<![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, 28 Mar 2015 04:26:38 -0700 Sat, 28 Mar 2015 04:26:38 -0700 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[WATCH: New Anti-Smoking Ads Highlight Pain, Suffering]]> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 10:51:57 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/smoking-stock-generic-73160938.jpg
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is introducing a new installment of its anti-smoking campaign to help smokers stop lighting up.

Photo Credit: FILE/Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Vaccine Opt-Out Rates at California Schools]]> Tue, 24 Mar 2015 07:15:10 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/vaccine-OTSstock.jpg
Nine out of 10 kindergarteners in California had all their required vaccinations in the 2014-15 school year, according to a statewide survey. The database below tracks the number and percentage of...

Photo Credit: FILE/Getty Images
This story uses functionality that may not work in our app. Click here to open the story on our mobile site.]]>
<![CDATA[Poison Center Calls About Kids Hit 1.3 Million: Report]]> Wed, 18 Mar 2015 11:56:25 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/medicine-cabinet.jpg
Poison centers across the country get more than 1,100 calls everyday that relate to children poisoned by medicine, a new report said.]]>
<![CDATA[WATCH: Bodybuilding Mom Fights MS]]> Tue, 17 Mar 2015 09:21:03 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/NC_msbodybuilder0316001_1500x845.jpg
Working out often isn't something you would expect from a person who has Multiple Sclerosis, but for Wendy Bordewisch, Evolutions Gym in Annapolis, Md. is often a home away from home.]]>
<![CDATA[Youth in Rural Areas Have Higher Suicide Rate, Study Says]]> Sat, 14 Mar 2015 12:10:01 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/ambulance19.jpg
A new Ohio State University study has found that adolescents and young adults living in rural areas are more likely to commit suicide than those in cities. The study analyzed suicides among people ages 10 to 24...]]>
<![CDATA[Blue Bell Recalls Ice Cream Treats]]> Sun, 15 Mar 2015 21:04:06 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/ice-cream-stock-79772399.jpg
The FDA issued a consumer advisory about some Texas-made Blue Bell ice cream products Friday, after three patients who had eaten the ice cream in a Kansas hospital died of a foodborne illness. The illnesses...

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA["We're Related": 8-Way Kidney Swap]]> Fri, 13 Mar 2015 07:40:24 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Kidney_Transplant_CT.jpg
Donors and recipients involved in a groundbreaking eight-way kidney swap in Connecticut came face to face for the first time Thursday, greeting each other with hugs, tears and laughter.]]>
<![CDATA[Ebola-Infected Worker Arrives in US]]> Fri, 13 Mar 2015 10:18:23 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/NIHClinic.jpg
An American healthcare worker infected with Ebola in West Africa arrived at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Maryland Friday morning. The patient was admitted to the NIH Clinical Center's Special...

Photo Credit: NIH Clinical Center]]>
<![CDATA[Facebook Removes "Feeling Fat" Emoji in Response to Petition]]> Tue, 10 Mar 2015 14:31:53 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/206*120/lEZAHEHTUqkhGeS-800x450-noPad.jpg
Facebook has removed a 'feeling fat' emoji after a successful online petition declared that "fat is not a feeling."

Photo Credit: Faebook/Catherine Weingarten]]>
<![CDATA[Blood Test May Spot Autism in Infants: Study]]> Thu, 12 Mar 2015 08:32:54 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/autism6.jpg
Because the causes of autism spectrum disorder can vary, it can be difficult to conclusively diagnose a child before the child turns four. The findings from this study could change that.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Burger King Drops Soft Drinks From Kids' Meals]]> Tue, 10 Mar 2015 09:26:14 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/burger-king-thumb-82504247.jpg
Burger King is no longer promoting soft drinks on its kids' meal menus. "We have removed fountain drinks from our kids' menu boards and they are no longer merchandised as part of kids' meals," the company...

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Dunkin' Drops Food-Coloring Additive]]> Fri, 06 Mar 2015 11:16:42 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/dunkin-donuts-AP110727023936.jpg
Dunkin’ Donuts is removing a food-coloring ingredient from their powdered sugar goods, the brand announced Thursday.

Photo Credit: AP Images]]>
<![CDATA["Wake-Up Call": Study Reveals Magnitude of Memory Loss]]> Thu, 05 Mar 2015 13:47:30 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/alzheimers-149679784.jpg
A new study from the federal CDC shows that about 4 million American households include at least one adult with worsening memory loss

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Thousands of Bassinets, Cradles Recalled Due to Suffocation Risk]]> Wed, 04 Mar 2015 09:46:13 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/bassinet-recall.jpg
Fall and suffocation hazards prompted the recall of thousands of two-in-one bassinets. Dream on Me recalled nearly 13,000 two-in-one bassinet to cradle products after learning that the wire supports on the sides...

Photo Credit: US Consumer Product Safety Commission]]>
<![CDATA[Plague-Carrying Flea Found on NYC Rats: Study]]> Wed, 04 Mar 2015 07:41:42 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/101214rats.jpg
The type of flea that spread the bubonic plague across Europe in the 1300s, killing millions of people, lives in NYC, according to a study published in a medical journal. Cornell University researchers...

Photo Credit: AP]]>
<![CDATA[Brain Surgeons Use 3-D Technology]]> Tue, 03 Mar 2015 07:07:32 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/214*120/generic-brain2.jpg
A breakthrough technology called Surgical Theater is allowing brain surgeons at UCLA’s Neurosurgery Center, for the first time, to look inside the heads of their patients before they go under the knife. Doctors

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[New App Lets Patients Receive Diagnosis Through Phone]]> Sun, 01 Mar 2015 17:57:37 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Liberty11P0228_1200x675_406144067928.jpg
Patients can video call with a licensed doctor in their area with a few quick taps of their fingers.]]>
<![CDATA[Scripps Unveils New State-of-the-Art Heart Center]]> Fri, 27 Feb 2015 14:27:12 -0700 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.

Photo Credit: Scripps Health]]>
<![CDATA[WATCH: Body Bags Are Getting Bigger]]> Thu, 26 Feb 2015 13:56:06 -0700 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 09:24:46 -0700 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...

Photo Credit: Illustration/Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[UCSD Study Finds Root Cause of Type 2 Diabetes]]> Tue, 24 Feb 2015 14:26:17 -0700 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.

Photo Credit: NBC 7 San Diego]]>
<![CDATA[Study Examines Peanut Allergy]]> Tue, 24 Feb 2015 13:45:57 -0700 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"]]> Sat, 21 Feb 2015 00:35:50 -0700 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 17:48:46 -0700 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

Photo Credit: Courtesy FDA]]>
<![CDATA[FDA Warning: Traces of Peanuts Found in Cumin]]> Thu, 19 Feb 2015 09:52:15 -0700 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.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[What to Know for the Obamacare Deadline]]> Sun, 15 Feb 2015 01:19:50 -0700 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.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Study to Determine If Almonds Could Affect Heart Risk]]> Fri, 13 Feb 2015 10:00:31 -0700 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.

Photo Credit: Rachel Rique]]>
<![CDATA[Local Doc Advises Senate on Measles Outbreak]]> Tue, 10 Feb 2015 12:47:12 -0700 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 16:30:04 -0700 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.

Photo Credit: AP]]>