<![CDATA[NBC New York - Health News - [NY Feature Page] Health]]> Copyright 2016 http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/health en-us Tue, 03 May 2016 16:14:18 -0400 Tue, 03 May 2016 16:14:18 -0400 NBC Local Integrated Media <![CDATA[CRF Frozen Foods Recalls 358 Fruit, Veggie Products]]> Tue, 03 May 2016 14:46:05 -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 seven people have become sick with Listeria infections. The initial recall...

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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[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[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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<![CDATA[Hopkins Begins Nation's First HIV-Positive Organ Transplant ]]> Wed, 30 Mar 2016 15:58:18 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/HIVOrganTransplants-AP_309608785297.jpg
Surgeons in Baltimore for the first time have transplanted organs between an HIV-positive donor and HIV-positive recipients, a long-awaited new option for patients with the AIDS virus whose kidneys or livers...

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<![CDATA[New Abortion Drug Label Could Undo Several State Laws]]> Wed, 30 Mar 2016 14:21:33 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/214*120/Mifeprex-GettyImages-1308067.jpg
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a new label for a common abortion-inducing drug that could undo restrictions on medication abortions passed by several states.

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<![CDATA[Utah Gov. Signs Bill Requiring Abortion Anesthesia]]> Tue, 29 Mar 2016 08:58:02 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-184867653-%281%29.jpg
The governor signed a bill Monday that makes Utah the first state to require doctors to give anesthesia to women having an abortion at 20 weeks of pregnancy or later. The bill signed by Republican Gov.

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<![CDATA[Campbell's to Remove BPA From Soup Cans]]> Tue, 29 Mar 2016 08:09:41 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/campbells-soup.jpg
Campbell Soup Co. will stop using the chemical Bisphenol A in its canned products by the middle of next year to reassure consumers worried that the substance may harm their health. The pledge announced...

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<![CDATA[New Zika Guidelines for Couples Before Pregnancy]]> Fri, 25 Mar 2016 19:17:47 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/PregnancyTest-GettyImages-566438193%281%29.jpg
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is warning couples who have been exposed to the Zika virus they may need to wait up to six months before trying to conceive, NBC News reported. According to...

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<![CDATA[California to Delay Warnings Over Chemical in Food Cans]]> Fri, 25 Mar 2016 16:51:13 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AP_236383746863-toxic-cans-too-scary.jpg
California plans to delay state-required warnings on metal cans lined with the chemical BPA, arguing too-specific warnings could scare stores and shoppers in poor neighborhoods away from some of the only fruits...

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<![CDATA[Seniors Dance Their Way to Better Health]]> Fri, 25 Mar 2016 13:08:45 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/NC_dancebenefits0324_1920x1080__829070.jpg
A program finds that Latin dance classes can help improve physical fitness. NBC's Erika Edwards reports.]]>
<![CDATA[Study Links Caffeine With Pregnancy Loss]]> Fri, 25 Mar 2016 13:07:47 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/caffeineGettyImages-511709928.jpg
A new study shows that people who drank three or more cups a day of caffeinated drinks while trying for a pregnancy — sodas, energy drinks or coffee — were more likely to lose that pregnancy early on, Today.com...

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<![CDATA[New Rule Lowers Silica Dust Limit to Protect Workers]]> Thu, 24 Mar 2016 20:51:20 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Silica-AP_858473348021.jpg
Regulators announced a rule to increase workplace protections against exposure to crystalline silica, a carcinogenic dust found in construction, foundries and fracking, NBC News reported. Issued Thursday by the...

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<![CDATA[Elmo Teaches Latin American Kids About Zika]]> Thu, 24 Mar 2016 19:46:20 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/ElmoRaya-GettyImages-456230810%281%29.jpg
Sesame Street has joined forces with the Pan American Health Organization to teach kids how to avoid contracting the Zika virus, NBC News reports. Two 30-second videos feature Elmo and Raya in Spanish, English...

