<![CDATA[NBC New York - Health News - [NY Feature Page] Health]]>Copyright 2017http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/healthen-usThu, 24 Aug 2017 04:59:14 -0400Thu, 24 Aug 2017 04:59:14 -0400NBC Local Integrated Media<![CDATA[Personal Tragedy Sets NJ Parents on a Mission]]>Wed, 23 Aug 2017 18:03:26 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Personal_Tragedy_Sets_NJ_Parents_on_a_Mission.jpg
A mother and father who lost their son to heart problems have set up an organization in their boy's name to help save other children. Pat Battle reports.]]>
<![CDATA[Backyard Chickens, Ducks Linked to Salmonella Cases: CDC]]>Wed, 23 Aug 2017 00:36:14 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/CHICKENS6.jpg
Recent salmonella outbreaks may be linked to backyard poultry, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In an outbreak advisory released Monday, the CDC said there have been 961 cases in...

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<![CDATA[Signs of Potential Eye Damage After Watching Eclipse: Expert]]>Wed, 23 Aug 2017 00:20:01 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-835902046.jpg
Experts have long warned that watching a solar eclipse without proper eyewear can lead to potential damage in your eyes. But what might that damage look like? Dr. Linda Chous, chief eye care officer...

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<![CDATA[Docs Criticize Move by Top Drug Middleman to Limit Opioids ]]>Thu, 17 Aug 2017 11:54:02 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Opioid-Pills1.jpg
The nation's largest pharmacy benefit manager will soon limit the number and strength of opioid drugs prescribed to first-time users as part of a wide-ranging effort to curb an epidemic affecting millions...

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<![CDATA[Teen Overdose Death Rate Doubles]]>Thu, 17 Aug 2017 11:21:35 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/NC_teenoverdoses0816_1500x845.jpg
A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show a steep increase in fatal drug overdoses involving teenagers ages 15 - 19 since 2015 after years of decline. Deaths from fatal drug overdoses]]>
<![CDATA[NBC 4 New York & NY Giants Health & Fitness Expo]]>Thu, 07 May 2015 18:17:38 -0400http://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[Overdoses on the Road: Drugged Driving Rises as a Menace]]>Thu, 17 Aug 2017 11:13:24 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-517238888.jpg
An SUV crashed after all four occupants overdosed on heroin in North Carolina. The same day, a man in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, grabbed the steering wheel after his grandson lost consciousness while driving.

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<![CDATA[Arkansas Can Block Planned Parenthood Money: Federal Court]]>Wed, 16 Aug 2017 16:26:19 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/arkansasabortion_1200x675.jpg
A federal appeals court panel ruled Wednesday that Arkansas can block Medicaid funding to Planned Parenthood, two years after the state ended its contract with the group over videos secretly recorded by...

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<![CDATA[If Trump Cuts Obamacare Subsidies, Premiums Will Spike: CBO]]>Tue, 15 Aug 2017 14:45:28 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AP_17206719818863.jpg
The Congressional Budget Office says Obamacare premiums will increase by 20 percent next year and by 25 percent in 2020 — if President Donald Trump ends key federal subsidies to the program. The CBO report...

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<![CDATA[Apple, Aetna Meeting to Bring Apple Watch to Aetna: Sources]]>Mon, 14 Aug 2017 14:25:56 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/applewatchcolorful-1200x675.jpg
Apple and Aetna held secret meetings last week to bring Apple's health- and fitness-tracking device, Apple Watch, to Aetna customers, according to three sources who spoke with CNBC.

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<![CDATA[A Stronger Medicaid Emerges From GOP Health Overhaul Debate]]>Mon, 14 Aug 2017 08:32:35 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/809452094-Medicaid-protests.jpg
Medicaid, a 1960s Great Society pillar long reviled by conservatives, seems to have emerged even stronger after the Republican failure to pass health overhaul legislation. The federal-state health insurance...

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<![CDATA[Student Seeking Paramedic Internship Saves Choking Man]]>Fri, 11 Aug 2017 13:50:16 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/ambulance+GettyImages-478895016.jpg
A man who started choking in a coffeehouse was saved by a California State University, Sacramento student who was waiting to interview for a paramedic internship. Coastal Peaks Coffee owner Mike Knight...

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<![CDATA[Looking into the Future: Online Eye Exams]]>Fri, 11 Aug 2017 11:12:35 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/MD02F_1200x675_1022508099586.jpg
An online eye exam that you can take on a computer, in the comfort of your home. Seems like the perfect solution for busy people who may not have time to see the eye doctor. Yet, the increasingly popular...]]>
<![CDATA[5 Die After Being Fitted With Obesity Devices, FDA Says]]>Fri, 11 Aug 2017 11:16:20 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/cms794.jpg
At least five people have died after receiving gastric balloons to help them lose weight, the Food and Drug Administration said Thursday. It’s unclear whether the balloons or the surgery to implant them could...

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<![CDATA[1 in 3 Cancer Patients Face Unexpected Costs: Study]]>Thu, 10 Aug 2017 14:34:05 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/214*120/Screen+Shot+2017-08-10+at+11.30.52+AM.png
A Duke University study found more than a third of cancer patients with health insurance faced out-of-pocket costs that were more than they expected. Researchers say patients with unexpected costs are less...]]>
<![CDATA[The Freshman 15 Is a Myth]]>Thu, 10 Aug 2017 10:19:39 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/freshman15.jpg
Incoming college students have long feared the freshman 15, the alleged 15 pound weight gain common among first year students. But studies suggest this concept is nothing more than a myth, NBC News...

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<![CDATA[Trump Actions Trigger Health Premium Hikes for 2018: Study]]>Thu, 10 Aug 2017 07:35:54 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/821754746-Trump-Victims-of-Obamacare.jpg
The Trump administration's own actions are triggering double-digit premium increases on individual health insurance policies purchased by many consumers, a nonpartisan study has found. The analysis released...

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<![CDATA[Lawsuit: CVS Charges More for Drugs Paid for With Insurance]]>Thu, 10 Aug 2017 06:16:34 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/cvsgeneric_1200x675.jpg
A California woman sued CVS Health Corporation Monday, accusing the company of charging customers more when they use insurance to pay for certain generic prescriptions, NBC News reported. Megan Schultz...

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<![CDATA[Americans’ Use of Alcohol Is on the Rise: Study]]>Thu, 10 Aug 2017 09:36:21 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/DIT_NAT_ALCOHOL_INCREASE_080917-150230034019500001.jpg
A new study has found an 11 percent increase in alcohol use among Americans between 2002 and 2012. There was an even bigger jump in high-risk drinking and alcohol-use disorders.]]>
<![CDATA[Infant Mortality Rates Up in Appalachia vs Rest of US: Study]]>Tue, 08 Aug 2017 13:37:33 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/appalachia-infant-mortality.jpg
Placing much of the blame on smoking, a study chronicling the ongoing health crisis in Appalachia has concluded that the 13-state region suffers from a growing disparity in infant mortality and life expectancy...

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<![CDATA[Researchers Detail Heroin, Drug Use at Underground US Haven]]>Tue, 08 Aug 2017 15:09:18 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AP_110511068014-heroin-injection-site-Vancouver.jpg
A safe haven where drug users inject themselves with heroin and other drugs has been quietly operating in the United States for the past three years, a report reveals. None were known to exist in the U.S. until

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<![CDATA[Opioid Overdoses Have Been Higher Than Thought: Study]]>Tue, 08 Aug 2017 06:40:56 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AP_17171822298733-hypodermic-needles-syringes-everywhere-.jpg
Deaths from heroin and opioid overdoses may have been underreported by more than 20 percent, according to a new study from the University of Virginia. Researchers looking into the nation's deadly drug overdose...

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<![CDATA[Transgender Medical Center Opens For Kids]]>Thu, 03 Aug 2017 08:53:34 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/NC_transgenderclinic0802_1500x845.jpg
Transgender kids in the St. Louis, Missouri, area now have somewhere to go for medical care and counseling. A transgender medical center opened Tuesday, and it's the first of its kind in the region. The medical]]>
<![CDATA[Public Lactation 'Pods' Open for Nursing Moms in 5 Boroughs]]>Thu, 03 Aug 2017 08:53:32 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/lactation+pod.jpg
The city's Health Department has officially opened five public "lactation pods" -- one in each borough -- for nursing moms.

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<![CDATA[Amrita Protein Bars Recalled for Listeria Risk]]>Thu, 03 Aug 2017 06:43:15 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/necn+recall+generic.jpg
A brand of protein bars has been recalled by its manufacturer because it may be contaminated with listeria. Amrita Health Foods, which is based in Pleasantville, New York, voluntarily recalled a limited number...

