<![CDATA[NBC New York - Health News - [NY Feature Page] Health]]> Copyright 2014 http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/health en-us Sat, 25 Oct 2014 04:52:10 -0400 Sat, 25 Oct 2014 04:52:10 -0400 NBC Local Integrated Media <![CDATA[Crab Meat Recalled for Listeria]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 17:17:13 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/219*120/crab-legs-butter.jpg
A company that sold crab meat in several states has recalled it after finding it may have been contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes bacteria. The Rhode Island Department of Health says on Friday that...

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<![CDATA["Miracle Oil" Cures Girl's Seizures]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 00:03:38 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Glut+1+medicinal+oil.jpg
A North Texas family is touting a "miracle oil" and praising researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas for healing their little girl, who was having chronic

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<![CDATA[Hospitals Can't Handle Ebola: Panel]]> Thu, 23 Oct 2014 17:32:43 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Ebola+drill+at+Midstate+1200.jpg
Texas' top health official said Thursday that most hospitals can't handle Ebola patients and that they should instead be treated at specialized care centers — a break with past federal assertions that nearly any...

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<![CDATA[Clinics Say They Are Not Equipped to Check for Ebola ]]> Mon, 20 Oct 2014 02:06:27 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/211*120/456871246.jpg
The arrival of the deadly Ebola virus has put the spotlight on weak spots in American hospitals, but those facilities are not the only ones on the front lines against Ebola.

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<![CDATA[Ebola Fear Factor: Why U.S. Needs a Viral Reality Check]]> Sat, 18 Oct 2014 09:08:38 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AP797197328161.jpg
A national frenzy over the Ebola virus has led to school closings, congressional hearings and the quarantining of those who may have been exposed; but experts say politicians and the media are stoking fear of a...

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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[Is Artificial Turf Safe? Ex-Soccer Players Have Doubts]]> Thu, 09 Oct 2014 09:31:46 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/105128286.jpg
From high schools to multi-million-dollar sports complexes, artificial turf soccer fields are everywhere in the United States. But the health effects of "crumb rubber," a main ingredient in the turf, have...

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<![CDATA[Ebola in America]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 17:39:37 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/456608446.jpg
The first confirmed case of Ebola in the United States sparked immediate concerns about who may have been exposed and helped shed light on how the potentially deadly virus is, and isn't, spread.

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<![CDATA[Enterovirus-D68 Outbreak]]> Tue, 07 Oct 2014 18:13:42 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/x-ray-ENTEROVIRUS-VO---00002324.jpg
A deadly outbreak of an uncommon virus, enterovirus-D68, has made children across the country ill and has left some hospitalized.

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<![CDATA[Journalist With Ebola Optimistic]]> Tue, 07 Oct 2014 00:01:51 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Ashoka+Mukpo+Raw.jpg
The mother of NBC News freelance photojournalist Ashoka Mukpo says that her son and his doctors are optimistic about his chances of recovering from the deadly virus. In a phone interview with New England Cable...]]>
<![CDATA[Domestic Violence Prevention Programs Don't Work, Researchers Say]]> Sat, 04 Oct 2014 21:21:13 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/533c7e92dcd64bed83927453189dbfb2.jpg
In the wake of domestic abuse scandals that have plagued the NFL, the league's commissioner, Roger Goodell, is preparing new initiatives to curb domestic violence in the league and nationwide; the only thing is,...]]>
<![CDATA[Woman Who Received Womb Transplant Gives Birth]]> Sat, 04 Oct 2014 11:18:22 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/baby_feet_generic.jpg
A woman in Sweden gave birth after receiving a womb transplant, the doctor who performed the pioneering procedure said Friday.]]>
<![CDATA[NJ Boy Who Died Had Enterovirus: CDC]]> Wed, 08 Oct 2014 00:45:22 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/CDC-generic.jpg
The Centers for Disease Control has determined that the 4-year-old New Jersey boy who died at home last week had enterovirus.

