<![CDATA[NBC 7 San Diego - Health News]]>Copyright 2016http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/health http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/KNSD+RSS+Feed+logo+blue.png NBC 7 San Diego http://www.nbcsandiego.comen-usSat, 30 Jul 2016 10:14:39 -0700Sat, 30 Jul 2016 10:14:39 -0700NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[New Mobile Unit Saves Lives of Stroke Patients ]]> Thu, 28 Jul 2016 08:49:53 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/MobileStroke0727_MP4-146971814986100001.jpg
A new mobile stroke unit in ambulances in Colorado is saving stroke patients' lives, allowing them to get treatment before arriving at the hospital.]]>
<![CDATA[Man Donates Kidney to Friend: Video]]> Wed, 27 Jul 2016 21:48:00 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/graham+kidney.jpg
Born with a rare disease and just days away from kidney failure, Fort Worth nurse Danny Kolzow is getting a lifeline from a longtime friend. Graham McMillan is donating one of his kidneys to Kolzow.

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<![CDATA[FDA Reconsiders Gay Blood Ban]]> Wed, 27 Jul 2016 01:25:41 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Blood+donation-539869134.jpg
Facing increased pressure from Democrats in Congress, the Food and Drug Administration began to officially reconsider its policy limiting blood donations from gay and bisexual men on Tuesday, NBC News reported.

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<![CDATA[Ice Bucket Challenge Leads to Disease Discovery: Paper]]> Tue, 26 Jul 2016 19:11:11 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/today-ice-bucket-challenge-140715-06.blocks_desktop_medium.jpg
The ice bucket challenge became a phenomenon in the of summer 2014, and the boost in funding it brought about helped lead to a significant discovery in the study of the ALS disease, according to a paper...

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<![CDATA[FDA Strengthens Warning on Powerful Antibiotics]]> Tue, 26 Jul 2016 13:46:46 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/214*120/GettyImages-1170747.jpg
The Food and Drug Administration strengthened warnings on a class of antibiotics, calling it too strong to be used for sinus infections, bronchitis and simple urinary tract infections.Fluoroquinolones,...

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<![CDATA[5 Myths About Leaving Kids in Cars]]> Tue, 26 Jul 2016 09:38:40 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/211*120/Generic+Sun+Generic+Sunset+Generic+Hot+Generic+Heat+Wave.JPG
Heatstroke is one of the leading causes of death among children. And no matter how impossible it may seem, even the best of parents can forget a child in the backseat of their car.

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<![CDATA[Girl Takes Cancer Fight to DC]]> Tue, 26 Jul 2016 04:27:41 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Sadie+Keller.jpg
A North Texas girl is taking her cancer fight to Washington, D.C.Nine-year-old Sadie Keller is battling leukemia. For the last year NBC 5 has covered how she video-blogged her cancer treatment and raised more...

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<![CDATA[Groundbreaking Device Helps Local Heart Attack Patient]]> Wed, 27 Jul 2016 10:23:17 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Absorb+Stent+0725.jpg
Sharp Memorial Hospital made history on Saturday when it became the first local hospital to implant a biodegradable coronary artery stent in a patient.

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<![CDATA['Drunkorexia' Common Among College Students: Study]]> Sat, 23 Jul 2016 15:07:20 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/BeerDrinking-GettyImages-144235968.jpg
Almost a third of college students say they’ve taken part in practices dubbed “drunkorexia,” according to a recent study, NBC News reported. That’s the name for behaviors such as skipping meals or heavy...

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<![CDATA[Surgery Successfully Cures Epileptic Patients]]> Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:59:38 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/NC_epilepsy0720_1920x1080.jpg
Doctors in Houston, Texas, are using a new procedure to eliminate seizures in many epilepsy patients. KPRC's Haley Hernandez reports.]]>
<![CDATA[Helping Teens With Autism Learn to Drive]]> Tue, 19 Jul 2016 07:42:04 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/NC_driveautism0718_1920x1080.jpg
Researchers are working on ways to help autistic teens learn to drive. NBC's Erika Edwards reports.]]>
<![CDATA[San Diego Newborn Dies of Whooping Cough]]> Mon, 18 Jul 2016 21:30:36 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Whooping-Cough2.jpg
A 5-week-old baby has died from whooping cough, San Diego County health officials said Monday.]]>
<![CDATA[Can a Child's Own Cells Fight Type 1 Diabetes?]]> Thu, 14 Jul 2016 10:21:17 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Diabetes0713_MP4-146850629810200001.jpg
Doctors hope this first-of-its-kind clinical trial will lead to a cure for Type I Diabetes.]]>
<![CDATA[K2, Drug Linked to Mass NYC Overdose, Explained]]> Wed, 13 Jul 2016 14:13:08 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/185*120/AP_100215039023.jpg
Despite dire warnings about the dangers of synthetic cannabinoids, popularly known by names such as K2, Spice, Black Mamba and Kronic, they continue to grow in popularity, NBC News reports.

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<![CDATA[Study: Tobacco Drifts Into Smoke-Free Units]]> Wed, 13 Jul 2016 07:32:00 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/162*120/114959332.jpg
The study looked at tobacco use and secondhand smoke exposure for people living in apartment or condos.