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<![CDATA[Scientists Repair Gene in Human Embryos for First Time]]>Wed, 02 Aug 2017 13:33:30 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/embryosfeuerherd.jpg
Altering human heredity? In a first, researchers safely repaired a disease-causing gene in human embryos, targeting a heart defect best known for killing young athletes — a big step toward one day preventing...

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<![CDATA[2 From Queens Apt Building Hospitalized With Legionnaires']]>Wed, 02 Aug 2017 06:33:57 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/LEGIONNAIRES2.jpg
Two residents of an apartment building in Flushing were hospitalized after they contracted Legionnaires' disease, and one of them is still being treated as the city tests the building’s water supply, health...]]>
<![CDATA[Glitter iPhone Cases Recalled for Burn Risk]]>Thu, 03 Aug 2017 15:05:49 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/iphone-cases.jpg
Decorative iPhone cases sold at Victoria's Secret, Nordstrom Rack and other stores have been recalled by their manufacturer because a liquid glitter inside the cases can cause skin irritation and chemical...

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<![CDATA[1 in 3 Americans Took Prescription Opioids in 2015: Survey]]>Tue, 01 Aug 2017 13:31:21 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/lucha+opioides.jpeg
About one in three Americans used prescription opioid painkillers like OxyContin or Vicodin in 2015, according to a survey released by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, NBC News reported. The NIDA...

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<![CDATA[Xtreme Eating Awards: 2017's Calorie-Filled Recipients]]>Mon, 31 Jul 2017 17:18:43 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Chillis+Ultimate+Smokehouse+Combo.jpg
Most people won't consider eating five bacon double cheeseburgers from Burger King, but that's the calorie equivalent of one Buffalo Wild Wings Cheese Curd Bacon Burger with fries. That's just one of the...

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<![CDATA[US Hospitals Treating Heart Attacks at Record Speed]]>Mon, 31 Jul 2017 15:37:27 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/heart-attack-care.jpg
There's never been a better time to be treated for a heart attack. U.S. hospitals have set a record for how quickly they open blocked arteries, averaging under one hour for the first time since these results...

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<![CDATA[2017 Xtreme Eating Awards Announced by The Center for Science in the Public Interest]]>Mon, 31 Jul 2017 09:14:23 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/NC_extremeeating0728_1500x845.jpg
The Center for Science in the Public Interest has released its 2017 Xtreme Eating awards. Most people wouldn't dream of eating five bacon double cheeseburgers from Burger King all at once, but at Buffalo...]]>
<![CDATA[Higher Prices, Fewer Options Likely After Health Bill Fail]]>Fri, 28 Jul 2017 16:49:31 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/health-protest.jpg
The health care law of the land has survived for now, but it needs help — and it needs it soon. Soaring prices and fewer choices may greet customers when they return to the Affordable Care Act's insurance...

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<![CDATA[FDA to Target Addictive Levels of Nicotine in Cigarettes]]>Fri, 28 Jul 2017 17:56:14 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/050517+cigarettes+generic.jpg
For the first time, the federal government is proposing cutting the nicotine level in cigarettes so they aren't so addictive. U.S. Food and Drug Administration chief Scott Gottlieb on Friday directed the...

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<![CDATA[CTE Reports, Concussions Deter Parents From Youth Football]]>Mon, 31 Jul 2017 08:24:20 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-499666996.jpg
Lori Anderson grew up with a big, traditional, football-loving family in Austin, Texas, and moved her own family to midwest Michigan. There, she did what was once unthinkable: She did not let her 13-year-old son...

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<![CDATA[Mexico Responds to US Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Papayas]]>Fri, 28 Jul 2017 01:31:30 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Untitled-1261.jpg
Mexico's food safety agency says it is "premature" to point to Mexican papayas as the source of a salmonella outbreak in the U.S.

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<![CDATA[Oregon Scientists Do First Human Gene Embryo Editing in US]]>Thu, 27 Jul 2017 17:05:46 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/embryosfeuerherd.jpg
For the first time in the United States, scientists have edited the genes of human embryos, a controversial step toward someday helping babies avoid inherited diseases. The experiment was just an exercise...

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<![CDATA[What’s Next: Health Care ‘Vote-a-Rama’ and the End Game]]>Wed, 26 Jul 2017 22:07:35 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AP_17207774939980.jpg
What can be expected from the health care bill? More debating. Senate leaders are expected to have 20 hours debate before a final vote. When the debate is done, the Senate moves on to what is unofficially called...

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<![CDATA[Plunging Sperm Counts Called a 'Major Public Health' Crisis]]>Wed, 26 Jul 2017 10:27:03 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-674416385-sperm.jpg
A recent meta-analysis found a 40-year decline in sperm count in a large sample of men across North America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand, NBC News reported. Researchers from the Hebrew University...

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<![CDATA[Scientists Build DNA From Scratch to Alter Life's Blueprint]]>Wed, 26 Jul 2017 09:52:33 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/dna9.jpg
At Jef Boeke's lab, you can whiff an odor that seems out of place, as if they were baking bread here. But he and his colleagues are cooking up something else altogether: yeast that works with chunks of man-made...

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<![CDATA[Chipotle's Norovirus Outbreak the Result of Lax Sick-Policy]]>Wed, 26 Jul 2017 19:00:49 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/cms872.jpg
Chipotle Mexican Grill's recent norovirus outbreak in Virginia was the result of lax sick policy enforcement by store managers, the company confirmed on Tuesday. The company said in their earnings conference...

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<![CDATA[6 Health Benefits of Owning a Pet]]>Tue, 25 Jul 2017 12:45:39 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-639191848.jpg
Cute puppies and furry cats make great additions to the family, and they can even help boost their owners' health. Studies show that animals can help people make healthy choices and lead positive lifestyles.

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<![CDATA[Nearly All NFL Players in Brain Study Had CTE]]>Tue, 25 Jul 2017 18:47:15 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Brain-Generic.jpg
A startling new study by Boston University researchers found that after an examination of 111 deceased former NFL players, 99 percent of them had a progressive degenerative brain disease. The study, which...

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<![CDATA[Medicaid is a Matter of Life or Death for a 2-Year-Old in Pennsylvania]]>Tue, 25 Jul 2017 10:46:38 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Claire+Concilio.jpg
The health care debate played out inside the home of a Pennsylvania family with a child suffering from a a rare neuromuscular disorder as Senate Republicans continued to weigh which version of their bill will be...

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<![CDATA[Twins Born Conjoined at the Heart]]>Tue, 25 Jul 2017 10:55:49 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Joined_at_the_heart-150093339088500001.jpg
Twin baby girls Paisleigh and Paislyn Martinez were born conjoined at the chest, with their hearts fused together. Doctors from University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital used groundbreaking technology...]]>
<![CDATA[Burr-Hamilton? Angry Lawmaker Singles Out 'Female Senators']]>Mon, 24 Jul 2017 19:06:01 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/TXrepBlakeFarenthold_1200x675.jpg
Passions are running high on Capitol Hill — but pistols at 10 paces over health care? GOP Rep. Blake Farenthold of Texas is angry with some fellow Republicans in the Senate who are balking at parts of...

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<![CDATA[Girl's HIV Infection Seems Under Control Without AIDS Drugs]]>Mon, 24 Jul 2017 22:34:48 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/HIVvirsucell_1200x675.jpg
A South African girl born with the AIDS virus has kept her infection suppressed for more than eight years after stopping anti-HIV medicines — more evidence that early treatment can occasionally cause a...

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<![CDATA[Tractor-Trailer Deaths in Texas Highlight Danger of Heat]]>Sun, 23 Jul 2017 21:22:42 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/KevinSmith.gif
Experts say the temperature inside of the tractor-trailer where smuggled immigrants died and many others were left in dire health would have quickly become unbearable in the Texas heat. Authorities said...

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<![CDATA[GOP Health Care Bill Still a Mystery Before Planned Vote]]>Mon, 24 Jul 2017 06:46:22 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/818430998-Mitch-McConnell-Health-Care-Bill.jpg
The Senate will move forward with a key vote this week on a Republican health bill but it's not yet known whether the legislation will seek to replace President Barack Obama's health care law or simply...

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<![CDATA[5 Reasons the Health Care Bill May Fail, 3 Why It May Not]]>Sun, 23 Jul 2017 17:39:23 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/214*120/GettyImages-495314721-doctor.jpg
There are many reasons why the Senate will probably reject Republicans' crowning bill razing much of former President Barack Obama's health care law. There are fewer why Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell...

