<![CDATA[NBC New York - Health News - [NY Feature Page] Health]]> Copyright 2016 http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/health en-us Wed, 25 May 2016 15:18:03 -0400 Wed, 25 May 2016 15:18:03 -0400 NBC Local Integrated Media <![CDATA[Candy-Like Edible Marijuana Is Sending Kids to ERs]]> Wed, 25 May 2016 14:26:21 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/149252006-edible-marijuana.jpg
In Oregon, an 8-year-old boy was rushed to the hospital after finding a marijuana cookie at a park. In Michigan, two children were sent to the ER after getting into a man's stash of gummy candy containing...

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<![CDATA[Family Health Care Costs Have Tripled Since '01: Analysis]]> Tue, 24 May 2016 16:44:53 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/160*120/HEALTH_GettyImages-544488581.jpg
The costs of providing health care to an average American family surpassed $25,000 for the first time in 2016 — even as the rate of health cost increases slowed to a record low, a new analysis revealed...

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<![CDATA[BMX Legend Dave Mirra Had Brain Disease: Report]]> Tue, 24 May 2016 14:33:52 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/mirra-GettyImages-82166876.jpg
Doctors have reportedly concluded that BMX rider Dave Mirra, who took his own life in February, suffered from the brain disease CTE. ESPN reports a neuropathologist at the University of Toronto and two others...

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<![CDATA['Natural' Mosquito Repellents Don't Last: Consumer Reports]]> Tue, 24 May 2016 10:48:43 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/ZikaMosquitoAP_791168702393.jpg
Most so-called natural mosquito repellents containing naturally derived oils smell nice but don't keep mosquitos off as long as those containing synthetic chemicals, Consumer Reports found. Consumer Reports...

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<![CDATA[No Harm From 'Cry It Out' Baby Sleep Method: Study]]> Tue, 24 May 2016 09:00:35 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-74146469-%281%29.jpg
A new study suggests that infants left to CIO — "cry it out" or cry themselves to sleep will not suffer any emotional, behavioral or parental attachment problems, Today.com reported.

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<![CDATA[NBC 4 New York & NY Giants Health & Fitness Expo]]> Thu, 07 May 2015 18:17:38 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/225*120/300x160_HFE.jpg
NBC 4 New York and the New York Giants are thrilled to welcome you to our second annual Health and Fitness Expo.]]>
<![CDATA[New Prosthetic Arm Offers Life-Like Touch]]> Mon, 23 May 2016 19:12:17 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/NC_prostheticarm0523_1920x1080.jpg
A unique, thought-controlled prosthetic arm developed in part by the Hanger Clinic in Gig Harbor, Washington, uses the the body's nerve signals to control movement.]]>
<![CDATA[Fitbit Heart Rate Trackers 'Highly Inaccurate': Study]]> Mon, 23 May 2016 14:47:12 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/579056257-fitbit-charge-hr.jpg
A class action lawsuit against Fitbit may be bolstered by the release of a new study claiming the company's popular heart rate trackers are "highly inaccurate," CNBC reports. Researchers at the California State...

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<![CDATA[NFL Sought to Influence Study on Brain Injuries: Report]]> Mon, 23 May 2016 14:42:16 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/nfl+football+generic.jpg
National Football League officials improperly sought to influence a government study on the link between football and brain disease, according to a senior House Democrat in a report issued Monday.

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<![CDATA[157 Pregnant Women in US States Have Zika: CDC]]> Fri, 20 May 2016 14:13:30 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/180*120/embarazo225.jpg
The number of pregnant women in the United States infected with Zika virus is suddenly tripling, due to a change in how the government is reporting cases. Previously, officials had reported how many pregnant...

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<![CDATA[Makeover Coming for Food Nutrition Labels]]> Fri, 20 May 2016 11:00:22 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-513330566-grocery.jpg
Nutrition facts labels on food packages are getting a long-awaited makeover, with calories listed in bigger, bolder type and a new line for added sugars. And serving sizes will be updated to make them...