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<![CDATA[Family Leaves Dallas Ebola Home]]> Tue, 07 Oct 2014 18:04:46 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Ebola-Family-Leaves-100314.jpg
A hazardous-materials crew on Friday decontaminated the Texas apartment where an Ebola patient stayed, while public-health officials cut by half the number of people being monitored for any symptoms of...

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<![CDATA[Texas Can Enforce Strict Abortion Law: Appeals Court]]> Thu, 02 Oct 2014 19:13:09 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AP958169771659.jpg
A U.S. appeals court Thursday allowed Texas to immediately begin enforcing tough new abortion restrictions that will effectively close all but seven abortion facilities in America's second most-populous state. A

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<![CDATA[W. Africa Travelers Warned on Ebola]]> Wed, 01 Oct 2014 15:05:57 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AP645337997349.jpg
All people traveling to the United States from countries with Ebola are being warned as of Wednesday about the potentially deadly virus' symptoms, and how it is spread. The

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<![CDATA[CDC Confirms 1st U.S. Ebola Case]]> Tue, 07 Oct 2014 18:03:53 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/ebola-dallas.jpg
The first case of the Ebola virus diagnosed in the United States has been confirmed in Dallas, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed Tuesday. A spokesperson for Texas Health...

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<![CDATA[Dallas Ambulance Crew Who Brought Ebola Patient to Hospital Is Quarantined]]> Tue, 07 Oct 2014 18:03:53 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Dallas-Fire-Rescue-Vehicle.jpg
The Dallas Fire-Rescue ambulance crew who transported the man infected with Ebola to the hospital has been quarantined, according to the City of Dallas. The number of people in the DFR crew...

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<![CDATA[1st U.S. Ebola Case: What to Know]]> Wed, 01 Oct 2014 11:56:55 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/tlmd_ebola.jpg
Health officials on Tuesday announced the first case of Ebola diagnosed in the United States -- a man isolated in intensive care at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in

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<![CDATA[Ebola Vaccine Makers' Shares Rise]]> Wed, 01 Oct 2014 11:22:50 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Ebola2.jpg
Shares of some companies that are studying potential vaccines for Ebola climbed after federal officials announced that the first case of the disease has been diagnosed in the

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<![CDATA[How Is Ebola Spread?]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 05:37:37 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/456202288.jpg
The latest case of a positive Ebola test in the United States sparked immediate concerns about who may have been exposed and helped shed light on how the potentially deadly virus is, and...

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<![CDATA[Boy Losing His Sight Travels to See Northern Lights]]> Wed, 01 Oct 2014 04:26:18 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/NC_northernlightsboy0930_1500x845.jpg
Young boy travels to Alaska to view Northern Lights and nature before he goes blind. Blake Essig reports.]]>
<![CDATA[Viagra Ads Target Women for 1st Time]]> Tue, 30 Sep 2014 08:32:35 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/tlmd_viagra1.jpg
The maker of the world's top-selling erectile dysfunction drug on Tuesday will begin airing the first Viagra TV commercial that targets the less-obvious sufferers of the sexual condition: women.

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<![CDATA[Afraid of EV-D68? Another Virus Is Killing Kids in U.S.]]> Tue, 30 Sep 2014 00:07:20 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/151035165.jpg
Although Enterovirus D-68 (EV-D68) has grabbed headlines in recent weeks for sickening hundreds of American kids, another virus is sending 75,000 to 125,000 children to the hospital and killing hundreds...

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<![CDATA[Pediatricians Urge IUDs or Implants for Teens]]> Mon, 29 Sep 2014 10:46:01 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/179799605.jpg
Teen girls who have sex should use IUDs or hormonal implants — long-acting birth control methods that are effective, safe and easy to use, the nation's most influential pediatricians' group recommends,...

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<![CDATA[California Adopts "Yes Means Yes" Sex-Assault Rule]]> Mon, 29 Sep 2014 12:28:41 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/463273955.jpg
California Gov. Jerry Brown signed an assault bill Sunday that requires college students to give consent before sex, AP is reporting. The bill makes California the first state in the nation to define when...

