<![CDATA[NBC 7 San Diego - Health News]]> Copyright 2016 http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/health http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/KNSD+RSS+Feed+logo+blue.png NBC 7 San Diego http://www.nbcsandiego.com en-us Mon, 08 Feb 2016 11:24:17 -0800 Mon, 08 Feb 2016 11:24:17 -0800 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[US Athletes Worried About Zika Told to Skip Rio: Report]]> Mon, 08 Feb 2016 11:16:36 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/180*120/zika-GettyImages-506962162.jpg
The United States Olympic Committee told U.S. sports federations on a January conference call that athletes and staff worried about contracting the Zika virus should consider not going to the 2016 Rio Olympics...

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<![CDATA[Zika-Cautious Blood Bank: Wait to Donate]]> Fri, 05 Feb 2016 14:58:41 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/zika-virus-color1.jpg
In response to the fast-spreading Zika virus now declared a global emergency, the San Diego Blood Bank (SDBB) announced Friday that those who have recently traveled to Mexico, the Caribbean, Central or...

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<![CDATA[Zika Scare Reopens Abortion Debate in Brazil]]> Fri, 05 Feb 2016 11:51:57 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/BrazilPregnantZika-AP_757089715997.jpg
Fears over the Zika virus are reopening the debate over abortion in Brazil, where the procedure is illegal under most cases, NBC News reported. Brazilian bishops opposed a petition seeking to expand abortion...

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<![CDATA[San Diego Company Testing Possible Diabetes Cure]]> Thu, 04 Feb 2016 17:27:27 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Diabetes+cure+web+img-PIC_0.jpg
A San Diego biotech company believes it has found a possible cure for Type 1 diabetes.

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<![CDATA[CDC's Warning for Women About Alcohol Sparks Backlash]]> Thu, 04 Feb 2016 09:17:26 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/180*120/beer+drinking+generic.jpg
A warning from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention meant to caution women about the risks of drinking and pregnancy has set off a firestorm of outrage, NBC News reported.

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<![CDATA[ San Diego Man, 62, Dies from H1N1]]> Wed, 03 Feb 2016 12:32:17 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/928114711.jpg
A 62-year-old San Diego man died last week from the H1N1 strain of influenza, the County Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) reported Wednesday.

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<![CDATA[Experts Left With More Questions About Zika ]]> Wed, 03 Feb 2016 12:00:21 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/ZikaLab-GettyImages-506977656.jpg
For decades, the Zika virus has seemed harmless. But with more birth defects in Brazil and the possibility of transmission through sexual contact, health experts are now trying to answer more questions about the...

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<![CDATA['I Could Feel Him There': Mom Listens to Son's Donated Heart Beat ]]> Wed, 03 Feb 2016 05:50:28 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/221*120/Screen-Shot-2016-02-03-at-8.48.46-AM.jpg
Three years after her 7-month-old son Lukas tragically died, Heather Clark was able to hear his donated heart beat once again inside a little girl. Holding a stethoscope to 4-year-old Jordan Drake's chest, the...

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<![CDATA[Need to Know: Zika Virus Spreads in Americas]]> Tue, 02 Feb 2016 11:27:00 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/AP_670850476149-zika.jpg
The spread of the Zika virus has caused worldwide concern. Health officials think Zika might be connected to the rise in a birth defects in the Americas, though it has not yet been proven, and have labeled...

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<![CDATA[What You Need to Know: Zika Virus Spreads in Americas]]> Tue, 02 Feb 2016 11:23:00 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/180*120/AP_88799403079.jpg
The spreading of the Zika virus has caused worldwide concern. Health officials think Zika might be connected to the rise in a birth defects in the Americas, though it has not yet been proven, and have labeled...

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<![CDATA[Prozac for Down Syndrome Babies]]> Mon, 01 Feb 2016 05:51:29 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Prozac-GettyImages-169371347.jpg
A University of Texas Southwestern study will see if giving unborn babies with Down syndrome Prozac in the womb will help improve brain functioning. Dr. Carol Tamminga, who is leading the study at UTSW,...

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<![CDATA[Pregnant Woman Has Zika: NYC]]> Fri, 29 Jan 2016 02:01:53 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/AP_256601441416.jpg
A pregnant woman was diagnosed with Zika virus after visiting a country stricken with the mosquito-borne illness that may cause birth defects, New York City health officials say.

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<![CDATA[Insect Linked to Zika Detected in San Diego County]]> Thu, 28 Jan 2016 14:10:45 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/AP_256601441416.jpg
The insect believed to be linked to the fast-spreading, highly-publicized Zika virus has been detected in San Diego, health officials confirm, but there have not been any local cases of the disease reported.

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<![CDATA['Silent Killer': Carbon Monoxide Safety Tips]]> Fri, 29 Jan 2016 03:23:14 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/012516_A_coproblems1JH_70.jpg
At least six people died from carbon monoxide poisoning since a massive snowstorm swept through the East Coast last week. The deaths included 23-year-old Sasha Bonilla, a New Jersey mother, and her 1-year...

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<![CDATA[Brazil Revises Birth Defect Count in Zika Investigation]]> Wed, 27 Jan 2016 16:01:50 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/zika+virus1.jpg
Brazil’s Health Ministry reported fewer confirmed cases of a rare brain defect that may be tied to the Zika virus, NBC News reported. In new figures released Wednesday, only 270 of 4,180 suspected cases...]]>
<![CDATA[E-Cigarette Vapor Boosts Superbugs: Study ]]> Wed, 27 Jan 2016 01:45:35 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/e-cigarettes+111115.jpg
A newly published study suggests e-cigarette vapor hinders the immune system and boosts bacteria in the body, according to researchers at the UC San Diego School of Medicine and Veterans Affairs San Diego...]]>
<![CDATA[Doorstep Doctors Bring Back House Calls]]> Mon, 25 Jan 2016 19:01:45 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Heal+house+call+app.PNG
California company bringing back house calls.