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<![CDATA[Placentae Can Bring New Life to Vision Treatments ]]> Tue, 12 Jul 2016 08:51:08 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Screen-Shot-2016-07-12-at-10.08.53-AM.jpg
“Think of it like a born again eye,” Dr. Chike Mordi from Vision Source in Houston, Texas says of a new treatment's ability to help regenerate eye tissue. With a placenta that meets stringent donor screening and...]]>
<![CDATA[Improving Lesbian Health With Focus on Wellness]]> Tue, 12 Jul 2016 07:03:31 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/LesbianHealth0711_MP4-146832830246300001.jpg
Lesbian and bisexual women have higher rates of obesity, smoking and stress when compared to their heterosexual counterparts, but one University of Missouri researcher is working to change that.]]>
<![CDATA[San Diego Blood Bank Facing 'Critical' Shortage]]> Tue, 12 Jul 2016 06:28:50 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Blood-Donation-GettyImages-115577729.jpg
Blood donors are needed to fill a critical shortage, the San Diego Blood Bank (SDBB) warned Monday.

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<![CDATA[Health Experts Give Up on Zika Funding From Congress]]> Mon, 11 Jul 2016 13:17:40 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/ZikaMosquitoes-AP_16127497121865.jpg
Congress started its final week of the summer Monday but there was still no agreement on a legislation that would get the U.S. ready for a fight against the Zika virus, NBC News reported.

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<![CDATA[Gay, Bisexual Men Urged to Vaccinate Against Meningitis]]> Fri, 08 Jul 2016 08:52:06 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Mengitis-GettyImages-166665957.jpg
Los Angeles County health officials will join with the Los Angeles LGBT Center Thursday to urge gay and bisexual men to be vaccinated against meningitis, local cases of which have spiked in recent months.

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<![CDATA[California Might Get a Gym Where You Can Smoke Marijuana]]> Thu, 07 Jul 2016 08:25:57 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/marijuanagym.jpg
A former pro football star and an advocate for athlete marijuana use have teamed up to open a gym in San Francisco that they say will be one of the first in the world to allow members to smoke pot while working...]]>
<![CDATA[Insight into Serial Attacker's Mind]]> Thu, 07 Jul 2016 08:02:34 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Homicide-Person-of-Interest-0705162.jpg
As San Diego police continue to search for a man accused in a killing series targeting random homeless people, experts try to learn more about the suspect.

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<![CDATA[Billion Dollar Policy Proposed to Stem Opioid Epidemic ]]> Thu, 07 Jul 2016 06:30:28 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/NC_heroin0706_1920x1080.jpg
The White House has asked Congress to approve more than a billion dollars in emergency funding to combat the nation's growing opioid addiction crisis. The Obama administration also announced that it's loosening...

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<![CDATA[More Second-Trimester Abortions Occurred Under Texas Law]]> Thu, 07 Jul 2016 03:31:23 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/SupremeCourtTexasAbortion-AP_16179555843580.jpg
A preliminary review of statistics released by the Department of State Health Services in Texas shows a 27 percent increase in abortions after 12 weeks, NBC News reported. The numbers appear to oppose the 2013...

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<![CDATA[Zika Cases in the U.S.]]> Tue, 05 Jul 2016 13:38:40 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/zika-carto-thumb.jpg
Using data from the CDC, this map tracks Zika cases by state.

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<![CDATA[Health Officials Widen Flour Recall After 4 More People Get Sick]]> Fri, 01 Jul 2016 15:16:05 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Flour-recall-General-Mills.jpg
Federal health officials on Friday widened an already big recall of flour after four more people got sick from food poisoning linked to the flour, NBC News reports.No one has died or developed the most...

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<![CDATA[Obama Says He Expects Congress to Move on Zika Virus]]> Fri, 01 Jul 2016 13:41:15 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/ZIKA_GettyImages-537671534.jpg
About $25 million was dispensed by federal health officials Friday to help states at risk from Zika defend against its spread — cash taken from other programs because Congress has not approved fresh funding...

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<![CDATA[New Zika Studies Reveal Invisible Damage to Babies]]> Thu, 30 Jun 2016 11:32:35 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/BabyZika-AP_698041135257.jpg
Zika virus causes different types of brain damage in babies, not just microcephaly, according to two new reports.Brazilian researchers found as many as one in five babies born with brain damage caused by Zika...

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<![CDATA[A Little Butter Won't Kill You, Study Says]]> Wed, 29 Jun 2016 16:35:39 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/175635030-butter-generic.jpg
A little butter isn't going to kill anyone, but it's not a health food, nutrition experts said in a study released Wednesday."I would say butter is neither good nor bad," Laura Pimpin of the Friedman School of...

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<![CDATA[Conference Sheds Light on Postpartum Depression]]> Wed, 29 Jun 2016 18:40:37 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/baby_feet_generic.jpg
Many talk about the joys of becoming a new mother. But for some women, it can be a very difficult, dark time.]]>
<![CDATA[Water Systems Failing to Test for Lead]]> Wed, 29 Jun 2016 09:02:05 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/223*120/lead-faucet.jpg
The Natural Resources Defense Council reports more than 18 million Americans got their drinking water from systems with lead violations in 2015.]]>
<![CDATA[Whitewater Park Closes After Deadly Amoeba Kills Teen]]> Fri, 24 Jun 2016 19:01:06 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/USWhitewaterCenter-.jpg
Health officials found a brain-destroying amoeba in the water at a North Carolina water park, which suspended operations Friday, NBC News reported. Officials found evidence of the microbe, and shut down...

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<![CDATA[Celebrities Come Out for National HIV Testing Day]]> Mon, 27 Jun 2016 08:55:20 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/DanielFranzese-GettyImages-533405824.jpg
The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS foundation is among the organizations putting resources behind HIV prevention and is urging people to get informed and tested. The foundation will hold its first HIV-testing event at...

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