<![CDATA[NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth - Health News]]> Copyright 2015 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 Tue, 24 Nov 2015 18:47:36 -0600 Tue, 24 Nov 2015 18:47:36 -0600 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Skunk Found in Bedford Tests Positive for Rabies]]> Tue, 24 Nov 2015 17:31:41 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/skunk3.jpg
Bedford Animal Control says a skunk found deceased Monday has tested positive for rabies.

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<![CDATA[Modified Mosquitos Block Malaria]]> Mon, 23 Nov 2015 23:00:41 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Mosquito-AP_432922569679.jpg
Southern California scientists have created a genetically modified batch of mosquitoes capable of blocking malaria, a development that could help eradicate the disease, UC San Diego officials announced...

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<![CDATA[New Therapy Center Expands Denton County Autism Help]]> Mon, 23 Nov 2015 17:10:08 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/autism+center.jpg
The Flower Mound ABC Pediatrics therapy center is the latest in the area focusing on autism; as diagnosis of the disorder hit an all-time high.

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<![CDATA[UnitedHealth May Withdraw From Obamacare]]> Mon, 23 Nov 2015 00:15:22 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/UnitedHealth-AP_580078387860.jpg
Experts are divided over Thursday’s news that the No. 1 U.S. health insurer, UnitedHealth Group, might withdraw from health exchanges mandated by so-called Obamacare legislation, NBC News reported. The company...

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<![CDATA[Will Nation's Top Health Insurer Kill Obamacare?]]> Sun, 22 Nov 2015 02:19:00 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Obamacare-Website-AP_249581118509.jpg
Thursday's news that the No. 1 U.S. health insurer, UnitedHealth Group, might withdraw from the health insurance exchanges mandated by so-called Obamacare legislation divided experts into two camps.

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<![CDATA[Heroin Vaccine Research]]> Sat, 21 Nov 2015 16:49:11 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/214*120/Generic+Heroin+Needles.jpg
Recovering addicts may have a new tool helping them stay on track as a heroin vaccine enters a preclinical phase. The National Institutes of Health National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) awarded researchers...]]>
<![CDATA[Cow Cloning From Carcasses]]> Fri, 20 Nov 2015 16:24:01 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/vlcsnap-2015-11-20-16h22m56s123.jpg
West Texas A&M University researchers in Canyon take a dead cell from a specific kind of cow, and from it, clone several other, brand-new healthy cows. KAMR-TV's Veronica Dietrich reports.

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<![CDATA[Uber Rolls Out On-Demand Flu Vaccinations]]> Thu, 19 Nov 2015 03:08:41 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/UberFlu-Health+Photos+3.jpg
Haven't gotten your flu shot yet? Between long work hours, household responsibilities, errands and child care, making a trip to the doctor's office or local pharmacy for that flu shot doesn't seem too...

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<![CDATA[NIH's Last 50 Chimpanzees Are Retiring]]> Thu, 19 Nov 2015 05:18:42 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/ChimpsAP_421866916958.jpg
The National Institutes of Health announced Wednesday that the last 50 chimpanzees set aside for federal medical research will be retired, NBC News reported. The chimpanzees, which are kept at three facilities...

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<![CDATA[Dallas Study Helps Women Battling Skin Condition]]> Wed, 18 Nov 2015 21:27:27 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/melasma-telemundo-111715_1200x675_568808515930.jpg
Women who develop a skin pigmentation condition called melasma could be eligible to participate in a research study at UT Southwestern Medical Center that has already shown great results.]]>
<![CDATA[Home Abortions Rise After Texas Law Closes Clinics: Study]]> Wed, 18 Nov 2015 10:50:07 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-2758562.jpg
A Texas law aimed at restricting abortions, which took effect in 2013, has led to more women trying to end a pregnancy on their own, while the number of clinical procedures in the state has declined, according...

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<![CDATA[Dallas County Offers Free Flu Vaccines]]> Wed, 18 Nov 2015 07:12:01 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/flue-shot.jpg
Dallas County Health and Human Services offers free seasonal flu vaccines for all uninsured and low-income Dallas County residents.

