<![CDATA[NBC Chicago - Health News]]> Copyright 2015 http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/health http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/5-Chicago-Blue.png NBC Chicago http://www.nbcchicago.com en-us Thu, 30 Jul 2015 15:27:34 -0500 Thu, 30 Jul 2015 15:27:34 -0500 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[2 Dead, 31 Sick Amid 'Unusual' Legionnaires' Outbreak in NYC]]> Thu, 30 Jul 2015 12:41:09 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.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[The Health Benefits of Having a Pet]]> Tue, 28 Jul 2015 12:10:15 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/dog-GettyImages-137551880.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 10:26:14 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.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[Rise in Autism May Be Due to Semantics: Study]]> Thu, 23 Jul 2015 10:51:24 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.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[Use of Morning-After Pill on Rise Among U.S. Teens]]> Wed, 22 Jul 2015 08:08:00 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.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[Report Names Chicago Hospital Among Nation's Best]]> Tue, 21 Jul 2015 12:45:19 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/doctor-health-generic-1200-02.jpg
Northwestern Memorial Hospital has been named among the best hospitals in the nation and the top facility in Illinois and Chicago, according to a new report.

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<![CDATA[Early Drugs Halt AIDS, Prevent Spread, Studies Confirm]]> Tue, 21 Jul 2015 06:56:48 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.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 11:16:15 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.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[Cities That Get the Most, Least Sleep: Report]]> Wed, 08 Jul 2015 11:18:30 -0500 BEOTIME ALARM CLOCK: No one can bemoan waking up to Bang & Olufsen's incredibly sleek alarm clock. Need to snooze? Just give it a light tap. Want to look at the time? The motion sensors will orient the display no matter which way you hold it. Pretty cool. Call for pricing and availability, Bang & Olufsen: 212-879-6161.]]> BEOTIME ALARM CLOCK: No one can bemoan waking up to Bang & Olufsen's incredibly sleek alarm clock. Need to snooze? Just give it a light tap. Want to look at the time? The motion sensors will orient the display no matter which way you hold it. Pretty cool. Call for pricing and availability, Bang & Olufsen: 212-879-6161.]]> http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/sleep_generic.jpg
Where you live could determine how much you sleep, according to new data.]]>
<![CDATA[Sugary Drinks May Kill 184,000 People Each Year: Study]]> Tue, 30 Jun 2015 13:11:00 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/soda+fountain.jpg
Consumption of soda, energy beverages, and other sugary drinks may be linked to 184,000 adult deaths each year worldwide, according to research published Tuesday in the journal Circulation.

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<![CDATA[Drinking Too Much Water While Exercising Could be Dangerous]]> Tue, 30 Jun 2015 10:44:49 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/TOO+MUCH+WATER.jpg
A recently released report suggests drinking too much water while exercising could do more harm than good.]]>
<![CDATA[State Takes Action Against "Miracle Treatment" For Kids]]> Wed, 24 Jun 2015 22:53:26 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Miracle-Mineral-Solution.jpg
Illinois Attorney General steps in to prohibit former Chicagoan from advocating use of “Miracle Mineral Solution,” following an NBC 5 Investigates report.]]>
<![CDATA[Man Wins $500K After Phone Records Doctors Mocking Him]]> Thu, 25 Jun 2015 05:30:06 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-117009763.jpg
A Vienna, Virginia, man was awarded $500,000 in court after suing doctors he recorded mocking and insulting him while he was under anesthesia during a 2013 colonoscopy.

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<![CDATA[Nearly 10K Cases of Ranch Salad Dressing Recalled]]> Wed, 24 Jun 2015 10:41:47 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/pinnacle-foods-recall.jpg
A New Jersey-based company is voluntarily recalling nearly 10,000 cases of Wish-Bone Ranch salad dressing sold in 24-ounce bottles after a customer alerted representatives the product was accidentally mixed with...

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<![CDATA[City Hosts Celebration of Yoga]]> Mon, 22 Jun 2015 19:34:26 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Chicago-Yoga.jpg
People around the globe see yoga as a tool for global health and peace. NBC Chicgao's LeeAnn Trotter reports.]]>
<![CDATA[Several Brands of Bottled Water Recalled]]> Wed, 24 Jun 2015 09:39:55 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/bottles+of+water.jpg
Niagara Bottling is recalling its bottled water products after one of its spring sources was contaminated with E. coli. The company is urging customers to avoid drinking the water without boiling it first.

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<![CDATA[U.S. Officials Preparing for MERS Outbreak Following S. Korea]]> Fri, 17 Jul 2015 10:04:46 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-476401196.jpg
A deadly outbreak of the Middle East Respiratory Virus in South Korea is prompting health officials and experts to prepare for the possibility of more cases in the United States.]]>
<![CDATA["People Just Started Fainting" at Hawks Parade]]> Thu, 18 Jun 2015 19:47:00 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000012918294_1200x675_467743811621.jpg
There were tense moments at the end of the parade route when a number of Blackhawks fans succumbed to the heat and humidity. NBC Chicago's Lisa Parker reports.]]>
<![CDATA[Fatality Among Expanding Meningococcal Outbreak]]> Thu, 18 Jun 2015 17:29:01 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/meningitis_P2.jpg
Officials said there have been six confirmed cases of meningitis among men who sleep with men. One case has been fatal.

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<![CDATA[Teen Dies After Wisdom Teeth Extraction]]> Thu, 18 Jun 2015 17:09:18 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/teeth2.jpg
A Minnesota teen who had her wisdom teeth extracted has died after complications from the procedure, KARE, NBC's affiliate in Minneapolis reported.

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<![CDATA[Trans Fat Linked to Worse Memory]]> Thu, 18 Jun 2015 09:50:53 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/TLMD-grasas-trans-trans-fat-shutterstock_162622850.jpg
Men who have more dietary trans fat in their meals may have worse memory, according to a newly released study by the UC San Diego School of Medicine. The study looked at 1,018 men and women who completed...]]>
<![CDATA[Jeni's Ice Cream Finds Listeria Again]]> Fri, 12 Jun 2015 13:42:14 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/219*120/jeni%27s+ice+cream+sign.jpg
Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream says it has once again found Listeria in its production facility.

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<![CDATA[Backlog In Rape Kit Testing Persists]]> Thu, 11 Jun 2015 22:27:48 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/02-25-2014-rape-kits.jpg
State says outside agency will soon begin to test kits.

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<![CDATA[Adverse Health Effects from Synthetic Marijuana on the Rise: CDC]]> Thu, 11 Jun 2015 15:45:52 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/061015_synthetic_marijuana.jpg
Adverse health effects as a result of increased synthetic marijuana use are on the rise, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported on Thursday. According to the CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly...

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