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<![CDATA[5 Texas Babies Test Positive for TB]]> Sat, 27 Sep 2014 22:28:53 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/tuberculosis2.jpg
Five babies have tested positive for tuberculosis in West Texas after a nurse assistant at an El Paso hospital nursery exposed hundreds of infants to the disease between September 2013 and last month. The...

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<![CDATA[Enterovirus Confirmed in N. Texas ]]> Fri, 26 Sep 2014 01:26:19 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Enterovirus1.jpg
Several cases of Enterovirus-D68 have been confirmed in North Texas after test results came back positive from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, according to Dallas County Health and...

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<![CDATA[Vaccinating Dogs Could Eliminate Rabies, Experts Say]]> Thu, 25 Sep 2014 19:32:09 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/497310615.jpg
Vaccinating dogs around the world could essentially eliminate rabies in people, but world leaders remain unconcerned about the disease, despite the fact that it kills more than 60,000 people each year,...

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<![CDATA[1.8 Million Young Adults Have Chlamydia, Survey Finds]]> Fri, 26 Sep 2014 15:44:17 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/1786404641.jpg
A recent survey by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention found that nearly 2 million young adults have the sexually transmitted disease, chlamydia.

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<![CDATA[Skirt Size Increase Linked to Breast Cancer Risk: Study]]> Thu, 25 Sep 2014 11:55:40 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/weight+loss+generic.jpg
A new study from the journal BMJ Open suggests that woman who go up a skirt size every decade between their 20s and their 60s may be at increased risk of postmenopausal breast cancer.

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<![CDATA[Swift Action Could Prevent Huge Spike in Ebola Deaths]]> Tue, 23 Sep 2014 13:12:12 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/454780658.jpg
The prognosis for the massive Ebola outbreak in West Africa isn't good — but swift action can greatly improve it, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday.

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<![CDATA[WHO: Ebola Death Rate 70 Percent, 20K Cases Expected ]]> Tue, 23 Sep 2014 07:37:03 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/455657374.jpg
The World Health Organization says researchers expect 20,000 cases of Ebola by November, and that 70 percent of patients are dying, The Associated Press reported. That's a big increase over the...

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<![CDATA[Sierra Leone Wraps 3-Day Ebola Lockdown]]> Sun, 21 Sep 2014 22:45:15 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AP700081063976.jpg
A three-day lockdown in Sierra Leone aimed at controlling the world's worst Ebola epidemic concluded on Sunday, with authorities claiming the controversial operation identified dozens of new infections...

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<![CDATA[Testicular Cancer Survivor Pushes Giant Ball Across U.S. to Raise Awareness]]> Sat, 20 Sep 2014 20:39:45 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/173069367.jpg
A survivor of testicular cancer is pushing a giant, 6-foot-high inflatable ball across the country to raise awareness about the disease, which is the most common cancer for men between the ages of 15 and...

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<![CDATA[3 Found Guilty in Peanut Butter Salmonella Trial]]> Fri, 19 Sep 2014 16:36:36 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/85508200.jpg
A federal jury on Friday found the owner of a peanut plant and two workers at the plant guilty in connection with a salmonella outbreak that led to one of the largest food recalls in

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<![CDATA[Doctor Infected With Ebola Expected to Make Full Recovery]]> Tue, 07 Oct 2014 18:03:13 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/214*120/Sacra+1.jpg
Dr. Rick Sacra, the Massachusetts aid worker who contracted Ebola in West Africa, is now expected to make a full recovery, according to the doctors treating him at the Nebraska Medical Center in

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<![CDATA[CDC Confirms Case of Enterovirus in Connecticut]]> Thu, 18 Sep 2014 09:44:57 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/yale+new+haven+children+hospital+2.jpg
A mysterious respiratory illness that has hospitalized children in several states has surfaced in Connecticut, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed. Doctors at Yale-New Haven...

