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Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at 02:49 PM CDT

Side Effects Emerge After Approval for Many US Drugs: Study

Side Effects Emerge After Approval for Many US Drugs: Study<br />

Almost one-third of new drugs approved by U.S. regulators over a decade ended up years later with warnings about unexpected, sometimes life-threatening side effects or complications, a new analysis found. The...

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at 09:10 AM CDT

Life Expectancy Varies by 20 Years Across US Counties

Life Expectancy Varies by 20 Years Across US Counties

Americans' life expectancy varies by nearly a generation across counties in the United States, according to a new study, from a high of 87 years in Colorado's ski country to a low of 66 years in southwest South...

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at 05:10 AM CDT

Deer-Antler Tea Sold in Texas Recalled

Deer-Antler Tea Sold in Texas Recalled

The California Department of Public Health says a Los Angeles company is recalling tea made from deer antler after two people who drank it got sick.

Monday, May 8, 2017 at 11:06 PM CDT

Sue Loncar Hopes Family Can Bring Awareness to Mental Health

Sue Loncar Hopes Family Can Bring Awareness to Mental Health

Sue Loncar says it's time for people to talk about depression in a different way. That's why she's opening up about her family's struggles.

Monday, May 8, 2017 at 06:57 PM CDT

North Texans' Life Expectancy Varies By County: Study

North Texans' Life Expectancy Varies By County: Study

A new study on life expectancy in the United States includes some good news and some bad news for North Texas.

Monday, May 8, 2017 at 06:32 PM CDT

Flash Mob Surprises Make-A-Wish Recipient

Flash Mob Surprises Make-A-Wish Recipient

A pediatric cancer patient from Dallas got a big surprise when she her wish was revealed by Make-A-Wish at Medical City Children's Hospital on Monday.

Monday, May 8, 2017 at 05:21 PM CDT

Bacteria Could be Behind Mysterious Outbreak in Liberia: CDC

Bacteria Could be Behind Mysterious Outbreak in Liberia: CDC

A contagious bacterial infection appears to be the cause of at least some cases in a mysterious outbreak in Liberia, U.S. health officials said Monday. The bacteria can cause meningitis, a dangerous brain...

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at 05:56 AM CDT

Health Care Fight Shifts to Senate, Where GOP Wants a Reboot

Health Care Fight Shifts to Senate, Where GOP Wants a Reboot

It took blood, sweat and tears for Republican leaders to finally push their health care bill through the House last week. Don't expect the process to be less arduous in the Senate, though more of the angst in...

Monday, May 8, 2017 at 12:28 PM CDT

New Testing Method Revolutionizes Allergy Identification

New Testing Method Revolutionizes Allergy Identification

A new finger prick test can identify more than 100 allergens, revolutionizing the more laborious methods currently in use. Dr. Janet Pate with Nurture Pediatrics in Bellaire, Texas says that until now the...

Monday, May 8, 2017 at 09:06 PM CDT

Measles Outbreak Caused by Vaccine Skeptics: Health Depts.

Measles Outbreak Caused by Vaccine Skeptics: Health Depts.

An outbreak of measles in Minnesota has led to 44 infected people, nearly all of them children, the Minnesota department of health says. Eleven kids are in the hospital and more cases of measles are expected,...

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