<![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 Sat, 29 Aug 2015 20:45:44 -0700 Sat, 29 Aug 2015 20:45:44 -0700 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Diabetes Drugs Can Cause Severe Joint Pain: FDA]]> Fri, 28 Aug 2015 11:47:30 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-166272621.jpg
Certain diabetes drugs can cause severe and disabling joint pain, the Food and Drug Administration warned patients on Friday. "The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning that the type 2 diabetes...

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<![CDATA[3 Generations Linked by Single Womb After Transplant]]> Fri, 28 Aug 2015 09:19:19 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/BoyWombTransplant.jpg
For one family in Sweden, a pioneering procedure has led to a baby being born from the same womb that nurtured his mother, uniting three generations. The new mother, who lost her own uterus to cancer in her 20s,...]]>
<![CDATA[Deadly Amoeba 'Very, Very Rare': Doc]]> Wed, 26 Aug 2015 07:35:27 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/candice11pm825_1200x675_513146435654.jpg
NBC 7's Candice Nguyen reports on the death of Kelsey McClain after the 24-year-old San Diego woman swam in the Colorado River.]]>
<![CDATA[Clothes Carry Germs Into Newborn ICU: Study]]> Tue, 25 Aug 2015 17:46:16 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/566440057.jpg
Parents and other people who come to visit babies in the newborn intensive care unit are sometimes carrying a potentially deadly germ on their clothing, researchers report. They found respiratory syncytial virus...

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<![CDATA[More Kids Obese in U.S. Than Canada: Study]]> Tue, 25 Aug 2015 15:57:28 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/edt452267964.jpg
American children are growing up fatter than their Canadian counterparts, according to a study released Tuesday by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

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<![CDATA[Rare, Brain-Eating Amoeba Suspected in Woman's Death]]> Wed, 26 Aug 2015 07:36:23 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Kelsey-McClain-SD.jpg
A very rare form of meningitis caused by a brain-eating amoeba is suspected in the death of a 24-year-old San Diego woman, public health officials confirmed Tuesday.

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<![CDATA[FDA: Eggless Spread Doesn't Cut It as Mayo]]> Tue, 25 Aug 2015 13:19:46 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/just-mayo-AP_541645552391.jpg
A vegan spread called Just Mayo isn't actually mayonnaise, according to U.S. regulators, because it doesn't actually have eggs in it. Hampton Creek, the company behind the spread, was issued a warning letter on...

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<![CDATA[Del Mar Man Contracts West Nile Virus]]> Mon, 24 Aug 2015 15:27:32 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/mosquitoes-dfw-generic-05.jpg
A 73-year-old man from Del Mar is the first confirmed locally-acquired case of West Nile Virus.

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<![CDATA[FDA Grants Local Co. Designation for Fungal Treatment]]> Fri, 21 Aug 2015 08:13:48 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Lab-work-generic-laboratory.jpg
San Diego's Vical Inc. has won a "qualified infectious disease product" designation from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for a proposed treatment of invasive aspergillosis, a potentially deadly fungal...
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<![CDATA[Carlsbad Doctor Accused of Sexually Assaulting Patient]]> Thu, 20 Aug 2015 17:54:39 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/John-McGuire-Doctor-Temecula_3.jpg
The doctor maintains a practice at Graybill Medical Group in Escondido, Riverside County Sheriff’s officials said.

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<![CDATA[Souping: Hollywood's Latest Health Craze]]> Tue, 18 Aug 2015 07:30:25 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/US-CA-Soup-CR_1200x675_507529283654.jpg
Health conscious Californians are abandoning their juice makers for the humble soup, which has been reinvented into the latest wellness trend.]]>
<![CDATA[Coffee Aids Colon Cancer Recovery, Study Finds]]> Mon, 17 Aug 2015 19:45:28 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/coffee-generic-edit.jpg
Colon cancer patients who enjoy a few cups of coffee a day appear to survive their cancer better and are less likely to die early than non-coffee drinkers, researchers reported Monday. It's the latest in...

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<![CDATA[West Nile Bird Deaths Nearly Double]]> Tue, 11 Aug 2015 14:58:17 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Mosquitos-generic.jpg
San Diego County has collected nearly twice as many dead and infected birds by July as in all of last year, officials reported Tuesday.]]>
<![CDATA[Construction Begins on New Sharp Rees-Stealy Facility]]> Wed, 05 Aug 2015 14:53:55 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Sharp+overall+small%5B1%5D.jpg
Construction has begun on a new 100,000-square-foot building off Interstate 15, where healthcare services provider Sharp Rees-Stealy will be relocating its Rancho Bernardo branch operations.

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<![CDATA[Hantavirus Found in Carlsbad Mouse]]> Tue, 04 Aug 2015 14:58:44 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Lagoon-Paddleboard-0609.jpg
A mouse trapped in San Diego's North County has tested positive for the potentially deadly hantavirus.

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<![CDATA[HIV Rates High for Teen Sex Trade Workers: Study]]> Tue, 04 Aug 2015 20:06:28 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/576267001.jpg
Teenagers working in the sex trade industry in border cities are three times more likely to become infected with HIV than adult sex workers, according to new research from the University of California San Diego...

