<![CDATA[NBC 7 San Diego - Health News]]> Copyright 2014 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 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 11:27:14 -0700 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 11:27:14 -0700 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Almond, Peanut Butter Recalled]]> Wed, 13 Aug 2014 12:40:43 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/160*120/100308-peanut-butter-attack.jpg
A Georgia-based meat company is recalling over 15,000 pounds of frozen chicken nuggets after reports surfaced that consumers found small pieces of plastic in the meat. Perdue Farms and the USDA's Food...

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<![CDATA[Mom: Nanny Saved My Drowning Child]]> Mon, 18 Aug 2014 22:05:50 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Gabriel-Clark-Near-Drowning.jpg
A Poway girl has died after falling 550 feet into a canyon at Yellowstone National Park Sunday morning.]]>
<![CDATA[Santa Clara Residents Test Positive for West Nile Virus]]> Fri, 15 Aug 2014 18:25:58 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/180*120/westnilevirus.jpg
Santa Clara County is reporting this year's first human cases of West Nile virus.

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<![CDATA[Embryo Scope is Breakthrough in Treating Infertility]]> Thu, 14 Aug 2014 12:57:49 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/243*120/Embryo_Scope_0814.JPG
A new procedure is proving to have dramatic effects and restore vision in children born with a serious eye condition known as Nystagmus, which causes a constant uncontrollable shaking of the eye.]]>
<![CDATA[New Procedure Helps Restore Vision in Kids ]]> Thu, 07 Aug 2014 09:57:14 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/eye+vision.PNG
The Food and Drug Administration is warning tattoo parlors, their customers and those buying at-home tattoo kits that not all tattoo ink is safe. Last month, California company White and Blue Lion Inc.

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<![CDATA[Whole Foods Lied About Sugar in Yogurt: Lawsuit]]> Wed, 13 Aug 2014 11:23:31 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/whole_foods.JPG
Dog walkers who don’t clean up after their pets on one Brooklyn street could find themselves in for a surprise nastier than the messes their pooches leave behind, thanks to a group of fed-up...

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<![CDATA[MRSA Breaks Out Among Firefighter Trainees in New York]]> Wed, 13 Aug 2014 11:36:11 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/randalls+island+mrsa.jpg
Robin Williams' grieving daughter Zelda Williams is taking a timeout from Twitter and Instagram after users sent her unkind comments and altered photos of her dad, which were supposedly taken after the...]]>
<![CDATA[Georgia Firm Recalls 15K Pounds of Chicken Nuggets]]> Wed, 13 Aug 2014 12:40:43 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/ApplegateRecall.jpg
A Georgia-based meat company is recalling over 15,000 pounds of frozen chicken nuggets after reports surfaced that consumers found small pieces of plastic in the meat. Perdue Farms and the USDA's Food...

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<![CDATA[Carlsbad HS Students Caught in Vaccine Controversy]]> Tue, 12 Aug 2014 10:29:16 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/carlsbad-hs-broadcast-group.jpg
For the first time in nearly a decade, three Chinese ships docked at Naval Base San Diego on Sunday.

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<![CDATA[Expert: More Grandmas, Grandpas Using Meth]]> Mon, 11 Aug 2014 10:38:37 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Meth-Generic-KNSD.jpg
A San Diego County man’s death highlights what one former addict considers a growing problem - more grandparents using meth.]]>
<![CDATA[School Lunches Around the World]]> Fri, 15 Aug 2014 10:08:46 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/LunchPakistan2.jpg
Photographers captured the lunch fare for students in several countries earlier this month, showing a range of foods, customs, and nutritional standards.

<![CDATA[Doc: I Was Taking 100 Pills a Day ]]> Fri, 08 Aug 2014 17:48:17 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Stephen-Loyd-Prop-46.jpg
Authorities have identified persons of interest in connection with the Brooklyn Bridge white flag mystery, Police Commissioner Bill Bratton tells NBC 4 New York, but the city's top cop won't say when arrests may...

