<![CDATA[NBC New York - Health News - [NY Feature Page] Health]]> Copyright 2015 http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/health en-us Mon, 27 Apr 2015 13:11:00 -0400 Mon, 27 Apr 2015 13:11:00 -0400 NBC Local Integrated Media <![CDATA[Chipotle: Transition to Non-GMO Ingredients Complete]]> Mon, 27 Apr 2015 11:16:15 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/180*120/476810327.jpg
Chipotle says it has completed phasing out genetically modified ingredients from its food. The Denver-based chain had already been using mostly non-GMO ingredients, but said in late 2013 it was working...

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<![CDATA[Ice Cream Is Safe Despite Some Recalls: CDC]]> Sat, 25 Apr 2015 11:48:14 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/181314754.jpg
Federal health officials say ice cream is still safe to eat — even amid recalls by two ice cream companies after the discovery of listeria bacteria in their frozen confections, The Associated Press reported. The

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<![CDATA[Ice Cream Risks: What's Behind Massive Jeni's, Blue Bell Recalls?]]> Fri, 24 Apr 2015 10:57:28 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/IceCreamRecall.jpg
Major recalls from two well-known ice cream companies due to the discovery of listeria bacteria raise questions about how the pathogen could have contaminated multiple ice cream manufacturing plants — and...

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<![CDATA[Ice Cream Company Recalls All Treats, Closes Shops ]]> Thu, 23 Apr 2015 16:21:49 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/ice-cream-stock-79772399.jpg
Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams is putting sales of its frozen treats on ice across the country due to a possible listeria contamination. The Ohio-based company announced the voluntary recall on its website...

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<![CDATA[Small Doses of Insulin May Prevent Diabetes in Kids]]> Tue, 21 Apr 2015 19:34:56 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AP634307080349.jpg
Researchers found giving young children small doses of insulin may work to prevent type-1 diabetes.]]>
<![CDATA[NBC 4 New York & NY Giants Health & Fitness Expo]]> Fri, 24 Apr 2015 17:41:50 -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[Another Study Shows Vaccines Don't Cause Autism]]> Tue, 21 Apr 2015 16:05:21 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/83290870.jpg
A new study takes a special look at high-risk children with older siblings diagnosed with autism to show that vaccines don't cause autism.]]>
<![CDATA[Bird Flu Redux: Scourge Wiping Out Millions of Chickens]]> Tue, 21 Apr 2015 14:43:17 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/212*120/AP500744556968.jpg
Poultry producers and scientists have been hoping warmer weather would knock down a virulent strain of bird flu that has hammered the Midwest, but the virus recently took its biggest toll yet, hitting a farm in...

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<![CDATA[Blue Bell Linked to 10 Illnesses]]> Tue, 21 Apr 2015 23:55:22 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AP446251038480BlueBellRecall.jpg
Federal regulators say they're now aware of 10 listeria illnesses linked to ice cream and other products made by Texas-based Blue Bell Creameries over the last five years. The Centers for Disease Control...

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<![CDATA[Get Mammograms Every Other Year Once You're 50: Panel]]> Tue, 21 Apr 2015 09:02:31 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/mammogram+photo+for+web.jpg
Women should get a mammogram every two years starting at age 50 — and while routine screening brings little benefit in the 40s, beginning it that early should be a personal choice, a government task force...

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<![CDATA[Whole Foods Market Recalls Macadamia Nuts]]> Mon, 20 Apr 2015 14:39:48 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/537738815%281%29.jpg
Whole Foods Market is recalling packaged raw macadamia nuts due to possible Salmonella contamination. The recalled product was sold in stores in Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Kansas...

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<![CDATA[Pill-Taking Can Be Less Yucky for Kids: Study]]> Mon, 20 Apr 2015 12:38:13 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/pill+taking.JPG
Many sick kids can't or won't swallow pills — and that can make them sicker. But there may be some pretty simple ways to help the medicine go down, a new study says. Dr. Kathleen Bradford and colleagues at...

