<![CDATA[NBC New York - Health News - [NY Feature Page] Health]]> Copyright 2015 http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/health en-us Mon, 26 Jan 2015 07:39:05 -0500 Mon, 26 Jan 2015 07:39:05 -0500 NBC Local Integrated Media <![CDATA[CA Law Makes It Harder to Skip Vaccinations]]> Sat, 24 Jan 2015 16:35:46 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/214*120/022014-school_generic.jpg
Fewer California parents opted out of vaccinations for their children entering kindergarten last year following the adoption of a law that makes it harder to go without the shots, state figures show.

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<![CDATA[Researchers identify genetic cause of Sturge-Weber syndrome]]> Fri, 23 Jan 2015 11:24:32 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/NC_birthmarks0122001_1500x845.jpg
Researchers identify genetic cause of Sturge-Weber syndrome, often associated with facial birthmarks, which means new trials and new hope for sufferers.]]>
<![CDATA[USDA Standards Target Salmonella]]> Thu, 22 Jan 2015 08:24:11 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AP865125824007.jpg
Standards proposed Wednesday by the Agriculture Department aim to reduce rates of salmonella and campylobacter, another pathogen that can cause symptoms similar to salmonella, in chicken parts, ground chicken...

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<![CDATA[E-Cigs May Be More Toxic Than Real Cigarettes: Study]]> Thu, 22 Jan 2015 08:58:49 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/454246108.jpg
A new study suggests that formaldehyde levels in e-cigarettes may be five to 15 times higher than in regular cigarettes, NBC News reported.

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<![CDATA[Measles Exposure at OC School]]> Tue, 20 Jan 2015 12:17:47 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/web_measles_vara_90_1200x675_386439747568.jpg
Twenty students who have not been vaccinated against the measles are not be allowed on the campus of Huntington Beach High School for three weeks after a possible exposure to the virus, officials confirmed...]]>
<![CDATA[NBC 4 New York & NY Giants Health & Fitness Expo]]> Fri, 30 May 2014 12:22:57 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/HealthExpo1200x6752.jpg
NBC 4 New York and the New York Giants are thrilled to welcome you to our second annual Health and Fitness Expo.]]>
<![CDATA[5 Myths About the Flu Debunked]]> Fri, 23 Jan 2015 22:58:16 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/denver-FLU-460977406.jpg
Flu is widespread across the United States, in a season made even more severe by a disappointing vaccine that's not very effective at battling the predominant strain that's now making people sick.

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<![CDATA[Wendy's Drops Soda from Kids Meal]]> Fri, 16 Jan 2015 17:35:11 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/SodaBan.jpg
Wendy's has won praise from children's advocacy groups for its recent move to stop displaying soda on its children's menus.

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<![CDATA[Flu Vaccine Barely Working This Year, CDC Says]]> Fri, 16 Jan 2015 11:41:02 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/458535190.jpg
This year's flu vaccine is less effective at protecting people, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday, Today.com reported.

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<![CDATA[Boy Finally Breathing on His Own After 65 Surgeries]]> Fri, 16 Jan 2015 11:22:50 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/NC_batteryboy0112001_700x394.jpg
After 4 years and 65 surgeries, a boy in Peoria, Arizona, is finally able to talk and breathe on his own after swallowing a button battery.]]>
<![CDATA[FDA Approves Pacemaker for Controlling Appetite]]> Wed, 14 Jan 2015 19:38:14 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/image36.jpg
Federal regulators have approved an appetite-suppressing implant designed to treat obesity by zapping nerves that connect the stomach and the brain. The Maestro Rechargeable System uses electrodes implanted...

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<![CDATA[Long, Difficult Flu Season in Store for NYers]]> Thu, 08 Jan 2015 20:11:30 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/flu+cases+rise+new+york.jpg
The flu has landed a growing number of New Yorkers in the hospital, according to state health department statistics, indicating this year’s flu season could be a long and difficult one.]]>
<![CDATA[Common as Dirt: New Antibiotic May Conquer Superbugs]]> Wed, 07 Jan 2015 15:00:33 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AP12101914196.jpg
Researchers may have discovered the first of a new family of antibiotics — which appears to have the ability to kill a wide range of bacteria — in the dirt of a field in Maine, NBC News reported.