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<![CDATA[Artificial Sweeteners May Set Stage for Diabetes]]> Wed, 24 Sep 2014 18:15:31 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/artificial_sugar_equal_splenda.jpg
New study suggests artificial sweeteners like Sweet 'N Low, Splenda and NutraSweet may hamper the way some people's bodies handle sugar and could promote diabetes.

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<![CDATA[Cases of Enterovirus Confirmed in NY, NJ, CT: Officials]]> Wed, 24 Sep 2014 15:50:11 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/CDC-generic.jpg
Officials Wednesday confirmed cases of enterovirus EV-D68 in New York City, Long Island, New Jersey and Connecticut as the unusual and potentially severe respiratory illness continues to sweep across the U.S.

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<![CDATA[American Waistlines Are Still Expanding: Study]]> Tue, 16 Sep 2014 19:03:11 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/weight+loss+generic.jpg
A study by the Centers for Disease Control reveals that while the body mass index of Americans is stable, adult waistlines are on the up.

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<![CDATA[Enterovirus Reported in NY Children: Health Officials]]> Fri, 12 Sep 2014 17:34:49 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Will-Cornejo.jpg
New York is the latest state to confirm cases of a severe respiratory illness among children.

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<![CDATA[Who Is Leading the Fight Against Ebola?]]> Fri, 12 Sep 2014 15:06:08 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/tlmd_epidemia_ebola.jpg
Ebola has killed 2,400 people and infected some 5,000 in the space of a few months, the World Health Organization said Friday, leading some health officials to question if enough is being done to combat...

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<![CDATA[Best and Worst States to Have a Baby]]> Thu, 11 Sep 2014 19:58:12 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/129301973.jpg
A new study by WalletHub ranks the best and worst states to have a baby, Today.com reported.

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<![CDATA[What You Need to Know About Enterovirus]]> Fri, 19 Sep 2014 10:52:23 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/enterovirus+fear.jpg
An outbreak of an uncommon virus, Enterovirus D68, has made children in a dozen states ill and has left some hospitalized, according to NBC News. Children with asthma are particularly]]>
<![CDATA[4th Ebola Patient Arrives in U.S. for Treatment]]> Tue, 09 Sep 2014 11:37:04 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/tlmd_ebola_estudiantes_asu_ayudan_con_tratamiento.jpg
A fourth patient infected with the Ebola virus in West Africa has arrived in the U.S. for treatment. He walked into the same Atlanta hospital Tuesday where two other Americans have already been...

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<![CDATA[Enteroviruses: What You Need to Know]]> Tue, 07 Oct 2014 17:08:14 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Will-Cornejo.jpg
An outbreak of an uncommon virus, enterovirus-D68, has made children in 43 states and the District of Columbia ill and has left some hospitalized, according to NBC News. Children with asthma are...]]>
<![CDATA[New Drug Fights Melanoma]]> Tue, 09 Sep 2014 08:30:40 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/160*120/melanoma_448x336.jpg
The FDA approved a new drug Thursday that could change the way melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, is treated. The drug, Keytruda, was considered a breakthrough and approved after it was tested on more...]]>
<![CDATA[Silent Killer: How to Prevent Cardiomyopathy Among Athletes]]> Sat, 06 Sep 2014 15:36:18 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/137379860.jpg
As schools open across the country, an estimated 2,000 Americans under the age of 25 can be expected to die of sudden cardiac arrest in the coming year, according to the Centers for Disease Control...

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<![CDATA[Kids' Sunglasses Recalled]]> Fri, 05 Sep 2014 08:36:14 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/kids-glasses-recall2.jpg
A Rhode Island-based sunglasses company on Thursday issued a recall of more than 200,000 sunglasses due to an excessive amount of lead in the paint. The glasses are made by FGX and feature designs from...