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<![CDATA[Indiana HIV Outbreak Has Now Infected 130 People]]> Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:37:12 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AP102908909060.jpg
An HIV outbreak in southeastern Indiana that is related to abuse of intravenous prescription drugs, has now reached 130 cases as of Friday, up from 106 a week ago, Reuters reported.]]>
<![CDATA[Calif. Measles Outbreak Ends]]> Fri, 17 Apr 2015 14:09:01 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/178*120/150205-measles-mn-1220_758d7e78c302257230347b1ba7c9eefc.jpg
The California measles outbreak that started in Disneyland four months ago is over, a state health official announced Friday. No new outbreak-related measles cases have been reported to state health department...

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<![CDATA[Court Upholds Motrin Verdict]]> Fri, 17 Apr 2015 12:10:58 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/071114gavel.jpg
A Superior Court jury ruled in 2013 that Johnson & Johnson failed to provide sufficient warnings about the potential side effects of Motrin.

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<![CDATA[Group of Doctors Wants Dr. Oz Fired From Columbia]]> Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:45:08 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AP5272832521891.jpg
Columbia University has not removed TV celebrity doctor Mehmet Oz from his faculty position as a group of top doctors has demanded, citing his "egregious lack of integrity" for promoting what they call...

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<![CDATA[U.S. Moms Typically Space Pregnancies 2½ Years Apart: Study]]> Thu, 16 Apr 2015 11:27:30 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/128412981.jpg
For U.S. moms, the typical time between pregnancies is about 2½ years but nearly a third of women space their children too close, a government study shows, The Associated Press reported.

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<![CDATA["Entopreneurs" Feed Growing Appetite for Edible Insects]]> Wed, 15 Apr 2015 10:57:59 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Screen+Shot+2015-04-15+at+10.55.25+AM.png
They hop. They crawl. They squirm. And they could be coming to a dinner plate near you. An increasing number of "entopreneurs" are launching businesses to feed a growing appetite for crickets, mealworms...

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<![CDATA[Military Kids May Be Missing Vaccines: Study]]> Mon, 13 Apr 2015 20:56:35 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/little+girl+vaccine.jpg
A new study suggests children of American military families may be missing out on important childhood vaccines, NBC News reported Monday.

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<![CDATA[Everything You Need to Know About Listeria]]> Sat, 11 Apr 2015 19:55:09 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AP142327979490.jpg
Large food recalls have forced consumers to throw away hummus and ice cream that may be contaminated with the same potentially deadly bacteria — listeria.

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<![CDATA[Deadly Tick-Borne Virus in Conn.]]> Wed, 15 Apr 2015 15:03:41 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/dfw-generic-tick-01.jpg
A rare but potentially deadly virus has made its way to Connecticut and could soon be transferred from ticks to humans, according to state officials.

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<![CDATA[Smokeless Tobacco Company Wants FDA to Drop Warning Labels]]> Fri, 10 Apr 2015 15:38:27 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AP338280869651.jpg
Smokeless tobacco company, Swedish Match, is seeking Food and Drug Administration permission to remove or revise several warning labels on the pouches, called "snus", which are teabag-like pouches users...]]>
<![CDATA[Blue Bell Expands Recall]]> Wed, 08 Apr 2015 07:33:08 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Blue+Bell+Ice+Cream+facility.jpg
Blue Bell Creameries is expanding its recall to include banana pudding-flavored ice cream made at the company's Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, facility after the product tested positive for listeria monocytogenes...

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<![CDATA[False-Positive Mammograms Costing U.S. $4B: Study]]> Tue, 07 Apr 2015 07:20:58 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/mammogram+photo+for+web.jpg
New research suggests that false-positive mammograms, which indicate a woman has breast cancer even though she really doesn't, cost the United States nearly $4 billion in unnecessary procedures, NBC News...]]>
<![CDATA[Breast Milk Bought Online May Be Diluted With Cow's Milk]]> Mon, 06 Apr 2015 14:34:07 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/81189572.jpg
In the growing online market for breast milk, more than one in 10 tested samples contained cow's milk, researchers reported Monday.