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<![CDATA[Zika Has Been in Brazil Longer Than Anyone Thought: Study]]> Thu, 24 Mar 2016 19:05:20 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/507416952-getty-brazil-health-inspections.jpg
The Zika virus has probably been circulating quietly and undetected in Brazil since 2013, a new genetic study shows. A large international team of experts used a "genetic clock" to show Zika virus has...

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<![CDATA[Congress Breaks for Easter Without Funding Zika Fight]]> Wed, 23 Mar 2016 21:31:18 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/ZikaMosquitoAP_791168702393.jpg
Congress left Washington Wednesday afternoon without voting to appropriate any of the $1.9 billion the Obama administration has asked for to fight Zika, NBC News reported. Republicans say they don’t want...

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<![CDATA[3 US Hospitals Attacked by Ransomware]]> Wed, 23 Mar 2016 17:42:19 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Hacker506944962.jpg
Three U.S. hospitals were hit this week by "ransomware" attacks that brought down their systems, according to NBC News. The servers for Chino Valley Medical Center and Desert Valley Hospital, both in...

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<![CDATA[FDA Adds Boldest Warning to Most Widely Used Painkillers]]> Wed, 23 Mar 2016 15:25:30 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/155132832.jpg
The Food and Drug Administration said it will require much stronger warnings on opioid painkillers, making clear they need to be a last-ditch option even for serious pain. It's the latest action from federal...

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<![CDATA[Health Insurance Gains Due to Obamacare, Not Economy]]> Mon, 21 Mar 2016 14:26:11 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/President-Obama-Youtube-AP_489006078680.jpg
There's growing evidence that most of the dramatic gain in the number of Americans with health care coverage is due to President Barack Obama's law, and not the gradual recovery of the nation's economy. That...

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<![CDATA[3 Infected With Lassa Fever in Germany]]> Fri, 18 Mar 2016 20:14:56 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/LassaFever-GettyImages-485249679.jpg
Three people have been infected with Lassa fever after having come in contact with an American who died of the disease in Germany last month, NBC News reported. "This is now the first documented outbreak...

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<![CDATA[In Fight Against Zika, Brazil Battles Neglect, Cash Crunch]]> Fri, 18 Mar 2016 07:09:13 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-508438764.jpg
In May, as the first cases of the Zika virus were being detected in Brazil, Rossandra Oliveira stopped receiving a critical tool she needed to do her job: insecticide. Monthly shipments from the government...

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<![CDATA[Missing Autism Gene ]]> Fri, 18 Mar 2016 08:12:10 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/2015_05_07_human_chromosomes_with_telomeres_nih.jpg
Researchers at the UC San Diego School of Medicine have developed a mouse model that connects the genetic defects of Jacobsen syndrome to effects on brain function consistent with autism disorders. About...

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<![CDATA[Guinea Confirms 2 New Ebola Cases, 3 Probable]]> Thu, 17 Mar 2016 18:58:58 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/453210018-ebola-generic-virus.jpg
Guinea's government says that two people in Guinea have tested positive for Ebola, months after the country was declared free of the virus. Ibrahima Sylla, spokesman for the national coordination for the fight...

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<![CDATA[Major Candy Companies Will Stop Advertising to Kids]]> Thu, 17 Mar 2016 11:41:27 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-1938576.jpg
With the Easter bunny just hops away, six major candy companies have agreed to stop advertising to kids, including the makers of Peeps, Lemonheads and Jelly Belly candies, NBC News reported. The companies...

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<![CDATA[Breastfeeding Moms Help Save Sick Babies]]> Wed, 16 Mar 2016 14:43:39 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-186081739.jpg
It’s a lot like a blood bank, but with breast milk. All the hard work is done at home. Now nursing mothers in Connecticut can donate to the state's first milk bank depot in Guilford to help feed sick babies in...

