<![CDATA[NBC 7 San Diego - Health News]]> Copyright 2015 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 Fri, 27 Feb 2015 14:48:25 -0800 Fri, 27 Feb 2015 14:48:25 -0800 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Scripps Unveils New State-of-the-Art Heart Center]]> Fri, 27 Feb 2015 13:27:12 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/prebys-heart-center.jpg
Heart disease is the second leading cause of death in the county, and Scripps Health has unveiled its new state-of-the-art hospital dedicated to treating the heart.

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<![CDATA[WATCH: Body Bags Are Getting Bigger]]> Thu, 26 Feb 2015 12:56:06 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.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[Hand Washing Dishes May Prevent Allergies: Study]]> Wed, 25 Feb 2015 08:24:46 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.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[UCSD Study Finds Root Cause of Type 2 Diabetes]]> Tue, 24 Feb 2015 13:26:17 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/UC-San-Diego-generic_6.jpg
The study found a link between inflammation due to obesity and insulin resistance.

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<![CDATA[Study Examines Peanut Allergy]]> Tue, 24 Feb 2015 12:45:57 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.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[New Rules to Combat "Superbugs"]]> Fri, 20 Feb 2015 23:35:50 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.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[Hospital Device Spreads "Superbug"]]> Thu, 19 Feb 2015 16:48:46 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/endoscope.jpg
A bacterial "superbug" linked to two deaths and several infections at Ronald Reagan-UCLA Medical Center was transmitted from patient to patient by a medical device, health officials said Thursday. There may also

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<![CDATA[FDA Warning: Traces of Peanuts Found in Cumin]]> Thu, 19 Feb 2015 08:52:15 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.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[What to Know for the Obamacare Deadline]]> Sun, 15 Feb 2015 00:19:50 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.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[Study to Determine If Almonds Could Affect Heart Risk]]> Fri, 13 Feb 2015 09:00:31 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/160*120/Health-Foods-Almonds.jpg
Almonds are the focus of a forthcoming study on heart disease by Berkeley's Cholesterol Research Center at the Children's Hospital Oakland Research Institute.

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<![CDATA[Local Doc Advises Senate on Measles Outbreak]]> Tue, 10 Feb 2015 11:47:12 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Sawyer-Pediatrician.jpg
Senate Health Committee meets to discuss ways to prevent major health outbreaks]]>
<![CDATA[UC System to Require Measles Shots]]> Fri, 06 Feb 2015 15:30:04 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/new+measles+photo.jpg
University of California students will have to be vaccinated against measles and other diseases under new rules that take effect in 2017.

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<![CDATA[Suspected Measles in NJ]]> Fri, 06 Feb 2015 17:36:11 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/214*120/Measles_Generic_722x406_19018080101.jpg
The Jersey City Department of Health and the New Jersey Department of Health are investigating a suspected case of measles in a 1-year-old baby who has not yet been vaccinated. The baby has recovered, but out of]]>
<![CDATA[People Rush to Vaccinate After Measles Outbreak]]> Thu, 05 Feb 2015 20:18:07 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/T11P-MEASLES-VACCINATION-IMPORTANCE-VO---00000720.jpg
A rush of people – many of whom once were opposed to vaccination – are flooding doctors’ offices and hospitals for measles vaccine.]]>
<![CDATA[Smartphone Attachment Tests for HIV in 15 Minutes]]> Fri, 06 Feb 2015 00:34:22 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.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]]> Wed, 04 Feb 2015 23:39:16 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.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[Covered California Lags on Paychecks: Contractor]]> Tue, 03 Feb 2015 06:40:07 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/dewan+gibson+covered+california+paycheck.JPG
As Covered California works to process more than a million health care applications and renewals, a San Diego man said it is falling behind in another area: paychecks.]]>
<![CDATA[Preventing Winter Allergies]]> Mon, 02 Feb 2015 08:18:28 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.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[Amtrak Traveler Has Measles: DOH]]> Sun, 01 Feb 2015 07:26:14 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/measles+vaccination.jpg
New York state health officials say an upstate college student who took an Amtrak train out of Penn Station earlier this week has been diagnosed with the highly contagious measles.

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<![CDATA[What Does the Disneyland Measles Outbreak Mean?]]> Wed, 11 Feb 2015 09:02:27 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.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[Gates Gives Stanford $50M For Vaccine Research]]> Fri, 30 Jan 2015 09:38:47 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/181*120/billgates1.jpg
Building better vaccines is the mission of a Stanford University research unit, which now has the help of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

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<![CDATA[New Numbers Released in Measles Outbreak]]> Fri, 23 Jan 2015 17:14:45 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/measles-vaccine-0123.jpg
California health officials released new numbers Friday in the ongoing measles outbreak.

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<![CDATA[Researchers identify genetic cause of Sturge-Weber syndrome]]> Fri, 23 Jan 2015 08:24:32 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.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[Medical Bills Could Cost Family Their Home]]> Fri, 23 Jan 2015 07:30:44 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/N6P+OAKLAND+EVICTED+FAMILY+PKG+-+00011806.jpg
Sell your house to pay for your healthcare. That's exactly the situation one East Bay family is facing.

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<![CDATA[3 New Measles Cases Confirmed in SD]]> Thu, 22 Jan 2015 15:58:14 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Measles-vaccine-0116+%281%29.jpg
Three new cases of measles have been confirmed in San Diego County, bringing the total number of local cases to 13, health officials announced Wednesday.
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<![CDATA[Disney Employees Contract Measles]]> Wed, 21 Jan 2015 15:56:10 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/186*120/01-20-15_Disneyland-Measles.JPG
Five Disneyland workers contracted measles at the Anaheim park, including two employees who had vaccinations, health officials said Tuesday, as the number of confirmed cases in the on-going outbreak rose to 53.

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<![CDATA[Hidden Risks of Going Gluten-Free]]> Tue, 20 Jan 2015 21:09:57 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/gluten-free-label.jpg
Consumer Reports says gluten-free diets are not healthy for most people.]]>
<![CDATA[Measles Exposure at OC School]]> Tue, 20 Jan 2015 09:17:47 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.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...]]>