<![CDATA[NBC New York - Health News - [NY Feature Page] Health]]> Copyright 2015 http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/health en-us Fri, 04 Sep 2015 01:54:14 -0400 Fri, 04 Sep 2015 01:54:14 -0400 NBC Local Integrated Media <![CDATA[7 Dead From Legionnaires' in Ill.]]> Wed, 02 Sep 2015 07:34:38 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AP11081819071.jpg
The death toll from a Legionnaires' disease outbreak at a western Illinois veterans home has climbed to seven, and the state's public health director has warned that more fatalities could occur. The Illinois...

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<![CDATA[Doctors Perform Strange Operation to Save Man's Hand]]> Wed, 02 Sep 2015 11:19:16 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/208*120/frank+reyes+hand.jpg
Casey Reyes struggled for a way to explain the "sci-fi" surgery doctors were proposing to save her 87-year-old grandfather's badly burned hand. "They're gonna put your hand inside your stomach, kind of like...

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<![CDATA[Diabetes Drugs Can Cause Severe Joint Pain: FDA]]> Fri, 28 Aug 2015 14:47:30 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-166272621.jpg
Certain diabetes drugs can cause severe and disabling joint pain, the Food and Drug Administration warned patients on Friday. "The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning that the type 2 diabetes...

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<![CDATA[3 Generations Linked by Single Womb After Transplant]]> Fri, 28 Aug 2015 12:19:19 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/BoyWombTransplant.jpg
For one family in Sweden, a pioneering procedure has led to a baby being born from the same womb that nurtured his mother, uniting three generations. The new mother, who lost her own uterus to cancer in her 20s,...]]>
<![CDATA[Clothes Carry Germs Into Newborn ICU: Study]]> Tue, 25 Aug 2015 20:46:16 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/566440057.jpg
Parents and other people who come to visit babies in the newborn intensive care unit are sometimes carrying a potentially deadly germ on their clothing, researchers report. They found respiratory syncytial virus...

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<![CDATA[NBC 4 New York & NY Giants Health & Fitness Expo]]> Thu, 07 May 2015 18:17:38 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/225*120/300x160_HFE.jpg
NBC 4 New York and the New York Giants are thrilled to welcome you to our second annual Health and Fitness Expo.]]>
<![CDATA[FDA: Eggless Spread Doesn't Cut It as Mayo]]> Tue, 25 Aug 2015 16:19:46 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/just-mayo-AP_541645552391.jpg
A vegan spread called Just Mayo isn't actually mayonnaise, according to U.S. regulators, because it doesn't actually have eggs in it. Hampton Creek, the company behind the spread, was issued a warning letter on...

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<![CDATA[Souping: Hollywood's Latest Health Craze]]> Tue, 18 Aug 2015 10:30:25 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/US-CA-Soup-CR_1200x675_507529283654.jpg
Health conscious Californians are abandoning their juice makers for the humble soup, which has been reinvented into the latest wellness trend.]]>
<![CDATA[Coffee Aids Colon Cancer Recovery, Study Finds]]> Mon, 17 Aug 2015 22:45:28 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/coffee-generic-edit.jpg
Colon cancer patients who enjoy a few cups of coffee a day appear to survive their cancer better and are less likely to die early than non-coffee drinkers, researchers reported Monday. It's the latest in...

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<![CDATA[FDA Approves OxyContin for Children 11 and Older]]> Fri, 14 Aug 2015 06:58:12 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/481663349.jpg
Under the new approval for children who are suffering from severe, long-term pain, doctors are directed to only prescribe OxyContin to children who can already tolerate a minimum dose of 20 milligrams of...

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<![CDATA[Blue Bell Starts Shipping Ice Cream]]> Tue, 11 Aug 2015 20:21:00 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/blue-bell-otr.jpg
Blue Bell Creameries has resumed ice cream shipments four months after voluntarily pulling all products from store shelves April 20 due to a listeria outbreak. On Tuesday afternoon, the creamery based in...

