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Thursday, May 26, 2016 at 05:09 PM CDT

Genetically Engineered Mosquitoes Fight Zika Spread

Genetically Engineered Mosquitoes Fight Zika Spread

Dr. Seema Yasmin, medical expert at The Dallas Morning News, discusses how genetically engineered mosquitoes could be a new weapon in the fight against the Zika epidemic.

Thursday, May 26, 2016 at 07:32 PM CDT

Antibiotic-Resistant 'Superbug' Found in US for 1st Time

Antibiotic-Resistant 'Superbug' Found in US for 1st Time

A drug resistant “superbug” feared by doctors has shown up in the U.S. for the first time, researchers reported Thursday. The germ, E. coli bacteria with the mcr-1 gene mutation, was found in a Pennsylvania...

Thursday, May 26, 2016 at 08:54 AM CDT

Fake Perfume Bust Finds Ingredients Linked to Cancer, Organ Damage

Fake Perfume Bust Finds Ingredients Linked to Cancer, Organ Damage

Federal agents seized cases of fake perfume – some of which contained ingredients linked to cancer and organ damage – and made five arrests in a counterfeiting bust Wednesday morning, authorities said. Homeland...

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at 10:51 PM CDT

Telemedicine Puts Doctor's Visit in Palm of Your Hand

Telemedicine Puts Doctor's Visit in Palm of Your Hand

Telemedicine involves a health care provider’s medical care delivered to patients remotely. The nation's largest telemedicine company, Teladoc, is located in Lewisville and takes NBC 5 on a tour of its...

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at 04:28 PM CDT

Rabies Reported in Two Kittens in Collin County

Rabies Reported in Two Kittens in Collin County

Collin County Animal Services released an advisory to let area residents know that two kittens living on a ranch in Blue Ridge have tested positive for rabies by the Texas Department of State Health Services...

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at 06:15 PM CDT

Zika and West Nile Top Concerns This Mosquito Season

Zika and West Nile Top Concerns This Mosquito Season

Mosquito season is underway and Dallas County Health and Human Services is reminding residents to take precautions.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at 01:26 PM CDT

Candy-Like Edible Marijuana Is Sending Kids to ERs

Candy-Like Edible Marijuana Is Sending Kids to ERs

In Oregon, an 8-year-old boy was rushed to the hospital after finding a marijuana cookie at a park. In Michigan, two children were sent to the ER after getting into a man's stash of gummy candy containing...

Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at 03:44 PM CDT

Family Health Care Costs Have Tripled Since '01: Analysis

Family Health Care Costs Have Tripled Since '01: Analysis

The costs of providing health care to an average American family surpassed $25,000 for the first time in 2016 — even as the rate of health cost increases slowed to a record low, a new analysis revealed...

Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at 01:33 PM CDT

BMX Legend Dave Mirra Had Brain Disease: Report

BMX Legend Dave Mirra Had Brain Disease: Report

Doctors have reportedly concluded that BMX rider Dave Mirra, who took his own life in February, suffered from the brain disease CTE. ESPN reports a neuropathologist at the University of Toronto and two others...

Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at 11:57 AM CDT

The DMN's Dr. Seema Yasmin: Whooping Cough

The DMN's Dr. Seema Yasmin: Whooping Cough

The Dallas Morning News' medical expert Dr. Seema Yasmin talks about the rise in Whooping Cough cases and the Pertussis vaccine.

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