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<![CDATA[Alcohol Poisoning Kills 6 a Day, Mostly Men: CDC]]> Wed, 07 Jan 2015 07:51:23 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/455116959.jpg
To the surprise of even health officials, it turns out that most deaths from drinking too much involve middle-aged adults — not teens or college kids, The Associated Press reported.

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<![CDATA[Japan Officials Advise Chewing Slowly After Rice Cake Deaths]]> Mon, 05 Jan 2015 10:31:11 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/167626515.jpg
At least nine people have reportedly choked to death on New Year's rice cakes in Japan, and officials are urging people to chew slowly on the treats.

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<![CDATA[U.S. to Resume First Beef Imports From Ireland Since Mad Cow]]> Mon, 05 Jan 2015 11:57:14 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/149331834.jpg
Ireland says the United States will permit imports of beef from the country — the first European Union state allowed to resume sales since the mad cow disease scare over 15 years ago, The Associated Press...

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<![CDATA[Fast-Food Chains Attempt to Change Junk Food Image]]> Fri, 02 Jan 2015 14:44:25 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/165527415.jpg
As people express distaste for food they think is overly processed, McDonald's, Taco Bell and other chains are trying to shed their reputation for serving reheated meals that are loaded with chemicals,...

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<![CDATA[FDA Drug Approvals Reached 18-Year-High in 2014]]> Fri, 02 Jan 2015 12:35:06 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/4685186871.jpg
The Food and Drug Administration approved 41 first-of-a-kind drugs in 2014, including a record number of medicines for rare diseases, pushing the agency's annual tally of drug approvals to its highest level...

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<![CDATA[Biological Bad Luck Blamed in Most Cancer Cases]]> Fri, 02 Jan 2015 09:00:48 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/175138627.jpg
Plain old bad luck plays a major role in determining who gets cancer and who does not, according to researchers who found that two-thirds of cancer incidence of various types can be blamed on random mutations...

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<![CDATA[How Those NYE Shots May Trash Your Immune System]]> Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:48:10 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/240*120/ttequila-shots-1507_d41b38c32ad0cf98cbc94d693d1a7bcd.nbcnews-fp-1200-600.jpg
Binge drinkers beware: that big hangover headed your way reveals only a fraction of the physical damage you will weather.

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<![CDATA[Flu Deaths in U.S. Reach Epidemic Level: CDC]]> Tue, 30 Dec 2014 17:33:53 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/104718836.jpg
A total of 15 children have died from flu complications, which the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has described in their latest report as within "epidemic threshold."

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<![CDATA[Cost of Being Uninsured to Rise in 2015]]> Tue, 30 Dec 2014 09:25:42 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/459137759.jpg
The cost of being uninsured in America is going up significantly next year for millions of people, The Associated Press reported. For 2014, the fine was the greater of $95 per person or 1 percent of household...

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<![CDATA[Aetna Sued Over Drug Policy]]> Thu, 25 Dec 2014 00:59:47 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/HIV-drugs-nbcnews-cdc.jpg
A consumer advocacy group has filed a class-action lawsuit against Aetna Inc. claiming that the company's new drug policy violates the privacy of people with HIV and AIDS by requiring them to get their...

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<![CDATA[U.S. Moves Toward Dropping Ban on Gay Blood Donations]]> Tue, 23 Dec 2014 13:41:16 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/482145647.jpg
Federal health officials are recommending an end to the nation's lifetime ban on blood donations from gay and bisexual men, a 31-year-old policy that many medical groups and gay activists say is no longer...

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<![CDATA[FDA Going After Sellers of Pure Caffeine Powder]]> Tue, 23 Dec 2014 10:06:19 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/powdered+caffeine.JPG
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is building a legal case against companies that sell pure powdered caffeine, which can be fatal even in small doses, The Associated Press reported.