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<![CDATA[New Yorker Dead Amid Papaya Salmonella Outbreak]]>Mon, 24 Jul 2017 14:11:24 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Untitled-1261.jpg
A New Yorker has died from Salmonella they contracted from eating papayas, federal health officials say, and at least 25 people in New Jersey and New York have been infected.]]>
<![CDATA[Cancer Patients' Gray Hair Turned Dark in New Drug Trials]]>Fri, 21 Jul 2017 14:08:05 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/cancer-hair-color.jpg
Cancer patients' gray hair unexpectedly turned youthfully dark while taking novel drugs, and it has doctors scratching their heads. Chemotherapy is notorious for making hair fall out, but the 14 patients...

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<![CDATA[Abortion Fight Rages in Kentucky, Which Has Just 1 Clinic]]>Fri, 21 Jul 2017 16:40:14 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/antiabortionkentuckycourts_1200x675.jpg
Both sides in the abortion fight raging in Kentucky agree on one thing: The stakes are as high as ever in a state that could become the first in the nation without an abortion clinic. Political pressure...

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<![CDATA[Texas Coffee Recalled for Viagra-Like Ingredient]]>Fri, 21 Jul 2017 06:56:15 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/BESTHERBS-COFFEE-RECALL.JPG
Coffee from a North Texas company was recently recalled for containing an ingredient similar to the drug in Viagra, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said. Bestherbs Coffee LLC, in Grand Prairie...

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<![CDATA[What Competing in the Tour de France Can Do to Your Legs ]]>Thu, 20 Jul 2017 17:42:34 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/pawGettyImages-805284696.jpg
Polish cyclist Pawel Poljanski gave his Instagram followers a glimpse into the toll that riding 1,758 miles can take on one’s body. On Tuesday, after riding in the 16th stage of the Tour de France, Poljanski...

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<![CDATA[GOP Health Bill Adds 22 Million Uninsured: Budget Office]]>Thu, 20 Jul 2017 15:25:57 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/818430998-Mitch-McConnell-Health-Care-Bill.jpg
A revised Republican health care bill would drive up the number of uninsured Americans by 22 million by 2026, the Congressional Budget Office estimated Thursday in a report unlikely to help GOP leaders persuade...

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<![CDATA[Panel Finds Lifestyle Changes Could Stave Off Alzheimer's]]>Thu, 20 Jul 2017 10:32:32 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AP_03100701524-brain.jpg
There are no proven ways to stave off Alzheimer's, but a new report raises the prospect that avoiding nine key risks starting in childhood just might delay or even prevent about a third of dementia cases around...

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<![CDATA[For 1st Time, Over Half of People With HIV Taking AIDS Drugs]]>Thu, 20 Jul 2017 07:36:33 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/aidsribbonfeuerherd.jpg
For the first time in the global AIDS epidemic that has spanned four decades and killed 35 million people, more than half of all those infected with HIV are on drugs to treat the virus, the United Nations...

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<![CDATA[Health Plan's Fall Brings Dread for 'Obamacare' Recipients]]>Wed, 19 Jul 2017 16:07:20 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AP_17198746409580.jpg
One American was able to afford her toddler's latest heart operation. Another had the means to go back to college to pursue her dreams. They and thousands of others were able to do so as beneficiaries...

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<![CDATA['Repeal Now, Replace Later' Would Impact Consumers Quickly]]>Wed, 19 Jul 2017 09:08:54 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/180*120/repeal-now-replace-later.jpg
Consumers would feel the impact immediately if Republicans repeal "Obamacare" with no replacement. Problems could start this fall for customers buying individual health policies, say independent experts,...

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<![CDATA[Brain Scans May Change Care for Some People With Memory Loss]]>Wed, 19 Jul 2017 08:56:00 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/brain-scan-photos.jpg
Does it really take an expensive brain scan to diagnose Alzheimer's? Not everybody needs one but new research suggests that for a surprising number of patients whose memory problems are hard to pin down,...

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<![CDATA[Boy, 10, Among Youngest Fla. Victims of Opioid Crisis: Officials]]>Tue, 18 Jul 2017 20:41:27 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/071817+alton+banks.jpg
A 10-year-old boy from a drug-ridden Miami neighborhood apparently died of a fentanyl overdose last month, becoming one of Florida's littlest victims of the opioid crisis, authorities said Tuesday.

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<![CDATA[Chipotle in Va. Reopens After Closure, Reports of Illness]]>Wed, 19 Jul 2017 13:27:58 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Chipotle-GettyImages-509063322.jpg
A Chipotle restaurant in Sterling, Virginia, is back open after being closed for two days because people said they got sick after eating there.

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<![CDATA['Let Obamacare Fail,' Trump Says After GOP Plan Collapses]]>Tue, 18 Jul 2017 21:45:07 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/818159534-Trump-Let-Obamacare-Fail.jpg
President Donald Trump declared Tuesday it's time to "let Obamacare fail" after the latest GOP health care plan crashed and burned in the Senate, a stunning failure for the president, Republican leader...

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<![CDATA['Raining Needles': Drug Crisis Creates Syringe Pollution]]>Mon, 17 Jul 2017 07:55:23 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AP_17171822298733-hypodermic-needles-syringes-everywhere-.jpg
They hide in weeds along hiking trails and in playground grass. They wash into rivers and float downstream to land on beaches. They pepper baseball dugouts, sidewalks and streets.

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<![CDATA[Preventive Care, Screenings Could Be Compromised by GOP Bill]]>Mon, 17 Jul 2017 07:29:59 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/health-care-preventive.jpg
President Donald Trump has often said he doesn't want people "dying in the streets" for lack of health care. But in the United States, where chronic conditions are the major diseases, people decline slowly.

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<![CDATA[Health Plan Hinges on the Young, a Tough Sell: Analysis]]>Mon, 17 Jul 2017 19:27:10 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/214*120/GettyImages-495314721-doctor.jpg
Julian Senn-Raemont isn't convinced he needs to buy health insurance when he loses coverage under his dad's plan in a couple of years — no matter what happens in the policy debate in Washington, or how cheap the...

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<![CDATA[More Hurdles as Senate Again Delays Vote on GOP Health Bill]]>Sun, 16 Jul 2017 18:46:41 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/johnmccainefeuerherdII.jpg
The Senate delayed a highly anticipated vote this coming week to repeal and replace the nation's health care law after Sen. John McCain's announced absence due to surgery, an enormous setback as time dwindles...

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<![CDATA[White House Pitches Health Bill to Skeptical US Governors]]>Sat, 15 Jul 2017 15:57:49 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/governorshealthbill.jpg
The Trump administration is struggling to get support from skeptical U.S. governors for a revised health care bill before the U.S. Senate. U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price and Centers...

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<![CDATA[Trump, Administration Press Republicans to Back Health Bill]]>Fri, 14 Jul 2017 16:11:18 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/mitchmcconnellfeuerherdIIIVVV.jpg
From both sides of the Atlantic, President Donald Trump and other administration officials lobbied Republicans Friday to support the Senate GOP's reworked health care bill, with the president saying wavering...

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<![CDATA[Trump Will Take Health Care Credit or Cast Blame: Analysis]]>Fri, 14 Jul 2017 07:22:41 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AP_17124741528885.jpg
If congressional Republicans succeed in repealing and replacing "Obamacare," expect a big Rose Garden celebration with President Donald Trump taking credit. If they fail? Trump has already indicated he...

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<![CDATA[This Is How the GOP Plan Would Change Health Care Coverage]]>Thu, 13 Jul 2017 20:57:32 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-813943998.jpg
Senate Republican leaders released a new version of their health care bill on Thursday and they hope to vote on it as soon as next week. The Senate bill would weaken protections for people with pre-existing...

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<![CDATA[Keep Your Cool This Summer: Safety Tips for the Heat]]>Thu, 13 Jul 2017 13:32:18 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AP_17186795988820.jpg
With temperatures in some parts of the country soaring as high as 120 degrees this summer, combatting the heat is no easy task. Last year 94 people suffered from heat related deaths more than double the...

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<![CDATA[Investors: 'Pharma Bro' Shkreli Was Shady -- and Profitable]]>Thu, 13 Jul 2017 12:59:31 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/shkreli2.jpg
The jury at the securities fraud trial of "Pharma Bro" Martin Shkreli has heard investors accuse the quirky former biotech CEO of repeatedly giving them the runaround when they tried to pull their money out...

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<![CDATA[Connecticut Doctor Arrested While Feds Search for Other in Major Health Fraud Scheme]]>Thu, 13 Jul 2017 19:39:48 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Family+Health+Urgent+Care+Doctor+Rhamil+Mansourov.JPG
One Connecticut doctor has been arrested and federal officials are searching for another in connection with an investigation that authorities are calling the largest health care fraud enforcement action by...