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<![CDATA[FDA Warns Kim Kardashian About Drug Endorsement]]> Wed, 12 Aug 2015 10:28:42 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-4783559081.jpg
Reality TV star Kim Kardashian is no stranger to criticism, having spent the better part of the last decade in the public eye. But she's probably never faced negative publicity like this before: The Food...

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<![CDATA[Legionnaires' Death Toll Rises to 7; 81 Cases Reported]]> Tue, 04 Aug 2015 09:30:41 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/214*120/meeting+overlay+legionnaires.jpg
Three more people have died of Legionnaires' disease in the Bronx in an outbreak that has claimed seven lives in total and hospitalized more than 60 people, the New York City Health Department said Monday,...]]>
<![CDATA[Citing Hacking Risk, FDA Says Hospira Pump Shouldn't Be Used]]> Fri, 31 Jul 2015 21:58:09 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/214*120/data+hack.JPG
The Food and Drug Administration said Friday it's the first time it has warned caregivers to stop using a product because of a cybersecurity risk. It comes at a time of rising concerns about breaches of products...

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<![CDATA[2 Dead, 31 Sick Amid 'Unusual' NYC Legionnaires' Outbreak]]> Thu, 30 Jul 2015 13:41:09 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/legionnaires+outbreak.jpg
Nearly three dozen cases of Legionnaires' disease, a severe, often lethal, form of pneumonia spread through the air, have been reported in the Bronx over the last two weeks in what the Health Department...

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<![CDATA[The Health Benefits of Having a Pet]]> Mon, 03 Aug 2015 14:49:28 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Dog-exercise-generic-park-outside.jpg
For centuries, humans have taken animal companions into their homes. But the utility of the animals goes beyond simple companionship. The evidence is increasingly clear that having a pet can lead to a longer...

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<![CDATA[Some Cilantro Banned Over Feces, Toilet Paper in Fields: FDA]]> Tue, 28 Jul 2015 11:26:14 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/tlmd_cyclospora_cilantro.jpg
The cause of several years of intestinal illnesses among Americans appears to have been found, according to the Food and Drug Administration. The FDA announced on Monday that it has identified the cause...]]>
<![CDATA[EU Regulator Recommends 1st License for Malaria Vaccine ]]> Fri, 24 Jul 2015 13:32:35 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Mosquito-Cropped.jpg
The European Medicines Agency has recommended approving what would be the world's first licensed malaria vaccine, even though it's only about 30 percent effective and its protection fades over time. In...

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<![CDATA[Rise in Autism May Be Due to Semantics: Study]]> Thu, 23 Jul 2015 11:51:24 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-142090923_Autism-generic.jpg
A new study out of Penn State University suggests that the increase in autism diagnosis is due to kids being classified and diagnosed differently, not because something catastrophic has happened to U.S.

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<![CDATA[Use of Morning-After Pill on Rise Among U.S. Teens]]> Wed, 22 Jul 2015 09:08:00 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/pill1.jpg
More than one in five sexually active teen girls have used the morning-after pill, according to a report released Wednesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The findings, which likely reflect...

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<![CDATA[Early Drugs Halt AIDS, Prevent Spread, Studies Confirm]]> Tue, 21 Jul 2015 07:56:48 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/219*120/022309+AIDS+HIV+Ribbon.jpg
Two big studies detailed Monday confirm that earlier treatment for the AIDS virus not only keeps people healthy, but prevents them from infecting others, NBC News reported. The results have AIDS experts...

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<![CDATA[Don't Use Laundry Pods in Homes With Kids: Consumer Reports]]> Fri, 17 Jul 2015 12:16:15 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/laundrypods.jpg
Consumer Reports is warning parents that laundry detergent pods should never be used in homes where young children live of visit. Over the last several years, Poison Control Centers have fielded an increased...

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<![CDATA[Oregon Scientists Develop Bacon-Flavored Seaweed]]> Fri, 17 Jul 2015 10:49:08 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-171386152.jpg
What grows quickly, is packed with protein, has twice the nutritional value of kale and tastes like bacon? The answer, according to scientists at Oregon State University, is a new strain of seaweed they...