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<![CDATA[CVS Renames Itself, Goes Tobacco Free Early]]> Tue, 09 Sep 2014 08:30:39 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/467675965.jpg
CVS, the nation's second-largest drugstore chain, will tweak its corporate name and stop the sale of tobacco nearly a month sooner than planned, The Associated Press reported. CVS Caremark said it will now...

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<![CDATA[U.S. Judge Blocks Enforcement of New La. Abortion Law]]> Mon, 01 Sep 2014 01:41:10 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/tlmd_gavel_shutterstock_120159574.jpg
A federal judge on Sunday temporarily blocked enforcement of Louisiana's restrictive new abortion law, The Associated Press reported.]]>
<![CDATA[Widow: Defibrillator Not Used on Husband Because of Hairy Chest]]> Sun, 31 Aug 2014 18:54:10 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/129375745.jpg
A New Mexico woman is asking Southwest Airlines to review its training policies after her husband suffered a heart attack on a flight and wasn't immediately hooked up to a defibrillator because his chest...

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<![CDATA[Kraft Recalls Some American Singles Cheese]]> Sat, 30 Aug 2014 11:57:36 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AP091109173400.jpg
Kraft is voluntarily recalling 7,691 cases of four varieties of its regular American Singles cheese product. The recalled products have a "Best if Used By" date of Feb. 20, 2015, and

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<![CDATA[Danger in La. Water: What to Know About Brain-Destroying Amoeba]]> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 08:27:09 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/water-faucet-generic.jpg
A rare but potentially deadly brain-destroying amoeba was found in a parish water supply in Louisiana, putting a community on edge.

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<![CDATA[Ebola Outbreak Likely Started From 1 Person: Study]]> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 18:36:45 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/454224146.jpg
One infected person likely started the Ebola outbreak that is devastating West Africa, a new genetic analysis suggests.

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<![CDATA[Boston Marathon Dream Wedding]]> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 13:27:12 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/edt-KJWedding1.jpg
If something good could come out of the Boston Marathon bombing, James Costello and Krista D'Agostino seem to have found it.

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<![CDATA[1st Human Trials of Ebola Vaccine to Start]]> Tue, 02 Sep 2014 05:30:40 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/454224146.jpg
The U.S. government and drug maker GlaxoSmithKline will announce Thursday that they are starting the first human trials of an Ebola vaccine, NBC News reported.

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<![CDATA[Pediatricians Recommend Later School Times for Teens]]> Mon, 25 Aug 2014 08:59:20 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/501886003.jpg
Pediatricians say delaying the start of the school day until at least 8:30 a.m. would help curb their lack of sleep, which has been linked with poor health, bad grades, car crashes and other problems,...

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<![CDATA[Sam's Club Caesar Salads Recalled]]> Fri, 22 Aug 2014 14:28:39 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/sams_club1.jpg
A California firm is recalling chicken Caesar salad kits sold at Sam's Clubs nationwide for possible listeria contamination. APPA Fine Foods is recalling more than 92,500 pounds of fully-cooked chicken...

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<![CDATA[Whole Foods Pulls Yogurt Over Sugar]]> Fri, 22 Aug 2014 14:35:34 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/whole+foods+yogurt+allegations.JPG
Organic supermarket giant Whole Foods has removed a version of its store-brand yogurt from shelves after lawsuits were filed in local courts over the dairy product's sugar content. A company spokesperson tells...]]>
<![CDATA[Sacramento Patient Tests Negative for Ebola]]> Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:32:13 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/tlmd_ebola.jpg
Health officials said Thursday a patient who was being tested for Ebola in Sacramento has tested negative for the virus. State and federal officials earlier in the week said they will not divulge which...

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<![CDATA[SoCal Man Shares ALS Reality]]> Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:42:07 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/ALSchallenge.JPG
A Southern California man shares in a new YouTube video about a family history of ALS and how he was diagnosed with the debilitating disease earlier this year at age 26. The video, which has more than 4 million...

