<![CDATA[NBC Connecticut - Health News]]> Copyright 2015 http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/health http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/NBC_Connecticut.png NBC Connecticut http://www.nbcconnecticut.com en-us Sun, 01 Feb 2015 08:14:13 -0500 Sun, 01 Feb 2015 08:14:13 -0500 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Amtrak Traveler Has Measles: DOH]]> Sat, 31 Jan 2015 18:34:27 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/measles+vaccination.jpg
New York state health officials say an upstate college student who took an Amtrak train out of Penn Station earlier this week has been diagnosed with the highly contagious measles.

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<![CDATA[What Does the Disneyland Measles Outbreak Mean?]]> Sat, 31 Jan 2015 14:30:37 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/215*120/MEASLES1.JPG
The current measles outbreak linked to Disneyland is drawing attention to pockets of children who are not immunized and reigniting the debate over vaccinations]]>
<![CDATA[Researchers identify genetic cause of Sturge-Weber syndrome]]> Fri, 23 Jan 2015 11:24:32 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/NC_birthmarks0122001_1500x845.jpg
Researchers identify genetic cause of Sturge-Weber syndrome, often associated with facial birthmarks, which means new trials and new hope for sufferers.]]>
<![CDATA[Measles Exposure at OC School]]> Tue, 20 Jan 2015 12:17:47 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/web_measles_vara_90_1200x675_386439747568.jpg
Twenty students who have not been vaccinated against the measles are not be allowed on the campus of Huntington Beach High School for three weeks after a possible exposure to the virus, officials confirmed...]]>
<![CDATA[5 Myths About the Flu Debunked]]> Fri, 23 Jan 2015 22:58:16 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/denver-FLU-460977406.jpg
Flu is widespread across the United States, in a season made even more severe by a disappointing vaccine that's not very effective at battling the predominant strain that's now making people sick.

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<![CDATA[Wendy's Drops Soda from Kids Meal]]> Fri, 16 Jan 2015 17:35:11 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/SodaBan.jpg
Wendy's has won praise from children's advocacy groups for its recent move to stop displaying soda on its children's menus.

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<![CDATA[Boy Finally Breathing on His Own After 65 Surgeries]]> Fri, 16 Jan 2015 11:22:50 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/NC_batteryboy0112001_700x394.jpg
After 4 years and 65 surgeries, a boy in Peoria, Arizona, is finally able to talk and breathe on his own after swallowing a button battery.]]>
<![CDATA[Flu Deaths in U.S. Reach Epidemic Level: CDC]]> Tue, 30 Dec 2014 17:33:53 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/104718836.jpg
A total of 15 children have died from flu complications, which the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has described in their latest report as within "epidemic threshold."

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<![CDATA[ Heart Attack or Anxiety?]]> Wed, 24 Dec 2014 11:20:33 -0500
You are probably dealing with holiday stress right about now. Meet a mother who admits she is feeling the stress and learn what to do to manage that stress.]]>
<![CDATA[Enroll in Access Health CT by Midnight ]]> Mon, 15 Dec 2014 20:27:20 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Access+health+ct+store.jpeg
Connecticut residents who want to have heath coverage through the state healthcare exchange as of Jan. 1 have until midnight to enroll.]]>
<![CDATA[Drug Overdose Deaths in U.S. Double: CDC]]> Tue, 02 Dec 2014 15:16:46 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/185590966.jpg
Drug overdose deaths more than doubled over the past decade, U.S. health officials announced in a report released Tuesday. Heroin-related deaths, in particular, more than tripled.

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<![CDATA[3-D Printing Gives Chance to Little Girl Born With Heart Defect ]]> Wed, 26 Nov 2014 09:31:49 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/195*120/11-24-14_Heart-Defect-Surgery-Hensel.JPG
Esther Perez was born with heart defects that could have taken her young life, but thanks to a series of breakthrough procedures at Children’s Hospital in Los Angeles, the now-14-month-old little girl is...]]>
<![CDATA[Record Number of Booster Seats Are "Best Bets": IIHS]]> Thu, 06 Nov 2014 15:44:06 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/185*120/%5BNECN%5DB16x9N_PY-08MO_NS_HEALTH_MINUTE_BOOSTER_SEATS_CNNWS_NECN1500kMP4_640x416_2191472863.jpg
A record number of booster seats have earned the highest rating for safety belt fit from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Out of the 41 models the agency tested, 27 earned the "best bet"...]]>
<![CDATA[Study: Too Frequent Baths Could Be Bad for Babies' Skin]]> Wed, 05 Nov 2014 07:08:33 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/baby-bath-eczema.jpg
A recent study suggests that too many baths and lack of emollient therapy on newborns heightens the chance for babies of getting the disease eczema.

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<![CDATA[UConn Health Works on Ovarian Cancer Vaccine]]> Wed, 05 Nov 2014 11:45:35 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Personalized+cancer+vaccine+UConn.JPG
For the first time ever, doctors and scientists at UConn Health hope to use state of the art genetic information to make personalized vaccines for women with ovarian cancer.

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<![CDATA[Nurse Steps Out, Slams Quarantine]]> Thu, 30 Oct 2014 06:01:17 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Kaci-Hickox.jpg
Nurse Kaci Hickox, who recently returned from treating Ebola victims in West Africa and has challenged the legality of a quarantine, spoke outside of her Maine home after health officials announced they...]]>
<![CDATA["The Martha Stewart of Marijuana"]]> Tue, 28 Oct 2014 08:44:39 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/214*120/6086cece1b1849ee9e44a75c6187d8ae.jpg
A Beverly Hills mom has started a crowdfunding website, Canna-dabba-do, in hopes to help bring medical marijuana to the masses. Cheryl Shuman was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2007, Shuman was given...]]>
<![CDATA[More than 31,000 Pounds of Chicken Products Recalled]]> Mon, 27 Oct 2014 09:55:42 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/bell-evans-chicken.jpg
Food may be contaminated with Staphylococcal bacteria, which may cause stomach cramps, nausea, vomiting or diarrhea.

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<![CDATA["Miracle Oil" Cures Girl's Seizures]]> Thu, 23 Oct 2014 23:03:38 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Glut+1+medicinal+oil.jpg
A North Texas family is touting a "miracle oil" and praising researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas for healing their little girl, who was having chronic seizures.

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<![CDATA[Mass. Patient Has Possible Ebola Symptoms]]> Mon, 13 Oct 2014 09:27:11 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/214*120/Beth+Israel+Deaconess+Medical+Center+Ebola.jpg
Officials at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center say it is extremely unlikely that the patient has Ebola, but he remains in isolation in Boston after being transported from Braintree, Massachusetts.]]>