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Enterovirus-D68 Confirmed in North Texas

Enterovirus-D68 Confirmed in North Texas

Several cases of Enterovirus-D68 have been confirmed in North Texas after test results from the Centers for Disease... Watch »

Sep 26, 2014
Ninth Human West Nile Case Reported in Dallas Co.

Ninth Human West Nile Case Reported in Dallas Co.

The Dallas County Health and Human Services Department confirms a ninth person has contracted West Nile virus in the... Read »

Sep 25, 2014
Skirt Size Increase Linked to Breast Cancer Risk: Study

Skirt Size Increase Linked to Breast Cancer Risk: Study

A new study from the journal BMJ Open suggests that woman who go up a skirt size every decade between their 20s and... Read »

Sep 25, 2014
Health Database Project Halted Over Cost, Ethical Concerns

Health Database Project Halted Over Cost, Ethical Concerns

Plans for a massive health database have been postponed again after Texas health officials cited cost and ethical... Read »

Sep 24, 2014
CDC to Test for Enterovirus in North Texas Samples

CDC to Test for Enterovirus in North Texas Samples

Children's Health System of Texas campuses in Dallas and Plano have implemented new visitation rules to try and... Watch »

Sep 23, 2014
Coke, Pepsi Pledge to Reduce Calorie Consumption

Coke, Pepsi Pledge to Reduce Calorie Consumption

Coke, Pepsi and Dr Pepper said Tuesday they'll work to reduce the calories Americans get from beverages by 20... Read »

Sep 23, 2014
Whooping Cough in Denton County

Whooping Cough in Denton County

Doctors are keeping an eye on children in Denton County after a student there was diagnosed with whooping cough. Watch »

Sep 23, 2014
Swift Action Could Prevent Huge Spike in Ebola Deaths

Swift Action Could Prevent Huge Spike in Ebola Deaths

The prognosis for the massive Ebola outbreak in West Africa isn't good — but swift action can greatly improve it,... Read »

Sep 23, 2014
Testing of Babies Exposed to TB Begins

Testing of Babies Exposed to TB Begins

State health officials have launched its first screening of babies possibly exposed to tuberculosis at an El Paso... Read »

Sep 23, 2014
HEB Police Hiring Mental Health Coordinator

HEB Police Hiring Mental Health Coordinator

Three North Texas Police Departments will get help responding to a growing number of calls involving mental... Read »

Sep 23, 2014
WHO: Ebola Death Rate 70 Percent, 20K Cases Expected

WHO: Ebola Death Rate 70 Percent, 20K Cases Expected

The World Health Organization says researchers expect 20,000 cases of Ebola by November, and that 70 percent of... Read »

Sep 23, 2014
Pertussis Scare at North Texas Middle School

Pertussis Scare at North Texas Middle School

A North Texas school is on high alert Monday morning after a student was diagnosed with pertussis. Read »

Sep 22, 2014
Sierra Leone Wraps 3-Day Ebola Lockdown

Sierra Leone Wraps 3-Day Ebola Lockdown

A three-day lockdown in Sierra Leone aimed at controlling the world's worst Ebola epidemic concluded on Sunday, with... Read »

Sep 21, 2014
Battle Against West Nile Continues

Battle Against West Nile Continues

Summer may be winding down but the fight against West Nile virus carrying mosquitoes continues across North Texas. Watch »

Sep 20, 2014
Testicular Cancer Survivor Pushes Giant Ball Across U.S. to Raise Awareness

Testicular Cancer Survivor Pushes Giant Ball Across U.S. to Raise...

A survivor of testicular cancer is pushing a giant, 6-foot-high inflatable ball across the country to raise... Read »

Sep 20, 2014
3 Found Guilty in Peanut Butter Salmonella Trial

3 Found Guilty in Peanut Butter Salmonella Trial

A federal jury on Friday found the owner of a peanut plant and two workers at the plant guilty in connection with a... Read »

Sep 19, 2014
9,000 Fire Alarms That Can Fail to Sound Recalled

9,000 Fire Alarms That Can Fail to Sound Recalled

Siemens is recalling about 9,000 audible fire alarms that may not sound. Read »

Sep 18, 2014
Dallas Co. Reports 8th West Nile Case of 2014

Dallas Co. Reports 8th West Nile Case of 2014

Health officials have confirmed the seventh human case of West Nile virus in Dallas County in 2014. Read »

Sep 18, 2014
A&M to Dedicate Key Element of Vaccine Center

A&M to Dedicate Key Element of Vaccine Center

Texas Gov. Rick Perry will join other dignitaries in College Station at the dedication of what's described as a... Read »

Sep 18, 2014
Smoking Ban in Effect Thursday in Waxahachie

Smoking Ban in Effect Thursday in Waxahachie

Beginning Thursday, smokers can no longer light up in public places in Waxahachie. Read »

Sep 18, 2014
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