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<![CDATA[Cured of Ebola: What to Know]]> Tue, 07 Oct 2014 18:03:15 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/brantly-writebol-jet.jpg
Two American aid workers have recovered from Ebola and left an Atlanta hospital, after weeks of intensive treatment in a special isolation unit. Dr. Kent Brantly was released from an Atlanta hospital...

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<![CDATA[What Cured Ebola Patients Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol?]]> Thu, 21 Aug 2014 18:23:04 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/453918794.jpg
The two U.S. Ebola patients left an Atlanta hospital on Thursday infection free, after becoming the first human beings to receive an experimental drug called Zmapp.

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<![CDATA["Thrilled": U.S. Doctor Beats Ebola]]> Tue, 07 Oct 2014 18:03:15 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Brantly+doctors.jpg
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

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<![CDATA["Suicide Tourism" to Switzerland Doubles]]> Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:09:40 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/228*120/176765941.jpg
The number of people who traveled to Switzerland for a voluntary assisted death doubled between 2008 and 2012, researchers reported Tuesday.

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<![CDATA[Experimental Drug Cures Ebola-Like Virus in Monkeys]]> Wed, 20 Aug 2014 16:20:15 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AP119442337886.jpg
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...

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<![CDATA[Almond, Peanut Butter Recalled]]> Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:04:50 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/160*120/100308-peanut-butter-attack.jpg
Peanut and almond butters sold at Whole Foods, Trader Joe's and other grocers are being voluntarily recalled because of possible salmonella contamination. There have been reports of four illnesses that may...

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<![CDATA[Slum Residents Loot Ebola Clinic in Liberia]]> Mon, 18 Aug 2014 03:32:08 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/453699340.jpg
Residents of a large slum looted an Ebola quarantine center in Liberia's capital on Saturday, raising fears that stolen items, which are likely infected with the virus, will spread Ebola throughout the city,...

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<![CDATA[Liberia Overwhelmed by Ebola, Opens 2nd Center in Capital]]> Sat, 16 Aug 2014 12:54:09 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/453685642.jpg
Liberian authorities opened a second Ebola treatment center in the country's capital after the first became overwhelmed by patients, Assistant Health Minister Tolbert Nyenswah said.

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<![CDATA[Whole Foods Lied About Sugar in Yogurt: Lawsuit]]> Thu, 14 Aug 2014 03:39:43 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/whole_foods.JPG
Whole Foods Market knowingly sold its store brand yogurt containing a sugar content that was nearly six times the amount stated on the product's nutritional label, according to two class-action lawsuits...

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<![CDATA[MRSA Breaks Out at FDNY Training Facility]]> Thu, 14 Aug 2014 07:10:37 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/randalls+island+mrsa.jpg
A handful of the more than 300 FDNY probationary firefighters training on Randall's Island have contracted the antibiotic-resistant bacteria MRSA, officials confirm.]]>
<![CDATA[Eating More Salt Is Okay, New Study Finds]]> Wed, 13 Aug 2014 19:02:48 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/101425167.jpg
A new study suggests that it's safe for healthy people to eat about twice as much salt as currently recommended, despite federal guidelines that warn otherwise, NBC News reported.

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<![CDATA[American With Ebola Getting Stronger, Husband Says]]> Wed, 13 Aug 2014 16:28:58 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AP34059122675.jpg
The U.S. woman who contracted Ebola while working as an aid worker in Liberia is gaining back her strength, her husband told reporters Wednesday from a North Carolina RV park, where he and two other missionaries...

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<![CDATA[Georgia Firm Recalls 15K Pounds of Chicken Nuggets]]> Wed, 13 Aug 2014 15:40:43 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/ApplegateRecall.jpg
A Georgia-based meat company is recalling over 15,000 pounds of frozen chicken nuggets after reports surfaced that consumers found small pieces of plastic in the meat. Perdue Farms and the USDA's Food...

