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Monday, Apr 25, 2016 at 07:01 PM CDT

Dallas County Prepares For Zika Virus

Dallas County Prepares For Zika Virus

Dallas County public health officials warn residents of Zika virus concerns ahead of mosquito season.

Monday, Apr 25, 2016 at 04:20 PM CDT

Subconcussive Football Impacts Can Cause Changes in the Brain

Subconcussive Football Impacts Can Cause Changes in the Brain

A recent study done in part by UTSWMC shows repeated impacts to the heads of high school football players can cause measurable changes in the brain, even if there was no concussion.

Monday, Apr 25, 2016 at 07:30 AM CDT

More Kids Harmed by Ingesting Laundry Pods: Study

More Kids Harmed by Ingesting Laundry Pods: Study

Despite warnings about the dangers laundry detergent pods pose to children, calls to poison control centers continue to rise, NBC's "Today" show reported, citing a new study published Monday. The study...

Saturday, Apr 23, 2016 at 04:41 PM CDT

Young Texans Race For Pediatric Cancer Patients

 Young Texans Race For Pediatric Cancer Patients

The Young Texans RACE Against Cancer is happening May 7 in Dallas. The 5K, 10K and Fun Run weaves through the heart of Dallas.

Sunday, Apr 24, 2016 at 04:41 AM CDT

Medical Marijuana Users Protest CBD-Only Laws

Medical Marijuana Users Protest CBD-Only Laws

Many people who would benefit from the legalization of medical marijuana are beginning to rise up to protest the new laws, NBC News reports. They say “CBD-only” laws allow residents with specified conditions...

Friday, Apr 22, 2016 at 06:51 PM CDT

Vision Problems Related To Device Use, Says Study

Vision Problems Related To Device Use, Says Study

A new study found a decline in vision in people who stare at some type of computer screen for several hours a day.

Friday, Apr 22, 2016 at 03:19 PM CDT

UTA Student Humanizes Autism

UTA Student Humanizes Autism

David Dunn was 12 when he was diagnosed with a form of autism called Asperger's Syndrome. Now, he is a senior at U-T Arlington where is he studying broadcast communications. He wants to go into film criticism...

Friday, Apr 22, 2016 at 11:44 AM CDT

3rd of US Suicides Among Middle-Aged Whites: CDC

3rd of US Suicides Among Middle-Aged Whites: CDC

Middle-aged white people now account for a third of all suicides in the U.S., a new government report shows. Suicide is the nation's 10th leading cause of death, and the overall rate rose 24 per cent in...

Thursday, Apr 21, 2016 at 06:00 PM CDT

More Mothers Using Laughing Gas in the Labor Room

More Mothers Using Laughing Gas in the Labor Room

Texas Health Fort Worth is offering a new option that can ease labor pains for mothers who choose natural births.

Thursday, Apr 21, 2016 at 11:59 AM CDT

Irregular Periods May Raise Ovarian Cancer Risk: Study

Irregular Periods May Raise Ovarian Cancer Risk: Study

Women who had irregular periods in their 20s were more likely to develop ovarian cancer decades later, according to a new study, NBC News reported. Researchers reported in the International Journal of...

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