<![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 Wed, 02 Sep 2015 19:24:01 -0500 Wed, 02 Sep 2015 19:24:01 -0500 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Diabetes Drugs Can Cause Severe Joint Pain: FDA]]> Fri, 28 Aug 2015 13:47:30 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-166272621.jpg
Certain diabetes drugs can cause severe and disabling joint pain, the Food and Drug Administration warned patients on Friday. "The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning that the type 2 diabetes...

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<![CDATA[3 Generations Linked by Single Womb After Transplant]]> Fri, 28 Aug 2015 11:19:19 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/BoyWombTransplant.jpg
For one family in Sweden, a pioneering procedure has led to a baby being born from the same womb that nurtured his mother, uniting three generations. The new mother, who lost her own uterus to cancer in her 20s,...]]>
<![CDATA[McDonald's, Tyson Cut Ties With Farm After Undercover Video]]> Thu, 27 Aug 2015 12:44:13 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/167*120/51122973.jpg
McDonald's and the fast food chain's supplier Tyson Foods have cut ties with a Tennessee chicken farm after an animal rights group released what it claims is undercover footage of mistreated chickens. ]]>
<![CDATA[Clothes Carry Germs Into Newborn ICU: Study]]> Tue, 25 Aug 2015 19:46:16 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/566440057.jpg
Parents and other people who come to visit babies in the newborn intensive care unit are sometimes carrying a potentially deadly germ on their clothing, researchers report. They found respiratory syncytial virus...

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<![CDATA[FDA: Eggless Spread Doesn't Cut It as Mayo]]> Tue, 25 Aug 2015 15:19:46 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/just-mayo-AP_541645552391.jpg
A vegan spread called Just Mayo isn't actually mayonnaise, according to U.S. regulators, because it doesn't actually have eggs in it. Hampton Creek, the company behind the spread, was issued a warning letter on...

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<![CDATA[Souping: Hollywood's Latest Health Craze]]> Tue, 18 Aug 2015 09:30:25 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/US-CA-Soup-CR_1200x675_507529283654.jpg
Health conscious Californians are abandoning their juice makers for the humble soup, which has been reinvented into the latest wellness trend.]]>
<![CDATA[Coffee Aids Colon Cancer Recovery, Study Finds]]> Mon, 17 Aug 2015 21:45:28 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/coffee-generic-edit.jpg
Colon cancer patients who enjoy a few cups of coffee a day appear to survive their cancer better and are less likely to die early than non-coffee drinkers, researchers reported Monday. It's the latest in...

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<![CDATA[7 Dead in Legionnaires' Outbreak]]> Tue, 04 Aug 2015 08:30:41 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/214*120/meeting+overlay+legionnaires.jpg
Three more people have died of Legionnaires' disease in the Bronx in an outbreak that has claimed seven lives in total and hospitalized more than 60 people, the New York City Health Department said...]]>
<![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]]> Mon, 03 Aug 2015 13:49:28 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Dog-exercise-generic-park-outside.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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