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Wednesday, Jun 29, 2016 at 06:35 PM CDT

A Little Butter Won't Kill You, Study Says

A Little Butter Won't Kill You, Study Says

A little butter isn't going to kill anyone, but it's not a health food, nutrition experts said in a study released Wednesday. "I would say butter is neither good nor bad," Laura Pimpin of the Friedman School of...

Wednesday, Jun 29, 2016 at 10:07 AM CDT

Chipotle Adding Chorizo to Menu to Win Back Customers

Chipotle Adding Chorizo to Menu to Win Back Customers

Chipotle is adding chorizo to its menu in yet another move intended to get people back in stores following an E. coli outbreak last year. The chain says the topping will be available in select cities including...

Wednesday, Jun 29, 2016 at 11:50 AM CDT

Health Officials Preparing for Locally Transmitted Zika

Health Officials Preparing for Locally Transmitted Zika

Public health officials in Texas have spent months preparing for what they are certain will be at least some locally transmitted cases of Zika virus.

Wednesday, Jun 29, 2016 at 11:02 AM CDT

Water Systems Failing to Test for Lead

Water Systems Failing to Test for Lead

The Natural Resources Defense Council reports more than 18 million Americans got their drinking water from systems with lead violations in 2015.

Wednesday, Jun 29, 2016 at 08:21 AM CDT

FDA Asks for New Studies on How Hand Sanitizers Work

FDA Asks for New Studies on How Hand Sanitizers Work

Federal health officials want to know whether hand sanitizers used by millions of Americans work as well as manufacturers claim — and whether there are any health risks to their growing use. The Food and...

Wednesday, Jun 29, 2016 at 06:22 PM CDT

Flesh-Eating Bacteria Found at Texas Beaches

Flesh-Eating Bacteria Found at Texas Beaches

A Plano woman describes her bout with flesh-eating bacteria and doctors talk about signs of infection.

Tuesday, Jun 28, 2016 at 04:38 PM CDT

Texas Prepares for Zika

Texas Prepares for Zika

The Dallas Morning News' Sabriya Rice talks about Texas' plans to deal with the Zika virus after Texas Gov. Greg Abbott asked for $10 million to help the state prepare.

Tuesday, Jun 28, 2016 at 07:33 PM CDT

Tarrant County Confirms Seventh Case of Zika Virus

Tarrant County Confirms Seventh Case of Zika Virus

A seventh person has been diagnosed with Zika virus in Tarrant County Public Health Department officials say.

Monday, Jun 27, 2016 at 01:13 PM CDT

Texas Medicaid Cuts to Impact Special-Needs Kids

Texas Medicaid Cuts to Impact Special-Needs Kids

In less than three weeks, Texas plans to implement $350 million in planned cuts to an insurance program that pays for speech, physical and occupational therapy for children with disabilities.

Monday, Jun 27, 2016 at 11:13 PM CDT

Supreme Court Strikes Down Texas Abortion Clinic Regulations

Supreme Court Strikes Down Texas Abortion Clinic Regulations

The Supreme Court has struck down Texas' widely replicated regulations on abortion clinics in the court's biggest abortion case in nearly a quarter century.

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