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<![CDATA[Flu Widespread in 29 States, CDC Says]]> Mon, 22 Dec 2014 08:57:47 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/89023924.jpg
This year's flu season is striking earlier than last year's, with the virus already widespread in 29 of the 54 U.S. states and territories, the CDC said Friday, NBC News reported.

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<![CDATA[Prepackaged Candy Apples Recalled]]> Thu, 25 Dec 2014 22:50:25 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/155224562.jpg
Health officials are warning consumers to avoid prepackaged caramel apples after they were linked to five deaths and more than two dozen illnesses in 10 states. The CDC says it knows of 28 cases in which people...

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<![CDATA[E-Cigs Surpass Regular Cigs in Teen Use: Survey]]> Tue, 16 Dec 2014 09:58:28 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/182*120/184769106.jpg
Electronic cigarettes have surpassed traditional smoking in popularity among teens, the government's annual drug use survey finds, The Associated Press reported. Even as tobacco smoking by teens dropped to...

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<![CDATA[Chemical in Food Packaging Linked With Lower IQ in Kids]]> Thu, 11 Dec 2014 09:31:31 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/484192249.jpg
Children whose mothers had highest levels of certain chemicals in their bodies while pregnant had noticeably lower IQs at age 7, researchers said Wednesday.

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<![CDATA[Common Chemical Linked to Higher Blood Pressure]]> Mon, 08 Dec 2014 19:10:00 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Blood-Pressure-Test.jpg
The chemical BPA, an ingredient in plastics often used in food containers and beverage can linings, might temporarily raise people's blood pressure, a Korean research team announced Monday.

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<![CDATA[Billionaire Paul Allen Pledges $100M for Cell Science]]> Mon, 08 Dec 2014 16:30:56 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Paul-Allen.jpg
Software billionaire Paul Allen says he's committed $100 million to create a new institute to study human cell biology.

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<![CDATA[Unproven Stem Cell Treatment Faces Controversy]]> Sat, 06 Dec 2014 11:14:08 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/510008357.jpg
An NBC News investigation found that some patients are turning to a controversial stem cell therapy that many experts say has no proven benefit.

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<![CDATA[8 Percent of Americans Depressed, Few Treated: Study]]> Wed, 03 Dec 2014 17:45:05 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/470621689.jpg
Nearly eight percent of Americans have depression, but only about a third of those are receiving treatment for it, according to a major federal survey, Today.com reported.

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<![CDATA[Hershey Considers Replacing Corn Syrup With Sugar]]> Wed, 03 Dec 2014 07:41:37 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/0722-HERSHEY-BAR-large570.jpg
Hershey is looking at replacing the high-fructose corn syrup in some of its products with sugar. Will Papa, chief research and development officer at The Hershey Co., told The Associated Press the company uses a...

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<![CDATA[Drug Overdose Deaths in U.S. Double: CDC]]> Tue, 02 Dec 2014 15:16:46 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/185590966.jpg
Drug overdose deaths more than doubled over the past decade, U.S. health officials announced in a report released Tuesday. Heroin-related deaths, in particular, more than tripled.

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<![CDATA[Circumcision Benefits Outweigh the Risks, CDC Says]]> Tue, 02 Dec 2014 11:27:55 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/151049859.jpg
U.S. health officials on Tuesday released a draft of long-awaited federal guidelines on circumcision, saying medical evidence supports having the procedure done despite opposition from advocates who decry...

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<![CDATA[Too Many Infants Still Sleep With Blankets: Study]]> Mon, 01 Dec 2014 08:54:33 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/180*120/tlmd_baby_sleeping_bebe_durmiendo_shutterstock_115886197.jpg
Too many U.S. infants sleep with blankets, pillows or other unsafe bedding that may lead to suffocation or sudden infant death syndrome, despite guidelines recommending against the practice.

