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Wednesday, Aug 24, 2016 at 09:02 PM CDT

Possible Vaccine For Lung Cancer Being Studied

Possible Vaccine For Lung Cancer Being Studied

A revolutionary lung cancer vaccine may have the potential to significantly help patients and people at risk for the disease.

Friday, Aug 26, 2016 at 09:24 AM CDT

Food Stamp Rules May Bring Produce, Problems to Dallas

Food Stamp Rules May Bring Produce, Problems to Dallas

Regulators with the United States Department of Agriculture have proposed new guidelines for food store retailers that accept SNAP benefits or food stamps.

Tuesday, Aug 23, 2016 at 06:11 PM CDT

Tarrant Co. Leaders Consider Aerial Spraying for Mosquitoes

Tarrant Co. Leaders Consider Aerial Spraying for Mosquitoes

Local leaders are preparing for a double punch of mosquito-borne illnesses between West Nile and Zika. That combination could potentially lead to a first in Tarrant County: aerial spraying.

Tuesday, Aug 23, 2016 at 05:00 PM CDT

Dallas County Confirms Seven More Cases of West Nile

Dallas County Confirms Seven More Cases of West Nile

Dallas County health officials have confirmed several more cases of West Nile virus -- bringing the 2016 total to 29.

Thursday, Aug 25, 2016 at 05:40 PM CDT

Standing Desks Can Lower BMI in Students: Study

Standing Desks Can Lower BMI in Students: Study

Researchers at the Texas A&M University Health Science Center say standing desks in classrooms can slow or lower a child's body mass index (BMI).

Tuesday, Aug 23, 2016 at 07:24 PM CDT

Scientists Study Fruit Flies for Secret to Good Sleep

Scientists Study Fruit Flies for Secret to Good Sleep

We all know how much better we feel after a good night’s sleep, but sleep is also key for staying healthy. If you don’t get enough sleep, there’s evidence that your brain activity changes.

Tuesday, Aug 23, 2016 at 11:48 AM CDT

The DMN's Dr. Seema Yasmin: Zika Vacine

The DMN's Dr. Seema Yasmin: Zika Vacine

The Dallas Morning News' medical expert Dr. Seema Yasmin joins NBC 5 live via satellite to talk about a call for volunteers to test a Zika vaccine.

Tuesday, Aug 23, 2016 at 10:33 AM CDT

McDonald's Recalls 29M Wristband Toys Following Burns

McDonald's Recalls 29M Wristband Toys Following Burns

McDonald's is recalling approximately 29 million "Step-It" activity wristbands distributed across the country in their "Happy Meals" following more than 70 reports that children suffered skin irritation...

Tuesday, Aug 23, 2016 at 04:34 AM CDT

New Emergency Department Ready for Back-to-School Injuries

New Emergency Department Ready for Back-to-School Injuries

Cook Children's in Fort Worth opened a new emergency department during the first week of school to accommodate back-to-school injuries.

Monday, Aug 22, 2016 at 03:20 PM CDT

Several TWU Student Athletes Hospitalized

Several TWU Student Athletes Hospitalized

Eight student athletes from Texas Woman's University have been hospitalized, school officials said.

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