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<![CDATA[US Charges Hundreds in Health Fraud Schemes Worth $1.3B]]>Thu, 13 Jul 2017 10:48:01 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/jeffsessions400charged_1200x675.jpg
More than 400 people have been charged with taking part in health care fraud and opioid scams that totaled $1.3 billion in false billing, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Thursday. Sessions called...

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<![CDATA[McConnell Reveals New Health Bill; Will His GOP Support It?]]>Thu, 13 Jul 2017 17:15:50 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/812745510-McConnell-Health-Care-Bill-Release.jpg
Republican leaders unveiled a new health care bill Thursday in their increasingly desperate effort to deliver on seven years of promises to repeal and replace "Obamacare." They immediately lost two key...

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<![CDATA[Senate Consumer Choice Idea Could Raise Premiums for Sick]]>Thu, 13 Jul 2017 22:37:14 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/tedcruzinAustin_1200x675.jpg
A health care proposal from Senate conservatives would let insurers sell skimpy policies provided they also offer a comprehensive plan. It's being billed as pro-consumer, allowing freedom of choice and potential...

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<![CDATA[Dayton Hospital Calls on Volunteers to Cuddle Opioid Babies]]>Wed, 12 Jul 2017 11:38:43 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/NC_cuddleprogram0710_1500x845.jpg
As the opioid epidemic grips Ohio, one Dayton hospital is making sure their youngest victims are in good hands. Each year, the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Miami Valley Hospital see an average of 90...]]>
<![CDATA[How Ongoing 'Toxic Stress' Can Affect a Child's Brain]]>Wed, 12 Jul 2017 08:06:22 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AP_17192441853371-Toxic-Stress.jpg
A quiet, unsmiling little girl with big brown eyes crawls inside a carpeted cubicle, hugs a stuffed teddy bear tight, and turns her head away from the noisy classroom. The safe spaces, quiet times and breathing...

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<![CDATA[Actor’s Death Spotlights Risk in Detoxing Alone]]>Tue, 11 Jul 2017 21:37:03 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AP_100608010193.jpg
Actor Nelsan Ellis, best known for his role as Lafayette Reynolds on the HBO series "True Blood," died suddenly this week at the age of 39. The actor struggled with drug and alcohol abuse for many years,...

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<![CDATA[Coffee Drinkers Seem to Live Longer, According to Researchers]]>Wed, 12 Jul 2017 09:52:25 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Coffee+Generic.PNG
Go ahead and order that second cup. Studies have found that people who frequently enjoy a cup of joe could live longer lives, according to researchers at the University of Southern California. "We cannot...]]>
<![CDATA[New GOP Health Bill Likely Keeping Obama Tax Boosts on Rich]]>Tue, 11 Jul 2017 19:13:33 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/mitchmcconelGOP_1200x675.jpg
A revised Senate Republican health care bill will likely retain a pair of tax boosts President Barack Obama imposed on wealthier Americans that have helped finance his law's expansion of coverage, a leading...

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<![CDATA[Insurer Profits Up With Obamacare: Report ]]>Mon, 10 Jul 2017 18:20:14 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-657458982-healthcare.jpg
Insurer profits are up this year in Obamacare’s individual exchanges, according to a new report by the nonpartisan Kaiser Family Foundation. As NBC News reported, the analysis found insurance companies...

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<![CDATA[Companies Target Sleep With High-Tech Slumber Products]]>Mon, 10 Jul 2017 08:08:27 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/armus-sleep-number.jpg
Pillows that track your snoozing patterns? A bed that adjusts based on how much you twist and turn? Companies are adding more technology into their products, hoping to lure customers craving a better night's...

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<![CDATA[US Uninsured Up by 2M This Year as Gains Erode: Survey]]>Mon, 10 Jul 2017 14:01:40 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/mcconnell-mitch.jpg
The number of U.S. adults without health insurance has grown by some 2 million this year, according to a major new survey that finds recent coverage gains beginning to erode. The new numbers highlight what's at...

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<![CDATA[As Drug Resistance Evolves, Gonorrhea Is Getting Harder to Treat]]>Sat, 08 Jul 2017 14:58:46 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/170*120/gonorrea-5.jpg
Gonorrhea infections are becoming harder and harder to treat, according to new data published by the World Health Organization. The WHO found that ciprofloxacin and azithromyc – two drugs commonly used to treat...

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<![CDATA[FDA Approves First New Drug in 20 Years for Sickle Cell]]>Fri, 07 Jul 2017 23:54:53 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/sicklecellcenter_1200x675.jpg
he U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the first drug in nearly 20 years for sickle cell, an inherited disease in which abnormally shaped red blood cells can't properly carry oxygen throughout...

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<![CDATA[Doctors Are Prescribing Fewer Opioids in Much of US: CDC]]>Fri, 07 Jul 2017 08:26:13 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/armus-opioid-prescriptions.jpg
Overall opioid prescription rates have been falling in recent years, but the powerful drugs have become more plentiful in more than 1 in 5 U.S. counties, a report released Thursday finds. The amount of opioids...

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<![CDATA[Painkiller Maker Stops Sales at FDA Request Because of Abuse]]>Thu, 06 Jul 2017 18:40:54 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AP_16271837996563.jpg
The maker of painkiller Opana ER is pulling the drug off the market at the request of federal regulators because of abuse. Endo International PLC said Thursday it will voluntarily stop selling the pills...

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<![CDATA[Smelling Your Food Leads to Weight Gain: Study]]>Mon, 10 Jul 2017 15:21:54 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-106907321.jpg
Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, have found that smell-deficient mice who ate the same amount of fatty foods as mice who could smell, gained twice their normal weight.

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<![CDATA[Tumor Gene Testing Urged to Tell if Drug Targets Your Cancer]]>Thu, 06 Jul 2017 13:32:44 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/160*120/tumorwomancancer_1200x675.jpg
Colon cancer. Uterine cancer. Pancreatic cancer. Whatever the tumor, the more gene mutations lurking inside, the better chance your immune system has to fight back. That's the premise behind the recent approval...

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<![CDATA[Ice Bucket Challenge Originator to Get Help With Medical Bills]]>Wed, 05 Jul 2017 11:45:07 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/210*120/AP_17184427256126.jpg
The man who inspired the ice bucket challenge to raise millions of dollars for Lou Gehrig's disease research will have his own medical bills covered for a while. The Salem News reports that Pete Frates and his...

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<![CDATA[Soy 'Milk'? Even Federal Agencies Can't Agree on Terminology]]>Mon, 03 Jul 2017 15:21:16 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/soymilk1.jpg
Dairy farmers want U.S. regulators to banish the term "soy milk," but documents show even government agencies haven't always agreed on what to call such drinks. The U.S. Department of Agriculture "fervently"...

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<![CDATA[Preterm Birth Rates Have Increased in the U.S.]]>Fri, 30 Jun 2017 13:36:24 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/premiiebaby_1200x675.jpg
Almost 10 percent of newborn babies in the United States are born premature according to a new report released Friday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, NBC News reported.

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<![CDATA[Hold the Nitrites: Are Hot Dogs Healthier Without?]]>Fri, 30 Jun 2017 14:37:36 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/hotdogs_1200x675.jpg
Backyard cooks looking to grill this summer have another option: hot dogs without "added nitrites." Are they any healthier? Oscar Mayer is touting its new hot dog recipe that uses nitrite derived from...

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<![CDATA[Science Says: Pregnant or Trying? Don't Let Zika Guard Down ]]>Thu, 29 Jun 2017 17:21:37 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/zikababybrazil_1200x675.jpg
he Zika virus may not seem as big a threat as last summer but don't let your guard down — especially if you're pregnant or trying to be. While cases of the birth defect-causing virus have dropped sharply...

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<![CDATA[New CBO Report Finds Deep Medicaid Cuts in GOP Bill]]>Thu, 29 Jun 2017 18:07:52 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AP_17178803963393.jpg
The Senate health care bill’s Medicaid cuts would grow even deeper after a decade, according to a new report Thursday by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, leaving more people without coverage...

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<![CDATA[Large Study Links Key Pesticide to Weakened Honeybee Hives]]>Thu, 29 Jun 2017 15:02:20 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/beesinoregon_1200x675.jpg
A common and much-criticized pesticide dramatically weakens already vulnerable honeybee hives, according to a new massive field study in three European countries. For more than a decade, the populations...