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<![CDATA[3-D Printing Gives Chance to Little Girl Born With Heart Defect ]]> Wed, 26 Nov 2014 09:31:49 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/195*120/11-24-14_Heart-Defect-Surgery-Hensel.JPG
Esther Perez was born with heart defects that could have taken her young life, but thanks to a series of breakthrough procedures at Children’s Hospital in Los Angeles, the now-14-month-old little girl is...]]>
<![CDATA[From Pizza to Popcorn, Calorie Counts Headed for Menus ]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 14:42:50 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Movie-popcorn-45743.jpg
Whether they want to or not, consumers will soon know how many calories they are eating when ordering off the menu at chain restaurants, picking up prepared foods at supermarkets and even eating a tub of popcorn...

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<![CDATA[FDA Warns Against Device It Says Can Spread Cancer in Women]]> Mon, 24 Nov 2014 15:07:42 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/doctor-health-generic-1200-03.jpg
The Food and Drug Administration warned Monday women getting fibroids removed should not be treated using devices called morcellators, which can possibly spread cancer in a woman's body.

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<![CDATA[Afterlife Advocacy: New Brittany Maynard Video Calls For Action]]> Wed, 19 Nov 2014 17:08:01 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AP320784144588.jpg
Right-to-die advocates released a video Wednesday on what would have been Brittany Maynard's 30th birthday, in which the late newlywed urges Americans to join a grassroots campaign to pass death-with-dignity...

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<![CDATA[CDC Shelves Controversial Workplace Obesity Website]]> Tue, 18 Nov 2014 18:21:15 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/weight-scale-generic.jpg
The CDC has taken down a much-criticized website that offered an "obesity cost calculator" to help American employers tally financial losses linked to overweight employees, an agency spokeswoman said Tuesday.

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<![CDATA[Deadly Stigma: Why Lung Cancer Is Killing More Nonsmokers]]> Sat, 15 Nov 2014 21:06:57 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/sb10067350d-001.jpg
Lung cancer takes more lives than breast, prostate, colon, and pancreatic cancers combined, but because it carries the stigma of smoking, experts say that it is often overlooked in non-smoking patients, despite...

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<![CDATA[Record Number of Booster Seats Are "Best Bets": IIHS]]> Thu, 06 Nov 2014 15:44:06 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/185*120/%5BNECN%5DB16x9N_PY-08MO_NS_HEALTH_MINUTE_BOOSTER_SEATS_CNNWS_NECN1500kMP4_640x416_2191472863.jpg
A record number of booster seats have earned the highest rating for safety belt fit from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Out of the 41 models the agency tested, 27 earned the "best bet"...]]>
<![CDATA[8 Million U.S. Women Skip Cervical Cancer Screening]]> Wed, 05 Nov 2014 21:45:01 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/102889261.jpg
As many as 8 million adult women in the U.S. who should be screened for cervical cancer haven't had that checkup in the past five years, putting them at risk for a deadly cancer that can be cured, or even...

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<![CDATA[Study: Too Frequent Baths Could Be Bad for Babies' Skin]]> Wed, 05 Nov 2014 07:08:33 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/baby-bath-eczema.jpg
A recent study suggests that too many baths and lack of emollient therapy on newborns heightens the chance for babies of getting the disease eczema.

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<![CDATA[University "Breeding Team" Creates New Apple From Honeycrisp]]> Mon, 03 Nov 2014 06:56:24 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/NC_newapple1028_700x394.jpg
The Honeycrisp apple was created by the University of Minnesota's apple breeding team in the 1950s and released to the masses in 1991.]]>
<![CDATA[Nurse Steps Out, Slams Quarantine]]> Thu, 30 Oct 2014 06:01:17 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Kaci-Hickox.jpg
Nurse Kaci Hickox, who recently returned from treating Ebola victims in West Africa and has challenged the legality of a quarantine, spoke outside of her Maine home after health officials announced they...]]>
<![CDATA["The Martha Stewart of Marijuana"]]> Tue, 28 Oct 2014 08:44:39 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/214*120/6086cece1b1849ee9e44a75c6187d8ae.jpg
A Beverly Hills mom has started a crowdfunding website, Canna-dabba-do, in hopes to help bring medical marijuana to the masses. Cheryl Shuman was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2007, Shuman was given...]]>
<![CDATA[More than 31,000 Pounds of Chicken Products Recalled]]> Mon, 27 Oct 2014 09:55:42 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/bell-evans-chicken.jpg
Food may be contaminated with Staphylococcal bacteria, which may cause stomach cramps, nausea, vomiting or diarrhea.