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<![CDATA[Airport CPR Kiosks Save Lives]]> Wed, 16 Mar 2016 08:30:07 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AP_354075870049-cpr.jpg
Matt Lickenbrock and Sean Ferguson are the poster boys for the rollout of CPR-training kiosks at airports, and for good reason. Lickenbrock taught himself the lifesaving skill at one of the kiosks, then used it...

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<![CDATA[Hospitals Use Germ-Zapping Robots]]> Wed, 16 Mar 2016 11:04:44 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/germ-zapping-robot-031616.jpg
A germ-zapping robot named Thor is the latest tool being used to fight superbugs at medical centers around the country, including Palomar Hospital in Southern California. The robot is among 300 at hospitals and...]]>
<![CDATA[Pistachio Recall Expands]]> Wed, 16 Mar 2016 09:09:57 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/wonderful-pistachios.jpg
A pistachio recall announced last week over salmonella concerns has been expanded to include six brands, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Wonderful, Paramount Farms and Trader Joe's...

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<![CDATA[Activists Rally Against Potentially Toxic Chemical in Water]]> Tue, 15 Mar 2016 15:05:31 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/water-faucet-generic.jpg
Prized for its ability to make things super-slick, it was used for decades in the manufacture of Teflon pans, Gore-Tex jackets, ski wax, carpets and the linings of pizza boxes and microwave popcorn bags. Now...

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<![CDATA[Doctors Prescribe Gym Access to Treat Chronic Health Issues]]> Tue, 15 Mar 2016 09:58:31 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/214*120/exercise1.gif
When Dr. Michelle Johnson scribbles out prescriptions, the next stop for many of her patients is the gym, not the pharmacy. Doctors treating chronic health problems increasingly are prescribing exercise...

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<![CDATA[More Tests on Ring That Protects Women Against HIV]]> Mon, 14 Mar 2016 15:38:01 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/HIVringGettyImages-148951015.jpg
The U.S. government plans to fund new tests on a medicated ring for women to protect themselves from the AIDS virus, NBC News reports. In previous studies, the ring lowered HIV risk by 27 percent, and in...

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<![CDATA[Kellogg Investigating After Video Shows Man Urinating on Assembly Line]]> Mon, 14 Mar 2016 12:39:29 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-494579023.jpg
A criminal investigation is underway after a video surfaced online showing a man urinating on a Kellogg factory assembly line, the company said. The company says it learned of the video Friday and immediately...

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<![CDATA[California Lawmakers Vote to Increase Smoking Age to 21]]> Thu, 10 Mar 2016 19:52:31 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/208*120/GettyImages-503386456.jpg
California lawmakers voted Thursday to make the nation's most populous state the second to raise the smoking age from 18 to 21 as part of a sweeping package of measures they are considering to crack down...

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<![CDATA[Street Medicine for Homeless Heads From Niche to Mainstream]]> Thu, 10 Mar 2016 13:10:37 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AP_16030818493697680medicine.jpg
They're house calls without the house. Far from the sterile confines of a doctor's office or hospital, Brett Feldman looks for homeless people where they're most likely to be found — in wooded encampments...

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<![CDATA[Wonderful Pistachios Recalled]]> Thu, 10 Mar 2016 15:13:44 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/214*120/Pistachios-Recall-March-2016.jpg
Wonderful Pistachios voluntarily recalled on March 9 a limited number of flavors and sizes of in-shell and shelled pistachios that are sold nationwide after a salmonella outbreak. Eleven people in nine...

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<![CDATA[Cleveland Clinic Says 1st Uterus Transplant in US Fails]]> Wed, 09 Mar 2016 17:30:36 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/uterus-AP_434912660186.jpg
The nation's first uterus transplant has failed, the Cleveland Clinic announced Wednesday, saying doctors had removed the organ. A 26-year-old woman received the transplant on Feb.

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<![CDATA[Scientists Use Stem Cells to Repair Cataracts]]> Wed, 09 Mar 2016 17:22:33 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-129377625.jpg
Two teams of scientists have come up with creative new ways to eventually replace clumsy cataract or cornea surgery to help people with vision problems regenerate their own eyes, NBC New reported. In an...