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<![CDATA[7 Dead in Legionnaires' Outbreak]]> Tue, 04 Aug 2015 06:30:41 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/214*120/meeting+overlay+legionnaires.jpg
Three more people have died of Legionnaires' disease in the Bronx in an outbreak that has claimed seven lives in total and hospitalized more than 60 people, the New York City Health Department said...]]>
<![CDATA[VA San Diego Cuts Backlog by 82%]]> Mon, 03 Aug 2015 21:53:24 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/gehring-VA-director-san-diego.jpg
About a year after scandals forced the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to resign, VA directors in San Diego held a panel to share improvements in patient care and wait times, while admitting some problems...

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<![CDATA[CA Nat'l Parks Have Worst Air Quality of Nation's Parks]]> Mon, 03 Aug 2015 15:14:19 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/179*120/yosemite-old-040915.jpg
For at least one month a year, visitors to four California parks breathe air that is unhealthy for most visitors and rangers.
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<![CDATA[2 Dead, 31 Sick Amid 'Unusual' Legionnaires' Outbreak in NYC]]> Thu, 30 Jul 2015 10:41:09 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/legionnaires+outbreak.jpg
Nearly three dozen cases of Legionnaires' disease, a severe, often lethal, form of pneumonia spread through the air, have been reported in the Bronx over the last two weeks in what the Health Department...

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<![CDATA[La Jolla Institute, UCSD Collaboration]]> Tue, 28 Jul 2015 08:49:25 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/doctor_generic_health_722x406.jpg
The La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology announced Monday an official affiliation agreement with the University of California, San Diego Health System.
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<![CDATA[The Health Benefits of Having a Pet]]> Mon, 03 Aug 2015 11:49:28 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Dog-exercise-generic-park-outside.jpg
For centuries, humans have taken animal companions into their homes. But the utility of the animals goes beyond simple companionship. The evidence is increasingly clear that having a pet can lead to a longer...

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<![CDATA[Some Cilantro Banned Over Feces, Toilet Paper in Fields: FDA]]> Tue, 28 Jul 2015 08:26:14 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/tlmd_cyclospora_cilantro.jpg
The cause of several years of intestinal illnesses among Americans appears to have been found, according to the Food and Drug Administration. The FDA announced on Monday that it has identified the cause...]]>
<![CDATA[Judge Stokes Right-to-Die Debate]]> Mon, 27 Jul 2015 11:05:53 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/188*120/judge-gregory-pollack.jpg
In a ruling issued Monday, a San Diego judge dismissed a right-to-die lawsuit while stoking the debate regarding a piece of legislation stalled in the California legislature.

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<![CDATA[SD Judge to Dismiss Right-to-Die Lawsuit ]]> Fri, 24 Jul 2015 18:20:40 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/christy-o%27donnell-youtube.jpg
A San Diego judge indicated he will throw out a lawsuit filed by three patients and a doctor claiming that California law authorizes the medical practice of aid in dying.]]>
<![CDATA[Rise in Autism May Be Due to Semantics: Study]]> Thu, 23 Jul 2015 08:51:24 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-142090923_Autism-generic.jpg
A new study out of Penn State University suggests that the increase in autism diagnosis is due to kids being classified and diagnosed differently, not because something catastrophic has happened to U.S.

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<![CDATA[How to Pick the Right Surgeon]]> Thu, 23 Jul 2015 07:49:21 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/surgery_generic.jpg
For the first time, you can get an idea of how many surgeries doctors have performed and how many complications they've had over the course of a five year period. It's performance data for 17,000 surgeons across...

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<![CDATA[Protect Yourself Against West Nile Virus After Rainfall]]> Wed, 22 Jul 2015 15:47:01 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/llegada-de-mosquitos-a-Arizona.jpg
After the weekend’s record-breaking rainfall, San Diego County health officials are reminding people to be cautious.]]>
<![CDATA[Use of Morning-After Pill on Rise Among U.S. Teens]]> Wed, 22 Jul 2015 06:08:00 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/pill1.jpg
More than one in five sexually active teen girls have used the morning-after pill, according to a report released Wednesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The findings, which likely reflect...

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<![CDATA[UCSD Health, Hospitals Rank No. 1 in San Diego]]> Tue, 21 Jul 2015 15:02:35 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/UCSD-Med-Center-Garske-2.jpg
UC San Diego Health and its associated hospitals have been ranked No. 1 in San Diego and recognized by the U.S. News & World Report as one of the best in the nation, UCSD Health Sciences announced Tuesday.

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<![CDATA[Early Drugs Halt AIDS, Prevent Spread, Studies Confirm]]> Tue, 21 Jul 2015 04:56:48 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/219*120/022309+AIDS+HIV+Ribbon.jpg
Two big studies detailed Monday confirm that earlier treatment for the AIDS virus not only keeps people healthy, but prevents them from infecting others, NBC News reported. The results have AIDS experts...

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<![CDATA[Don't Use Laundry Pods in Homes With Kids: Consumer Reports]]> Fri, 17 Jul 2015 09:16:15 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/laundrypods.jpg
Consumer Reports is warning parents that laundry detergent pods should never be used in homes where young children live of visit. Over the last several years, Poison Control Centers have fielded an increased...

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<![CDATA[Our Brains Change What We See ]]> Mon, 13 Jul 2015 11:32:32 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/090411+brain+image.jpg
A research study at the UCSD School of Medicine found our vision is influenced by our knowledge and experience.]]>