<![CDATA[NBC New York - Health News - [NY Feature Page] Health]]> Copyright 2015 http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/health en-us Tue, 03 Mar 2015 00:03:56 -0500 Tue, 03 Mar 2015 00:03:56 -0500 NBC Local Integrated Media <![CDATA[Dallas Ebola Nurse Sues Hospital]]> Mon, 02 Mar 2015 20:19:35 -0500 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 12:15:17 -0500 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 19:57:37 -0500 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 07:48:33 -0500 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 18:50:51 -0500 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[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[WATCH: Body Bags Are Getting Bigger]]> Thu, 26 Feb 2015 15:56:06 -0500 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 00:54:13 -0500 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 22:11:18 -0500 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 11:24:46 -0500 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 16:26:17 -0500 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 15:45:57 -0500 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 04:38:20 -0500 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 02:35:50 -0500 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 00:26:10 -0500 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 11:52:15 -0500 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 21:54:34 -0500 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 11:25:49 -0500 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 01:56:57 -0500 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 03:19:50 -0500 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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<![CDATA[Puerto Rico Debates Fining Parents of Obese Children]]> Fri, 13 Feb 2015 10:31:22 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/weight-scale-generic.jpg
Parents of obese children in Puerto Rico would be fined up to $800 if they fail to improve their child's health, under a new proposed bill, NBC News reported.

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<![CDATA[Allergic to Milk? FDA Has a Valentine's Day Warning for You]]> Thu, 12 Feb 2015 11:37:12 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/468817401.jpg
Does your sweetheart have a milk allergy? You may want to hold off on a dark chocolate Valentine. Although dark chocolate generally isn't made with milk, a new Food and Drug Administration study released...

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<![CDATA[Stress Worsens Heart Attack Recovery for Women: Study]]> Mon, 09 Feb 2015 23:03:35 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/heart+stress+women.jpg
We may now know why young and middle-aged women have a harder time recovering from a heart attacks than men -- and it all may be linked to stress. Roseanne Colletti has the results of a newly released major...]]>
<![CDATA[Health Care Records Vulnerable to Criminals]]> Mon, 09 Feb 2015 10:51:42 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Anthem-Health-Insurance.jpg
Those seemingly harmless medical forms everyone fills out before seeing a doctor can lead to identity theft if they get into the wrong hands, The Associated Press reported. Names, birthdates and — more...

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<![CDATA[Q&A on Measles Outbreak]]> Fri, 06 Feb 2015 01:10:44 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/2-4-15_Measles.JPG
A Q & A on measles, try to answer some lingering questions about the most infectious disease known.

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<![CDATA[NJ Baby Has Suspected Case of Measles: Officials]]> Fri, 06 Feb 2015 20:36:11 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/214*120/Measles_Generic_722x406_19018080101.jpg
The Jersey City Department of Health and the state Department of Health are investigating a suspected case of measles in a 1-year-old baby who has not yet been vaccinated.]]>
<![CDATA[Smartphone Attachment Tests for HIV in 15 Minutes]]> Fri, 06 Feb 2015 03:34:22 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/214*120/Samiksha+Nayak+1+copy.jpg
A team at Columbia University has created a smartphone attachment that is capable of testing blood for HIV and syphilis.
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<![CDATA[Stress in U.S. Proportional to Income: Study]]> Thu, 05 Feb 2015 02:39:16 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/donated+money.jpg
Money can’t buy you happiness, but the lack of it can buy you stress. A new survey released by the American Psychological Association shows that Americans living in lower-income household have higher levels...]]>
<![CDATA[Coke Bets on "Premium Milk" to Boost Declining Category]]> Wed, 04 Feb 2015 09:53:15 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/coke-milk-AP911159025637.jpg
Coke is coming out with premium milk that has more protein and less sugar than regular. And it's betting people will pay twice as much for it. The national rollout of Fairlife over the next several weeks marks...

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<![CDATA[Popular Herbal Supplement Labels Lie: New York AG]]> Tue, 03 Feb 2015 17:51:03 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/112214eric2.jpg
An ongoing investigation of popular herbal supplements subjected to DNA testing has found numerous store brand supplements aren't what their labels claim to be, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman...