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<![CDATA[Mother Warns of Brain-Eating Amoeba]]> Mon, 06 Apr 2015 19:21:43 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Koral-Reef-knsd.jpg
Koral Reef was only 20 years old when she developed a rare, brain-eating amoeba that eventually claimed her life. Reef had married her high school sweetheart before she passed away. Reef's mother, Cybil Meister,

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<![CDATA[Blue Bell Suspends Plant Operations]]> Sat, 04 Apr 2015 12:21:22 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/blue-bell2.jpg
Blue Bell Creameries has voluntarily suspended operations at an Oklahoma plant that officials had previously connected to a foodborne illness linked to the deaths of three people, the Texas-based creamery...

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<![CDATA[Woman Gives Birth in LA Courthouse ]]> Fri, 03 Apr 2015 08:16:00 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/196*120/4-2-15-baby+born+downtown+la+courthouse.JPG
A woman who stopped inside a downtown Los Angeles courthouse to pay a bill left with a little bit more than a receipt: a newborn baby boy. When the pregnant mom-to-be walked down the hall of the Stanley...

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<![CDATA[Congress Asked to Probe Herbal Supplement Industry After NY Allegations]]> Thu, 02 Apr 2015 20:45:43 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/112214eric2.jpg
Fourteen attorneys general asked Congress to launch an investigation of the herbal supplements industry and to consider giving the U.S. Food and Drug Administration stronger oversight of the industry, New...

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<![CDATA[WATCH: New Heat-Sensitive Socks for Diabetics]]> Thu, 02 Apr 2015 10:50:04 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/DiabetesSocks2.jpg
Remember mood rings? Researchers have developed heat-sensitive socks that change color to monitor circulation in people with diabetes.]]>
<![CDATA[Nearly 1 in 5 Americans Take Drugs Daily to Relax: Survey]]> Wed, 01 Apr 2015 12:36:45 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/pills+generic.jpg
Nearly one in five Americans report using some sort of drug every day that alters their mood or helps them relax — most of them in states that rate low on the income and happiness scales, a new survey shows. ]]>
<![CDATA[Tips for Coping With Spring's "Intense" Allergy Season]]> Wed, 01 Apr 2015 14:04:34 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/allergy-season-168997935.jpg
While many are looking forward to milder spring temps following a winter that saw record cold and snow, some experts warn the seasonal shift could bring bad news for allergy sufferers.

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<![CDATA[Most NJ Doctors Not Taking New Medicaid Patients]]> Tue, 31 Mar 2015 14:07:27 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/tlmd_doctor_pr_470_265.jpg
Most New Jersey physicians are not accepting new Medicaid patients even as more people get the subsidized health insurance.

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<![CDATA[Classical Music Calms Cats, Study Says]]> Tue, 31 Mar 2015 09:16:58 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/180*120/Kitten+Shower+6.jpg
Classical music helps calm down cats when they're undergoing surgery — but heavy metal songs have the opposite effect, a veterinary research team announced Monday.]]>
<![CDATA[Being Poor Is Bad for Kids' Brains, Study Says]]> Tue, 31 Mar 2015 07:19:03 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/214*120/generic-brain2.jpg
A new study indicates children raised in poorer households have brains with less surface area, meaning they could be at a disadvantage in developing important academic skills, NBC News reported.

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<![CDATA[GNC Reaches Deal With NY AG Over Herbal Plus Products]]> Mon, 30 Mar 2015 09:31:58 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/herbal+supplements+investigates.jpg
NC Holdings Inc. said Monday that it has reached a deal with New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman over its Herbal Plus products.

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

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<![CDATA[WATCH: New Anti-Smoking Ads Highlight Pain, Suffering]]> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 13:51:57 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/smoking-stock-generic-73160938.jpg
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is introducing a new installment of its anti-smoking campaign to help smokers stop lighting up.

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

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

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<![CDATA[Death Points to Dangers of Black-Market Cosmetic Work]]> Tue, 24 Mar 2015 14:22:01 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/injection-studio031815.jpg
The recent death of a Dallas woman who had received injections at a salon to expand the size of her buttocks follows other cosmetic-related deaths in Texas and around the country that authorities say were caused...