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<![CDATA[Big Tobacco Attempts a Major Makeover]]> Sun, 10 Aug 2014 19:42:13 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/180167875.jpg
Big Tobacco is looking to shed its morbid image by pitching "smokeless" e-cigarettes, championing the mantra “harm reduction,” and funding science that could turn tobacco plants into life-saving medicine.

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<![CDATA["Yes Means Yes” Sex Assault Law]]> Mon, 11 Aug 2014 08:28:49 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AP254939745717.jpg
College students have heard a similar refrain for years in campaigns to stop sexual assault: No means no. Now, as universities around the country that are facing pressure over the handling of rape...

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<![CDATA[Meet the Man Keeping U.S. Safe From Ebola]]> Sun, 10 Aug 2014 22:54:23 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AP939989916435.jpg
Tom Frieden started his career as a public-health detective, fighting outbreaks of tuberculosis in New York and India while working for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Epidemic...

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<![CDATA[25 Years Ago, Different Ebola Outbreak in Virginia]]> Tue, 07 Oct 2014 18:10:52 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/tlmd_ebola.jpg
Americans' introduction to the Ebola virus came 25 years ago in an office park near Washington Dulles International Airport, a covert crisis that captivated the public only years later when it formed the...

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<![CDATA[Liberian President Apologizes for Ebola Deaths]]> Sun, 10 Aug 2014 08:38:32 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AP674376131280.jpg
The president of Liberia apologized on Saturday for the high death toll among the country's healthcare workers fighting a deadly Ebola outbreak, which has killed nearly 1,000 people West Africa,...

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<![CDATA[School Lunches Around the World]]> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:54:50 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/LunchPakistan2.jpg
Photographers captured the lunch fare for students in several countries earlier this month, showing a range of foods, customs, and nutritional standards.

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<![CDATA[Ebola Researcher Confident in Drug]]> Tue, 07 Oct 2014 18:01:58 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/inside-Ebola-lab-san-diego.jpg
Southern California researchers examining the Ebola virus and how it works have helped develop an experimental medicine that is being used to treat two infected Americans. Dr. Erica Ollmann Saphire told NBC...
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<![CDATA[9 Questions You Should Ask About the Drug "Molly"]]> Fri, 08 Aug 2014 12:00:47 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/shutterstock_191826866.jpg
It's one of the most popular party drugs in circulation at the moment, but what exactly is Molly? Is it a new danger or old news? There's a lot of misinformation out there, so we talked to an expert to find out...

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<![CDATA[Tick in NY Can Trigger Allergy to Red Meat]]> Fri, 08 Aug 2014 11:20:19 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/ticks+long+island.jpg
A bug can turn you into a vegetarian, or at least make you swear off red meat. Doctors across the U.S. are seeing a surge of sudden meat allergies in people bitten by a certain kind of tick, and one allergist on...

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<![CDATA[CDC Chief Warns Against "False Hopes" on Ebola Drugs]]> Thu, 07 Aug 2014 17:36:08 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AP264201044119.jpg
The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday that the federal government is looking at experimental Ebola treatments but that even if testing goes well, scientists are "months or...

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<![CDATA[Tattoo Ink Causing Rash of Infections, FDA Warns]]> Thu, 07 Aug 2014 12:57:14 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/tattoo-149263466.jpg
The Food and Drug Administration is warning tattoo parlors, their customers and those buying at-home tattoo kits that not all tattoo ink is safe. Last month, California company White and Blue Lion Inc.

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<![CDATA[Cancer Patient's One Direction Wish]]> Thu, 07 Aug 2014 11:21:17 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/6yo+cancer+patient.jpg
A six-year-old cancer patient in Massachusetts hoped to go to a One Direction concert this month with her friends, but ended up back in the ICU and won't be able to go. Her mom posted a message on...

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<![CDATA[Scientists Closer to Ebola Vaccine]]> Tue, 07 Oct 2014 18:10:52 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/NIH+Scientists+Ebola+Vaccine+080614.jpg
National Institutes of Health scientists have been working for more than a decade on an Ebola vaccine. As the latest outbreak continues to grow, so does the pressure to create a vaccine to prevent a disease that...