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<![CDATA[Oprah Winfrey Say She Cheats on Weight Watchers]]> Fri, 20 May 2016 10:19:19 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-522758200.jpg
Winfrey, who's lost upwards of 26 lbs. since becoming a Weight Watchers spokesperson last summer, does allow for a few indulgences.

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<![CDATA[Half of US Cancer Deaths Due to Bad Habits: Study ]]> Thu, 19 May 2016 19:23:16 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/SmokingCigarettes-AP_16117589693563.jpg
Researchers say people are in charge of their own risk of cancer — with as many as half of cancer deaths related to things people could easily change, NBC News reported. Smoking, heavy drinking, being...

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<![CDATA[Yellow Fever in Africa Not a Public Emergency: WHO]]> Thu, 19 May 2016 17:31:39 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/YellowFeverMosquitoes-AP_96386058689.jpg
The World Health Organization said the current yellow fever outbreak in central African requires urgent action, but doesn’t amount to a public health emergency, NBC News reports. The organization’s advisory...

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<![CDATA[House GOP Presses Ahead With $622M Bill to Fight Zika]]> Thu, 19 May 2016 04:40:44 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/ZikaMosquitoes-AP_16127497121865.jpg
Republicans controlling the House pushed through on Wednesday a $622 million bill to battle the Zika virus, setting up challenging and high-stakes negotiations with the GOP-controlled Senate and the White House...

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<![CDATA[Health Experts to Test HIV Vaccine in South Africa]]> Wed, 18 May 2016 20:43:32 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/ThaiHIVVaccineTest-AP_09092502984.jpg
Scientists will be testing an HIV vaccine in South Africa that has had some success, NBC News reported. The risk of infection dropped for 31 percent of volunteers tested in Thailand in 2009 when they were given...

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<![CDATA[Cancer Drug Keeps Some Patients Alive for 3 Years]]> Wed, 18 May 2016 19:37:09 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/JimmyCarter-AP_473126061319.jpg
A drug that helped former President Jimmy Carter’s cancer disappear is helping many other patients with similar conditions, NBC News reports. The drug, Keytruda, stops tumor cells from cloaking themselves...

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<![CDATA[Cosmetics Can't Claim They Lighten, Plump Up Skin, FDA Says]]> Wed, 18 May 2016 17:50:16 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-464778768.jpg
Reviva Labs, a popular brand of cosmetics, must either prove its products plump skin, regenerate collagen and lighten age spots, or stop claiming they do, the Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday. The...

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<![CDATA[Penis Transplant Recipient Speaks]]> Tue, 17 May 2016 21:06:43 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AP_419817354546.jpg
With a warm and upbeat attitude, Thomas Manning of Halifax, Massachusetts, said he's a lucky guy — thankful for his doctors at Massachusetts General Hospital, and thankful to be the first man in the country...

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<![CDATA[Many Sunscreens Don’t Meet SPF Claims: Consumer Reports]]> Tue, 17 May 2016 08:32:59 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-200535755-001.jpg
Consumer Reports tested 65 water-resistant sunscreens with SPF numbers of 30 or higher and found that nearly half did not meet their SPF claims. Nearly three-quarters of "natural" sunscreens also fell...

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<![CDATA[Zika More Worrying but Olympics Shouldn't Be Moved: UN]]> Tue, 17 May 2016 08:56:41 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/214*120/GettyImages-150271779.jpg
The World Health Organization's chief said Tuesday the agency is increasingly worried about the Zika virus, even though it does not recommend canceling or postponing the Rio de Janeiro Summer Olympics in...

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<![CDATA[Heart Attacks Are 'Silent' in Nearly Half of Cases: Study]]> Mon, 16 May 2016 19:33:21 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/medical-GettyImages-57229731.jpg
A new study released Monday found that 45 percent of heart attacks in the United States are "silent" — people don't realize they're having them, NBC News reports. But even though these heart attacks do...

