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Thursday, Jul 28, 2016 at 02:25 PM CDT

Texas' Revised Abortion Booklet Criticized as Inaccurate

Texas' Revised Abortion Booklet Criticized as Inaccurate

The latest version of a booklet that Texas produces for women considering an abortion suggests medical connections between terminating pregnancies and heightened risks of breast cancer and depression.

Friday, Jul 29, 2016 at 07:00 PM CDT

Blue Bell to Pay $175,000 Fine Over Listeria Outbreak

Blue Bell to Pay $175,000 Fine Over Listeria Outbreak

Brenham-based Blue Bell Creameries has agreed to immediately pay a $175,000 fine following last year's Listeria outbreak that sickened 10 and was linked to three deaths.

Thursday, Jul 28, 2016 at 10:49 AM CDT

New Mobile Unit Saves Lives of Stroke Patients

New Mobile Unit Saves Lives of Stroke Patients

A new mobile stroke unit in ambulances in Colorado is saving stroke patients' lives, allowing them to get treatment before arriving at the hospital.

Thursday, Jul 28, 2016 at 07:48 AM CDT

Elephant Sedative Poses New Threat in Overdose Fight

Elephant Sedative Poses New Threat in Overdose Fight

A drug used to sedate elephants and other large animals, 100 times as potent as the fentanyl already escalating the country's heroin troubles, is suspected in spates of overdoses in several states, where...

Wednesday, Jul 27, 2016 at 05:51 PM CDT

Medical Grants For Texas Children Available

Medical Grants For Texas Children Available

Families with children's medical needs can apply for money to help cover medical costs not covered by their private insurance plans.

Wednesday, Jul 27, 2016 at 11:48 PM CDT

Nurse, Friend Recovering After Kidney Transplant

Nurse, Friend Recovering After Kidney Transplant

Born with a rare disease and just days away from kidney failure, Fort Worth nurse Danny Kolzow is getting a lifeline from a longtime friend.

Wednesday, Jul 27, 2016 at 07:01 AM CDT

First Medical Marijuana Dispensary Opens in Florida

First Medical Marijuana Dispensary Opens in Florida

The first shop that can legally sell medical marijuana in Florida opened at a strip mall in Tallahassee on Tuesday and Dallas Nagy became its first customer, buying cannabis capsules that he hopes will ease his...

Wednesday, Jul 27, 2016 at 03:25 AM CDT

FDA Reconsiders Gay Blood Ban

FDA Reconsiders Gay Blood Ban

Facing increased pressure from Democrats in Congress, the Food and Drug Administration began to officially reconsider its policy limiting blood donations from gay and bisexual men on Tuesday, NBC News reported.

Tuesday, Jul 26, 2016 at 09:11 PM CDT

Ice Bucket Challenge Leads to Disease Discovery: Paper

Ice Bucket Challenge Leads to Disease Discovery: Paper

The ice bucket challenge became a phenomenon in the of summer 2014, and the boost in funding it brought about helped lead to a significant discovery in the study of the ALS disease, according to a paper...

Tuesday, Jul 26, 2016 at 05:47 PM CDT

Virtual Reality Therapy For PTSD

Virtual Reality Therapy For PTSD

Researchers are speeding up the recovery of those suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. Using virtual reality, a doctor can recreate a scene that triggers fear or anxiety in a patient by putting...

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