Health

09 November 2014

Health experts skeptical about new GMO potato crop

Posted in Local, U.S. & World News, Health

Boise, Ida. -- A new genetically modified potato could be changing the way the public sees french fries.  The US Department of Agriculture approved the bruise resistant potato on Friday. They say i ...

21 October 2014

Ebola: new guidelines

Posted in U.S. & World News, Health

(NBC News)  The Centers for Disease Control has issued new guidelines for health care workers treating Ebola patients.According to the new rules health care workers must be repeatedly trained on ho ...

13 October 2014

Michigan girl dies from Enterovirus D-68

Posted in U.S. & World News, Health

(NBC News) Michigan toddler Madeline Reid died Friday in her parents' arms.  Doctors say she'd been battling Enterovirus D-68 when her heart failed.  Lab tests will have to confirm the Enterovirus ...

30 September 2014

Ebola - "We Will Stop It Here"

Posted in U.S. & World News, Health

Dallas, Texas -- (NBC News)  The Centers for Disease Control has confirmed the first case of Ebola diagnosed in the United States. The patient began showing symptoms after arriving from Liberia on ...

30 September 2014

What's the best birth control for teens? Hint: it's not the pill

Posted in Health

(NBC News) The best birth control to offer teenage girls is an implantable rod, followed by an IUD, pediatricians say in new guidance. It may seem odd to think of a pediatrician prescribing birth co ...

28 September 2014

Foster Farms recalls chicken breast strips

Posted in Health

Livingston, Ca. -- Foster Farms is recalling nearly 40,000 pounds of chicken. Frozen pre-cooked chicken breast grilled strips are being recalled due to possible Listeria contamination. The product w ...

12 September 2014

Criticizing weight study

Posted in Health

People who are teased or criticized for their weight are likely to put on even more pounds.A study of overweight adults found those who felt judged or discriminated against were six times more likel ...

11 September 2014

FDA approves new weight loss pill

Posted in U.S. & World News, Health

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new weight loss pill for only the third time in the last decade.Contrave, which works by decreasing appetite, was approved for people who are obese or ...

10 September 2014

Insomnia medications and Alzheimer's

Posted in Health

A new study suggests long-term use of many commonly prescribed drugs may be linked to Alzheimer’s disease. Researchers followed a group of elderly adults taking valium, Xanax or similar medication ...

09 September 2014

Fall allergies

Posted in Health

Just because the blooming season is over, that doesn't mean allergies aren't still with us.     So, if you're wondering why you may be sneezing more, a fall allergy might be triggering your prob ...