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<![CDATA[40 Health Bill Demonstrators Arrested Outside Senate Offices]]>Thu, 29 Jun 2017 06:50:15 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/802118662-Trump-Senate-Health-Care-Aftermath.jpg
The Republican Party's long-promised repeal of "Obamacare" stands in limbo after Senate GOP leaders, short of support, abruptly shelved a vote on legislation to fulfill the promise. The surprise development...

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<![CDATA[GOP Health Care Bill Could Raise Premiums 74 Percent: Study]]>Tue, 27 Jun 2017 18:44:31 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/699666664-Mitch-McConnell.jpg
Health care premiums could rise 74 percent for the average customer under the Republican Senate health care bill, according to a new report. Older and low-income Americans could face the highest increases...

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<![CDATA[Lacking Support, GOP Leaders Delay Health Care Bill Vote]]>Tue, 27 Jun 2017 19:12:45 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AP_17178803963393.jpg
Senate GOP leaders abruptly shelved their long-sought health care overhaul Tuesday, asserting they can still salvage it but raising new doubts whether President Donald Trump and the Republicans will ever deliver...

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<![CDATA[Hot Car Deaths: Scientists Detail Why Parents Forget]]>Tue, 27 Jun 2017 12:58:02 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/hotweatherPHX_1200x675.jpg
Neuroscientists at the University of South Florida have taken a deep dive into the psychological and biological science behind the "Forgotten Baby Syndrome," NBC News reported.

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<![CDATA[These Senators Will Make or Break the GOP's Health Care Push]]>Tue, 27 Jun 2017 16:31:51 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/195*120/182286550.jpg
President Donald Trump's campaign promise to repeal and replace "Obamacare" is now in the hands of a key group of GOP senators who are opposing —or not yet supporting — legislation Senate Majority Leader...

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<![CDATA[Seniors Concerned Health Care Plan is 'Age Tax']]>Mon, 26 Jun 2017 13:22:30 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/senior-health-care.jpg
A Senate Republican proposal to replace the Affordable Care Act aims to reduce funding for Medicaid, the single largest source of health care coverage in the United States. Organizations like AARP are concerned...

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<![CDATA[Senate Health Bill Adds 22 Million Uninsured: Budget Office]]>Tue, 27 Jun 2017 06:59:11 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/699666664-Mitch-McConnell.jpg
The Senate Republican health care bill would leave 22 million more Americans uninsured in 2026 than under President Barack Obama's health care law, the Congressional Budget Office estimated Monday, complicating...

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<![CDATA[What Trump Has Promised on Health Care]]>Mon, 26 Jun 2017 06:52:38 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AP_17124741528885.jpg
President Donald Trump is not known for plunging into the details of complex policy issues, and health care is no exception. Since his campaign days, Trump has addressed health care in broad, aspirational...

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<![CDATA[Medical Groups Hate the 'Heartless' Senate Health Care Plan]]>Fri, 23 Jun 2017 13:11:45 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-699840802.jpg
Both versions of the Republican plan to fix the American health care system would make things worse, not better, according to groups that represent a variety of physicians. NBC News reported that pediatrician...

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<![CDATA[How Senate Health Bill Compares to House Bill, 'Obamacare']]>Thu, 22 Jun 2017 17:54:35 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-699905432.jpg
The Senate Republican health care bill would guarantee immediate assistance for insurance markets that are struggling in many states. Yet overall it would do the same thing as its House counterpart: less federal...

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<![CDATA[Hummus Sold At Wal-Mart, Target Recalled for Listeria Risk]]>Thu, 22 Jun 2017 12:40:58 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/armus-hummus.jpg
A brand of pine nut hummus sold at major retailers including Wal-Mart and Target has been recalled by its manufacturer because it may be contaminated with listeria. House of Thaller, which is based in...

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<![CDATA[5 Key Issues to Look for in the Senate Health Care Bill]]>Thu, 22 Jun 2017 01:44:53 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/mcconnell3.jpg
With Senate Republican leaders expected to release details of their health care bill in a 9:30 a.m. meeting Thursday, NBC News rounded up five big issues that are at the heart of the proposed legislation.

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<![CDATA[Flu Vaccine Ineffective for People 65 and Older Last Winter]]>Wed, 21 Jun 2017 18:53:28 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-458535168-flushotnew.jpg
The flu vaccine did a poor job protecting older Americans against the illness last winter, even though the vaccine was well-matched to the flu bugs going around. U.S. health officials on Wednesday released new...

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<![CDATA[Women Keep Dressing Like ‘Handmaids’ at Statehouses]]>Wed, 21 Jun 2017 19:02:43 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/handmaidslegislation_1200x675.jpg
Women across the country are using creative methods to get their message on reproductive rights to their local and state legislative bodies by channeling the characters from the dystopian novel, "The Handmaid's...

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<![CDATA[FDA Wants To Stop Pharma From 'Gaming' Generic Drug System]]>Wed, 21 Jun 2017 14:30:53 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/pills-generic-03-GettyImages-108339198.jpg
The Food and Drug Administration is trying to stop pharmaceutical companies from "gaming" the system by blocking or delaying generic competition, Reuters reported. The agency plans a public meeting on July...

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<![CDATA[Namaste: It's International Yoga Day]]>Wed, 21 Jun 2017 14:13:21 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/DIT+YOGA+DAY+THUMB.jpg
June 21 is the third annual International Yoga Day, which thousands of yogis across the world marked at mass gatherings. It's estimated that over 36 million Americans practice yoga annually, spending more...]]>
<![CDATA[GOP Medicaid Cuts Would Hit States Battling Opioid Epidemic]]>Wed, 21 Jun 2017 08:02:58 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AP_17166699140334-Heroin-Overdose-Survivor.jpg
The Republican drive to roll back Barack Obama's health care law is on a collision course with a national opioid epidemic that's not letting up. Medicaid cuts resulting from the GOP legislation would hit...

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<![CDATA[They're Back! Numbers of Ticks are High Across New England]]>Tue, 20 Jun 2017 18:03:07 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/tickslymenewengland_1200x675.jpg
Tick numbers are on the rise across New England, raising the prospect of an increase in Lyme and other diseases associated with the blood suckers. Much of the region got a respite last year as the drought took...

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<![CDATA[India's No-Meat, No-Lust Advice for Pregnant Women Ridiculed]]>Tue, 20 Jun 2017 07:55:00 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AP_17170329215266-India-Pregnancy-Advice-Doctors.jpg
India's government is advising pregnant women to avoid all meat, eggs and lusty thoughts, but doctors say the advice is preposterous, and even dangerous, considering India's already-poor record with maternal...

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<![CDATA['Human Project' Study Will Ask 10,000 to Share Life's Data]]>Mon, 19 Jun 2017 15:39:02 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AP_17167479729521.jpg
Wanted: 10,000 New Yorkers interested in advancing science by sharing a trove of personal information, from cellphone locations and credit-card swipes to blood samples and life-changing events. For 20 years.

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<![CDATA[Too Hot to Handle: Study Shows Earth's Killer Heat Worsens]]>Mon, 19 Jun 2017 15:50:14 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AP_17167791954667-Heat-Wave-Phoenix.jpg
Killer heat is getting worse, a new study shows. Deadly heat waves like the one now broiling the American West are bigger killers than previously thought and they are going to grow more frequent, according to a...

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<![CDATA[Six Experts Resign From President's HIV/AIDS Advisory Panel]]>Sun, 18 Jun 2017 18:40:48 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-499435366.jpg
Scott Schoettes, Counsel and HIV Project Director at Lambda Legal, explained in a Newsweek op-ed Friday that he and five colleagues decided to leave their posts on the council in protest of the Trump...

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<![CDATA[Laundry Pods Can Be Fatal for Adults With Dementia]]>Fri, 16 Jun 2017 16:14:26 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/detergent-pods-file.jpg
Within the past five years, six adults with cognitive impairment have died from ingesting brightly colored laundry detergent pods. During the same time, two children died from doing the same. According to...

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<![CDATA[App for Air Pollution Could Make City Living a Lot Safer]]>Fri, 16 Jun 2017 11:50:53 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/calipollutionx1200x675.jpg
Out of a pollution study an app, that can pinpoint pollution hot spots block by block, is being developed for city dwellers, reported NBC News. A study suggests that it might be possible for local authorities...

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<![CDATA[Fewer Teens Are Vaping and Smoking, CDC Survey Finds]]>Thu, 15 Jun 2017 15:41:20 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-647804748.jpg
Teen smoking rates have hit new lows in the U.S. and, for the first time, fewer high school students are trying e-cigarettes, NBC News reported. The report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...

