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Thursday, Sep 22, 2016 at 05:53 PM CDT

Detecting Early Eye Damage

Detecting Early Eye Damage

Researchers are finding ways to see the very early signs of diabetic eye damage, so they can treat it before the damage is done.

Wednesday, Sep 21, 2016 at 04:49 PM CDT

Mylan CEO Defends EpiPen Cost to Angry Lawmakers

Mylan CEO Defends EpiPen Cost to Angry Lawmakers

Outraged Republican and Democratic lawmakers on Wednesday grilled the head of pharmaceutical company Mylan about the significant cost increase of its life-saving EpiPens and the profits for a company with sales...

Wednesday, Sep 21, 2016 at 05:06 PM CDT

Tarrant Co. Resident Who Traveled to Miami Has Zika: TCPH

Tarrant Co. Resident Who Traveled to Miami Has Zika: TCPH

A Tarrant County resident has been diagnosed with the Zika virus after traveling to Miami, health officials say Wednesday.

Wednesday, Sep 21, 2016 at 05:06 PM CDT

Drug-Resistant Superbugs a 'Fundamental Threat': WHO

Drug-Resistant Superbugs a 'Fundamental Threat': WHO

While antibiotics were once hailed as miracle drugs, they've been abused and overused so much that they are now often useless against fast-evolving bacteria. And that bacterial evolution is far outpacing humans’...

Wednesday, Sep 21, 2016 at 02:14 PM CDT

Zuckerbergs Pledge $3B to 'Cure, Prevent or Manage All Disease'

Zuckerbergs Pledge $3B to 'Cure, Prevent or Manage All Disease'

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, have a lofty new goal: to cure, manage or eradicate all disease by the end of this century. To this end, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, their...

Wednesday, Sep 21, 2016 at 12:58 PM CDT

Chipotle's New Push to Convince People Its Food Is Safe

Chipotle's New Push to Convince People Its Food Is Safe

Chipotle is making another push to convince people that its food won't make them sick, with plans to run more newspaper and digital ads outlining the safety steps it has taken since last year's E. coli...

Wednesday, Sep 21, 2016 at 10:13 AM CDT

Fitness Trackers No Guarantee for Weight Loss

Fitness Trackers No Guarantee for Weight Loss

A new study suggests wearing a fitness tracker to tally the number of steps you take in a day doesn't necessarily mean the numbers on the scale will come down. The University of Pittsburgh recruited more than...

Tuesday, Sep 20, 2016 at 11:00 PM CDT

Cancer-Fighting Drugs Under Testing in North Texas

Cancer-Fighting Drugs Under Testing in North Texas

Clinical trials that could change the future of cancer medicine are happening here in North Texas, offering patients hope at a cure and giving doctors new tools in the cancer fight.

Wednesday, Sep 21, 2016 at 04:10 AM CDT

Researchers Find Links in Brain to Eating Disorders

Researchers Find Links in Brain to Eating Disorders

UT Southwestern researchers tracked brain activity of anorexia nervosa patients and found physical image distortions are not a permanent problem.

Tuesday, Sep 20, 2016 at 05:13 PM CDT

Smoking Leaves DNA Damage Years After Quitting: Study

Smoking Leaves DNA Damage Years After Quitting: Study

Most — but not all — DNA damage from smoking fades over time, and the genetic changes occur in clear patterns, researchers reported in an American Heart Association journal Tuesday, according to NBC News. The...

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