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<![CDATA[In Surprising Turnabout, Oklahoma Eyes Medicaid Expansion]]> Mon, 16 May 2016 08:21:59 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/OKLAHOMA_AP_16134820205716.jpg
Despite bitter resistance in Oklahoma for years to President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, Republican leaders in this conservative state are now confronting something that alarms them even more: a...

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<![CDATA[1st Penis Transplant in US]]> Tue, 17 May 2016 08:52:07 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AP_419817354546.jpg
Massachusetts General Hospital said Monday is has performed the nation's first penis transplant. Last week, during the 15-hour procedure, surgeons connected the intricate vascular nerve structures of a...

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<![CDATA[360° Video: Raphael Miranda, Erica Grow Ride Expo Zip Line]]> Sat, 14 May 2016 11:30:13 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/zipline-expo-360video.jpg
NBC 4 New York meteorologists Raphael Miranda and Erica Grow raced down a zip line from high above the field at MetLife Stadium.

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<![CDATA[ Pfizer Blocks Use of Its Drugs for Executions]]> Fri, 13 May 2016 20:19:42 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/PfizerLogo-GettyImages-524975736%281%29.jpg
The Pfizer drug company is taking steps to ensure its products do not wind up in cocktails being used to execute prisoners, NBC News reported. "Pfizer makes its products to enhance and save the lives of...

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<![CDATA[Living Long: Centenarians Share Their Secrets ]]> Tue, 17 May 2016 14:59:24 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AP_13060501691.jpg
When it comes to living long, people who've lived to be 100 years old get asked is "what's your secret?" But their keys to longevity seems to be as varied as their lives are long. Though genetics may be...

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<![CDATA[Senate Strikes Bipartisan Deal Worth $1.1 Billion to Fight Zika]]> Thu, 12 May 2016 20:56:55 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/ZikaMosquitoes-AP_16127497121865.jpg
The Senate struck a bipartisan compromise deal to give President Obama more than half the money he’s asked for to fight the Zika virus, NBC News reports. The deal was brokered by Missouri Sen.

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<![CDATA[ FDA to Redefine 'Healthy,' 'Natural' Foods]]> Wed, 11 May 2016 18:01:59 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/FDALogo0GettyImages-549010409%281%29.jpg
The Food and Drug Association is redefining what “healthy” really means following years of pressure to make changes to the way it labels food products, NBC News reports. Congress is also urging the FDA...

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<![CDATA[Pregnant CrossFit Competitor Responds to Critics]]> Wed, 11 May 2016 15:50:45 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/pregnant-woman-weight-lifter-today-160509-tease_c3701d86f14bf39ef4e4b38803d8cc84.today-inline-large.jpg
A North Carolina personal trainer has come under fire on social media for exercising six days a week while pregnant and completing strenuous workouts even past her due date. Emily Breeze, a two-time CrossFit...

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<![CDATA[Walnuts Recalled for Possible Listeria Contamination]]> Wed, 11 May 2016 13:20:56 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-121816140.jpg
United Natural Trading LLC is recalling several walnut and walnut-containing products sold under the Nature’s Promise, Woodstock, Market Basket and Woodfield Farms brands due to a possible listeria...

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<![CDATA[Too Much Folic Acid Linked to Higher Risk of Autism: Study]]> Wed, 11 May 2016 11:23:15 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-513208443.jpg
For decades, pregnant women and women who may become pregnant have been advised to take folic acid to help prevent certain birth defects. But a new study suggests it may be possible to get too much of a...

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<![CDATA[Bullying Is a Public Health Problem: Report]]> Tue, 10 May 2016 15:00:02 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-617857967.jpg
Bullying is a "serious public health problem," and should no longer be dismissed as merely a matter of kids being kids, a leading panel of experts warned Tuesday. "Its prevalence perpetuates its normalization.

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<![CDATA[Swaddling May Increase SIDS Risk: Study]]> Tue, 10 May 2016 11:11:05 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-74146469-%281%29.jpg
Swaddling may increase the risk of sudden infant death syndrome, or SIDS, if babies are placed on their stomachs or when they sleep on their sides, according to a new study. Researchers reviewed data from four...

