Health

20 August 2014

Smoking while pregnant could affect future grandchildren

Posted in Health

(NBC News) A new study reveals smoking while pregnant could affect the growth of your future grandchildren. British researchers found boys with non-smoking mothers, (but whose maternal grandmother s ...

20 August 2014

Teen birth rates decline

Posted in Health, U.S. & World News

(NBC News) A new government report shows the number of teenagers giving birth has declined over time. Since peaking in 1957, teen birth rates have steadily fallen and dropped 57% between 1991 and 20 ...

23 July 2014

Fruit recall affects major grocery stores

Posted in Health

Have you bought peaches, nectarines, or plums recently? There's a major fruit recall due to fears of a food-borne illness that is affecting some major grocery stores. One company is voluntarily reca ...

18 July 2014

Painful mosquito virus now in U.S.

Posted in Health, U.S. & World News

(NBC News) A painful virus passed on by mosquitoes that has been spreading rapidly in the Caribbean and Central America has made its way to the U.S., with the first reported cases in a Florida man a ...

14 July 2014

Comfort food causing stress?

Posted in Health, U.S. & World News

(NBC News) Stopping at your local fast food drive thru is fast and easy.  That's the requirement Tania Sarria has for her meals.She puts in at least ten hours a day as a project manager for a softw ...

26 June 2014

First fish consumption advisory issued at Applegate Lake

Written by Kyle Aevermann, Posted in Health, Local

Applegate Lake, Ore. -- For the first time in Applegate Lake's history, the Oregon Health Authority issues an advisory about high mercury levels in some of the fish. "The mercury is probably not new ...

19 June 2014

Selfie-diagnosis: woman's "stroke selfie" leads to treatment

Posted in Health, U.S. & World News

(The Today Show) If you’ve ever had trouble convincing a doctor that you really are sick, you’ll have no trouble understanding what happened to Stacey Yepes, who finally made her point with a se ...

19 June 2014

Toilet seat covers are pointless and here's why

Posted in Health, U.S. & World News

The Today Show -- If nature calls when you can’t enjoy the comfort of your own throne, what’s the best way to take care of business in a public restroom, where countless strangers have taken a ...

17 June 2014

FDA: Cut the salt

Posted in Health, U.S. & World News

(NBC News)  The Food and Drug Administration is preparing new voluntary guidelines to reduce the salt in restaurant meals and processed foods. The recommendations are part of a federal effort to pr ...

17 June 2014

Electronics and sleep

Posted in Health

How well did you sleep last night? If you don't feel well rested, you may want to blame your electronic devices. Research shows those electronics before bedtime can lead to sub-standard sleep cycles ...