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Facebook Page Rallies for One Direction to Visit Cancer Patient, 6

Facebook Page Rallies for One Direction to Visit Cancer Patient, 6

A six-year-old cancer patient in Massachusetts hoped to go to a One Direction concert this month with her... Watch »

Aug 7, 2014
NIH Scientists Closer Than Ever to Ebola Vaccine

NIH Scientists Closer Than Ever to Ebola Vaccine

National Institutes of Health scientists have been working for more than a decade on an Ebola vaccine. As the latest... Watch »

Aug 6, 2014

"Gross" or "Magical": Families Burn Umbilical Cords

Cord burning has been practiced by various cultures for many years, but it's becoming more popular in the states,... Read »

Aug 6, 2014
Health Officials Encouraging Back-to-School Shots

Health Officials Encouraging Back-to-School Shots

Denton Co. Public Health says lines haven't been too bad yet for back to school shots so they're encouraging people... Watch »

Aug 6, 2014
Ebola Outbreak: 5 Things Air Travelers Need to Know

Ebola Outbreak: 5 Things Air Travelers Need to Know

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa, which claimed at least 887 lives, has many people wondering whether the virus... Read »

Aug 6, 2014
New Ebola Treatment Uses an Old Idea

New Ebola Treatment Uses an Old Idea

The experimental treatment given to the two Americans infected with the Ebola virus uses an old idea, serum, devised... Read »

Aug 6, 2014
West Nile Survivor Still Recovering 1 Year Later

West Nile Survivor Still Recovering 1 Year Later

A North Texas man who was diagnosed with West Nile virus nearly a year ago said while his family is helping him get... Watch »

Aug 6, 2014
Smoking Ban Considered in Frisco

Smoking Ban Considered in Frisco

The Frisco City Council Tuesday is expected to consider banning smoking and the possession of tobacco products from... Watch »

Aug 5, 2014
Frisco Considers Tobacco Ban in Public Parks

Frisco Considers Tobacco Ban in Public Parks

The Frisco City Council Tuesday is expected to consider banning smoking and the possession of tobacco products from... Watch »

Aug 5, 2014
Safety Study: Dangers of Texting and Walking

Safety Study: Dangers of Texting and Walking

Researchers discovered teenagers are more at risk of getting hit by cars while distracted than any other demographic... Watch »

Aug 5, 2014
2nd American With Ebola Arrives at Atlanta Hospital

2nd American With Ebola Arrives at Atlanta Hospital

An American aid worker infected with Ebola arrived Tuesday in Atlanta, joining a second patient being given an... Watch »

Aug 5, 2014
Two-a-Day Practices Underway in North Texas

Two-a-Day Practices Underway in North Texas

North Texas athletic teams took the field or court on Monday for the first official practice of the season. This is... Watch »

Aug 4, 2014
Tarrant Co. Confirms 1st Human Case of West Nile

Tarrant Co. Confirms 1st Human Case of West Nile

Tarrant County health officials confirmed Monday morning the first human case of West Nile virus in the 2014... Read »

Aug 4, 2014
Texas Abortion Clinics Ask Judge to Stop New Law

Texas Abortion Clinics Ask Judge to Stop New Law

Abortion providers in Texas want a federal judge to stop a new law that they say will leave just eight facilities... Read »

Aug 4, 2014
North Texan Witnesses Liberia

North Texan Witnesses Liberia "Deteroriate by the Hour"

Hours after returning from Liberia, Dr. Todd Phillips told NBC 5 about seeing the Ebola outbreak firsthand. Watch »

Aug 4, 2014
Mass. Doctor Heading to Africa to Help Fight Ebola

Mass. Doctor Heading to Africa to Help Fight Ebola

Dr. Nahid Bhadelia is taking her knowledge about infectious disease to Sierra Leone, where she'll be in the... Watch »

Aug 3, 2014
New York Times To Run Ad From Marijuana Company

New York Times To Run Ad From Marijuana Company

The New York Times will run a full-page advertisement on Sunday for a company that helps marijuana users find pot... Read »

Aug 2, 2014
Toledo Tap Water Remains Off-Limits for Third Day

Toledo Tap Water Remains Off-Limits for Third Day

Residents in northwestern Ohio remained unable to use tap water for a third day after testing showed toxins were... Watch »

Aug 4, 2014
1st Ebola Patient, Dr. Kent Brantly, Arrives at Emory

1st Ebola Patient, Dr. Kent Brantly, Arrives at Emory

An American patient fighting against the deadly Ebola virus arrived in Atlanta from Africa on Saturday. Emory... Watch »

Aug 2, 2014
5 Things to Know About Ebola Outbreak in W. Africa

5 Things to Know About Ebola Outbreak in W. Africa

Two Americans who had been working to treat Ebola patients in Africa have been stricken by the disease. Read »

Aug 2, 2014
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