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<![CDATA[CRF Frozen Food Recall Affects More Products]]> Tue, 10 May 2016 10:56:52 -0400 said it has destroyed those products it has, and anyone who purchased any may return them for a refund.]]> said it has destroyed those products it has, and anyone who purchased any may return them for a refund.]]> http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/frozen-food-recall-ajinomoto.jpg
More products are being taken from the shelves as part of the expanding CRF frozen food recall over possible listeria contamination, according to the Food and Drug Administration. Among the latest round...

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<![CDATA[E-Cigarette Poisonings Surge in Young Children: Study]]> Mon, 09 May 2016 20:59:59 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/180*120/462428762.jpg
Electronic cigarettes have sickened rising numbers of young children, a study of U.S. poison center calls has found. Most cases involve swallowing liquid nicotine. While most kids weren't seriously harmed, one...

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<![CDATA[Researchers Say 'Second Skin' Tightens Baggy Eyes]]> Mon, 09 May 2016 14:07:00 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/160509-second-skin-eyes-mdl_b07089e163e3774cad54b204caf36f04.nbcnews-ux-2880-1000.jpg
Dry legs? Saggy eyes? Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology say they have developed a two-step formula that tightens baggy eyes and can keep dry legs from flaking.

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<![CDATA['Solar Kids': Brothers Become Paralyzed Each Night]]> Fri, 06 May 2016 11:02:07 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AP_366772355998.jpg
The two brothers have come to be known as the "solar kids" and their case has completely mystified Pakistani doctors. Ages 9 and 13, the boys are normal active children during the day.

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<![CDATA[Conversation on Child Mental Health]]> Fri, 13 May 2016 17:33:57 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/20150505+ReidEwing.jpg
Caring for children's mental health takes a team approach: Family members, health care professionals and educators. When that happens, a young person's life can blossom. That's the goal behind National...

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<![CDATA[FDA Brings E-Cigarettes Under Federal Authority]]> Thu, 05 May 2016 17:58:40 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/182*120/184769106.jpg
Hundreds of electronic cigarette brands will have to undergo federal review to stay on the market under new rules that have the potential to upend a multi-billion dollar industry attempting to position itself as...

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<![CDATA[New Robot Surgeon Works on Its Own]]> Wed, 04 May 2016 21:50:43 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/160504-robot-surgery-mn-1506_64766b4b95b687114fdd1811d9967469.nbcnews-ux-2880-1000.jpg
A new type of robot can perform tricky surgery as well as — and in some cases better than — human surgeons, NBC News reported. Researchers with Children’s National Medical Center in Washington said the...

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<![CDATA[Infected Mosquitoes Can't Transmit Zika Virus: Study]]> Wed, 04 May 2016 20:22:19 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Zika-GettyImages-506977656%281%29.jpg
Infecting mosquitoes with a strain of bacteria reduced their ability to transmit the Zika virus, according to Brazilian researchers, NBC News reported. Mosquitoes infected with the Wolbachia bacteria have been...

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<![CDATA[Medical Errors No. 3 Cause of Death in US: Experts]]> Wed, 04 May 2016 18:16:05 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/SurgicalInstruments-GettyImages-511163598.jpg
Two medical experts said Wednesday that medical mistakes — from surgical disasters to accidental drug overdoses — are the No. 3 cause of death in the U.S., NBC News reported. Dr.

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<![CDATA[NJ Walk to Cure Arthritis to Kick Off 2016 Expo]]> Fri, 13 May 2016 19:06:22 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/arthritis+foundation.jpg
More than 2,000 runners and walkers will join together to aid in the battle against arthritis as part of the 2016 Walk to Cure Arthritis event at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey on May 14.

