<![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, 10 Dec 2016 14:55:56 -0800Sat, 10 Dec 2016 14:55:56 -0800NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Conjoined Twins Separated After 17-Hour Surgery in California]]> Fri, 09 Dec 2016 15:47:57 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/EvaErika.jpg
Erika and Eva Sandoval will be able to share the uncanny connection twins are said to have, but a grueling 17-hour surgery has ensured that they can soon do that safely.The 2-year-old twins from Antelope...

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<![CDATA[Grooming Linked to Increased Risk of STIs: Study]]> Wed, 07 Dec 2016 12:46:23 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/disposablerazorfeuerherd.jpg
Grooming pubic hair may be linked to an increased risk of contracting a sexually transmitted disease, according to a new study.The results did show participants who trimmed or shaved their pubic hair had...

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<![CDATA[Biden Emotional at Cancer Funding Bill Partly Named for Son]]> Tue, 06 Dec 2016 03:34:15 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/AP_16341007670452.jpg
A bipartisan bill to speed government drug approvals and bolster biomedical research cleared its last procedural hurdle in the Senate on Monday in an emotional moment for outgoing Vice President Joe Biden.The...

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<![CDATA[In 2015, Health Spending Surges in the U.S. ]]> Fri, 02 Dec 2016 17:00:42 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/170*120/AP_16320836144895-doctor.jpg
In 2015, Americans spent $3.2 trillion on medical expenses, up by 5.8 percent since 2014, NBC News reported.Experts say there are also indications that health spending increased because people sought...

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<![CDATA[Shkreli Belittles Students Who Recreated His $750 Drug]]> Fri, 02 Dec 2016 08:56:52 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/shkreli.jpg
Martin Shkreli, the infamous former CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals who hiked the price on a drug used by HIV patients from $13.50 to $750, is making news again. This time belittling a group of Australian students...

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<![CDATA[ New Birth Center Opens at Palomar Medical Center]]> Thu, 01 Dec 2016 14:40:53 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Palomar+Medical+Center+0117.jpg
Expecting Escondido mothers now have a new location to go when it comes time to give birth.

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<![CDATA[Man Survives Heart-Liver Transplant in San Diego]]> Fri, 02 Dec 2016 11:26:21 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Linda-Sonny-Taitano-transplant.jpg
A Mission Valley man is the first person to successfully undergo a heart and live transplant in San Diego.

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<![CDATA[World AIDS Day 2016: Activists Urge Testing, Education]]> Thu, 01 Dec 2016 09:52:53 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/AP_405806892642.jpg
Dec. 1 marks World AIDS Day. It's a time to remember over 35 million people who have died from the disease since the early-1980s. It's also a chance for health organizations and charities to raise awareness...

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<![CDATA[Pediatrician Retires After Serving San Diego for Decades]]> Tue, 29 Nov 2016 10:51:31 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Dr-Leon-Kelley-Southeast-pediatrician.jpg
A message on social media says it all, “You’re not from Southeast if you don’t know Dr. Kelley.”

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<![CDATA[Texas Has Its First Local Zika Case]]> Mon, 28 Nov 2016 18:22:57 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-543392276-Mosquito.jpg
Texas on Monday reported its first case of Zika virus that likely came from a mosquito bite within the state. Health officials say that the woman who was infected in Texas is a resident of Brownsville, located...

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<![CDATA[Palomar Clinic Offering Free Flu-Shot Clinics]]> Mon, 21 Nov 2016 16:59:54 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/flu+shot+generic1.JPG
Palomar Health will be offering flu-shot clinics across North San Diego County in December and January.

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<![CDATA[Millions May Be Misdiagnosed as Allergic to Penicillin]]> Fri, 25 Nov 2016 20:41:18 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/pennicillin.jpg
Some 90 percent of those diagnosed with a penicillin allergy can actually tolerate the antibiotics, according to a study presented recently at the annual meeting of the American College of Allergy, Asthma...

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<![CDATA[Love Your Pets, Just Don't Feed Them Turkey]]> Thu, 24 Nov 2016 08:42:34 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/111616+pet+safety+thanksgiving.jpg
Thanksgiving is about sharing, but that doesn't include Fido.

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<![CDATA[Chipotle Customers Sue Chain Over '300-Calorie' Burrito]]> Tue, 22 Nov 2016 12:19:05 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/chipotle9.jpg
A sign at Chipotle seemed to imply that its new chorizo burrito only had 300 calories.