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<![CDATA[Study Finds Traces of Lead in Some Baby Foods]]>Thu, 15 Jun 2017 11:56:02 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/240*120/061517+generic+baby+food.JPG
A startling new report finds detectable levels of lead in baby food, a finding that may concern parents. But experts say it's important to stay vigilant about bigger sources of lead poisoning in...

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<![CDATA[GOP Health Care Law Could Cost Nearly 1 Million Jobs: Report]]>Wed, 14 Jun 2017 19:14:20 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-649341364.jpg
The American Health Care Act, the GOP’s answer to Obamacare, could end up costing the U.S. economy close to 1 million jobs, researchers predicted Wednesday. If the bill passes, it would initially boost jobs and...

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<![CDATA[Iraq: Food Poisoning Strikes Hundreds at Camp for Displaced]]>Tue, 13 Jun 2017 18:00:45 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/iraqfoodposioningcamp_1200x675.jpg
Food poisoning at a camp for displaced residents of Mosul has made more than 700 people sick, with hundreds hospitalized, Iraqi officials said Tuesday. The incident at the Hassan Sham U2 camp, about 20...

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<![CDATA[Drones Carrying Defibrillators Could Aid Heart Emergencies]]>Tue, 13 Jun 2017 15:06:20 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-586221528-drone.jpg
It sounds futuristic: drones carrying heart defibrillators swooping in to help bystanders revive people stricken by cardiac arrest. Researchers tested the idea and found drones arrived at the scene of...

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<![CDATA[Fancy Names May Get People to Eat Their Veggies]]>Tue, 13 Jun 2017 07:47:59 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AP742732234097_Veggies.jpg
Researchers tried a big serving of food psychology and a dollop of trickery to get diners to eat their vegetables. And it worked. Veggies given names like "zesty ginger-turmeric sweet potatoes" and "twisted...

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<![CDATA[Doctors Reprogram Patients' Own Cells Into Cancer Assassins]]>Mon, 12 Jun 2017 19:14:58 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/cancertcells_1200x675.jpg
Ken Shefveland's body was swollen with cancer, treatment after treatment failing until doctors gambled on a radical approach: They removed some of his immune cells, engineered them into cancer assassins...

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<![CDATA[Obesity Rising in Nations Rich and Poor, Especially in Kids]]>Mon, 12 Jun 2017 14:35:30 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/ObeseChildChina.jpg
The global obesity problem now affects 1 in 10 people in the world, it is rising in countries rich and poor, and in many countries it is increasing faster in children than adults, according to a new study. The...

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<![CDATA[Tyson Recalls 2.4M Pounds of Chicken Due to Allergy Risk]]>Mon, 12 Jun 2017 11:21:00 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Tyson-Foods-generic.jpg
Tyson Foods Inc. is recalling more than 2.4 million pounds of ready-to-eat breaded chicken products because the bread crumbs may contain milk, a potential allergen not included on the label.

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<![CDATA[Trader Joe's Recalls Matcha Green Tea Ice Cream]]>Mon, 12 Jun 2017 09:35:12 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/trader-joes-green-tea.jpg
Trader Joe's is recalling all of its Matcha Green Tea Ice Cream because the products may contain small pieces of metal.

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<![CDATA[New Frontier in Cancer Care: Turning Blood Into Living Drugs]]>Mon, 12 Jun 2017 06:49:12 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AP_17102598700716-Immune-Therapy-Cancer-Drugs.jpg
Ken Shefveland's body was swollen with cancer, treatment after treatment failing until doctors gambled on a radical approach: They removed some of his immune cells, engineered them into cancer assassins...

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<![CDATA['Beating Heart in a Box' Promises Major Medical Revolution]]>Fri, 09 Jun 2017 14:57:56 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/182*120/humanheartcopyART_1200x675.jpg
The most current method and technology available for heart transplants is an estimated 50 years old but new technology may revolutionize how heart transplant surgeries may change in the near future, reported NBC...

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<![CDATA[FDA Asks Company to Pull Its Opioid Opana Because of Abuse]]>Thu, 08 Jun 2017 20:56:16 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AP_16271837996563.jpg
The Food and Drug Administration has asked Endo Pharmaceuticals to remove Opana ER, an extended release form of the opioid drug oxymorphone made by the drug company, from the market because it has such a...

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<![CDATA[Zika Birth Defects in US Territories Similar to Other Places]]>Thu, 08 Jun 2017 18:38:54 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/zikababygeneric_1200x675.jpg
A report released Thursday shows Zika had about the same impact on birth defects in Puerto Rico and other U.S. territories as it did in other places hit by the epidemic. About 1 in 20 women infected with...

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<![CDATA[6 Reasons to Celebrate Global Running Day]]>Wed, 07 Jun 2017 16:49:09 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/running-shoes.jpg
Last week had National Doughnut Day. Global Running Day is here Wednesday, giving you a good excuse to work off those treats. Here are six reasons why you should join more than 1.2 million people from...

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<![CDATA[Drugs Score Big Wins Against Lung, Prostate, Breast Cancers ]]>Mon, 05 Jun 2017 15:31:38 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/breastcancercells_1200x675.jpg
Drugs are scoring big wins against common cancers, setting new standards for how to treat many prostate, breast and lung tumors. There's even a "uni-drug" that may fight many forms of the disease. What's...

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<![CDATA[Quickly Reporting Cancer Complications May Boost Survival]]>Mon, 05 Jun 2017 09:21:49 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/2092862-cancer-treatment-generic.jpg
If you're being treated for cancer, speak up about any side effects. A study that had patients use home computers to report symptoms like nausea and fatigue surprisingly improved survival — by almost half...

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<![CDATA[AI Sex Robots Are on Their Way]]>Fri, 02 Jun 2017 16:54:42 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/sexrobots_1200x675.jpg
Robots are becoming smarter and have become a part of our daily lives more than ever, from the work they do in hospitals and restaurants to helping around the house. But some of these robot personal assistants...

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<![CDATA[This Device Combats Ebola and Extremists in Africa]]>Fri, 02 Jun 2017 10:32:52 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/ebolanbcnews_1200x675.jpg
In some villages deep in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where bridges may just be felled trees and there are few roads or telephones, a growing network of solar-powered radios is doing double duty, NBC...

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<![CDATA[Cancer Drug Spending Passes $110 Billion]]>Fri, 02 Jun 2017 10:34:56 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/cancerdrugspendingspikes.jpg
Spending on cancer treatments has spiked past the $100 billion mark globally over the past five years, with almost half that amount in the U.S. alone, NBC News reported, citing a report released Thursday.

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<![CDATA[Trump Climate Decision Endangers Human Health: Doctors]]>Thu, 01 Jun 2017 20:04:24 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-542739377.jpg
President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris climate change agreement will endanger human health and make it hard to prevent even more damage from global warning, medical groups told NBC...

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<![CDATA[US Officials OK Option for Men With HIV to Father Children ]]>Thu, 01 Jun 2017 17:24:30 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/HIVsperm_1200x675.jpg
The nation's top public health agency on Thursday changed its guidance for HIV-infected men who want to father children, saying there's now enough evidence that a lab technique that removes the virus is a...

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<![CDATA[How a 1980 Letter Fueled the Opioid Epidemic]]>Thu, 01 Jun 2017 11:04:19 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/opioid-pills.jpg
Nearly 40 years ago, a respected doctor wrote a letter to the New England Journal of Medicine with some very good news: Out of nearly 40,000 patients given powerful pain drugs in a Boston hospital, only...

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<![CDATA[Calif. Could Fund Universal Health Care With $106B in Taxes: Study]]>Wed, 31 May 2017 21:54:19 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/160*120/AP_17151654992452.jpg
A longshot California proposal to replace insurance companies with government-funded health care for all could be paid for with a sales tax hike and a new tax on business revenue that together would generate...

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<![CDATA[Taxpayers May Have Overpaid by $1B for EpiPen: Senator]]>Wed, 31 May 2017 16:56:49 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/epipen1.jpg
American taxpayers may have overpaid by as much as $1.27 billion for EpiPen anti-allergy devices over the course of a decade, a U.S. senator said Wednesday. That is nearly three times the $465 million...

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<![CDATA[Leaked Birth Control Rule Would Broaden Religious Exemption]]>Wed, 31 May 2017 17:41:52 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AP_16239685238277.jpg
Women's groups are threatening to take the Trump administration to court after a leaked, draft regulation revealed a plan to let employers opt out of providing no-cost birth control to women for religious...

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<![CDATA[GOP Health Bill Doesn't Fulfill Trump Promises: Poll]]>Wed, 31 May 2017 12:59:54 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-678667194.jpg
President Donald Trump has called the House-passed health care bill a "great plan," but a new poll finds that 3 out of 4 people in the United States do not believe it fulfills most of his promises. The poll out...