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<![CDATA[Man Sprayed Poison on Food: FBI]]> Wed, 04 May 2016 11:26:04 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/ann+arbor+mice+poison+fbi.jpg
A man is in custody after he admitted to spraying a contaminant that officials believe contained mouse poison on unpackaged food at several Michigan grocery stores, authorities said. An investigation indicated

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<![CDATA[US Not Ready for Zika Virus: Experts ]]> Tue, 03 May 2016 22:56:40 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AP_71939457309-zika.png
Zika virus is going to start spreading in the United States and the country's not ready for it, experts said Tuesday. It probably won't spread much — most areas in the U.S. don't have the right conditions...

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<![CDATA[CRF Frozen Foods Recalls 358 Fruit, Veggie Products]]> Tue, 03 May 2016 18:07:32 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-518961258.jpg
CRF Frozen Foods said Monday it's expanding its voluntary recall of frozen organic and traditional fruits and vegetables after several people have become sick with listeria infections. Eight people have...

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<![CDATA[The Republic of Tea Recalls Green Tea]]> Tue, 03 May 2016 10:45:46 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-73975793.jpg
The California-based company The Republic of Tea is recalling one of its green tea blends as a precaution over fears of possible salmonella contamination. The company said Monday that the voluntary recall...

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<![CDATA['Biggest Loser' Study Shows How Your Body Fights Against Weight Loss]]> Mon, 02 May 2016 17:17:54 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/DannyCahill-138373183.jpg
Your body doesn't want you to lose all that weight. A study that followed 14 of the 16 contestants from Season 8 of "The Biggest Loser" six years after the season ended has detailed just how the body...

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<![CDATA[Zika Birth Defects May Be 'Tip of the Iceberg': Experts]]> Mon, 02 May 2016 07:20:31 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AP_670850476149-zika.jpg
The explosion of cases of birth defects caused by Zika virus may be the "tip of the iceberg," experts said Sunday. Many cases have probably been missed because babies looked normal when they were born, NBC News...

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<![CDATA[A Look at How the Zika Virus Can Kill You]]> Fri, 29 Apr 2016 20:34:40 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/virus+zika+puerto+rico.jpg
The Zika virus is not usually thought of as a life-threatening virus, but it did kill a man in Puerto Rico. The man, in his 70s, is the first reported U.S. death from the virus, which is spreading across...

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<![CDATA[FDA Approves First Commercial Zika Virus Test]]> Thu, 28 Apr 2016 22:38:13 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/ZikaBloodTest-GettyImages-508017592.jpg
The Food and Drug Administration approved the first commercial U.S. test Thursday to diagnose the Zika virus, NBC News reported. Quest Diagnostics will use the same method that government labs use to look...

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<![CDATA[Teen Birth Rates Drop Among Blacks, Hispanics: CDC]]> Thu, 28 Apr 2016 17:55:31 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/TeenPregnancyGettyImages-459016410.jpg
Birth rates among black and Hispanic teenagers have fallen dramatically over the past decade, but they’re still more likely to have babies compared to their white peers, according to a new report, NBC News...

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<![CDATA[Cheaper & Designer Sunglasses Give Full UV Protection]]> Thu, 28 Apr 2016 18:07:30 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Sunglasses-GettyImages-106750577.jpg
Cheap sunglasses and expensive designer eyewear deliver the same amount of UV protection, according to an investigation conducted by the “Today” show. University of California, Berkeley, optometrist Dr.

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<![CDATA[Zika Was in Haiti Before Brazil: Study ]]> Wed, 27 Apr 2016 19:45:34 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/ZikaMosquitoAP_791168702393.jpg
A new study shows the Zika virus was circulating in Haiti in 2014, long before it became obvious that it was spreading in Brazil, NBC News reported. The team checked out three mysterious infections in...

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<![CDATA[US Health Care Costs All Over the Map: Study]]> Wed, 27 Apr 2016 18:23:11 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/dfw-generic-health-1200-01.jpg
Health care prices vary in different parts of the U.S., according to a new study that digs into the pattern of costs around the country, NBC News reported. The report from the Health Care Cost Institute...