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<![CDATA[Go Inside San Diego Lab Working to Cure Ebola Virus]]> Thu, 07 Aug 2014 13:07:53 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/inside-Ebola-lab-san-diego.jpg
San Diego-based Aethlon Medical Inc. addresses report that it offers a cure for Ebola.]]>
<![CDATA[9 Questions You Should Ask About the Drug "Molly"]]> Fri, 08 Aug 2014 10:31:55 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/shutterstock_191826866.jpg
A Tampa church cancelled a funeral service upon learning that the deceased was gay, NBC affiliate WFLA reported. Julie Atwood, the mother of Julion Evans, was told that holding her son's funeral in the...

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<![CDATA[Clean Pools, Sweep Gutters to Prevent West Nile: Officials]]> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 10:11:21 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/167*120/west+nile+virus+pool+2.JPG
Health officials are on alert for a debilitating virus that could spread around Southern California and potentially infect thousands of people. Chikungunya is a virus carried by the Asian tiger mosquito and has...

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<![CDATA[Aethlon Addresses "Ebola Cure" Report ]]> Thu, 07 Aug 2014 13:07:53 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/AP645337997349.jpg
San Diego-based Aethlon Medical Inc. addresses report that it offers a cure for Ebola.

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<![CDATA[Cancer Patient's One Direction Wish]]> Wed, 06 Aug 2014 22:07:45 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/6yo+cancer+patient.jpg
A woman accused of making it through airport security without a boarding pass and taking a Southwest Airlines flight from San Jose to Los Angeles pleaded no contest Wednesday to a misdemeanor trespassing charge...

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<![CDATA[Scientists Closer to Ebola Vaccine]]> Wed, 06 Aug 2014 13:22:30 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/NIH+Scientists+Ebola+Vaccine+080614.jpg
The Ebola outbreak in West Africa, which claimed at least 887 lives, has many people wondering whether the virus could be spread through air travel.

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<![CDATA[Obama Discusses New Ebola Drug]]> Wed, 06 Aug 2014 16:39:39 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Obama-Presser-Ebola.jpg
President Barack Obama said he doesn’t have enough data right now to consider fast-tracking a new, unapproved Ebola medicine created by a San Diego-based pharmaceutical company, he confirmed at a...

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<![CDATA[Unchanged Pillows Prone to Germs]]> Tue, 05 Aug 2014 19:23:17 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/pillow-generic.jpg
How often do you change your pillow? Experts suggest changing it out every six months because a host of germs, including oil, dead skin cells and even critters can get trapped]]>
<![CDATA[Safety Study: Dangers of Texting and Walking ]]> Tue, 05 Aug 2014 10:56:40 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/AP080729033573.jpg
Researchers discovered teenagers are more at risk of getting hit by cars while distracted than any other demographic they have studied in the past.]]>
<![CDATA[Mass. Doctor Going to Fight Ebola]]> Mon, 04 Aug 2014 15:43:20 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Nahid+Bhadelia.jpg
Kent Brantly, the Texas doctor who contracted Ebola while working in Liberia, was given an experimental serum before he was flown to the U.S., said Samaritan’s Purse, a Christian aid group.

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<![CDATA[Ebola Outbreak Unlikely in California: Expert]]> Fri, 01 Aug 2014 14:41:45 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/6PW_VO_EBOLA_MEETING_KNSD4HOQ_1200x675_313738307967.jpg
Police have now concluded that a Comic-Con cosplayer initially thought to have been brutally assaulted was not the victim of a sexual assault and beating.]]>
<![CDATA[Xtreme Eating List Headlines Cheesecake Factory French Toast ]]> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 09:01:05 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/cheesecake+factory_722.jpg
A "paralytic illness" known to have deadly consequences has California health officials warning consumers to stay away from various VR Green Farms jarred produce citing a possible botulism risk.]]>
<![CDATA[Officials: Look Before You Lock]]> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 09:39:03 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Lt.-Julius-Faulkner.jpg
Lt. Julius Faulkner with the San Diego County Sheriff's Department talks about the dangers of leaving children and animals in parked cars during the hot summer months.]]>
<![CDATA[Pasta Sauce Recalled for Botulism Risk ]]> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 19:47:25 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/180*120/tlmd_b_salsa_pasta_n.jpg
Exceptional drought conditions expanded this week to include more than half of California, marking a significant increase over just one week for a state in the middle of a third-consecutive dry year. The...