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<![CDATA[Nearly 2 Million Pounds of Chicken Recalled]]> Fri, 17 Jul 2015 12:16:39 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/207*120/GettyImages-177232015.jpg
The U.S. Department of Agriculture says Illinois-based Aspen Foods is recalling nearly 2 million pounds of raw, frozen chicken products over concerns they might be contaminated with salmonella.

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<![CDATA[Fitness Tracker Fad Wearing Down?]]> Sat, 11 Jul 2015 11:02:03 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AP_512666435593.jpg
Although sales of fitness trackers are strong, many of their owners lose enthusiasm for them once the novelty of knowing how many steps they've taken wears off. One research firm, Endeavour Partners, estimates...

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<![CDATA[Boy Who Got Brain Infection After Swimming Dies]]> Fri, 10 Jul 2015 13:51:40 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/lake-generic.jpg
A 14-year-old boy who developed a rare brain infection after swimming in a Minnesota lake died Thursday, his family said in a statement as health officials worked to determine whether it was caused by a...

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<![CDATA[Cancer Doc Gets 45 Years for Scamming Hundreds of Patients]]> Fri, 10 Jul 2015 12:08:02 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AP_92118071921.jpg
A Michigan oncologist who admitted to giving hundreds of patients painful cancer treatments — many of whom didn't have the disease— sobbed as he was sentenced Friday to spend what will likely be the rest of his...]]>
<![CDATA[Liberia Confirms 2 New Ebola Cases, 120 Quarantined]]> Thu, 09 Jul 2015 19:10:57 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AP_69903945498.jpg
Two new cases of Ebola have emerged from the same Liberian community where the virus resurged the other week, the acting head of the country's Ebola Case Management Team said Thursday.

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<![CDATA[Some Anti-Depressants May Raise Birth Defects Risk: Study]]> Thu, 09 Jul 2015 17:25:30 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/pills9.jpg
A large new study by U.S. and Canadian researchers suggests the use of some anti-depressant drugs early in pregnancy may be linked to an increased risk of birth defects in the child.

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<![CDATA[FDA Extends Deadline for Restaurant Calorie Labels Until 2016]]> Thu, 09 Jul 2015 12:35:33 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AP080718051784calories7915.jpg
Diners will have to wait until the end of 2016 to find calorie labels on all chain restaurant menus. The Food and Drug Administration said Thursday that restaurants and other establishments will now have...

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<![CDATA[Colon Cancer Deaths Down, But Not in These Areas]]> Wed, 08 Jul 2015 18:26:00 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Colon-Cancer-Dr-Pedro-Jose-Greer-8-July-2015.jpg
While colon cancer deaths are down in the U.S., three regions still grapple with persistent colon cancer in their populations, according to American Cancer Society researchers.

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<![CDATA[Heroin Deaths Quadruple Across U.S.: Report]]> Tue, 07 Jul 2015 15:59:11 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Heroin-Generic.jpg
Health officials say the number of U.S. heroin users has grown by about 300,000 over a decade. Most of the increase was among whites, across income levels. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...

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<![CDATA[Lightning Threat Looms as Storms Sweep U.S.]]> Sat, 04 Jul 2015 01:43:58 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Lightning-Strike-New-York-City-23-June-2014.jpg
Severe thunderstorms are threatening a huge swath of the U.S. from eastern Texas to the Carolinas over the Independence Day holiday, provoking stern warnings from forecasters during what is already the deadliest...

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<![CDATA[Woman's Measles Death the 1st in U.S. Since 2003]]> Fri, 03 Jul 2015 01:54:52 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/214*120/Measles_Generic_722x406_19018080101.jpg
A Washington woman died from measles in the spring — the first measles death in the U.S. since 2003 and the first in the state since 1990, health officials said Thursday. The woman, who was not identified...

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<![CDATA[World Cup Collision Sparks Concussion Concerns]]> Wed, 01 Jul 2015 19:45:47 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/World-Cup-US-Germany-Popp-Head-Injury-30-June-2015.jpg
Like many contact sports only recently coming to terms with the long-term risks of concussions, soccer has struggled to handle head injuries.