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<![CDATA[Valeant CEO to Tell Congress He Regrets Drug Price Hikes ]]> Wed, 27 Apr 2016 13:02:51 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-508393324.jpg
The outgoing CEO of embattled drugmaker Valeant Pharmaceuticals will tell lawmakers Wednesday that he was "too aggressive" and regrets drastically hiking prices for several critical medicines, according...

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<![CDATA[More Kids Harmed by Ingesting Laundry Pods: Study]]> Mon, 25 Apr 2016 08:30:07 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-453144893.jpg
Despite warnings about the dangers laundry detergent pods pose to children, calls to poison control centers continue to rise, NBC's "Today" show reported, citing a new study published Monday. The study...

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<![CDATA[Medical Marijuana Users Protest CBD-Only Laws ]]> Sun, 24 Apr 2016 05:41:47 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/MedicalMarijuana-AP_613601499642.jpg
Many people who would benefit from the legalization of medical marijuana are beginning to rise up to protest the new laws, NBC News reports. They say “CBD-only” laws allow residents with specified conditions...

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<![CDATA[3rd of US Suicides Among Middle-Aged Whites: CDC]]> Fri, 22 Apr 2016 12:44:31 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/cdcGettyImages-456691988.jpg
Middle-aged white people now account for a third of all suicides in the U.S., a new government report shows. Suicide is the nation's 10th leading cause of death, and the overall rate rose 24 per cent in...

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<![CDATA[Irregular Periods May Raise Ovarian Cancer Risk: Study]]> Thu, 21 Apr 2016 12:59:07 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Ovarian+Cancer1.jpg
Women who had irregular periods in their 20s were more likely to develop ovarian cancer decades later, according to a new study, NBC News reported. Researchers reported in the International Journal of...

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<![CDATA[Researchers Use 3D Printer to Make Heart]]> Wed, 20 Apr 2016 10:59:17 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/NC_heartvalve0419_1920x1080.jpg
Researchers use a 3D printer to make an exact model of a patient's heart prior to a complicated surgery. KARE's Janel Klein reports.]]>
<![CDATA[Doctors Hail 'Revolutionary' Stroke Treatment]]> Tue, 19 Apr 2016 19:26:39 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/NC_strokes0419_1920x1080.jpg
A new study finds more than 90 percent of patients who are able to undergo stent retrieval within two and a half hours of an acute ischemic stroke have minimal to no lasting disability.]]>
<![CDATA[States Seek Ways To Regulate Steep Air-Ambulance Costs]]> Tue, 19 Apr 2016 06:38:39 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/TLMD-AMBULANCE-HOMBRE-MUERE.jpg
As the air ambulance industry has grown, so too have complaints about costs and the lack of regulations.

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<![CDATA[Theranos CEO 'Devastated' About Blood Test Issues]]> Mon, 18 Apr 2016 14:55:01 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AP_241410476392.jpg
Elizabeth Holmes, founder and CEO of blood-testing company Theranos, said she was "devastated" after an inspection found "critical violations" at her California lab, raising questions about an accuracy of...

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<![CDATA[Zika Virus Mutation May Explain Spread, Birth Defects: Study]]> Fri, 15 Apr 2016 17:39:43 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/ZikaMosquitoAP_791168702393.jpg
Researchers hope genetic mutations they found in the Zika virus may explain why it seems to be causing birth defects, according to NBC News. The current virus strain comes from one that circulated in Asia, the...

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<![CDATA[Parasites May Help Stomach & Bowel Diseases]]> Thu, 14 Apr 2016 21:31:00 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/160414-worm-story-mdl_c8f63d898d16fe763f375098bad69621.nbcnews-ux-2880-1000.jpg
Researchers believe they’ve figured out that worm-like parasites may help stomach and bowel diseases, NBC News reports. "Our findings are among the first to link parasites and bacteria to the origin of...

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<![CDATA[CDC Sees Same-Sex Zika Transmission]]> Thu, 14 Apr 2016 23:28:47 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-509588626.jpg
A Dallas man who contracted Zika in Venezuela transferred it to a male sexual partner after returning home in January, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed Thursday. The case was identified...

