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Sunday, Dec 10, 2017 at 04:49 PM CST

Depression, Anxiety Crisis Deepening in America

Depression, Anxiety Crisis Deepening in America

Alex Crotty was just 11 when things started feeling wrong. “I didn't feel unloved. I just felt numb to the world. Like, I was surrounded by great things, but just I couldn't be happy. And I didn't know why that...

Saturday, Dec 9, 2017 at 10:53 AM CST

New Drug Could Stall Deadly Symptoms of Rattlesnake Bite

New Drug Could Stall Deadly Symptoms of Rattlesnake Bite

A University of Arizona doctor hopes to buy people more time before they get to the hospital after a rattlesnake bite.

Friday, Dec 8, 2017 at 05:28 PM CST

Retired Texas Teachers Leaving State Health Plan

Retired Texas Teachers Leaving State Health Plan

Thousands of retired Texas teachers are abandoning the health insurance program the state created for them, a concerning move for a health care system that faces a $700 million funding shortfall.

Friday, Dec 8, 2017 at 05:21 PM CST

Texas Officials Investigate Possible TB Exposure

Texas Officials Investigate Possible TB Exposure

Health officials say about 150 high school students in western Texas may have been exposed to tuberculosis.

Friday, Dec 8, 2017 at 05:09 PM CST

Blood Test May Help Predict Which Breast Cancers Will Recur

Blood Test May Help Predict Which Breast Cancers Will Recur

A blood test five years after breast cancer treatment helped identify some women who were more likely to relapse, long before a lump or other signs appeared, a preliminary study found.

Friday, Dec 8, 2017 at 05:37 PM CST

Acupuncture Used to Battle Side Effects of Breast Cancer Medication

Acupuncture Used to Battle Side Effects of Breast Cancer Medication

A common breast cancer medication can have negative side effects like joint pain, but new research suggests acupuncture may ease the pain.

Friday, