officials say electronic cigarettes are a health threat, especially to children, and should be strictly regulated like tobacco products. A report released Wednesday by the California Department...

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<![CDATA[Defibrillator Glitches Spur Tighter FDA Safety Rules]]> Wed, 28 Jan 2015 14:28:30 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AP262391987828.jpg
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is requiring makers of heart-zapping defibrillators to submit more data on the emergency care devices after years of recalls and manufacturing problems.

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<![CDATA[Obama Seeks Extra Funding to Fight Antibiotic-Resistant Germs]]> Tue, 27 Jan 2015 05:32:49 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/185210419.jpg
President Barack Obama wants the U.S. to invest much more in fighting antibiotic-resistant germs to prevent re-emergence of diseases conquered long ago. The White House said Tuesday that Obama will ask Congress...

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<![CDATA[Autism Caused by Random Genetic Mutations: Study]]> Mon, 26 Jan 2015 21:38:34 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/160*120/autism+puzzle+piece.jpg
Siblings with autism often have DNA mutations that are very different from each other, which suggests that autism is often genetic happenstance, according to a new study.

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<![CDATA[Medical Pot Only OK for Sick Kids Failed by Other Drugs: MDs ]]> Mon, 26 Jan 2015 11:36:49 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/mainPic.png
With virtually no hard proof that medical marijuana benefits sick children, and evidence that it may harm developing brains, the drug should only be used for severely ill kids who have no other treatment option,...

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<![CDATA[Bird Flu Found at Foster Farms Turkey Ranch in California]]> Mon, 26 Jan 2015 10:12:00 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/turkey-generic.jpg
Hundreds of turkeys at a Central California ranch are being killed to prevent the spread of a type of avian flu that is not a threat to people but can decimate poultry flocks.

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<![CDATA[CA Law Makes It Harder to Skip Vaccinations]]> Sat, 24 Jan 2015 17:35:46 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/214*120/022014-school_generic.jpg
Fewer California parents opted out of vaccinations for their children entering kindergarten last year following the adoption of a law that makes it harder to go without the shots, state figures show.

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<![CDATA[Researchers identify genetic cause of Sturge-Weber syndrome]]> Fri, 23 Jan 2015 12:24:32 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/NC_birthmarks0122001_1500x845.jpg
Researchers identify genetic cause of Sturge-Weber syndrome, often associated with facial birthmarks, which means new trials and new hope for sufferers.]]>
<![CDATA[USDA Standards Target Salmonella]]> Thu, 22 Jan 2015 09:24:11 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AP865125824007.jpg
Standards proposed Wednesday by the Agriculture Department aim to reduce rates of salmonella and campylobacter, another pathogen that can cause symptoms similar to salmonella, in chicken parts, ground chicken...

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<![CDATA[E-Cigs May Be More Toxic Than Real Cigarettes: Study]]> Thu, 22 Jan 2015 09:58:49 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/454246108.jpg
A new study suggests that formaldehyde levels in e-cigarettes may be five to 15 times higher than in regular cigarettes, NBC News reported.

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<![CDATA[Measles Exposure at OC School]]> Tue, 20 Jan 2015 13:17:47 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/web_measles_vara_90_1200x675_386439747568.jpg
Twenty students who have not been vaccinated against the measles are not be allowed on the campus of Huntington Beach High School for three weeks after a possible exposure to the virus, officials confirmed...]]>
<![CDATA[5 Myths About the Flu Debunked]]> Fri, 23 Jan 2015 23:58:16 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/denver-FLU-460977406.jpg
Flu is widespread across the United States, in a season made even more severe by a disappointing vaccine that's not very effective at battling the predominant strain that's now making people sick.

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<![CDATA[Wendy's Drops Soda from Kids Meal]]> Fri, 16 Jan 2015 18:35:11 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/SodaBan.jpg
Wendy's has won praise from children's advocacy groups for its recent move to stop displaying soda on its children's menus.

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<![CDATA[Flu Vaccine Barely Working This Year, CDC Says]]> Fri, 16 Jan 2015 12:41:02 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/458535190.jpg
This year's flu vaccine is less effective at protecting people, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday, Today.com reported.

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<![CDATA[Boy Finally Breathing on His Own After 65 Surgeries]]> Fri, 16 Jan 2015 12:22:50 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/NC_batteryboy0112001_700x394.jpg
After 4 years and 65 surgeries, a boy in Peoria, Arizona, is finally able to talk and breathe on his own after swallowing a button battery.]]>
<![CDATA[FDA Approves Pacemaker for Controlling Appetite]]> Wed, 14 Jan 2015 20:38:14 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/image36.jpg
Federal regulators have approved an appetite-suppressing implant designed to treat obesity by zapping nerves that connect the stomach and the brain. The Maestro Rechargeable System uses electrodes implanted...

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<![CDATA[Long, Difficult Flu Season in Store for NYers]]> Thu, 08 Jan 2015 21:11:30 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/flu+cases+rise+new+york.jpg
The flu has landed a growing number of New Yorkers in the hospital, according to state health department statistics, indicating this year’s flu season could be a long and difficult one.]]>
<![CDATA[Common as Dirt: New Antibiotic May Conquer Superbugs]]> Wed, 07 Jan 2015 16:00:33 -0400