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

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

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

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<![CDATA[Poison Center Calls About Kids Hit 1.3 Million: Report]]> Wed, 18 Mar 2015 14:56:25 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/medicine-cabinet.jpg
Poison centers across the country get more than 1,100 calls everyday that relate to children poisoned by medicine, a new report said.]]>
<![CDATA[11 Million at Risk in Premera Blue Cross Hack]]> Tue, 17 Mar 2015 18:20:53 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/premera-alt-457958360.jpg
Health insurer Premera Blue Cross said on Tuesday that a major cyberattack on its systems may have exposed the personal or medical data of as many as 11 million people, NBC News reported.

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<![CDATA[WATCH: Bodybuilding Mom Fights MS]]> Tue, 17 Mar 2015 12:21:03 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/NC_msbodybuilder0316001_1500x845.jpg
Working out often isn't something you would expect from a person who has Multiple Sclerosis, but for Wendy Bordewisch, Evolutions Gym in Annapolis, Md. is often a home away from home.]]>
<![CDATA[Youth in Rural Areas Have Higher Suicide Rate, Study Says]]> Sat, 14 Mar 2015 15:10:01 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/ambulance19.jpg
A new Ohio State University study has found that adolescents and young adults living in rural areas are more likely to commit suicide than those in cities. The study analyzed suicides among people ages 10 to 24...]]>
<![CDATA[Blue Bell Recalls Ice Cream Treats]]> Mon, 16 Mar 2015 00:04:06 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/ice-cream-stock-79772399.jpg
The FDA issued a consumer advisory about some Texas-made Blue Bell ice cream products Friday, after three patients who had eaten the ice cream in a Kansas hospital died of a foodborne illness. The illnesses...

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<![CDATA["We're Related": 8-Way Kidney Swap]]> Fri, 13 Mar 2015 10:40:24 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Kidney_Transplant_CT.jpg
Donors and recipients involved in a groundbreaking eight-way kidney swap in Connecticut came face to face for the first time Thursday, greeting each other with hugs, tears and laughter.]]>
<![CDATA[Dr. Nancy Snyderman Is Leaving NBC]]> Thu, 12 Mar 2015 19:57:10 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/1840663611.jpg
Dr. Nancy Snyderman is leaving her job as chief medical editor for NBC News to teach at a medical school, she announced Thursday. "I stepped out of the OR a few years ago, and it is now time for me to return to...

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<![CDATA[Ebola-Infected Worker Arrives in US]]> Fri, 13 Mar 2015 13:18:23 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/NIHClinic.jpg
An American healthcare worker infected with Ebola in West Africa arrived at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Maryland Friday morning. The patient was admitted to the NIH Clinical Center's Special...

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

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

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

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

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<![CDATA[Promising New Autism Research]]> Thu, 12 Mar 2015 11:32:54 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/autism6.jpg
A blood-based measure could lead to a clinical test that could spot signs of autism in boys just 1 or 2 years old, a new study has found, a finding that could help children with autism get the help they...

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<![CDATA[Burger King Drops Soft Drinks From Kids' Meals]]> Tue, 10 Mar 2015 12:26:14 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/burger-king-thumb-82504247.jpg
Burger King is no longer promoting soft drinks on its kids' meal menus. "We have removed fountain drinks from our kids' menu boards and they are no longer merchandised as part of kids' meals," the company...

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<![CDATA[Dunkin' Drops Food-Coloring Additive]]> Fri, 06 Mar 2015 14:16:42 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/dunkin-donuts-AP110727023936.jpg
Dunkin’ Donuts is removing a food-coloring ingredient from their powdered sugar goods, the brand announced Thursday.

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<![CDATA["Wake-Up Call": Study Reveals Magnitude of Memory Loss]]> Thu, 05 Mar 2015 16:47:30 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/alzheimers-149679784.jpg
A new study from the federal CDC shows that about 4 million American households include at least one adult with worsening memory loss

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<![CDATA[Extra Oxygen Could Help Fight Cancer, Study Suggests]]> Thu, 05 Mar 2015 04:44:03 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/160*120/cancercell.jpg
A provocative study in mice suggests something as simple as breathing in extra oxygen might give immune cells a boost in attacking cancer. The immune system often can spot and destroy abnormal cells before they...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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