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<![CDATA[Fresh Start Helps Children in San Diego]]> Mon, 25 Jan 2016 12:33:56 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/guest11AM0125_1200x675_608469571938.jpg
The San Diego non-profit organization that helps children who need surgery or some other medical service in order to give them a fresh start.]]>
<![CDATA[Biomarker IDs Patients Who May Benefit From Chemo ]]> Sun, 24 Jan 2016 22:50:20 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/AP_439024967440.jpg
Researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, Columbia University and Stanford University have discovered a distinctive molecular feature that identifies colon cancer patients who...

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<![CDATA[Zika Virus Spreads to 20 Latin American Countries]]> Fri, 22 Jan 2016 17:49:18 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/ZikaBrazil-AP_324390883298.jpg
The Zika virus has now spread to 20 Latin American and Caribbean countries, NBC News reported. The virus is now spreading locally in Barbados, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, El Salvador, French Guiana...

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<![CDATA[Senators Ask WH to 'Spearhead' Study of Crumb Rubber Turf]]> Fri, 22 Jan 2016 10:55:25 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Crumb_Rubber_Turf.jpg
Two senators have asked President Barack Obama to launch a "comprehensive" study into the potential health risks posed by "crumb rubber" turf, a surface made of recycled tires used on playgrounds and athletic...

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<![CDATA[HPV Raises Risk of Head & Neck Cancers: Study]]> Thu, 21 Jan 2016 16:17:52 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/HPVVaccine-AP_701393247962.jpg
The human papillomavirus (HPV) increases the chances of head and neck cancer by at least seven times, according to a new study, NBC News reported. The study, conducted by researchers at Albert Einstein College...

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<![CDATA[Robotic Mannequin Gives Birth to Help Docs Practice]]> Wed, 20 Jan 2016 01:33:46 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/robot_birth_1200x675_604763715615.jpg
A robotic mannequin that helps doctors practice delivering babies could usher in a new era of health care, some doctors believe.]]>
<![CDATA[2 Positive Zika Tests in Ill.]]> Tue, 19 Jan 2016 15:43:56 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Zika-Mosquitoes-AP_100665838820.jpg
Two pregnant Illinois residents have tested positive for the Zika virus, prompting a warning from the Illinois Department of Public Health for anyone traveling abroad. The two women recently traveled to...

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<![CDATA[Patient Forges Friendship by Posting Adele Lyrics at Hospital]]> Fri, 15 Jan 2016 12:02:35 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/AdelePhoto.jpg
Cystic fibrosis patient posts "Hello" lyrics in hospital window, starting a friendship with workers across the street.]]>
<![CDATA[1 Brain-Dead, 5 Hospitalized in France Clinical Trial]]> Fri, 15 Jan 2016 11:52:25 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/AP_118589362326.jpg
A clinical trial in France left one volunteer brain-dead and five others hospitalized, French officials said Friday, NBC News reported. All volunteers participating in the trial at the privately-licensed...

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<![CDATA[Officials Consider Travel Warning as Zika Virus Spreads]]> Thu, 14 Jan 2016 10:43:26 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/ZikaVirus-AP_454991380590.jpg
U.S. health officials are considering a travel warning about a virus spreading across Latin America and the Caribbean that experts say could cause a catastrophic birth defect, NBC News reported. "We are in the...

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<![CDATA[Time Right for Obama's Ambitious Cancer 'Moonshot': Experts]]> Wed, 13 Jan 2016 12:02:31 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/JoeBidenCancer-AP_865714559233.jpg
Cancer experts are applauding President Barack Obama’s ambitious “moonshot” to cure the disease, saying it’s a good time to do it. Obama announced the initiative Tuesday night during his State of the Union...

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<![CDATA[Perrigo Recalls Children's Cough Syrup Over Overdose Risk]]> Tue, 12 Jan 2016 10:08:51 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Coughrecall.jpg
Perrigo Company said Monday it's recalling two flavors of its children's liquid cough medicine because of a potential overdose risk. The recall includes two batches of children's guaifenesin grape liquid...

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<![CDATA[Texas Traveler Diagnosed with Zika Virus: CDC]]> Mon, 11 Jan 2016 21:11:16 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/mosquito-AP_334068230276.jpg
A traveler in Houston has been diagnosed with a little-known mosquito-borne virus after returning from a trip to Latin America, health officials say. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,...

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<![CDATA[New Dietary Guidelines: Cut Added Sugar, Eat More Veggies]]> Thu, 07 Jan 2016 06:33:15 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-176501052.jpg
Added sugar in food and drink should be limited to no more than 10 percent of daily calories, according to new federal guidelines released Thursday, NBC News reported. The new dietary recommendations,...

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<![CDATA[Stem Cells Show Promise For Hearts]]> Wed, 06 Jan 2016 13:13:44 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/NC_heartdisease0106_1500x845.jpg
Scientists at Osaka University are hard at work using stem cells to treat severe heart problems.]]>
<![CDATA[E-Cigarette Ads Target Millions of Kids: CDC]]> Tue, 05 Jan 2016 10:52:26 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/AP_34020085243.jpg
E-cigarette makers are spending tens of millions of dollars on advertising their products and their message is getting across, federal health officials reported Tuesday. Teens are vaping by the millions now...

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