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<![CDATA[Fevered Boy, 5, Tests Negative for Ebola: Officials]]> Mon, 27 Oct 2014 18:02:11 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/ebola+transport.jpg
A 5-year-old Bronx boy is being tested for Ebola after developing a fever following a trip to West Africa, health officials and law enforcement sources said.]]>
<![CDATA[Crab Meat Recalled for Listeria]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 16:17:13 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/219*120/crab-legs-butter.jpg
A company that sold crab meat in several states has recalled it after finding it may have been contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes bacteria. The Rhode Island Department of Health says on Friday that...

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<![CDATA["Miracle Oil" Cures Girl's Seizures]]> Thu, 23 Oct 2014 23:03:38 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Glut+1+medicinal+oil.jpg
A North Texas family is touting a "miracle oil" and praising researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas for healing their little girl, who was having chronic seizures.

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<![CDATA[Hospitals Can't Handle Ebola: Panel]]> Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:32:43 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Ebola+drill+at+Midstate+1200.jpg
Texas' top health official said Thursday that most hospitals can't handle Ebola patients and that they should instead be treated at specialized care centers — a break with past federal assertions that nearly any...

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<![CDATA[Clinics Say They Are Not Equipped to Check for Ebola ]]> Mon, 20 Oct 2014 01:06:27 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/211*120/456871246.jpg
The arrival of the deadly Ebola virus has put the spotlight on weak spots in American hospitals, but those facilities are not the only ones on the front lines against Ebola.

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<![CDATA[Ebola Fear Factor: Why U.S. Needs a Viral Reality Check]]> Sat, 18 Oct 2014 08:08:38 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AP797197328161.jpg
A national frenzy over the Ebola virus has led to school closings, congressional hearings and the quarantining of those who may have been exposed; but experts say politicians and the media are stoking fear of a...

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<![CDATA[Is Artificial Turf Safe? Ex-Soccer Players Have Doubts]]> Thu, 09 Oct 2014 08:31:46 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/105128286.jpg
From high schools to multi-million-dollar sports complexes, artificial turf soccer fields are everywhere in the United States. But the health effects of "crumb rubber," a main ingredient in the turf, have...

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<![CDATA[Ebola in America]]> Sat, 25 Oct 2014 19:54:34 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/456608446.jpg
The first confirmed case of Ebola in the United States sparked immediate concerns about who may have been exposed and helped shed light on how the potentially deadly virus is, and isn't, spread.

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<![CDATA[Enterovirus-D68 Outbreak]]> Tue, 07 Oct 2014 17:13:42 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/x-ray-ENTEROVIRUS-VO---00002324.jpg
A deadly outbreak of an uncommon virus, enterovirus-D68, has made children across the country ill and has left some hospitalized.

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<![CDATA[Journalist With Ebola Optimistic]]> Mon, 06 Oct 2014 23:01:51 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Ashoka+Mukpo+Raw.jpg
The mother of NBC News freelance photojournalist Ashoka Mukpo says that her son and his doctors are optimistic about his chances of recovering from the deadly virus. In a phone interview with New England Cable...]]>
<![CDATA[Domestic Violence Prevention Programs Don't Work, Researchers Say]]> Sat, 04 Oct 2014 20:21:13 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/533c7e92dcd64bed83927453189dbfb2.jpg
In the wake of domestic abuse scandals that have plagued the NFL, the league's commissioner, Roger Goodell, is preparing new initiatives to curb domestic violence in the league and nationwide; the only thing is,...]]>
<![CDATA[Woman Who Received Womb Transplant Gives Birth]]> Sat, 04 Oct 2014 10:18:22 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/baby_feet_generic.jpg
A woman in Sweden gave birth after receiving a womb transplant, the doctor who performed the pioneering procedure said Friday.]]>
<![CDATA[NJ Boy Who Died Had Enterovirus: CDC]]> Tue, 07 Oct 2014 23:45:22 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/CDC-generic.jpg
The Centers for Disease Control has determined that the 4-year-old New Jersey boy who died at home last week had enterovirus.