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<![CDATA[CDC: Zika Definitely Causes Severe Birth Defects ]]> Wed, 13 Apr 2016 18:13:04 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/507416952-getty-brazil-health-inspections.jpg
Confirming the worst fears of many pregnant women in the United States and Latin America, U.S. health officials said Wednesday there is no longer any doubt the Zika virus causes babies to be born with abnormally...

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<![CDATA[De Niro Defends Support for Anti-Vaccine Film]]> Wed, 13 Apr 2016 16:28:21 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Robert+De+Niro+on+Today+.png
Actor Robert De Niro defended Wednesday the controversial anti-vaccine documentary "Vaxxed: From Cover-Up To Catastrophe" that he pulled from this year's Tribeca Film Festival. Speaking on NBC's "Today" show he...

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<![CDATA[Napster Co-Founder Gives $250M to Cancer Research ]]> Wed, 13 Apr 2016 06:54:14 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AP_992106568115.jpg
A project to speed development of cancer-fighting drugs that harness the immune system has academic and drug industry researchers collaborating and sharing their findings like never before. The newly created...

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<![CDATA[Teens With Sleep Issues Take Dangerous Risks: CDC]]> Thu, 07 Apr 2016 21:26:03 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/CDCLogo-AP_134942423520.jpg
High school students who get too little sleep — or too much — are also more likely to drive drunk or take other risks. That's the finding of a government survey of more than 50,000 high school...

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<![CDATA[Diabetes Rises Fourfold Over Last 25 Years: WHO]]> Wed, 06 Apr 2016 17:58:28 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/doctor-health-generic-1200-02.jpg
The World Health Organization says excessive weight, obesity, aging and population growth drove a nearly fourfold increase in worldwide cases of diabetes over the last quarter-century, affecting 422 million...

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<![CDATA[Allergan, Pfizer Call Off Proposed $160B Merger]]> Wed, 06 Apr 2016 09:29:31 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-496842896.jpg
The biggest U.S.-based drugmaker, Pfizer Inc., will stay put thanks to aggressive new Treasury Department rules that succeeded in blocking Pfizer from acquiring rival Allergan and moving to Ireland — at least on...

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<![CDATA[Emerald Cashews Recalled Over Glass Shards]]> Mon, 04 Apr 2016 14:55:46 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Emerald_Recall.jpg
Snyder's-Lance, Inc, makers of Emerald brand nuts, is issuing a voluntary recall of a limited number of Emerald 100 Calorie Pack Roasted and Salted Cashew Halves & Pieces product, the U.S.

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<![CDATA[Extreme Hoarding: NYC Team Tackles Both Mess and the Mind]]> Thu, 31 Mar 2016 09:16:33 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AP_749502440375.jpg
In the frantic aftermath of a gas explosion last year that leveled three nearby buildings, the firefighters who arrived to evacuate Adam Chrin's fourth-floor apartment were confronted by an entirely different...

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<![CDATA[FDA Grants Use of Experimental Blood Test for Zika Screening]]> Wed, 30 Mar 2016 20:52:19 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/ZikaLab-GettyImages-506977656.jpg
Federal health officials are granting use of an experimental blood test to screen blood for Zika virus, an emergency step designed to protect blood supplies.

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<![CDATA[Baby Deadline Test Lets Women Beat Biological Clocks]]> Wed, 30 Mar 2016 19:54:08 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/PregnancyTest-GettyImages-566438193%281%29.jpg
A test that has been a staple in fertility clinics is now being used to help women predict their fertility, NBC News reported. The test, now being called the “baby deadline test,” is a simple blood analysis...

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<![CDATA[Zika Virus Causes Brain Damage to Fetus: Study]]> Wed, 30 Mar 2016 17:20:51 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/ZikaMosquitoAP_791168702393.jpg
The Zika virus can cause brain damage to a fetus, despite normal ultrasound results early in pregnancy, according to a new study, NBC News reported. There were no telltale signs of birth defects when...

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