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<![CDATA[Some People Seeking Sunburns - Just for the 'Art']]> Tue, 30 Jun 2015 14:14:49 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/203*120/AP110621177077.jpg
While most people avoid sunburns at all costs, there are some who welcome them, all in the name of "art."

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<![CDATA[Sugary Drinks May Kill 184,000 People Each Year: Study]]> Tue, 30 Jun 2015 14:11:00 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/soda+fountain.jpg
Consumption of soda, energy beverages, and other sugary drinks may be linked to 184,000 adult deaths each year worldwide, according to research published Tuesday in the journal Circulation.

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<![CDATA[NBC 4 New York & Telemundo 47 Health and Fitness Expo]]> Sat, 27 Jun 2015 11:45:43 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/expo-bruce.png
NBC 4 New York and Telemundo 47 are teaming up with the four-time Super Bowl champion New York Giants for the third annual FREE family-friendly Health & Fitness Expo, presented by Quest Diagnostics.]]>
<![CDATA[Why More Women Than Men Have Alzheimer's]]> Sun, 28 Jun 2015 22:05:19 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-482147063.jpg
Nearly two-thirds of Americans with Alzheimer's disease are women, and now some scientists are questioning the long-held assumption that it's just because they tend to live longer than men.

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<![CDATA[Calif. Vaccine Bill Clears Hurdle]]> Thu, 25 Jun 2015 19:30:53 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/vaccine-OTSstock.jpg
California's Assembly on Thursday approved a hotly contested bill requiring that nearly all public schoolchildren be vaccinated, clearing one of its last major legislative obstacles before the measure heads...

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<![CDATA[Man Wins $500K After Phone Records Doctors Mocking Him]]> Thu, 25 Jun 2015 06:30:06 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-117009763.jpg
A Vienna, Virginia, man was awarded $500,000 in court after suing doctors he recorded mocking and insulting him while he was under anesthesia during a 2013 colonoscopy.

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<![CDATA[Nearly 10K Cases of Ranch Salad Dressing Recalled]]> Wed, 24 Jun 2015 11:41:47 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/pinnacle-foods-recall.jpg
A New Jersey-based company is voluntarily recalling nearly 10,000 cases of Wish-Bone Ranch salad dressing sold in 24-ounce bottles after a customer alerted representatives the product was accidentally mixed with...

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<![CDATA[GMO Lamb With Jellyfish Protein Sold for Meat in France]]> Tue, 23 Jun 2015 20:05:01 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/franceGMO.jpg
France's national agricultural institute is investigating how a lamb whose mother had been genetically modified with a jellyfish protein as part of a medical experiment was sold as meat. In a statement Tuesday...

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<![CDATA[Action Needed Now to Slow Climate Change: WH]]> Tue, 23 Jun 2015 07:11:32 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/White-House-Climate-Change-Report-22-June-2015.jpg
Failure to act on climate change could cause an estimated 57,000 deaths a year in the United States from poor air quality by 2100, the Obama administration argued in a report released Monday that warns of...

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<![CDATA[Skinny Jeans Land "Fashion Victim" in Hospital for Days]]> Sat, 27 Jun 2015 10:37:42 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Skinny-Jeans-Dangers-22-June-2015.jpg
An Australian woman was hospitalized for four days after her skinny jeans cut off the blood flow to her calves and made her collapse. The 35-year-old had spent the day helping relatives move, squatting...

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<![CDATA[General Mills to Drop Artificial Ingredients in Cereal ]]> Mon, 22 Jun 2015 15:27:57 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AP282764155223.jpg
General Mills is dropping artificial colors and flavors from its cereals, the latest company to respond to a growing desire for food made with ingredients people see as natural. The company said Monday that Trix

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<![CDATA[Several Brands of Bottled Water Recalled]]> Wed, 24 Jun 2015 10:39:55 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/bottles+of+water.jpg
Niagara Bottling is recalling its bottled water products after one of its spring sources was contaminated with E. coli.

