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Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 04:50 PM CDT

Cosmetics Can't Claim They Lighten, Plump Up Skin, FDA Says

Cosmetics Can't Claim They Lighten, Plump Up Skin, FDA Says

Reviva Labs, a popular brand of cosmetics, must either prove its products plump skin, regenerate collagen and lighten age spots, or stop claiming they do, the Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday. The...

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 03:16 PM CDT

Formerly Conjoined Twins Released From Hospital

Formerly Conjoined Twins Released From Hospital

Twin girls who were formerly conjoined below the waist have been released from a South Texas hospital.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 10:22 AM CDT

Texas Town Hopes Disinfectant Will Eliminate Need to Boil Water

Texas Town Hopes Disinfectant Will Eliminate Need to Boil Water

A South Texas city dealing with a boil water order for nearly a week plans to change the disinfectant in the system in hopes of soon lifting the advisory.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at 10:55 PM CDT

North Texas Prepares for Active Mosquito Season

North Texas Prepares for Active Mosquito Season

Several hundred mosquito traps are now placed each week across the Dallas-Fort Worth area, capturing mosquitoes that could potentially carry the West Nile virus.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at 08:06 PM CDT

Penis Transplant Recipient Thankful for Doctors

Penis Transplant Recipient Thankful for Doctors

With a warm and upbeat attitude, Thomas Manning of Halifax, Massachusetts, said he's a lucky guy — thankful for his doctors at Massachusetts General Hospital, and thankful to be the first man in the country...

Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at 07:32 AM CDT

Many Sunscreens Don’t Meet SPF Claims: Consumer Reports

Many Sunscreens Don’t Meet SPF Claims: Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports tested 65 water-resistant sunscreens with SPF numbers of 30 or higher and found that nearly half did not meet their SPF claims. Nearly three-quarters of "natural" sunscreens also fell...

Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at 07:56 AM CDT

Zika More Worrying but Olympics Shouldn't Be Moved: UN

Zika More Worrying but Olympics Shouldn't Be Moved: UN

The World Health Organization's chief said Tuesday the agency is increasingly worried about the Zika virus, even though it does not recommend canceling or postponing the Rio de Janeiro Summer Olympics in...

Monday, May 16, 2016 at 10:43 PM CDT

Embryo Adoption for Couples Struggling to Conceive

Embryo Adoption for Couples Struggling to Conceive

More clinics are offering couples the option to donate their embryos to another couple struggling to have a family.

Monday, May 16, 2016 at 09:27 PM CDT

Sports Science to Aid Firefighters Against Injury

Sports Science to Aid Firefighters Against Injury

Human performance testing is helping firefighters in The Colony prevent injuries on the job.

Monday, May 16, 2016 at 06:33 PM CDT

Heart Attacks Are 'Silent' in Nearly Half of Cases: Study

Heart Attacks Are 'Silent' in Nearly Half of Cases: Study

A new study released Monday found that 45 percent of heart attacks in the United States are "silent" — people don't realize they're having them, NBC News reports. But even though these heart attacks do...

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