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<![CDATA["Gross" or "Magical": Families Burn Umbilical Cords]]> Wed, 06 Aug 2014 20:24:08 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/151049859.jpg
Cord burning has been practiced by various cultures for many years, but it's becoming more popular in the states, with families saying that burning a baby's umbilical cord, instead of having a doctor cut...

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<![CDATA[Sick Patient in NYC Hospital Does Not Have Ebola: CDC]]> Thu, 07 Aug 2014 02:14:23 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/doctor-health-generic-1200-02.jpg
The man who went to the Mount Sinai Hospital emergency room Monday with a high fever and gastrointestinal symptoms after recently traveling to a West African country where cases of Ebola have been reported does...

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<![CDATA[Ebola Outbreak: 5 Things Air Travelers Need to Know]]> Wed, 06 Aug 2014 16:22:30 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Ebola2.jpg
The Ebola outbreak in West Africa, which claimed at least 887 lives, has many people wondering whether the virus could be spread through air travel.

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<![CDATA[New Ebola Treatment Uses an Old Idea]]> Wed, 06 Aug 2014 15:38:40 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AP6453379973491.jpg
The experimental treatment given to the two Americans infected with the Ebola virus uses an old idea, serum, devised more than 100 years ago in the 1800s, NBC News reported.

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<![CDATA[Safety Study: Dangers of Texting and Walking ]]> Tue, 05 Aug 2014 13:56:40 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AP080729033573.jpg
Researchers discovered teenagers are more at risk of getting hit by cars while distracted than any other demographic they have studied in the past.]]>
<![CDATA[Mass. Doctor Going to Fight Ebola]]> Sun, 03 Aug 2014 22:22:21 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Nahid+Bhadelia.jpg
Dr. Nahid Bhadelia is taking her knowledge about infectious disease to Sierra Leone, where she'll be in the trenches, treating people who are suffering from the deadly Ebola

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<![CDATA[New York Times To Run Ad From Marijuana Company]]> Sat, 02 Aug 2014 23:33:07 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/e2f571ea7dd14bf8a3933c66e4655798.jpg
The New York Times will run a full-page advertisement on Sunday for a company that helps marijuana users find pot dispensaries and choose strains, Reuters reported.]]>
<![CDATA[Toledo Tap Water Remains Off-Limits for Third Day]]> Mon, 04 Aug 2014 05:59:53 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AP67802778329.jpg
Residents in northwestern Ohio remained unable to use tap water for a third day after testing showed toxins were still present in the city’s water supply, NBC News reported.

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<![CDATA[Contractors Allowed to Fumble Obamacare Website: GAO]]> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:40:36 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/tlmd_obamacare_california_los_angeles1.jpg
A team at the Department of Health and Human Services failed to plan properly or watch over contractors hired to set up and run Healthcare.gov, leading to its blowout when it launched in October, according to a...]]>
<![CDATA[Sierra Leone Declares State of Emergency Over Ebola]]> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 06:15:15 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/4514396121.jpg
Sierra Leone has declared a state of emergency Wednesday to halt the spread of the largest outbreak of the Ebola virus in history, NBC News reported.

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<![CDATA[Ebola Scare Briefly Closes Charlotte ER]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:06:15 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/emergency-room-generic.jpg
A possible Ebola scare closed a Charlotte area emergency room briefly overnight amid heightened fears about the deadly virus, NBC News reported.

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<![CDATA["We Need More": Fight Against Ebola Is Thin on Ground]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 07:42:18 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/ebola.jpg
The biggest outbreak of Ebola in history is affecting over 1,200 people and continues to spread with no end in sight.

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<![CDATA[Feeling the Pain of Lightning Strikes, Again and Again]]> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 08:38:16 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/72814+Lightning.jpg
A day after a lightning storm killed a one man and injured others on a California beach, survivors describe pain, vision and hearing problems and other long-term affects

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