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<![CDATA[Scientists Discover 400,000-Year-Old Tartar on Cavemen Teeth]]> Sun, 21 Jun 2015 01:26:36 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/caveman-teeth-plaque.jpeg
Like modern Americans at summer barbecues, people living in the early Paleolithic era were big fans of grilling, according to an analysis of 400,000-year-old teeth discovered in a cave in Israel, NBC News...

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<![CDATA[U.S. Officials Preparing for MERS Outbreak Following S. Korea]]> Fri, 17 Jul 2015 11:04:46 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-476401196.jpg
A deadly outbreak of the Middle East Respiratory Virus in South Korea is prompting health officials and experts to prepare for the possibility of more cases in the United States.]]>
<![CDATA[Teen Dies After Wisdom Teeth Extraction]]> Thu, 18 Jun 2015 18:09:18 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/teeth2.jpg
A Minnesota teen who had her wisdom teeth extracted has died after complications from the procedure, KARE, NBC's affiliate in Minneapolis reported.

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<![CDATA[Trans Fat Linked to Worse Memory]]> Thu, 18 Jun 2015 10:50:53 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/TLMD-grasas-trans-trans-fat-shutterstock_162622850.jpg
Men who have more dietary trans fat in their meals may have worse memory, according to a newly released study by the UC San Diego School of Medicine. The study looked at 1,018 men and women who completed...]]>
<![CDATA[Google Now Showing Nutrition Facts for Fast Food Chains]]> Tue, 16 Jun 2015 17:34:29 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/fastfoodeating.jpg
Google has simplified searching for fast food nutrition information, NBC News reported. Health-conscious diners can now type in a fast food item and the search engine will display calories, sodium content...

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<![CDATA[FDA Cracks Down on Trans Fats]]> Tue, 16 Jun 2015 09:23:00 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AP933106560098.jpg
The Obama administration is cracking down on artificial trans fats, calling them a threat to public health. The Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday that it will require food companies to phase out the use...

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<![CDATA[Study of Returns to the ER Suggests Flaw]]> Sun, 14 Jun 2015 10:04:18 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-530685403.jpg
No one wants to make a repeat visit to the emergency room for the same complaint, but new research suggests it's more common than previously thought and surprisingly, people frequently wind up at a different ER...

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<![CDATA[Adverse Health Effects from Synthetic Marijuana on the Rise: CDC]]> Thu, 11 Jun 2015 16:45:52 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/061015_synthetic_marijuana.jpg
Adverse health effects as a result of increased synthetic marijuana use are on the rise, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported on Thursday. According to the CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly...

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<![CDATA[Study Shows Drop in Underage Drinking]]> Fri, 12 Jun 2015 16:54:35 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-56909748.jpg
Rates among underage drinking are dropping steadily, a new study reveals. The report by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) also showed a decline in underage binge drinking.
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<![CDATA[Pill That Reverses Abortion Causes a Stir]]> Tue, 09 Jun 2015 19:39:18 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-495798155_AbortionPillIlustration.jpg
An Arizona law forces doctors to notify patients of pill that can reverse the effects of the abortion pill RU46. Many are not happy with the law.]]>
<![CDATA[Woman With Rare TB at NIH]]> Tue, 09 Jun 2015 14:29:09 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/NIHClinic.jpg
A woman with a hard-to-treat form of tuberculosis is being treated at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, and health officials are trying to track down people who may have been in contact...

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<![CDATA[Some Hospitals Charge 10 Times Medicare Rates: Study]]> Mon, 08 Jun 2015 16:51:48 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/hospital+price+hikes1.jpg
Dozens of U.S. hospitals are hiking up healthcare costs more than 1,000 percent – over 10 times the costs allowed by Medicare – and for the same medical services, new findings indicate.

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<![CDATA[Listeria Found in Alabama-Made Blue Bell: Lab]]> Sat, 06 Jun 2015 13:55:29 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Blue-Bell4.jpg
Blue Bell Creameries is reviewing a report from a private laboratory that found evidence of listeria in a carton of ice cream manufactured at its Alabama plant.

