News RSS Feed | KOBI-TV NBC5 / KOTI-TV NBC2 http://kobi5.com Fri, 27 Feb 2015 03:01:07 -0800 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb Study show eating habits worsen http://kobi5.com/news/national-world-news/item/study-show-eating-habits-worsen.html http://kobi5.com/news/national-world-news/item/study-show-eating-habits-worsen.html Study show eating habits worsen

A new study reveals the diets of people around the world are getting worse, instead of better. 

Researchers looked at the eating habits of almost 90% of the global population between 1990 and 2010. 

Although people did consume more healthy foods, like fish, vegetables and whole grains, they ate even larger amounts of junk food. 

People living in high-income countries, older adults and women were the most likely to eat nutritious foods. 

The U.S. had increases in the amount of healthy and unhealthy foods eaten.

Copyright KOBI-TV. All rights reserved unless otherwise stated. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without written permission.

]]>
Fri, 20 Feb 2015 10:20:37 -0800
Study shows how energy drinks affect kids http://kobi5.com/news/technology-news/item/study-shows-how-energy-drinks.html http://kobi5.com/news/technology-news/item/study-shows-how-energy-drinks.html Study shows how energy drinks affect kids

A new study shows just how much sugary energy drinks affect kids. 

The Yale School of Public Health did a study on obesity and unhealthy hyperactivity in 12-year-olds. 

The researchers say the more energy drinks the kids drank, the more the kids were hyper and couldn't focus. 

And researchers say one of these drinks can contain more sugar than what a child should have in an entire day. Currently, about one-third of American school children are considered overweight or obese.

Copyright KOBI-TV. All rights reserved unless otherwise stated. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without written permission.

]]>
Fri, 13 Feb 2015 14:44:23 -0800
Study says napping helps your immune system http://kobi5.com/news/technology-news/item/study-says-napping-helps-your-immune-system.html http://kobi5.com/news/technology-news/item/study-says-napping-helps-your-immune-system.html Study says napping helps your immune system

A new study shows napping helps restore the body's immune health after a night of poor sleep.

Researchers analyzed hormone levels of 11 men who slept for only two hours the previous night.  After just one night of poor sleep, they had a significant rise in a hormone that increases heart rate and blood pressure -- and a drop in the protein linked to the immune system.  

But these levels returned to normal after the men took a 30 minute nap the next day.  This suggests naps could improve the health and stress levels of the 30-percent of Americans who don't get enough sleep.

Copyright KOBI-TV. All rights reserved unless otherwise stated. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without written permission.

]]>
Wed, 11 Feb 2015 09:30:32 -0800
Enrollment period for Cover Oregon ends February 15th http://kobi5.com/news/technology-news/item/enrollment-period-for-coveroregon-ends-february-15th.html http://kobi5.com/news/technology-news/item/enrollment-period-for-coveroregon-ends-february-15th.html Enrollment period for Cover Oregon ends February 15th

Ore. --- Oregonian’s have just two more weeks to enroll in health coverage for 2015.

The open enrollment period for health insurance ends on February 15th.

This is the only opportunity for Oregonian’s to get health coverage for the year or change their health plans. If you still don't have health insurance you can go to www.healthcare.gov to access financial help, compare plans from multiple insurers and enroll for coverage.

You can also log on to www.coveroregon.com for more information.

Copyright KOBI-TV. All rights reserved unless otherwise stated. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without written permission.

]]>
Fri, 30 Jan 2015 10:02:30 -0800
What you can do to fight the flu year round http://kobi5.com/news/technology-news/item/what-you-can-do-to-fight-the-flu-all-year-round.html http://kobi5.com/news/technology-news/item/what-you-can-do-to-fight-the-flu-all-year-round.html What you can do to fight the flu year round

Medford, Ore. -- Vitamins, minerals and antioxidants are all vital to making your body strong and helping fight the cold and flu.

You’ve got the flu shot, you've been sanitizing your hands, but unfortunately, you've come in contact with the flu, but before reaching for something from the medicine cabinet, try checking out your grocery store.

You should search for foods with vitamin A, C, D and E.
 
For vitamin A, you should be getting yellow and orange foods, sweet potato, winter squash, carrots, cantaloupe, or look into buying foods with Zinc, that includes most of your proteins and grains. In addition, focus on getting a hold of products that include pro-biotics, such as, yogurt and dairy, it's a bacteria that fights away the bad bacteria in your body.

Glenda Keal, Dietitian, "It’s what you are building and maintaining and repairing your immune system all of the time."

And then there is the "brat" diet, bananas, rice, applesauce and toast; it may sound bland, but it's easy to digest.

Making these key ingredients a part of your daily diet will fight the flu, all year round.

"It’s always in the back of our mind, but we really try to eat healthy all the time." Says Keal.

Some say eating healthy is difficult because of the expense, but health officials say it's in your best interest to stop by the fresh food aisle.

"It needs to be a matter of priority because if you keep yourself healthy, you'll have less expenses from doctors’ bills and medications."

Copyright KOBI-TV. All rights reserved unless otherwise stated. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without written permission.

]]>
Wed, 28 Jan 2015 10:10:38 -0800
Measles outbreak in California continues to spread http://kobi5.com/news/national-world-news/item/measles-outbreak-continues-to-spread.html http://kobi5.com/news/national-world-news/item/measles-outbreak-continues-to-spread.html Measles outbreak in California continues to spread

Gilroy, Calif. --- The measles outbreak in California continues to spread.

The latest case involves a Bay Area man who possibly exposed dozens of others while shopping at a Costco in Gilroy.
 