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<![CDATA[Dozens Arrested After Health Care Protest in North Carolina]]>Tue, 30 May 2017 19:31:04 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Screen-Shot-2017-05-30-at-4.52.23-PM.jpg
The head of the North Carolina NAACP was among more than 30 people arrested Tuesday during a demonstration against Republican lawmakers' refusal to expand Medicaid coverage — the latest in a long string...

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<![CDATA[Reliving Communist Past Helps East German Dementia Patients]]>Tue, 30 May 2017 12:49:09 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AP_17138429728386-East-German-Dementia-Patients.jpg
Every weekday morning, white-haired women patiently line up before a door at a Dresden retirement home, step in, and quickly step back nearly six decades into their past in Communist East Germany. Most of...

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<![CDATA[The Blame Game Is Upping Health Insurance Costs: Analysis]]>Mon, 29 May 2017 13:01:59 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/20170519+Capitol1.jpg
While the Senate inches toward agreeing on a health care bill, insurers are growing increasingly rattled by congressional inaction and threats of sabotage from the White House, and customers could soon be paying...

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<![CDATA[Doctors in Brazil Using Fish Skin to Help Burn Victims]]>Fri, 26 May 2017 16:17:01 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/DIT_NAT_FISH_BANDAGES_052617_1-149582887236800001.jpg
Doctors in Brazil are using skin from farm-raised tilapia to heal burn victims. According to the doctors, the tilapia skin can cut down on the painful process of changing bandages and can actually help...]]>
<![CDATA[How the GOP Bill Could Affect 'Essential Health Benefits']]>Thu, 25 May 2017 12:42:06 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Congressional-Budget-Office-HR-1628.jpg
If the Republican health reform plan becomes law, states trying to save money on health insurance are likely to seek cuts on services like maternity care, mental health and dentist visits for kids, the...

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<![CDATA[Marijuana Extract Helps Some Kids With Epilepsy: Study]]>Mon, 05 Jun 2017 17:01:03 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AP_17143772523848.jpg
A medicine made from marijuana, without the stuff that gives a high, cut seizures in kids with a severe form of epilepsy in a study that strengthens the case for more research into pot's possible health...

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<![CDATA[How to Identify Heat Stroke]]>Tue, 18 Jul 2017 17:53:26 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/DIT_NAT_HEAT_STROKE_GUIDE_052417_1-149557390684400001.jpg
With summer here, it's important to know the dangers of high temperatures. Heat stroke can be dangerous. Here are some ways you can identify heat stroke and what you should do when you see some of its symptoms.]]>
<![CDATA[Researchers Discover 40 More Genes for Intelligence ]]>Mon, 22 May 2017 16:30:11 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/brain_1200x675.jpg
Instead, it shows that intelligence is possibly even more complex than anyone thought, and not easily explained. And it means specially designed smart babies are not in anyone's near future. The study...

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<![CDATA[Kids Under 1 Shouldn't Drink Fruit Juice: Pediatrician Org.]]>Mon, 22 May 2017 18:20:50 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/217*120/juicegeneric.jpg
Fruit juice, long recommended as a source of vitamin C for children, has no nutritional value for kids under one year old and isn't as good as fresh fruit for other kids, according to a leading pediatrician...

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<![CDATA[New Guidelines Issued on How Much Juice Is Too Much for Kids]]>Mon, 22 May 2017 17:24:59 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/baby-generic-new.jpg
Children younger than the age of 1 should not have any fruit juice -- apple, pear, grape or otherwise -- in their diets, according to new guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics.

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<![CDATA[Teen With Measles May Have Exposed Others in New Jersey]]>Sat, 20 May 2017 00:16:36 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/214*120/Measles_Generic_722x406_19018080101.jpg
A teenager who visited the U.S. while infected with measles may have exposed others to the highly contagious disease during his or her stay at a hotel and a hospital in Bergen County, the New Jersey Dept.

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<![CDATA[Diarrhea-Causing Parasite on Rise in US Swimming Pools: CDC]]>Fri, 19 May 2017 23:26:24 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-452286155.jpg
Last year saw more than twice as many outbreaks of the parasitic infection known as "Crypto," which is linked to swimming pools and water parks, than were seen two years before that, according to the Centers for...

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<![CDATA[States Make Move in Fight Over Health Care Reform]]>Thu, 18 May 2017 19:32:40 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/healthcareprotests_1200x675.jpg
Democratic attorneys general in more than a dozen states announced Thursday they would attempt to intervene in a federal lawsuit that threatens to undercut funding for the Affordable Care Act. The legal move is...

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<![CDATA[Consumer Reports Ranks Top Sunscreens of 2017]]>Fri, 19 May 2017 08:17:49 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-200535755-001.jpg
If you think all sunscreens are created equal, think again. Consumer Reports has released its annual list of top sunscreens as well as a warning about the SPF number on some bottles: If you put too much...

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<![CDATA[Vaccine May Cut HPV Infections, an Oral Cancer Risk, in Men]]>Wed, 17 May 2017 22:54:03 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/hpvvaccinegeneric_1200x675.jpg
The HPV vaccine that helps prevent cervical cancer in women also might lower the risk in young men of oral infections that can cause mouth and throat cancers, a new study finds. These cancers are rising...

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<![CDATA[Common Lead Test May Be Wrong, FDA and CDC Say]]>Wed, 17 May 2017 15:10:59 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/206*120/AP_551526133025.jpg
As NBC News reports, many children and pregnant women may need to get new lead tests because one of the most common lab tests may have given falsely low readings, the Food and Drug Administration said...

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<![CDATA[Teen's Shocking Death Prompts New Questions About Caffeine]]>Wed, 17 May 2017 07:50:11 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Avoiding_Death_by_Caffeine.jpg
After a teenager died from ingesting too much caffeine, reporter Roseanne Colletti examines how much is considered dangerous.]]>
<![CDATA[Bullying Persists in School, Reports of Sex Crime Up: Study]]>Tue, 16 May 2017 09:18:08 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AP_17136014479847-school-bullying.jpg
One in every 5 middle and high school students has complained of being bullied at school and the number of reports of sexual assault on college campuses has more than tripled over the past decade, according to a...

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<![CDATA[Efforts to Reduce US Uninsured Stalled in 2016: CDC]]>Tue, 16 May 2017 06:13:13 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-495314721.jpg
After five consecutive years of coverage gains, progress toward reducing the number of uninsured Americans stalled in 2016, according to a government report that underscores the stakes as Republicans try to roll...

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<![CDATA[Senate Moderates Hold Bipartisan Health Care Talks]]>Mon, 15 May 2017 21:23:50 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/211*120/AP_17136032403447.jpg
Moderate senators from both parties met Monday to explore whether they can work on bipartisan legislation overhauling the nation's health care system. The evening session came as Republican senators have begun...

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<![CDATA[Trump Details Anti-Abortion Ban Over US Global Health Aid]]>Mon, 15 May 2017 20:06:02 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/trump64.jpg
President Donald Trump is moving forward with a plan to massively expand a ban on federal dollars going to international groups that perform abortions or provide abortion information. Senior administration...

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<![CDATA[Boy, 16, Dies After Drinking Large Soda, Latte, Energy Drink]]>Mon, 15 May 2017 18:07:48 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/214*120/GettyImages-571245571.jpg
A 16-year-old South Carolina boy who collapsed in a classroom at school and died last month had so much caffeine in two hours that it killed him, a medical examiner said Monday.

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<![CDATA[Diesel Pollution Worse Than Tailpipe Tests Estimate: Study]]>Mon, 15 May 2017 13:29:20 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AP_17135537263646-El-Monte-California-Emissions-Test.jpg
Pollution from diesel trucks, buses and cars globally is more than 50 percent higher than levels shown in government lab tests, a new study says. That extra pollution translated to another 38,000 deaths...

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<![CDATA[What Namastes in Vegas: Yoga Makes Inroads in Gambling Mecca]]>Mon, 15 May 2017 09:10:31 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AP_17135010863731-Yoga-Las-Vegas-Casinos.jpg
Las Vegas isn't known for mind-steadying experiences. But as the city broadens the range of interests and wallets it appeals to, companies have carefully selected an array of unique, picture-perfect sites where...

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<![CDATA[School Districts Brace for Changes in Medicaid Distributions]]>Mon, 15 May 2017 08:06:39 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AP_17133202434446-health-overhaul-medicaid-schools.jpg
For school districts still getting their financial footing after the Great Recession, the Medicaid changes being advanced as part of the health care overhaul are sounding familiar alarms. Administrators...

