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Common as Dirt: New Antibiotic May Conquer Superbugs

Common as Dirt: New Antibiotic May Conquer Superbugs

Researchers may have discovered the first of a new family of antibiotics — which appears to have the ability to kill... Read »

Jan 7, 2015
Doctors Brace for More North Texas Flu

Doctors Brace for More North Texas Flu

After peaking in December, health experts forecast another boost in the number of North Texas flu patients as... Watch »

Jan 6, 2015
Alcohol Poisoning Kills 6 a Day, Mostly Men: CDC

Alcohol Poisoning Kills 6 a Day, Mostly Men: CDC

To the surprise of even health officials, it turns out that most deaths from drinking too much involve middle-aged... Watch »

Jan 7, 2015
The DMN's Dr. Seema Yasmin: The Flu

The DMN's Dr. Seema Yasmin: The Flu

The Dallas Morning News health expert Dr. Seema Yasmin discusses the flu amid concerns about how quickly it will... Watch »

Jan 6, 2015
Doctors Urge Parents: Keep Sick Kids at Home

Doctors Urge Parents: Keep Sick Kids at Home

North Texas doctors and school officials try to slow the spread of the flu as it peaks. Watch »

Jan 6, 2015
Dallas County Reports 7th Case of Chikungunya

Dallas County Reports 7th Case of Chikungunya

A seventh case of chikungunya has been reported this season in Dallas County, according to Dallas County Health and... Read »

Jan 5, 2015
Japan Officials Advise Chewing Slowly After Rice Cake Deaths

Japan Officials Advise Chewing Slowly After Rice Cake Deaths

At least nine people have reportedly choked to death on New Year's rice cakes in Japan, and officials are urging... Read »

Jan 5, 2015
U.S. to Resume First Beef Imports From Ireland Since Mad Cow

U.S. to Resume First Beef Imports From Ireland Since Mad Cow

Ireland says the United States will permit imports of beef from the country — the first European Union state allowed... Read »

Jan 5, 2015
Dallas County Reporting Four Flu-Related Deaths

Dallas County Reporting Four Flu-Related Deaths

Four adults have died in Dallas County as a result of the flu this season, according to the latest figures from... Watch »

Jan 2, 2015
Doctors, Pharmacies Busy With Post-Holiday Rush

Doctors, Pharmacies Busy With Post-Holiday Rush

While the flu is still a problem in North Texas, doctors are also reporting plenty of cases of the common cold and... Watch »

Jan 2, 2015
Fast-Food Chains Attempt to Change Junk Food Image

Fast-Food Chains Attempt to Change Junk Food Image

As people express distaste for food they think is overly processed, McDonald's, Taco Bell and other chains are... Read »

Jan 2, 2015
FDA Drug Approvals Reached 18-Year-High in 2014

FDA Drug Approvals Reached 18-Year-High in 2014

The Food and Drug Administration approved 41 first-of-a-kind drugs in 2014, including a record number of medicines... Read »

Jan 2, 2015
Biological Bad Luck Blamed in Most Cancer Cases

Biological Bad Luck Blamed in Most Cancer Cases

Plain old bad luck plays a major role in determining who gets cancer and who does not, according to researchers who... Read »

Jan 2, 2015
Top Treadmills and Ellipticals

Top Treadmills and Ellipticals

You want to exercise, but can’t find the time. That’s one of the most common reasons people skip their workouts. Watch »

Jan 1, 2015
Lawmakers Look to Curb Prescription Drug Abuse

Lawmakers Look to Curb Prescription Drug Abuse

Texas state lawmakers looking to combat prescription drug abuse are poised to propose that doctors be encouraged to... Read »

Jan 1, 2015
Making Weight Loss Goals a Reality

Making Weight Loss Goals a Reality

Dieting. It’s easily one of the most common New Year’s Resolutions. However, many health experts say, when it comes... Watch »

Jan 1, 2015
How Those NYE Shots May Trash Your Immune System

How Those NYE Shots May Trash Your Immune System

Binge drinkers beware: that big hangover headed your way reveals only a fraction of the physical damage you will... Read »

Dec 31, 2014
Texans Sign Up for Coverage Ahead of Jan. 1 Cutoff

Texans Sign Up for Coverage Ahead of Jan. 1 Cutoff

Nearly 380,000 Texans have selected health insurance plans through the federal marketplace ahead of a January 1... Read »

Dec 30, 2014
CDC: Flu Reaching Epidemic Levels

CDC: Flu Reaching Epidemic Levels

The Centers for Disease Control says the flu has reached epidemic levels and caused the deaths of 15 children around... Watch »

Dec 31, 2014
Flu Deaths in U.S. Reach Epidemic Level: CDC

Flu Deaths in U.S. Reach Epidemic Level: CDC

A total of 15 children have died from flu complications, which the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has... Read »

Dec 30, 2014
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