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<![CDATA[Sixth Person Dies of MERS Virus in South Korea]]> Mon, 08 Jun 2015 04:21:26 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/MERS-Spread-Korea-virus-6-June-2015.jpg
South Korea on Monday reported its sixth death from Middle East Respiratory Syndrome as authorities were bolstering measures to stem the spread of the virus that has left dozens of people infected.

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<![CDATA[World's 1st Skull-Scalp Transplant]]> Fri, 05 Jun 2015 13:58:45 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/thumb-AP531540401491.jpg
Texas doctors say they have done the world's first partial skull and scalp transplant to help a man with a large head wound from cancer treatment. MD Anderson Cancer Center and Houston Methodist Hospital doctors...

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<![CDATA["Viagra for Women" Gets FDA's Approval]]> Thu, 04 Jun 2015 19:30:02 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AP58796092686.jpg
Government health experts are backing an experimental drug intended to boost the female sex drive, but stress that it must carry safety restrictions to manage side effects including fatigue, low blood pressure...

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<![CDATA[Pentagon Chief to Hold People Accountable for Anthrax]]> Mon, 01 Jun 2015 13:54:31 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/anthrax-GettyImages-169368846.jpg
U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Sunday that he will find out who was responsible for the mistaken shipments of live anthrax to 11 U.S. states and two countries and will "hold them accountable." Calling...

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<![CDATA[Hong Kong Quarantines 18 Over MERS Infection Fears]]> Sun, 31 May 2015 04:52:46 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Hong-Kong-Quarantine-Health-Airport.jpg
Authorities in Hong Kong quarantined 18 people after they traveled on a plane with a South Korean man who arrived in the city infected with a potentially fatal virus called Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, NBC...

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<![CDATA[Anthrax Shipments Came From Military Site in Utah]]> Fri, 29 May 2015 11:01:16 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/anthrax-GettyImages-169368846.jpg
The U.S. Army's mistaken shipment of live anthrax samples to government and commercial laboratories occurred at a military post in a desolate stretch of the Utah desert that has been testing chemical weapons...

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<![CDATA[Tattoo Ink Allergies May More Common Than Thought, Survey Suggests]]> Fri, 29 May 2015 01:55:39 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-117006671.jpg
A surprising number of people who get tattooed say they develop severe itching and swelling lasting for months or even years, a new survey suggests.

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<![CDATA[NY Hospital Performs Procedure to Create Thumb for Baby Born Without]]> Fri, 29 May 2015 08:09:10 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/toddler+thumb+photo.jpg
A 1-year-old baby born without a thumb will soon be able to grab things with his right hand for the first time thanks to a procedure Long Island doctors say was no small feat.

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<![CDATA[Obama Administration Fights For GOP Health Care Suit to Be Dropped]]> Thu, 28 May 2015 15:17:32 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AP221871733602.jpg
Attorneys for the Obama administration are fighting to have the lawsuit over the president's health care law, brought by Republicans in the House of Representatives, to be thrown out.]]>
<![CDATA[Army Chief: Human Error Unlikely in Anthrax Mistake]]> Thu, 28 May 2015 15:37:18 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/anthrax-GettyImages-169368846.jpg
Human error probably was not a factor in the Army's mistaken shipment of live anthrax samples to numerous U.S. government and commercial laboratories in the U.S. and in South Korea, the Army's top general...

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<![CDATA[Ecstasy Used to Treat Patients]]> Thu, 28 May 2015 10:45:27 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/ecstasy+pills.jpg
The Federal Drug Administration is allowing a team of Bay Area psychotherapists to experiment with ecstasy to treat patients. Dr. Phil Wolfson, who has offices in San Francisco and Marin County, is in charge of...

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<![CDATA[Pentagon Mistakenly Ships Live Anthrax Samples]]> Thu, 28 May 2015 09:34:41 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/anthrax-GettyImages-169368846.jpg
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said it is investigating what the Pentagon called an inadvertent shipment of live anthrax spores to government and commercial laboratories in as many as nine...

