<![CDATA[NBC 6 South Florida - Health News]]> Copyright 2014 http://www.nbcmiami.com/news/health http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/NBC+6+LOGO+GOOGLE.png NBC 6 South Florida http://www.nbcmiami.com en-us Thu, 21 Aug 2014 00:23:49 -0400 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 00:23:49 -0400 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Almond, Peanut Butter Recalled]]> Wed, 13 Aug 2014 15:40:43 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.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[FIU Doctor Headed to Africa to Fight Ebola]]> Fri, 15 Aug 2014 18:57:54 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/Ebola2.jpg
A Florida teen has been charged after police say he beat up a 16-year-old boy with autism, and video of the incident was posted online.

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<![CDATA[Whole Foods Lied About Sugar in Yogurt: Lawsuit]]> Wed, 13 Aug 2014 14:23:31 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.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]]> Wed, 13 Aug 2014 14:36:11 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.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.nbcmiami.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]]> Fri, 15 Aug 2014 13:08:46 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.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]]> Fri, 08 Aug 2014 13:31:55 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/inside-Ebola-lab-san-diego.jpg
A Tampa mother was standing over her son’s casket recently when the phone rang with news that she called “devastating.” The church where the funeral was to be held canceled the service after the pastor...]]>
<![CDATA[9 Questions You Should Ask About the Drug "Molly"]]> Fri, 08 Aug 2014 13:31:55 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/shutterstock_191826866.jpg
A Tampa mother was standing over her son’s casket recently when the phone rang with news that she called “devastating.” The church where the funeral was to be held canceled the service after the pastor...

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<![CDATA[Cancer Patient's One Direction Wish]]> Thu, 07 Aug 2014 01:07:45 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.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 16:22:30 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.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.nbcmiami.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]]> Mon, 04 Aug 2014 18:43:20 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.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[Consumer Reports: Deadly Pain Pills]]> Fri, 01 Aug 2014 12:05:40 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/Hydrocodone-fda-generic.jpg
Miami linebackers coach Micheal Barrow is taking a sabbatical and will not be with the Hurricanes this season to tend to an undisclosed family matter.

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<![CDATA[CDC: Ebola "Poses Little Risk" to U.S.]]> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 21:56:41 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/ebola.jpg
Miami is one of the global entry points to the United States, which makes it vulnerable to the spread of diseases. And as a deadly Ebola outbreak in west Africa continues to grow, fears of the disease spreading...

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<![CDATA[FMA Endorses Medicaid Expansion: Report]]> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:51:31 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/doctor-health-generic-1200-02.jpg
The Florida Medical Association approved a resolution that endorses the expansion of Medicaid in the state, according to the Tampa Bay Times.

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<![CDATA[Feeling the Pain of Lightning Strikes, Again and Again]]> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 12:06:08 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.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.nbcmiami.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.nbcmiami.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[Tragedy Inspires Family to Fight for Changes on Cruises]]> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:14:30 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/before+and+after.jpg
A woman's medical emergency aboard a cruise and her death just weeks later have inspired her daughters to push for stricter 'round-the-clock emergency care on all cruise ships.

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<![CDATA[Fruit Sold at Trader Joe's, Costco Recalled]]> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 16:02:51 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.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.nbcmiami.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...]]>
<![CDATA[LA Pot Dispensary Farmers Market]]> Sat, 28 Jun 2014 22:09:14 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/medical+marijuana+stock+cannabis.jpg
For some Los Angeles residents, the 4th of July weekend will be a chance to stock up on marijuana. Patients eligible to use medical marijuana will be able to buy the drug directly from growers at a...

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<![CDATA[S. Fla. Hospitals Struggle in New Rankings]]> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 15:08:54 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/doctor-health-generic-1200-03.jpg
Starting next year, as part of the Affordable Care Act, hospitals reporting a set level of preventable infections and complications will face penalties. It’s a way to try to cut down on the complications...

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<![CDATA[Whooping Cough Epidemic in Calif.]]> Mon, 16 Jun 2014 13:42:35 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/whooping+cough+vaccine.jpg
The number of whooping cough cases in California has officially reached epidemic proportions, the California Department of Public Health reported. Whooping cough, known to doctors as pertussis, has experienced...

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<![CDATA[The Health Benefits of Drinking Wine Explained]]> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 12:48:31 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/edtAP1011180117961.jpg
After a long day, a glass of wine may help ease some tension. But did you know it could also help your health? One glass of red wine could actually improve your memory.

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<![CDATA[Epileptic Girl Inspiration Behind Medical Pot Bill]]> Sun, 08 Jun 2014 20:57:51 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/AP204780883216.jpg
On good days when her epileptic seizures aren't severe, RayAnn Moseley laughs, sings, dances, swims and practices with the children's choir at her church. She easily brings smiles to the people around her.

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<![CDATA[Formerly Conjoined Twins to Go Home]]> Sun, 08 Jun 2014 06:56:50 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/Ezell+Twins+06.JPG
The formerly-conjoined Ezell twins are sharing an exciting milestone -- they'll soon be headed home for good. Mom Jenni Ezell said Emmett and Owen are going home on Wednesday. The babies were once...

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<![CDATA[NJ Baby Latest to Die in Nap Nanny]]> Mon, 02 Jun 2014 04:54:36 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/edt-AP31966872310.jpg
An 8-month-old baby girl in New Jersey is the latest child to die in the recalled infant recliner known as the Nap Nanny. The Consumer Product Safety Commission said the Hopatcong baby was secured into the chair...

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<![CDATA[LA Residents Show No Signs of MERS After Exposure: Officials]]> Wed, 28 May 2014 15:51:40 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/AP13061817965.jpg
At least 16 people in Los Angeles County who were exposed to MERS, or Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus, on a flight from Florida showed no signs of having contracted the virus, health officials said...

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<![CDATA[Hospital Workers Test Negative for MERS]]> Tue, 20 May 2014 15:57:09 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/AP13061817965.jpg
There was good news Tuesday on the fight to keep MERS from gaining a foothold in the United States. According to Orlando Health, all follow-up tests on workers who were exposed to the MERS virus have come...

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