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<![CDATA[Woman Aims to Brighten Cancer Patients' Visits]]> Wed, 18 Nov 2015 09:20:29 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/rooms+that+rock+2.jpg
During a routine visit to her doctor six years ago, Nancy Ballard walked, by chance, into a chemotherapy treatment room. What she saw began her on a mission that is helping thousands of cancer patients a year.
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<![CDATA[Hundreds of Texas Dogs Infected With Deadly Parasite]]> Wed, 18 Nov 2015 15:35:36 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/214*120/kissing+bug+chagas.JPG
An NBC 5 investigation found hundreds of dogs in Texas are infected with the deadly parasite that causes Chagas disease.

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<![CDATA[The DMN's Dr. Seema Yasmin: HIV Prevention]]> Tue, 17 Nov 2015 12:34:23 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Yasmin+Truvada+111817.jpg
The Dallas Morning News' medical expert Dr. Seema Yasmin discusses Truvada, a medication that can help reduce HIV transmission.

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<![CDATA[Tyson Recalls Over 52,000 Pounds of Cooked Chicken Wings]]> Tue, 17 Nov 2015 11:01:10 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/214*120/tyson-anytizers-recall.jpg
Tyson Foods Inc. is recalling about 52,486 pounds of chicken wing products, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced on Tuesday. Consumers who contacted Tyson Foods Inc....

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<![CDATA[Engineers Make Girl New Hand]]> Mon, 16 Nov 2015 23:05:06 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/crop-sophie-top.jpg
Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley's CITRIS lab are working hard to create low-cost, customizable prosthetics made from 3-D printers, according to the engineering department’s magazine. For an

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<![CDATA[Hidden Threat: The Kissing Bug and Chagas Disease]]> Tue, 17 Nov 2015 22:18:55 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/kissing-bug-chagras.jpg
State health officials tell NBC 5 Investigates The Kissing Bug has infected at least a dozen Texans with a parasite that causes Chagas disease, a disease typically found in the tropics.

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<![CDATA[Daily Pills Protect People Against HIV: Study]]> Mon, 16 Nov 2015 20:58:49 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/AP_120510048917.jpg
People who took a daily pill to protect against HIV were protected aganist the virus but caught other sexually transmitted diseases through unprotected sex, researchers reported on Monday.

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<![CDATA[Baby's Struggle Leads to Two Deserving Donations]]> Mon, 16 Nov 2015 17:40:07 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Finn-Blumenthal.jpg
Stephanie and Brett Parker, founders of the swaddle line Zipadee Zip, presented checks to two deserving entities: The Ronald McDonald House Charities and the Blumenthal Family of Virginia.

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<![CDATA[New Survey Method Finds More Kids With Autism]]> Fri, 13 Nov 2015 06:35:37 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Autism-AP_197615588239.jpg
A new government survey finds that more than 2 percent of U.S. kids have been diagnosed with autism — or 1 in 45 children aged 3 and older, NBC News reported. That seems like a startling increase from the last...

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<![CDATA[SpaghettiOs Recalled Due to Choking Hazard]]> Fri, 13 Nov 2015 05:57:12 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/SpaghettiOs-Recall-111215.jpg
The Campbell Soup Company is voluntarily recalling 355,000 cans of SpaghettiOs due to a potential choking hazard.

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<![CDATA[Halo Recalls Sensitive Cat Food Over Reports of Mold]]> Thu, 12 Nov 2015 17:18:47 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Halo-Recall-111215.jpg
Halo, Purely for Pets is voluntarily recalling its Spot's Stew Wholesome Turkey Recipe Sensitive Formula for Cats due to reports of mold.

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<![CDATA[Trader Joe's Recalls Butternut Squash Pasta]]> Thu, 12 Nov 2015 17:26:27 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Trader-Joes-Pasta-Recall-11.jpg
Trader Joe's is voluntarily recalling Trader Giotto's Butternut Squash Triangoli, because it may contain undeclared tree nuts.

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<![CDATA[Uterus Transplant Trials Underway For Infertile Women]]> Thu, 12 Nov 2015 16:13:09 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-524811211.jpg
A health clinic is spearheading a trial of uterus transplants for women with an infertility disorder. The transplant, unlike a heart or liver transplants, will be temporary. After the women give birth to one or...

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<![CDATA[Clinic Offers Alternative to Standard Lice Treatment]]> Thu, 12 Nov 2015 07:58:14 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/lice-clinics.jpg
Experts say a mutated head lice has become resistant to standard over-the-counter treatments, leaving many people looking for new solutions.