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<![CDATA[Brazil Declares End to Zika Emergency After Fall in Cases]]>Fri, 12 May 2017 07:33:12 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/ZIKA_AP_815397555643.jpg
Brazil declared an end to its public health emergency over the Zika virus on Thursday, 18 months after a surge in cases drew headlines around the world. The mosquito-borne virus wasn't considered a major health...

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<![CDATA[Patients Beg for Pricey Drugs on Facebook Black Market]]>Thu, 11 May 2017 16:28:31 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-141926979.jpg
Desperate patients are swapping pricey pharmaceutical drugs on Facebook, NBC News reported. NBC News searched Facebook and found postings to trade insulins, EpiPens, asthma inhalers and other prescription...

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<![CDATA[Aetna Drops Last 2 State Markets Under Affordable Care Act]]>Thu, 11 May 2017 15:17:51 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AP_16229419820877.jpg
While Republicans rewrite the Affordable Care Act in Washington, the future of the current law has grown hazier with the nation's third-largest health insurer completely divorcing itself from state-based...

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<![CDATA[Buzz Kill: California Police Work to Detect Drugged Drivers]]>Fri, 02 Jun 2017 19:49:27 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AP_17130735362057.jpg
Police in three California counties are testing what amounts to a breathalyzer for drug users — a device that some authorities and lawmakers said Wednesday is desperately needed now that voters have legalized...

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<![CDATA[Study Identifies Root Cause of Gray, Balding Hair]]>Thu, 11 May 2017 09:51:42 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/gray+hair+study+ut+southwestern.jpg
Scientists in North Texas have identified the cells that cause hair to turn gray and to go bald – findings that could one day help identify possible treatments. Researchers from the University of Texas...

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<![CDATA[Study Warns of Noisy Knees]]>Wed, 10 May 2017 20:23:54 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Study_Warns_of_Noisy_Knees.jpg
A long term study has found that noisy knees could indicate that a joint disease is coming. Roseanne Colletti reports.]]>
<![CDATA[Descendants of Syphilis Study Subjects Emerging From Shadows]]>Wed, 10 May 2017 09:04:19 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/tuskegee-syphilis-study.jpg
Decades later, it's still hard to grasp what the federal government did to hundreds of black men in rural Alabama — even if you're among their descendants, lighting candles in their memory. For 40 years...

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<![CDATA[Senate Group Draws Fire for Lack of Women Working on Health Care]]>Tue, 09 May 2017 15:36:24 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/mcconnell-gop-senate.jpg
The core group of 13 Republican senators tasked with crafting health care legislation to repeal Obamacare is under fire for not including any women senators, NBC News reports. Some Republican women, like

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<![CDATA[Side Effects Emerge After Approval for Many US Drugs: Study ]]>Tue, 09 May 2017 15:49:50 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/prescriptions_1200x675.jpg
Almost one-third of new drugs approved by U.S. regulators over a decade ended up years later with warnings about unexpected, sometimes life-threatening side effects or complications, a new analysis found. The...

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<![CDATA[Life Expectancy Varies by 20 Years Across US Counties]]>Tue, 09 May 2017 10:10:06 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/america-life-expectancy-jama-study.jpg
Americans' life expectancy varies by nearly a generation across counties in the United States, according to a new study, from a high of 87 years in Colorado's ski country to a low of 66 years in southwest South...

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<![CDATA[Bacteria Could be Behind Mysterious Outbreak in Liberia: CDC]]>Mon, 08 May 2017 18:21:04 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/bacteriainLIberia_1200x675.jpg
A contagious bacterial infection appears to be the cause of at least some cases in a mysterious outbreak in Liberia, U.S. health officials said Monday. The bacteria can cause meningitis, a dangerous brain...

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<![CDATA[Health Care Fight Shifts to Senate, Where GOP Wants a Reboot]]>Tue, 09 May 2017 06:56:23 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AP_16347567513902-mitch.jpg
It took blood, sweat and tears for Republican leaders to finally push their health care bill through the House last week. Don't expect the process to be less arduous in the Senate, though more of the angst...

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<![CDATA[New Testing Method Revolutionizes Allergy Identification]]>Mon, 08 May 2017 13:28:38 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/232*120/Screen+Shot+2017-05-08+at+1.22.10+PM.png
A new finger prick test can identify more than 100 allergens, revolutionizing the more laborious methods currently in use. Dr. Janet Pate with Nurture Pediatrics in Bellaire, Texas says that until now the...]]>
<![CDATA[Measles Outbreak Caused by Vaccine Skeptics: Health Depts.]]>Mon, 08 May 2017 22:06:26 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/177*120/measlesminnesota_1200x675.jpg
An outbreak of measles in Minnesota has led to 44 infected people, nearly all of them children, the Minnesota department of health says. Eleven kids are in the hospital and more cases of measles are expected...

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<![CDATA[Gray Death: The New Killer Drug in the War Against Opioids]]>Sat, 06 May 2017 07:15:04 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/gray-death.jpg
Ominously named Gray Death, the killer drug cocktail is making headlines in the ongoing war against the national opioid crisis, NBC News reported. What exactly is Gray Death? Start with heroin.

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<![CDATA[FDA Approves New Drug to Treat ALS]]>Fri, 05 May 2017 18:47:39 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AP_16349646792865.jpg
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a new drug Friday to treat patients suffering from amyotrophic latersclerosis (ALS) or commonly known as Lou Gehrig's disease. The drug, Radicava, is the first...

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<![CDATA[How to Protect Yourself From the 2017 Lyme Disease Surge]]>Fri, 05 May 2017 11:17:44 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Lyme-Disease-Tick.jpg
The Center for Disease Control has predicted a surge in the number of Lyme-carrying ticks in the Northeast and Midwest from April through the beginning of the summer.]]>
<![CDATA[Johnson & Johnson Ordered to Pay $110M in Talc Powder Case]]>Fri, 05 May 2017 10:27:34 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Powder-GettyImages-119270124.jpg
A St. Louis jury has awarded a Virginia woman a record-setting $110.5 million in the latest lawsuit alleging that using Johnson & Johnson's baby powder caused cancer. The jury ruling Thursday night for...

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<![CDATA[This Is How Tri-State Reps Voted on the Health Care Bill]]>Thu, 04 May 2017 18:15:11 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AP_17124741528885.jpg
The Republican health care bill narrowly passed in the House Thursday, delivering a victory for President Donald Trump just six weeks after nearly leaving the measure for dead.

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<![CDATA[Olympic Medalists Raise Awareness About Kids' Mental Health]]>Thu, 04 May 2017 22:05:48 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/20170504+Phelps+and+Schmitt+2.jpg
Olympic gold medalists Michael Phelps and Allison Schmitt partnered with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Thursday to raise awareness about children’s mental health.

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<![CDATA[GOP Health Care Bill Narrowly Passes House, Heads to Senate]]>Thu, 04 May 2017 17:56:33 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AP_17124702369357.jpg
The Republican health care bill narrowly passed in the House Thursday, delivering a victory for President Donald Trump just six weeks after nearly leaving the measure for dead. House approval sends the measure...

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<![CDATA[Dangerous Opioid Combo 'Gray Death' Is Latest Mixing Trend]]>Thu, 04 May 2017 14:04:06 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/U-47700-DEA.jpg
It's being called "gray death" — a new and dangerous opioid combo that underscores the ever-changing nature of the U.S. addiction crisis. Investigators who nicknamed the mixture have detected it or recorded...

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<![CDATA[Pre-Existing Conditions and the Health Plan: Who's Covered?]]>Thu, 04 May 2017 19:08:34 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/678036940-Fred-Upton-Congress-Health-Bill.jpg
The Republican push to replace the Affordable Care Act was revived this week in Congress by a small change to their plan designed to combat concerns over coverage for those with pre-existing health...

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<![CDATA[Measles Outbreak Sickens Dozens of Minnesota Somalis]]>Wed, 03 May 2017 19:12:17 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/somalimeaslesoutbreakmichigan_1200x675.jpg
An outbreak of measles in Minnesota has sickened more than 30 children in recent weeks, primarily in the state's large Somali-American community, where many parents avoid the measles-mumps-rubella vaccine...

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<![CDATA[New Deals for Drugs: No Heart Attack or Your Money Back]]>Wed, 03 May 2017 13:56:44 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/drugrebates_1200x675.jpg
Warranties and money-back guarantees, long used to entice buyers of products like hand tools and kitchen gadgets, are now being used to sell something more crucial: pricey new-generation drugs for diseases like...

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