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<![CDATA[Meth Use Up Among Youth in Juvenile Hall]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 18:29:21 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Meth-Generic-KNSD.jpg
The use of methamphetamine has increased among youth booked into juvenile hall in San Diego County, a newly-released report confirms.

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<![CDATA[California Pharmacies Urged to Translate Drug Labels]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 08:53:18 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/4PM_PKG_PRESCRIPTION_DR_KNSD2RPS_1200x675_61258819722.jpg
Pacific Gas & Electric is accused of lying to regulators in connection with the fatal 2010 pipeline explosion that leveled a San Bruno neighborhood in 2010. The U.S. attorney in San Francisco announced...

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<![CDATA[Limb-Lengthening Surgery Creates Controversy]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 14:10:47 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/chandler+before+and+after+edited.jpg
College student Chandler Crews, who was born with dwarfism, underwent controversial surgeries to become taller.

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<![CDATA[Parents Desperately Seek Medical Marijuana]]> Mon, 12 May 2014 03:56:40 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/charlottes+web+child+with+seizures+dose.JPG
The parents of an Oceanside boy suffering from potentially deadly seizures join hundreds of Southern California families in a search for a new solution after their supplier for a controversial, marijuana-based...]]>
<![CDATA[Feeling the Pain of Lightning Strikes, Again and Again]]> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 09:06:08 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/72814+Lightning.jpg
A thunderstorm hit the greater New York area July 2. See the stunning lightning photos captured by viewers and professional photographers.

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<![CDATA[App Aims to Save Cardiac Arrest Victims]]> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:00:38 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/199*120/pulsepoint+app.JPG
Passersby were hit by a car Saturday evening while the annual Comic-Con Zombie Walk took over downtown San Diego, the San Diego Police Department confirmed, and the whole incident was caught on cell phone video....]]>
<![CDATA[Sgt. Saves Heroin Overdose Victim With Antidote]]> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 07:09:44 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/narcan+naloxone.JPG
A heroin user found unconscious at his home in east San Diego was saved by a deputy who used an overdose antidote that the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department recently began carrying.

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<![CDATA[Chikungunya: What You Need to Know]]> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 03:40:24 -0700 Aedes aegypti mosquito.]]> Aedes aegypti mosquito.]]> http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/181*120/tlmd_virus_mortales_03.jpg
A person caught the mosquito-borne virus chikungunya in the United States this month, health officials say — marking the first time mosquitoes in the U.S. are believed to have spread

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<![CDATA[Babies Get Herpes After Ritual: DOH]]> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 02:10:56 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/NC_Circumcision0906_722x406_2119014932.jpg
Two more infants were diagnosed with herpes in New York this month after undergoing ritual Jewish circumcisions, the Health Department says. In both cases, the infant boys were born to mothers with...]]>
<![CDATA[Go Ahead, Stay Up an Extra Hour]]> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:55:05 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/187*120/Fetal+Position+BB.jpg
New research suggests we may only need seven hours of sleep per night, rather than the eight hours we've always been told.

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<![CDATA[Fruit Sold at Trader Joe's, Costco Recalled]]> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:02:51 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/07-21-2014-peaches-recall.jpg
Wawona Packing Company, based in California's Central Valley, is recalling white and yellow peaches, white and yellow nectarines, and plum varieties. The whole fruits were all packed between June 1 and July 12,...

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<![CDATA[Santee Man Infected With West Nile Virus]]> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:29:06 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/West-Nile-Virus-Santee-2014.jpg
Health officials are testing local mosquitoes and warning residents to avoid them after a Santee man becomes the first to test positive for West Nile virus in San Diego County since 2012.]]>
<![CDATA[What to Do 1 Month Before Getting Pregnant: Expert]]> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 15:14:03 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/39weekpregnancy.jpg
NBC 7's Whitney Southwick talks with Sean Daneshmand, M.D. of Miracle Babies about what women should know before they try and conceive.

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<![CDATA[Local Students Warned of Possible TB Exposure]]> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 14:13:35 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/tuberculosis-dfw-generic-01.jpg
Students of a San Diego-area middle school may have been exposed to tuberculosis months ago.

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