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<![CDATA[UTA Nursing Professor Shares Life-Saving CPR Message]]> Wed, 11 Nov 2015 19:54:38 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/214*120/cpr+nurse.JPG
Each year, heart disease claims the lives of more than 17 million people worldwide, making it the leading cause of death on the planet.

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<![CDATA[Soccer Governing Body Bans Headers for Young Players]]> Tue, 10 Nov 2015 23:00:25 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/215*120/soccer+header.JPG
The governing body for soccer in the United States has banned children aged 10 and under from using their heads to hit the ball during practice and games.

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<![CDATA[The DMN's Dr. Seema Yasmin: Middle Fat]]> Tue, 10 Nov 2015 11:50:24 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/seema-obese.jpg
The Dallas Morning News' medical expert Dr. Seema Yasmin discusses a study that claims adults with belly fat have the worst long-term survival rate.

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<![CDATA[Doctors Call 'Tech Neck' an Epidemic]]> Tue, 10 Nov 2015 12:46:06 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/tech-neck.jpg
Doctors like chiropractor Mark Currington say "tech neck" is becoming an epidemic.

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<![CDATA[2 Plano Students Diagnosed With Whooping Cough]]> Mon, 09 Nov 2015 23:02:31 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/whooping-cough1.jpg
Health officials report cases of pertussis, or "whooping cough," are on the rise in North Texas.]]>
<![CDATA[Senators Call for 'Independent' Crumb Rubber Turf Study]]> Mon, 09 Nov 2015 08:02:51 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Crumb_Rubber_Turf.jpg
Two senators have urged federal officials to lead an "independent investigation into the health risks of crumb rubber" turf, a surface made of recycled tires used on playgrounds and athletic fields across...

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<![CDATA[SJ Restaurant Allowed to Reopen]]> Fri, 06 Nov 2015 09:15:13 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Mariscos+San+Juan.jpg
The San Jose restaurant that was ground zero for last month's Shigella outbreak reopened Thursday afternoon. The Santa Clara County Department of Environmental Health gave the green-light to Mariscos San...

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<![CDATA[New FDA-Approved Product for Longer Lasting Lip Filler]]> Thu, 05 Nov 2015 22:38:24 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/lip+injections.jpg
One of the hottest beauty trends of the year is the full lip, a trend made famous by younger celebrities like Kylie Jenner.

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<![CDATA[Nearly Half of Pregnant American Women Put on Too Much Weight]]> Thu, 05 Nov 2015 16:34:34 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-558948623-%281%29.jpg
Nearly half of U.S. women gain too much weight while they're pregnant, and another 20 percent don't put on enough, federal health experts reported Thursday. Fewer than a third of pregnant women put on the right...

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<![CDATA[New HIV Pill Delivers 4 Drugs in 1 Daily Dose]]> Thu, 05 Nov 2015 16:01:18 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-531390989.jpg
The Food and Drug Administration approved a new daily drug that delivers four different HIV medications in one dose. The pill combines four HIV drugs: elvitegravir, cobicistat, emtricitabine, and tenofovir...

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<![CDATA[Tapeworm Transmits Cancer Cells to Man]]> Thu, 05 Nov 2015 08:39:59 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-1316392.jpg
Tapeworms get inside people, lay their eggs, and cause symptoms such as diarrhea and weakness. And they can infest a body for a lifetime. But doctors were stunned to find out they can do something worse: infect...

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<![CDATA[Controversial Birth Control Debate Reaches Congress]]> Wed, 04 Nov 2015 23:32:37 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/essure2.jpg
U.S. Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick (R-PA) announced legislation on the Food and Drug Administration's approval of the permanent sterilization device Essure.

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<![CDATA[DEA Finds Heroin Use Skyrocketing]]> Wed, 04 Nov 2015 13:24:55 -0600 > on February 6, 2014 in Burlington, Vermont.]]> > on February 6, 2014 in Burlington, Vermont.]]> http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/214*120/GettyImages-467512357.jpg
The growth in abuse of heroin is now considered the number one drug threat by the nation's police, overtaking methamphetamine, according to a new survey by the Drug Enforcement Administration, NBC News...

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<![CDATA[The DMN's Dr. Seema Yasmin: Sweet Drinks]]> Tue, 03 Nov 2015 11:55:35 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/seema-110315.jpg
The Dallas Morning News' medical expert Dr. Seema Yasmin discusses sweetened beverages and the risk of heart failure.

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