<![CDATA[NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth - Health News]]> Copyright 2016 http://www.nbcdfw.com/news/health http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/NBC+5-KXAS+Logo+for+Google+News.png NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth http://www.nbcdfw.com en-us Sat, 13 Feb 2016 23:58:23 -0600 Sat, 13 Feb 2016 23:58:23 -0600 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Dallas County to Start Testing for Zika Virus Monday]]> Fri, 12 Feb 2016 17:47:51 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/zika-lab.jpg
Dallas County Health and Human Services will start testing for the Zika virus in Dallas on Monday.

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<![CDATA[Congress Hoping for Legislation to Fight Zika]]> Thu, 11 Feb 2016 20:35:34 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/ZikaVaccine-AP_277080321305.jpg
Congressional leaders hope to move on legislation to increase funding to fight the Zika virus, NBC News reported. President Obama requested $1.8 billion from Congress on Monday to speed up research on...

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<![CDATA[Celina ISD Warns of Norovirus Outbreak]]> Fri, 12 Feb 2016 08:13:48 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/norovirus-dengeric.jpg
The Celina Independent School District has informed parents about an outbreak of norovirus at Celina Elementary School.

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<![CDATA[Some Good News for Dementia: Rates Might be Going Down]]> Wed, 10 Feb 2016 23:52:42 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/DEMENT_GettyImages-472947990.jpg
Researchers have found a small piece of good news for people at high risk of some kinds of dementia: it might be possible to delay it or even prevent it. They found falling rates of vascular dementia in...

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<![CDATA[Zika Found in Fetus With Birth Defects]]> Wed, 10 Feb 2016 18:26:06 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/ZikaLab-GettyImages-506977656.jpg
Doctors have found the Zika virus in the brain of a fetus with severe microcephaly, which may help experts understand the relationship between the virus and how it affects developing babies, NBC News...

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<![CDATA[Zika Will Spread Like Chikungunya: CDC]]> Wed, 10 Feb 2016 16:44:33 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Mosquito-AP_750626106311.jpg
The head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is looking towards a virus in Puerto Rico to track how Zika may spread, NBC News reported. The CDC says Zika is spreading the same way as chikungunya, a...

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<![CDATA[Dallas Co. Warns More Zika Cases May Be Ahead]]> Wed, 10 Feb 2016 17:29:15 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Mosquito-AP_750626106311.jpg
Dallas County Health officials confirm a third positive test for Zika virus and warn that many more cases can be expected in the months ahead.

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<![CDATA[Third Zika Case Confirmed in Dallas County]]> Wed, 10 Feb 2016 10:38:07 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/zika+virus2.jpg
The first locally transmitted case of Zika virus has been confirmed Tuesday in Dallas County. The patient was infected through sexual contact, not through a mosquito bite, officials say.

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<![CDATA[The DMN's Dr. Seema Yasmin: Zika Virus]]> Tue, 09 Feb 2016 12:04:45 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/seema-zika.jpg
The Dallas Morning News' medical expert Dr. Seema Yasmin discusses the fight to stop the spread of the Zika virus.

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<![CDATA[Student Loan Repayment for Mental Health Pros]]> Mon, 08 Feb 2016 20:29:59 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/graduation+cap+getty.jpg
Mental health professionals can now get a big financial boost from the state of Texas.]]>
<![CDATA[CDC Elevates Zika Response to Highest Level]]> Mon, 08 Feb 2016 17:29:57 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Mosquito-AP_750626106311.jpg
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have moved to the highest level of activation for a Zika response.

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<![CDATA[US Athletes Worried About Zika Told to Skip Rio: Report]]> Mon, 08 Feb 2016 16:17:41 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/180*120/zika-GettyImages-506962162.jpg
The United States Olympic Committee told U.S. sports federations on a January conference call that athletes and staff worried about contracting the Zika virus should consider not going to the 2016 Rio Olympics...

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<![CDATA[University of North Texas Warns Students of Zika Virus]]> Fri, 05 Feb 2016 17:38:13 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/TLMD-mosquito-zancudo-zika--.JPG
The University of North Texas is urging students to be careful amidst the spread of the Zika virus in parts of Texas and elsewhere.

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<![CDATA[Zika Scare Reopens Abortion Debate in Brazil]]> Fri, 05 Feb 2016 13:51:57 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/BrazilPregnantZika-AP_757089715997.jpg
Fears over the Zika virus are reopening the debate over abortion in Brazil, where the procedure is illegal under most cases, NBC News reported. Brazilian bishops opposed a petition seeking to expand abortion...

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<![CDATA[CDC Issues Updated Zika Guidelines ]]> Fri, 05 Feb 2016 11:48:31 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/175*120/TLMD-Microcefalia-GettyImages-507089272.jpg
A Brazilian health official warned pregnant women to think twice before giving a kiss as global measures mounted Friday against the Zika virus suspected of a link to birth defects.