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<![CDATA[Study: Some Carbs' Cancer Link]]> Wed, 09 Mar 2016 10:14:04 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/165290575-bagel-generic.jpg
Even if you’ve never smoked a cigarette, what’s on your plate could determine your odds of getting lung cancer, according to new research. A new study from scientists at the University of Texas found people...

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<![CDATA[WHO: Sexual Transmission of Zika More Common Than Thought]]> Tue, 08 Mar 2016 17:42:04 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Mosquito-AP_750626106311.jpg
Sexual transmission of the Zika virus is more common than previously thought, the World Health Organization said Tuesday, citing reports from several countries. After a meeting of its emergency committee...

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<![CDATA[New Questions About Rise in Double Mastectomy Procedures]]> Mon, 07 Mar 2016 21:32:44 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/mastectomy+study+3+7.jpg
More and more women are taking dramatic measures in the fight against breast cancer. While the number of women diagnosed remains stable, the number of patients undergoing double mastectomies has skyrocketed.]]>
<![CDATA[At 100, World War II Nurses Have Friendship of a Lifetime]]> Fri, 04 Mar 2016 19:40:38 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/sd-AP_397095512861.jpg
Amelia "Mimi" Greeley and Ruth "Brownie" Girk survived World War II, and so did their friendship that still spurs near nightly phone calls as both turn 100.

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<![CDATA[Soccer Star Brandi Chastain Pledges Brain for CTE Study]]> Fri, 04 Mar 2016 09:26:37 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/216*120/brasub.jpg
Brandi Chastain, whose penalty kick gave the United States the 1999 Women's World Cup title, has pledged her brain for concussion research. The 47-year-old Chastain announced her donation to the...

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<![CDATA[2 Cases Link Zika to Paralyzing Condition ]]> Thu, 03 Mar 2016 21:38:07 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Mosquito-AP_750626106311.jpg
French doctors said Thursday that two people suffering from Guillain-Barre in Martinique had evidence of Zika infection, NBC News reported. Staff at a Martinique hospital reported that two people seriously ill...

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<![CDATA[America's Hospitals Still Riddled With Infectious Bacteria]]> Thu, 03 Mar 2016 21:35:59 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/209*120/DoctorHospital-GettyImages-71205408.jpg
America’s hospitals are teeming with infectious bacteria, including drug-resistant superbugs, according to two reports released Thursday, NBC News reported. One-third of hospitals rated by Consumer Reports got...

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<![CDATA[Unintended Pregnancies Fall 18 Percent in U.S.: Study]]> Thu, 03 Mar 2016 07:29:38 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/PregnancyTest-GettyImages-566438193%281%29.jpg
A new study shows the rates of unintended pregnancies dropped to the lowest level in 30 years between 2008 and 2011, NBC News reported. Experts say unintended pregnancies have dropped by 18 percent are due...

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<![CDATA[CDC Cautions Pregnant Women Traveling to Rio Olympics]]> Fri, 26 Feb 2016 20:31:15 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/mosquito-AP_334068230276.jpg
Pregnant women with plans to travel to the 2016 Summer Olympics in Brazil should "consider not going" because of the Zika virus outbreak there, according to travel advice issued Friday by the Centers for Disease...

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<![CDATA[CDC Confirms Nine US Pregnancies With Zika]]> Fri, 26 Feb 2016 17:28:10 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/zikabb507393806.jpg
Officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported nine confirmed cases of Zika in pregnant women in the U.S., NBC News reports. According to the CDC, all nine women reported some of...

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<![CDATA[Cleveland Surgeons Perform Nation's First Uterus Transplant]]> Fri, 26 Feb 2016 07:59:19 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/212*120/AP_922862062040.jpg
Surgeons in Cleveland say they have performed the nation's first uterus transplant, a new frontier that aims to give women who lack wombs a chance at pregnancy. In a statement Thursday, the Cleveland Clinic...

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