<![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 Mon, 27 Apr 2015 08:34:19 -0700 Mon, 27 Apr 2015 08:34:19 -0700 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Ice Cream Company Recalls All Treats, Closes Shops ]]> Thu, 23 Apr 2015 13:21:49 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/ice-cream-stock-79772399.jpg
Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams is putting sales of its frozen treats on ice across the country due to a possible listeria contamination. The Ohio-based company announced the voluntary recall on its website...

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<![CDATA[Overnight Fasting May Reduce Risk of Breast Cancer]]> Mon, 20 Apr 2015 18:24:37 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/breast_cancer_P1.jpg
Researchers may have linked fasting time overnight to a reduced risk of breast cancer.]]>
<![CDATA[Whole Foods Market Recalls Macadamia Nuts]]> Mon, 20 Apr 2015 11:39:48 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/537738815%281%29.jpg
Whole Foods Market is recalling packaged raw macadamia nuts due to possible Salmonella contamination. The recalled product was sold in stores in Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Kansas...

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<![CDATA[Deadly Tick-Borne Virus in Conn.]]> Wed, 15 Apr 2015 12:03:41 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/dfw-generic-tick-01.jpg
A rare but potentially deadly virus has made its way to Connecticut and could soon be transferred from ticks to humans, according to state officials.

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<![CDATA[Record West Nile Deaths Due to Drought?]]> Thu, 09 Apr 2015 12:44:32 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/WNVDallas021113.jpg
California saw a record number of deaths from West Nile virus last year, and health officials say the state's drought may have contributed to the spike.

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<![CDATA[Blue Bell Expands Recall]]> Wed, 08 Apr 2015 04:33:08 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Blue+Bell+Ice+Cream+facility.jpg
Blue Bell Creameries is expanding its recall to include banana pudding-flavored ice cream made at the company's Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, facility after the product tested positive for listeria monocytogenes...

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<![CDATA[Jenny Craig Named One of Best Longterm Diets: Study]]> Tue, 07 Apr 2015 16:29:01 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/weight-scale-generic.jpg
Carlsbad-based Jenny Craig is one of the top weight loss programs for dieters to shed fat and keep it off, according to a new study.

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<![CDATA[Young Bride Killed by Brain-Eating Amoeba]]> Mon, 06 Apr 2015 16:21:43 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Koral-Reef-knsd.jpg
Twenty-year-old Koral Reef's life was just beginning. She said yes to the dress and married her high school sweetheart. But Reef never got the chance to enjoy her happily ever after when she developed a...

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<![CDATA[Cigarette Smoke Makes MRSA More Aggressive: Study]]> Fri, 03 Apr 2015 18:46:20 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/smoking-stock-generic-73160938.jpg
Cigarette smoke has long been known to have harmful health effects and new research shows it also makes superbugs more aggressive. Researchers at the University of California, San Diego found that...

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<![CDATA[Woman Gives Birth in LA Courthouse ]]> Fri, 03 Apr 2015 05:16:00 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/196*120/4-2-15-baby+born+downtown+la+courthouse.JPG
A woman who stopped inside a downtown Los Angeles courthouse to pay a bill left with a little bit more than a receipt: a newborn baby boy. When the pregnant mom-to-be walked down the hall of the Stanley...

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<![CDATA[WATCH: New Heat-Sensitive Socks for Diabetics]]> Thu, 02 Apr 2015 07:50:04 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/DiabetesSocks2.jpg
Remember mood rings? Researchers have developed heat-sensitive socks that change color to monitor circulation in people with diabetes.]]>
<![CDATA[Tips for Coping With Spring's "Intense" Allergy Season]]> Wed, 01 Apr 2015 11:04:34 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/allergy-season-168997935.jpg
While many are looking forward to milder spring temps following a winter that saw record cold and snow, some experts warn the seasonal shift could bring bad news for allergy sufferers.

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<![CDATA[Retirement Community Hit With Norovirus Outbreak]]> Wed, 01 Apr 2015 08:09:15 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/l_norovirus-305-11.jpg
San Diego County health officials are investigating a norovirus outbreak that infected dozens of residents at a Chula Vista retirement community.

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<![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.

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<![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...

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<![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...

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<![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...

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<![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."

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<![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.

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<![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...

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<![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.

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<![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

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