Dallas-Fort Worth Health News, Staying Healthy, Health in Schools, and Promoting Wellness | NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

Health Connection

Friday, May 20, 2016 at 01:13 PM CDT

157 Pregnant Women in US States Have Zika: CDC

157 Pregnant Women in US States Have Zika: CDC

The number of pregnant women in the United States infected with Zika virus is suddenly tripling, due to a change in how the government is reporting cases. Previously, officials had reported how many pregnant...

Friday, May 20, 2016 at 10:00 AM CDT

Makeover Coming for Food Nutrition Labels

Makeover Coming for Food Nutrition Labels

Nutrition facts labels on food packages are getting a long-awaited makeover, with calories listed in bigger, bolder type and a new line for added sugars. And serving sizes will be updated to make them...

Friday, May 20, 2016 at 09:19 AM CDT

Oprah Winfrey Say She Cheats on Weight Watchers

Oprah Winfrey Say She Cheats on Weight Watchers

Winfrey, who's lost upwards of 26 lbs. since becoming a Weight Watchers spokesperson last summer, does allow for a few indulgences.

Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 06:23 PM CDT

Half of US Cancer Deaths Due to Bad Habits: Study

Half of US Cancer Deaths Due to Bad Habits: Study

Researchers say people are in charge of their own risk of cancer — with as many as half of cancer deaths related to things people could easily change, NBC News reported. Smoking, heavy drinking, being...

Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 04:31 PM CDT

Yellow Fever in Africa Not a Public Emergency: WHO

Yellow Fever in Africa Not a Public Emergency: WHO

The World Health Organization said the current yellow fever outbreak in central African requires urgent action, but doesn’t amount to a public health emergency, NBC News reports. The organization’s advisory...

Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 03:39 PM CDT

Dallas Co. Reports First WNV-Positive Traps of 2016

Dallas Co. Reports First WNV-Positive Traps of 2016

Dallas County Health and Human Services says the county's first positive West Nile virus mosquito traps have been collected for the 2016 season.

Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 03:40 AM CDT

House GOP Presses Ahead With $622M Bill to Fight Zika

House GOP Presses Ahead With $622M Bill to Fight Zika

Republicans controlling the House pushed through on Wednesday a $622 million bill to battle the Zika virus, setting up challenging and high-stakes negotiations with the GOP-controlled Senate and the White House...

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 07:43 PM CDT

Health Experts to Test HIV Vaccine in South Africa

Health Experts to Test HIV Vaccine in South Africa

Scientists will be testing an HIV vaccine in South Africa that has had some success, NBC News reported. The risk of infection dropped for 31 percent of volunteers tested in Thailand in 2009 when they were given...

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 06:37 PM CDT

Cancer Drug Keeps Some Patients Alive for 3 Years

Cancer Drug Keeps Some Patients Alive for 3 Years

A drug that helped former President Jimmy Carter’s cancer disappear is helping many other patients with similar conditions, NBC News reports. The drug, Keytruda, stops tumor cells from cloaking themselves...

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 05:51 PM CDT

Fibrous Tissue Condition Affects More Women Than Men

Fibrous Tissue Condition Affects More Women Than Men

Fibromuscular dysplasia, or FMD, is up to ten-times more common in women than in men. But it's often overlooked because patients and their doctors have a hard time identifying the symptoms.

What's New
Get NBCDFW on Mobile!
Get NBCDFW's free news and weather apps on your iPad, iPhone, Android or other mobile device. Read more
Follow Us
Sign up to receive news and updates that matter to you.
Send Us Your Story Tips
Check Out