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<![CDATA[Americans Are Getting Even Fatter, Survey Finds]]> Wed, 27 May 2015 15:37:18 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Obesity-Mississippi-27-May-2015.jpg
A new survey shows Americans are getting even fatter, with nearly 28 percent of of people in the U.S. saying they're clinically obese, NBC News reported.

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<![CDATA[Healthy Brains and Alzheimer's]]> Tue, 26 May 2015 12:57:09 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Brain+Imaging.jpg
Sticky plaque gets the most attention, but now healthy seniors at risk of Alzheimer's are letting scientists peek into their brains to see if another culprit is lurking.

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<![CDATA[SIDS Risk Greater at Higher Altitudes]]> Tue, 26 May 2015 12:51:27 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/pacifier-722.JPG
Lofty living may make babies vulnerable to sudden infant death syndrome, according to a Colorado study that found higher risks above 8,000 feet (2,400 meters).

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<![CDATA[NJ Man Dies of Lassa Fever After Liberia Trip]]> Tue, 26 May 2015 12:52:33 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/lassa+fever.jpg
A New Jersey man died Monday evening after been diagnosed with Lassa fever — a frightening infectious disease from West Africa that is rarely seen in the United States, a federal health official said.

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<![CDATA[Salmonella Linked to Raw Tuna Sickens Dozens]]> Fri, 22 May 2015 23:27:27 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-176392600.jpg
A salmonella outbreak likely linked to raw tuna has sickened 53 people in nine states, health officials said Thursday. Most of the cases — 31 — are in California, officials at the California Department of Public...

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<![CDATA[Alzheimer's Simulator Helps Caretakers Understand the Disease]]> Thu, 21 May 2015 16:02:29 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/178541982_Dementia-ALzheimers-Generic.jpg
Alzheimer's can be difficult to understand for those who do not suffer from the disease. A senior living center in Kentucky is helping caretakers of those diagnosed with the condition better understand it with a...

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<![CDATA[Depression Raises Risk for Parkinson's, Study Says]]> Wed, 20 May 2015 21:26:25 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/214*120/6dfbc695cf154c6690b0d9db4b806dc8.jpg
People who suffer from depression were much more likely to develop Parkinson's disease later in their lives, according to a new study that strengthens the theory that depression and Parkinson's are linked,...]]>
<![CDATA[Michelle Obama Packs a Punch With 5 Workout Tips]]> Wed, 20 May 2015 17:39:37 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/MichelleObamaPunching.jpg
Five years after launching her Let’s Move campaign to fight childhood obesity, First Lady Michelle Obama released a short video on Twitter with five tips for healthier living.]]>
<![CDATA[Michelle Obama Packs a Punch]]> Wed, 20 May 2015 16:48:42 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/MichelleObamaPunching.jpg
First Lady Michelle Obama tweeted a video of herself working out on Tuesday to help promote her #GimmeFive fitness campaign. In the thirty second clip, Obama jumps rope, kick-boxes and bench presses 35-pound...]]>
<![CDATA[7 Ex-Nurses Indicted in Amputation]]> Wed, 20 May 2015 11:45:05 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/generic+nurses.jpg
Seven former South Jersey nurses have been charged in the case of a woman who needed her hand amputated after a broken finger wasn't treated properly. Authorities announced the indictments on Tuesday against...

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<![CDATA[Yeast Tweaked to Produce Morphine, Opiates]]> Mon, 18 May 2015 14:37:14 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Yeast-Morphine-Opiates.jpg
A team of researchers has genetically modified simple brewer's yeast so it can produce opiates like morphine — spurring calls for regulators to control the drug-producing fungus before "home-brewers" recreate it...

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<![CDATA[Calif. Senate Approves Bill to Vaccinate School Children]]> Thu, 14 May 2015 20:44:07 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/N11P+CA+VACCINE+DEBATE+PKG+-+22395703.jpg
State senators have passed a controversial bill aimed at increasing California's school immunization rates. The bill approved Thursday would prohibit parents from seeking vaccine exemptions for their children...

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