• San Diego October 12, 2021 11:20 am

    Shigella Outbreak Reported Among San Diego Homeless

    San Diego County health officials are monitoring an outbreak of at least six cases of shigellosis in individuals experiencing homelessness since Sept. 30.

  • agriculture August 11, 2021 10:12 am

    Citrus Quarantine Issued After First Cases of Tree-Killing Disease Found in North San Diego County

    The California Department of Food and Agriculture on Thursday declared a quarantine in north San Diego County following the detection of the citrus disease Huanglongbing, or citrus greening, in two citrus trees on a single residential property in Oceanside.

  • coronavirus March 30, 2020 7:25 am

    How Close Are We to a Coronavirus Vaccine?

    As the novel coronavirus disease, known as COVID-19, spreads around the country and the globe, killing over 5,000 worldwide and sickening more than 150,000, many are left wondering: how close are we to a cure? THE SHORT ANSWER: We are possibly more than a year away since a vaccine cannot be developed overnight given that the process is intensive, time-consuming…

  • coronavirus February 3, 2020 10:54 am

    What Is the Coronavirus?

    As new cases of the coronavirus are reported around the world, a doctor explains where the 2019 Novel Coronavirus comes from and what you can do to protect yourself from the outbreak.

  • health December 6, 2019 3:03 pm

    Flesh-Eating Bacteria Linked to Black Tar Heroin Kills 7 in San Diego

    A flesh-eating bacteria linked to the use of black tar heroin has killed at least seven people over the past two months in the San Diego area, prompting health authorities to alert law enforcement and other officials in California. Nine people who injected black tar heroin between Oct. 2 and Nov. 24 were hospitalized with severe myonecrosis, a soft-tissue infection…

  • Technology November 24, 2019 10:23 am

    Paging Dr. Robot: Artificial Intelligence Moves Into Care

    The next time you get sick, your care may involve a form of the technology people use to navigate road trips or pick the right vacuum cleaner online. Artificial intelligence is spreading into health care, often as software or a computer program capable of learning from large amounts of data and making predictions to guide care or help patients. It...

  • Michigan November 15, 2019 3:51 pm

    Will You Get Dementia? Many May Not Understand Their Risk

    Many older American adults may inaccurately estimate their chances for developing dementia and do useless things to prevent it, new research suggests. Almost half of adults surveyed believed they were likely to develop dementia. The results suggest many didn’t understand the connection between physical health and brain health and how racial differences can affect dementia risk. Substantial numbers of people...

  • chief November 8, 2019 12:18 pm

    10 Hospitalized From Oklahoma Facility After Flu Shot Mix-Up

    Ten people at an Oklahoma care facility for people with intellectual disabilities were hospitalized after they were apparently accidentally injected with what’s believed to be insulin rather than flu shots, authorities said. Emergency responders were called Wednesday afternoon to the Jacquelyn House in Bartlesville, about 40 miles (65 kilometers) north of Tulsa, on a report of an unresponsive person and...

  • NBC NEWS October 30, 2019 4:18 pm

    'I Wished I Had Known Sooner': Alex Trebek Raises Awareness About Pancreatic Cancer in PSA

    “Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek is helping raise awareness about pancreatic cancer following his own diagnosis with the disease. In a 60-second public service announcement Wednesday in support of the World Pancreatic Cancer Coalition, the 79-year-old television host talked about the risks and symptoms of the disease.

  • India October 29, 2019 2:12 am

    Vaccine Shows Promise for Preventing Active TB Disease

    An experimental vaccine proved 50% effective at preventing latent tuberculosis infection from turning into active disease in a three-year study of adults in Africa. Doctors were encouraged because protection declined only a little after two years, and even a partially effective vaccine would be a big help against TB. The lung disease kills more than a million people a year,...

  • disease October 25, 2019 3:05 pm

    Flu Facts: All Your Questions Answered

    Dr. Nicholas Testa answers all your flu shot questions ahead of what could be a long flu season.

  • California October 23, 2019 4:25 pm

    Pregnant Woman Who Endured Chemo Gives Birth to Healthy Baby

    Just a couple of months after Jade Devis found out she was pregnant, a protruding bump appeared on her chest. It was the beginning of an ordeal that forced the first-time mom and her developing fetus to undergo chemotherapy together after Devis was suddenly diagnosed with breast cancer. She did three rounds before giving birth to her son Bradley in...

  • United States October 23, 2019 3:30 pm

    FDA Approves Drug That Could Treat 90% of Cystic Fibrosis Patients

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Wednesday that it has approved the first drug combination to treat most cystic fibrosis patients. Boston-based company Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc. created Trikafta, which combined three drugs in one. Trikafta has been approved for those aged 12 and older with at least one F508del mutation, which affects 90%, or 27,000 patients, with the lung...

  • North Carolina October 20, 2019 3:35 pm

    4th Legionnaires' Disease Death Reported in North Carolina

    North Carolina health officials say a fourth person has died from Legionnaires’ disease. The N.C. Department of Health and Human Resources said in a statement on Friday that its Division of Public Health has confirmed 141 cases involving residents from counties and multiple states. In addition to the deaths, 94 people were hospitalized. Information gathered by local health officials showed...

  • California October 14, 2019 7:07 pm

    Former Rams Player and LAFD Firefighter Faces New Battle: ALS

    Eric Stevens has spent his adult life fighting, and winning, but now, he’s in a fight against a disease that offers more questions and answers–with no clear path to victory.

  • Pennsylvania October 9, 2019 6:24 pm

    Football Star DeAngelo Williams Pays for 500 Mammograms to Honor Mom Who Died of Breast Cancer

    Former Pittsburgh Steelers running back DeAngelo Williams is still dedicated to fighting breast cancer. The star running back, who played college football at the University of Memphis, started covering the cost of mammogram screening for women in 2015 through his nonprofit organization, The DeAngelo Williams Foundation. Since then, the foundation has covered the cost of over 500 mammograms at hospitals...

  • Professor October 7, 2019 8:57 pm

    Researchers Find E-Cigarettes Cause Lung Cancer in Mice in First Study Tying Vaping to Cancer

    E-cigarette vapor causes lung cancer and potentially bladder cancer in mice, damaging their DNA and leading researchers at New York University to conclude that vaping is likely “very harmful” to humans as well. “It’s foreseeable that if you smoke e-cigarettes, all kinds of disease comes out” over time, Moon-Shong Tang, the study’s lead researcher, said in an interview. “Long term,...

  • United States October 4, 2019 7:11 am

    FDA Approves Second Drug Descovy to Prevent HIV Infection

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the second drug to help prevent HIV infections on Thursday. Descovy is a PrEP or pre-exposure prophylaxis drug, which means the drug is taken daily to lower the risk of getting HIV among people who don’t have the disease but are at risk. “PrEP drugs are highly effective when taken as indicated in...

  • DONALD TRUMP October 1, 2019 10:09 am

    Jimmy Carter, Oldest Living Ex-President, Turns 95

    Jimmy Carter is celebrating his 95th birthday, becoming the first U.S. president to reach that milestone as he continues his humanitarian work and occasionally wades back into politics and policy debates almost four decades after leaving office. Carter, who served from 1977-1981 and still lives in tiny Plains, Georgia, planned no public celebrations on Tuesday.

  • uc san diego September 30, 2019 5:53 pm

    More Young Adults Diagnosed with Blood Cancer

    NBC 7 Investigates takes a look at the growing number of this demographic being diagnosed with blood cancer.

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