A flyer from the Santa Clara County Health Department warns customers about possible exposure. The same person also shopped at a Walmart, but one customer says the notices aren't very visible.

Nick Brown, shopper, "I think it should have been more noticeable like on the front doors and it should have been in color or something to draw your attention to it."

The Health Department says the same measles patient also dined at an area restaurant.

They are warning people who were at the three locations to watch for symptoms like fever, cough and rash until February 8th.

Copyright KOBI-TV. All rights reserved unless otherwise stated. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without written permission.

]]>
Mon, 26 Jan 2015 12:40:53 -0800
Providence Medford enact visitor restrictions to protect patients from flu http://kobi5.com/news/technology-news/item/providence-medical-center-is-setting-restrictions.html http://kobi5.com/news/technology-news/item/providence-medical-center-is-setting-restrictions.html Providence Medford enact visitor restrictions to protect patients from flu

Medford, Ore. --- In the midst of flu season Providence Medford Medical Center is setting restrictions on visitors to protect vulnerable patients from catching the virus.

Some of these restrictions include, not having visitors under the age of 18 in the family birth centers and intensive care units and not having more than two visitors in the hospital at any time, but there are exceptions for patients receiving end of life care.

Jane Sawall, supervisor, “We would never be a barrier for someone who had a dying family member, we want to be compassionate about this, but we want to protect our patients”.

Other hospital restrictions:

Family birth centers (including maternity, labor and delivery, postpartum and neonatal intensive care) and intensive care units:

•Because school-age children have higher rates of exposure to the flu, the hospital is not allowing any visitors under age 18, including immediate family members. The only people under age 18 allowed are those who are the significant other of a patient or the parents of neonatal intensive care infants.

•Only two designated support persons per family may attend a birth. This will limit the chance of the virus being brought into the hospital from the outside.

•Please have no more than two visitors in the hospital at any one time.

•Healthy newborns will room with their mothers to limit any potential exposure.

Other areas of the hospital:

•No visitors under age 18, with the exception of immediate family members.

•Please have no more than two visitors in the hospital at any one time.

•Patients who have a fever plus a cough or sore throat should wear a mask to protect others.

•Hospital staff will take extra care to prevent viruses from being spread between patients. This may include wearing gowns, masks, goggles, gloves and other precautions.

Hospital officials say it's not too late to receive the flu shot, it's available through March.

Copyright KOBI-TV. All rights reserved unless otherwise stated. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without written permission.

]]>
Mon, 26 Jan 2015 12:25:16 -0800
E-Cigarettes found to be more unhealthy than thought http://kobi5.com/news/national-world-news/item/e-cigarettes-found-to-be-more-unhealthy-than-thought.html http://kobi5.com/news/national-world-news/item/e-cigarettes-found-to-be-more-unhealthy-than-thought.html E-Cigarettes found to be more unhealthy than thought

E-Cigarettes have been marketed as a healthier alternative to traditional cigarettes, but a new study shows puffing on E-Cigs could be exposing you to one particular chemical at a greater rate.

It’s called formaldehyde, a chemical commonly used in embalming and nail polish hardeners, now, according to a study in the New England Journal of Medicine; the amount of formaldehyde in E-Cigarettes could be 5-15% higher than in traditional cigarettes.

Copyright KOBI-TV. All rights reserved unless otherwise stated. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without written permission.

]]>
Thu, 22 Jan 2015 15:50:01 -0800
Measles on the move http://kobi5.com/news/national-world-news/item/measles-on-the-move.html http://kobi5.com/news/national-world-news/item/measles-on-the-move.html Measles on the move

Calif. --- (NBC News)  More than 50 people have been diagnosed with the measles in an outbreak that began in December at California's Disneyland.

"We are very concerned, and it's expanded much more rapidly than we thought," says pediatrician Dr. Robert Bjork.

Cases have been reported in Utah, Colorado and Washington state.

The airborne virus is so contagious it can stick around after an infected person has left the room.

Measles causes fever, a cough and runny nose. It's also marked by a signature rash that may not show up until after the patient has been contagious for days.

Many patients in the outbreak that began in Disneyland were not vaccinated, either because they were too young or because parents decided against vaccinating their children.  Doctors say a decrease in vaccination rates is the main reason the nation has seen a marked increase in measles outbreaks in recent years.  More than 600 people were infected in the United States in 2014, the worst year for measles in over a decade.

Read more: http://nbcnews.to/1CIa9mK

Copyright KOBI-TV. All rights reserved unless otherwise stated. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without written permission.

]]>
Mon, 19 Jan 2015 14:21:13 -0800
Flu outlook worsens http://kobi5.com/news/national-world-news/item/flu-outlook-worsens.html http://kobi5.com/news/national-world-news/item/flu-outlook-worsens.html Flu outlook worsens

(NBC News)  The flu seems to be everywhere this year, and since the vaccine is largely a mismatch to the viral strain that's circulating, experts are encouraging doctors to turn to prescription drugs to help ease flu symptoms for those who inevitably get sick.

Emergency rooms in Las Vegas are so overrun with people who think they have the flu they're having to turn away ambulances.

"The beds are filled. They aren't able to release patients from the inpatient facility fast enough," says Southern Nevada Health District Chief Health Officer Dr. Joseph Iser.

Some pharmacies across the country can't fill prescriptions for drugs to treat the flu fast enough, either.

A few temporary shortages of Tamiflu have been reported around the country, though the manufacturer says there is no major, national shortage.

Read more: http://on.today.com/1u7d3C4

Copyright KOBI-TV. All rights reserved unless otherwise stated. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without written permission.

]]>
Fri, 16 Jan 2015 13:22:47 -0800