<![CDATA[NBC Connecticut - Health News]]> Copyright 2014 http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/health http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/NBC_Connecticut.png NBC Connecticut http://www.nbcconnecticut.com en-us Fri, 19 Sep 2014 19:58:21 -0400 Fri, 19 Sep 2014 19:58:21 -0400 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Doctor Infected With Ebola Expected to Make Full Recovery]]> Thu, 18 Sep 2014 02:01:20 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/214*120/Sacra+1.jpg
The Massachusetts doctor who contracted Ebola is steadily improving, and doctors have Ben & Jerry's Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough ice cream to thank. Rick Sacra is getting his appetite back, according to...

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<![CDATA[CDC Confirms Case of Enterovirus in Connecticut]]> Thu, 18 Sep 2014 09:44:57 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/yale+new+haven+children+hospital+2.jpg
Two Connecticut hospitals, including the Connecticut Children's Medical Center in Hartford, are treating suspected cases Enterovirus D68, the mysterious respiratory illness that has hospitalized children in...

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<![CDATA[Cases of Enterovirus Confirmed in NY, NJ, CT: Officials]]> Thu, 18 Sep 2014 19:26:21 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/CDC-generic.jpg
Hours after reversing course and benching Adrian Peterson indefinitely, Minnesota Vikings owner Zygi Wilf said Wednesday that the team "made a mistake" in bringing back their superstar running back following his...

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<![CDATA[Second Human Case of West Nile Virus in Connecticut This Season]]> Wed, 17 Sep 2014 16:54:40 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/tlmd_mosquito_virus_nilo_condado_orange.jpg
A Stamford resident has tested positive for West Nile Virus, according to the Department of Public Health.]]>
<![CDATA[What You Need to Know About Enterovirus]]> Fri, 19 Sep 2014 10:52:23 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/enterovirus+fear.jpg
An outbreak of an uncommon virus, Enterovirus D68, has made children in a dozen states ill and has left some hospitalized, according to NBC News. Children with asthma are particularly]]>
<![CDATA[Enteroviruses: What You Need to Know]]> Fri, 19 Sep 2014 16:44:40 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Will-Cornejo.jpg
An outbreak of an uncommon virus, Enterovirus D68, has made children in 22 states ill and has left some hospitalized, according to NBC News. Children with asthma are particularly affected. Here are key things to]]>
<![CDATA[Bacteria Found in Water at East Hampton High School]]> Mon, 08 Sep 2014 14:08:59 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Fecal-Coliform.jpg
"Total coliform" was found in the water at East Hampton High School and the school is bringing drinking water is as a precaution, according to the Superintendent of Schools in East Hampton.

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<![CDATA[New Drug Fights Melanoma]]> Tue, 09 Sep 2014 08:30:40 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/160*120/melanoma_448x336.jpg
When a bracelet commemorating an FDNY firefighter killed on Sept. 11 washed up on a local beach, the woman who stumbled upon it had no idea it belonged to a family who turned out to be closer than she could have...]]>
<![CDATA[Kids' Sunglasses Recalled]]> Fri, 05 Sep 2014 08:36:14 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/kids-glasses-recall2.jpg
A Rhode Island-based sunglasses company on Thursday issued a recall of more than 200,000 sunglasses due to an excessive amount of lead in the paint. The glasses are made by FGX and feature designs from...

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<![CDATA[Kraft Recalls Some American Singles Cheese]]> Sat, 30 Aug 2014 11:57:36 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP091109173400.jpg
With gas prices at their lowest August price since 2010, 34.7 million Americans will travel this weekend for Labor Day, according to AAA.

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<![CDATA[Boston Marathon Dream Wedding]]> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 13:27:12 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/edt-KJWedding1.jpg
If something good could come out of the Boston Marathon bombing, James Costello and Krista D'Agostino seem to have found it.

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<![CDATA[Sam's Club Caesar Salads Recalled]]> Fri, 22 Aug 2014 14:28:39 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/sams_club1.jpg
Honey, nuts and cheese top the list of the most expensive — and delicious — food heists.

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<![CDATA[Whole Foods Pulls Yogurt Over Sugar]]> Fri, 22 Aug 2014 14:35:34 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/whole+foods+yogurt+allegations.JPG
A 5-day-old New Jersey boy is in critical but stable condition after he stopped breathing suddenly over the weekend, possibly because of a bacterial infection, his parents]]>
<![CDATA[Sacramento Patient Tests Negative for Ebola]]> Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:32:13 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/tlmd_ebola.jpg
Peanut and almond butters sold at Whole Foods, Trader Joe's and other grocers are being voluntarily recalled because of possible salmonella contamination. There have been reports of four illnesses that may...

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<![CDATA[SoCal Man Shares ALS Reality]]> Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:42:07 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/ALSchallenge.JPG
A shoplifting suspect who identified himself as former Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Weiland managed to mislead law enforcement for nearly four weeks and will likely face additional charges after...

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<![CDATA[Almond, Peanut Butter Recalled]]> Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:04:50 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.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[Whole Foods Lied About Sugar in Yogurt: Lawsuit]]> Thu, 14 Aug 2014 03:39:43 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.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]]> Thu, 14 Aug 2014 07:10:37 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.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 15:40:43 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.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[School Lunches Around the World]]> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:54:50 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.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.

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<![CDATA[Ebola Researcher Confident in Drug]]> Sat, 09 Aug 2014 12:26:33 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/inside-Ebola-lab-san-diego.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...]]>
<![CDATA[9 Questions You Should Ask About the Drug "Molly"]]> Fri, 08 Aug 2014 12:00:47 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.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[Cancer Patient's One Direction Wish]]> Thu, 07 Aug 2014 11:21:17 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.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 22:23:12 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.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[Safety Study: Dangers of Texting and Walking ]]> Tue, 05 Aug 2014 13:56:40 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.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]]> Sun, 03 Aug 2014 22:22:21 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.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[Feeling the Pain of Lightning Strikes, Again and Again]]> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 08:38:16 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.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[Chikungunya: What You Need to Know]]> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 06:40:24 -0400 Aedes aegypti mosquito.]]> Aedes aegypti mosquito.]]> http://media.nbcconnecticut.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 05:10:56 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.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[Fruit Sold at Trader Joe's, Costco Recalled]]> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 16:02:51 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.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[Long Lines at Pot Farmers Market]]> Sat, 05 Jul 2014 06:56:49 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/214*120/mm+farmers+market+noon.jpg
A large number of people were spending their Fourth of July in line to a unique kind of farmers market in Los Angeles. The featured product: medical marijuana. Some people reported waiting up to...]]>