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<![CDATA[3 Local Institutes Receive Grants for Cancer Research]]> Tue, 22 Nov 2016 07:49:23 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-91333694-lab-microscope-generic.jpg
Three San Diego-area research institutions have received grants from the Cary, N.C.-based V Foundation for Cancer Research.

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<![CDATA[Heinz Voluntarily Recalls Pork Gravy After Labeling Issue]]> Tue, 22 Nov 2016 08:57:20 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/gravy-sm-1.jpg
Heinz is voluntarily recalling about 500 cases of its HomeStyle Bistro Au Jus Gravy because some jars have been mislabeled as Heinz Pork Gravy without mentioning it contains milk and soy.

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<![CDATA[Dementia Rates Might Be Declining, New Study Finds]]> Mon, 21 Nov 2016 19:40:53 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/AP_460730682850-Alzheimers-poster.jpg
Rates of Alzheimer's disease and other types of dementia appear to have fallen considerably since 2000, and better education may be partly responsible, researchers reported Monday. Better treatment for diabetes

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<![CDATA[Sabra Recalls Hummus Products Over Listeria Concerns]]> Mon, 21 Nov 2016 04:31:20 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/sabra-hummus.jpg
Sabra Dipping Company has issued a voluntary recall for a variety of its hummus products after Listeria monocytogenes was found at the Colonial Heights, Virginia-based company's manufacturing facility.The...

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<![CDATA[San Diego Girl Living With Microcephaly]]> Sat, 19 Nov 2016 14:34:30 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/220*120/KNSD-Scarlett-Microcephaly.jpg
A San Diego family knows first-hand the effects of microcephaly, a rare birth defect that causes babies to be born with abnormally small heads, a condition now in the spotlight due to the Zika virus.

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<![CDATA[Older First-Time Mothers More Likely to Live Longer: Study]]> Thu, 17 Nov 2016 17:10:10 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Miracle_Baby_Generic_Hand_Premature_722x406_1968023212.jpg
Are you considering motherhood later in life? A new study suggests the move may increase your chances of living to 90.]]>
<![CDATA[Insulin Prices Double Since 2012]]> Thu, 17 Nov 2016 07:15:30 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/214*120/Insulin_Prices_Increase.jpg
Increases in insulin prices and a lack of generic options are forcing diabetic Americans to cut back on prescribed doses to stretch out their medication.

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<![CDATA[Major Grated Cheese Brands Hit by Nationwide Recall]]> Wed, 16 Nov 2016 12:19:30 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/cento+4c+cheese+recall.jpg
Fears of salmonella contamination have led to the recall of major grated cheese brands nationwide. 4C Food Corp. has voluntarily recalled its 4C Grated Cheese, Homestyle Grated Cheese and Cento Grated...]]>
<![CDATA[Women Anxious About Future of Contraception Under Trump]]> Mon, 14 Nov 2016 03:59:10 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-566440215.jpg
More women are asking Planned Parenthood workers about access to birth control and other health care since Donald Trump was elected president, according to the organization's chief medical officer.

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<![CDATA[Repealing The Affordable Care Act Could Be More Complicated Than It Looks]]> Thu, 10 Nov 2016 12:41:57 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/458901749.jpg
Promising to make the law go away and actually figuring out how to do it, are two very different things.

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<![CDATA[Kids Can Sell Halloween Candy to Donate to Troops]]> Tue, 01 Nov 2016 15:55:18 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Halloween-Candy-Latest.jpg
Kids in San Diego County can “sell” their Halloween candy to dentists and physicians across San Diego County to, in turn, be shipped to military members serving overseas.

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<![CDATA[Facebook Use Linked to Longer Life: UCSD Study]]> Tue, 01 Nov 2016 10:50:49 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/facebook33.jpg
A new UCSD study contends those active on Facebook live longer lives.]]>
<![CDATA[Dos & Dont's of Decorative Lenses]]> Mon, 31 Oct 2016 11:41:37 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/185*120/AP_070330018030.jpg
It is illegal to buy and sell contact lenses of any kind without a valid prescription in the state of California.

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<![CDATA[FDA Steps Up Warnings About Testosterone Use]]> Wed, 26 Oct 2016 10:38:50 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/AP_16159721727583-fda-generic.jpg
The FDA announced Tuesday that it is increasing warnings against testosterone and other steroids, NBC News reported.In addition to existing concerns about personality changes and other health issues, the drugs...

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