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<![CDATA[Free Eye Exams, Glasses at Kids Vision Fest]]> Fri, 05 Feb 2016 16:13:45 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/kidfest-kid-reading.jpg
Helping kids see better is the focus of an event today in Tarrant County. Friday nearly 1,000 children will receive free eye exams and glasses at the Kids Vision Fest.

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<![CDATA[CDC Issues New Zika Virus Guidelines]]> Fri, 05 Feb 2016 11:42:24 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/CDC-generic.jpg
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention releases new guidelines regarding the spread of Zika virus.]]>
<![CDATA[Company Testing Diabetes Cure]]> Thu, 04 Feb 2016 19:27:27 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Diabetes+cure+web+img-PIC_0.jpg
A San Diego biotech company believes it has found a possible cure for Type 1 diabetes. The La Jolla-based company, ViaCyte, in conjunction with Johnson & Johnson, is testing a stem cell treatment to cure those...

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<![CDATA[DCHHS Awaits Results on Four New Zika Tests]]> Thu, 04 Feb 2016 18:37:04 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/ZikaLab-GettyImages-506977656.jpg
Dallas County Health and Human Services says they are awaiting results of four additional Zika tests.

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<![CDATA[CDC's Warning for Women About Alcohol Sparks Backlash]]> Thu, 04 Feb 2016 11:17:26 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/180*120/beer+drinking+generic.jpg
A warning from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention meant to caution women about the risks of drinking and pregnancy has set off a firestorm of outrage, NBC News reported.

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<![CDATA[Zika Virus Scare Cancels Destination Weddings]]> Wed, 03 Feb 2016 22:51:39 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/180*120/zika-GettyImages-506975094.jpg
Travel agents are hearing from clients canceling travel plans because of the Zika virus.

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<![CDATA[Experts Left With More Questions About Zika ]]> Wed, 03 Feb 2016 14:00:21 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/ZikaLab-GettyImages-506977656.jpg
For decades, the Zika virus has seemed harmless. But with more birth defects in Brazil and the possibility of transmission through sexual contact, health experts are now trying to answer more questions about the...

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<![CDATA['I Could Feel Him There': Mom Listens to Son's Donated Heart Beat ]]> Wed, 03 Feb 2016 07:50:28 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/221*120/Screen-Shot-2016-02-03-at-8.48.46-AM.jpg
Three years after her 7-month-old son Lukas tragically died, Heather Clark was able to hear his donated heart beat once again inside a little girl. Holding a stethoscope to 4-year-old Jordan Drake's chest, the...

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<![CDATA[Need to Know: Zika Virus Spreads in Americas]]> Tue, 02 Feb 2016 13:27:00 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/AP_670850476149-zika.jpg
The spread of the Zika virus has caused worldwide concern. Health officials think Zika might be connected to the rise in a birth defects in the Americas, though it has not yet been proven, and have labeled...

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<![CDATA[What You Need to Know: Zika Virus Spreads in Americas]]> Tue, 02 Feb 2016 13:23:00 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/180*120/AP_88799403079.jpg
The spreading of the Zika virus has caused worldwide concern. Health officials think Zika might be connected to the rise in a birth defects in the Americas, though it has not yet been proven, and have labeled...

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<![CDATA[Task Force Wants to Require Depression Screening]]> Tue, 02 Feb 2016 08:37:45 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Exam+Room+010814.jpg
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force wants everyone older than 18 years old to be screened for depression.

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<![CDATA[Dallas County Prepared if Zika Arrives: Officials]]> Mon, 01 Feb 2016 23:23:07 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/184*120/zika-peligro-5.jpg
Dallas County is prepared if the Zika virus spreads to North Texas, County Judge Clay Jenkins says.

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<![CDATA[Burn Awareness Week Begins With Safety Fair]]> Mon, 01 Feb 2016 13:27:17 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/vlcsnap-2016-01-22-16h52m54s20.jpg
Parkland Hospital is teaming up with the American Burn Association (ABA) to provide information on how to prevent scald and other burn injuries.

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<![CDATA[Study Gives Prozac to Fetuses With Down Syndrome]]> Mon, 01 Feb 2016 07:51:29 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Prozac-GettyImages-169371347.jpg
A new University of Texas Southwestern study will see if giving Prozac to unborn babies with Down syndrome raises the children's IQ.

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<![CDATA[DFW Family Postpones Trip Due To Zika Virus Threat]]> Sun, 31 Jan 2016 23:01:20 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/ZikaVirus-AP_454991380590.jpg
North Texas families are following recommendations to cancel or postpone vacation plans due to Zika virus.

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<![CDATA[Dozens Climb Dallas Tower To Fight Blood Cancers]]> Sat, 30 Jan 2016 23:02:45 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/013016_Big_D_Climb_1200x675_612539459515.jpg
Dozens of people climbed to the top of the tallest building in Dallas to raise money to fight leukemia and lymphoma. Learn more: http://www.lls.org/]]>
<![CDATA[Six Cases of Zika Virus Confirmed in Texas: Officials]]> Fri, 29 Jan 2016 23:00:29 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/zika+virus2.jpg
Travel agents are hearing from pregnant women and others who want to change their travel plans because of the Zika virus.

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