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<![CDATA[Family Leaves Dallas Ebola Home]]> Tue, 07 Oct 2014 17:04:46 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Ebola-Family-Leaves-100314.jpg
A hazardous-materials crew on Friday decontaminated the Texas apartment where an Ebola patient stayed, while public-health officials cut by half the number of people being monitored for any symptoms of...

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<![CDATA[Texas Can Enforce Strict Abortion Law: Appeals Court]]> Thu, 02 Oct 2014 18:13:09 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AP958169771659.jpg
A U.S. appeals court Thursday allowed Texas to immediately begin enforcing tough new abortion restrictions that will effectively close all but seven abortion facilities in America's second most-populous state. A

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<![CDATA[W. Africa Travelers Warned on Ebola]]> Wed, 01 Oct 2014 14:05:57 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AP645337997349.jpg
All people traveling to the United States from countries with Ebola are being warned as of Wednesday about the potentially deadly virus' symptoms, and how it is spread. The U.S.

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<![CDATA[CDC Confirms 1st U.S. Ebola Case]]> Tue, 07 Oct 2014 17:03:53 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/ebola-dallas.jpg
The first case of the Ebola virus diagnosed in the United States has been confirmed in Dallas, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed Tuesday. A spokesperson for Texas Health Presbyterian...

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<![CDATA[Dallas Ambulance Crew Who Brought Ebola Patient to Hospital Is Quarantined]]> Tue, 07 Oct 2014 17:03:53 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Dallas-Fire-Rescue-Vehicle.jpg
The Dallas Fire-Rescue ambulance crew who transported the man infected with Ebola to the hospital has been quarantined, according to the City of Dallas. The number of people in the DFR crew being...

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<![CDATA[1st U.S. Ebola Case: What to Know]]> Wed, 01 Oct 2014 10:56:55 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/tlmd_ebola.jpg
Health officials on Tuesday announced the first case of Ebola diagnosed in the United States -- a man isolated in intensive care at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas.

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<![CDATA[Ebola Vaccine Makers' Shares Rise]]> Wed, 01 Oct 2014 10:22:50 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Ebola2.jpg
Shares of some companies that are studying potential vaccines for Ebola climbed after federal officials announced that the first case of the disease has been diagnosed in the U.S.

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<![CDATA[How Is Ebola Spread?]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 04:37:37 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/456202288.jpg
The latest case of a positive Ebola test in the United States sparked immediate concerns about who may have been exposed and helped shed light on how the potentially deadly virus is, and isn't...

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<![CDATA[Boy Losing His Sight Travels to See Northern Lights]]> Wed, 01 Oct 2014 03:26:18 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/NC_northernlightsboy0930_1500x845.jpg
Young boy travels to Alaska to view Northern Lights and nature before he goes blind. Blake Essig reports.]]>
<![CDATA[Viagra Ads Target Women for 1st Time]]> Tue, 30 Sep 2014 07:32:35 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/tlmd_viagra1.jpg
The maker of the world's top-selling erectile dysfunction drug on Tuesday will begin airing the first Viagra TV commercial that targets the less-obvious sufferers of the sexual condition: women.

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<![CDATA[Afraid of EV-D68? Another Virus Is Killing Kids in U.S.]]> Mon, 29 Sep 2014 23:07:20 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/151035165.jpg
Although Enterovirus D-68 (EV-D68) has grabbed headlines in recent weeks for sickening hundreds of American kids, another virus is sending 75,000 to 125,000 children to the hospital and killing hundreds...

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<![CDATA[Pediatricians Urge IUDs or Implants for Teens]]> Mon, 29 Sep 2014 09:46:01 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/179799605.jpg
Teen girls who have sex should use IUDs or hormonal implants — long-acting birth control methods that are effective, safe and easy to use, the nation's most influential pediatricians' group recommends,...