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<![CDATA[Preventing Winter Allergies]]> Mon, 02 Feb 2015 11:18:28 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/NC_winterallergies0130001_1500x845.jpg
Winter season offers a break from pollen, but there are other allergens that can still cause suffering.]]>
<![CDATA[CDC: Toddler Food Contains Too Much Salt, Sugar]]> Mon, 02 Feb 2015 07:51:22 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/52077076.jpg
Many packaged meals and snacks for toddlers contain worrisome amounts of salt and sugar, potentially creating an early taste for foods that may contribute to obesity and other health risks, according to a...

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<![CDATA[Student Who Took Plane, Amtrak in NYC Has Measles: Officials]]> Sun, 01 Feb 2015 10:26:14 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/measles+vaccination.jpg
A college student who took an international flight into New York City and an Amtrak train out of Penn Station last week has been diagnosed with highly contagious measles.

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<![CDATA[What Does the Disneyland Measles Outbreak Mean?]]> Wed, 11 Feb 2015 12:02:27 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/215*120/MEASLES1.JPG
The current measles outbreak linked to Disneyland is drawing attention to pockets of children who are not immunized and reigniting the debate over vaccinations
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<![CDATA[Veggies Are Most Popular Food for Super Bowl]]> Fri, 30 Jan 2015 14:32:48 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AP742732234097_Veggies.jpg
Many Super bowl parties will have chicken wings and pizza. But NPD Group, an independent market research firm that tracks Americans' eating habits, says vegetables top the list of most popular foods eaten...

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<![CDATA[Some Docs Snub Anti-Vaccine Parents]]> Thu, 29 Jan 2015 22:18:37 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Measles-vaccine-0116.jpg
With California gripped by a measles outbreak, Dr. Charles Goodman posted a clear notice in his waiting room and on Facebook: His practice will no longer see children whose parents won't get them vaccinated.

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<![CDATA[Census: 1 in 5 Children on Food Stamps]]> Thu, 29 Jan 2015 07:23:17 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/tlmd_food_stamps1_az.jpg
Sixteen million children were on food stamps as of last year, the highest number since the nation's economy tumbled in 2008. Numbers released by the Census Bureau Wednesday as part of its annual look at children...

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<![CDATA[California: E-Cigs a Health Threat]]> Wed, 28 Jan 2015 20:26:34 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/180*120/457925695.jpg
California health officials say electronic cigarettes are a health threat, especially to children, and should be strictly regulated like tobacco products. A report released Wednesday by the California Department...

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<![CDATA[Defibrillator Glitches Spur Tighter FDA Safety Rules]]> Wed, 28 Jan 2015 13:28:30 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AP262391987828.jpg
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is requiring makers of heart-zapping defibrillators to submit more data on the emergency care devices after years of recalls and manufacturing problems.

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<![CDATA[Obama Seeks Extra Funding to Fight Antibiotic-Resistant Germs]]> Tue, 27 Jan 2015 04:32:49 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/185210419.jpg
President Barack Obama wants the U.S. to invest much more in fighting antibiotic-resistant germs to prevent re-emergence of diseases conquered long ago. The White House said Tuesday that Obama will ask Congress...

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<![CDATA[Autism Caused by Random Genetic Mutations: Study]]> Mon, 26 Jan 2015 20:38:34 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/160*120/autism+puzzle+piece.jpg
Siblings with autism often have DNA mutations that are very different from each other, which suggests that autism is often genetic happenstance, according to a new study.

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<![CDATA[Medical Pot Only OK for Sick Kids Failed by Other Drugs: MDs ]]> Mon, 26 Jan 2015 10:36:49 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/mainPic.png
With virtually no hard proof that medical marijuana benefits sick children, and evidence that it may harm developing brains, the drug should only be used for severely ill kids who have no other treatment option,...

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<![CDATA[Bird Flu Found at Foster Farms Turkey Ranch in California]]> Mon, 26 Jan 2015 09:12:00 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/turkey-generic.jpg
Hundreds of turkeys at a Central California ranch are being killed to prevent the spread of a type of avian flu that is not a threat to people but can decimate poultry flocks.

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<![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[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[Raise a Glass to Heart Health]]> Tue, 03 Feb 2015 18:19:41 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/199*120/Grape_Speech_Bubbles.jpg
In honor of American Heart Month, Welch's shares healthy heart recipes and tips. Come hang with us!]]>
<![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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