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<![CDATA[California Adopts "Yes Means Yes" Sex-Assault Rule]]> Mon, 29 Sep 2014 11:28:41 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/463273955.jpg
California Gov. Jerry Brown signed an assault bill Sunday that requires college students to give consent before sex, AP is reporting. The bill makes California the first state in the nation to define when...

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<![CDATA[5 Texas Babies Test Positive for TB]]> Sat, 27 Sep 2014 21:28:53 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/tuberculosis2.jpg
Five babies have tested positive for tuberculosis in West Texas after a nurse assistant at an El Paso hospital nursery exposed hundreds of infants to the disease between September 2013 and last month. The...

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<![CDATA[Enterovirus Confirmed in N. Texas ]]> Fri, 26 Sep 2014 00:26:19 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Enterovirus1.jpg
Several cases of Enterovirus-D68 have been confirmed in North Texas after test results came back positive from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, according to Dallas County Health and Human...

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<![CDATA[Vaccinating Dogs Could Eliminate Rabies, Experts Say]]> Thu, 25 Sep 2014 18:32:09 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/497310615.jpg
Vaccinating dogs around the world could essentially eliminate rabies in people, but world leaders remain unconcerned about the disease, despite the fact that it kills more than 60,000 people each year,...

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<![CDATA[1.8 Million Young Adults Have Chlamydia, Survey Finds]]> Fri, 26 Sep 2014 14:44:17 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/1786404641.jpg
A recent survey by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention found that nearly 2 million young adults have the sexually transmitted disease, chlamydia.

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<![CDATA[Skirt Size Increase Linked to Breast Cancer Risk: Study]]> Thu, 25 Sep 2014 10:55:40 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/weight+loss+generic.jpg
A new study from the journal BMJ Open suggests that woman who go up a skirt size every decade between their 20s and their 60s may be at increased risk of postmenopausal breast cancer.

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<![CDATA[Swift Action Could Prevent Huge Spike in Ebola Deaths]]> Tue, 23 Sep 2014 12:12:12 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/454780658.jpg
The prognosis for the massive Ebola outbreak in West Africa isn't good — but swift action can greatly improve it, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday.

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<![CDATA[WHO: Ebola Death Rate 70 Percent, 20K Cases Expected ]]> Tue, 23 Sep 2014 06:37:03 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/455657374.jpg
The World Health Organization says researchers expect 20,000 cases of Ebola by November, and that 70 percent of patients are dying, The Associated Press reported. That's a big increase over the previous...

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<![CDATA[Sierra Leone Wraps 3-Day Ebola Lockdown]]> Sun, 21 Sep 2014 21:45:15 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AP700081063976.jpg
A three-day lockdown in Sierra Leone aimed at controlling the world's worst Ebola epidemic concluded on Sunday, with authorities claiming the controversial operation identified dozens of new infections...

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<![CDATA[Testicular Cancer Survivor Pushes Giant Ball Across U.S. to Raise Awareness]]> Sat, 20 Sep 2014 19:39:45 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/173069367.jpg
A survivor of testicular cancer is pushing a giant, 6-foot-high inflatable ball across the country to raise awareness about the disease, which is the most common cancer for men between the ages of 15 and...

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<![CDATA[3 Found Guilty in Peanut Butter Salmonella Trial]]> Fri, 19 Sep 2014 15:36:36 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/85508200.jpg
A federal jury on Friday found the owner of a peanut plant and two workers at the plant guilty in connection with a salmonella outbreak that led to one of the largest food recalls in U.S.

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<![CDATA[Doctor Infected With Ebola Expected to Make Full Recovery]]> Tue, 07 Oct 2014 17:03:13 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/214*120/Sacra+1.jpg
Dr. Rick Sacra, the Massachusetts aid worker who contracted Ebola in West Africa, is now expected to make a full recovery, according to the doctors treating him at the Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha.

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<![CDATA[CDC Confirms Case of Enterovirus in Connecticut]]> Thu, 18 Sep 2014 08:44:57 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/yale+new+haven+children+hospital+2.jpg
A mysterious respiratory illness that has hospitalized children in several states has surfaced in Connecticut, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed. Doctors at Yale-New Haven Hospital's...

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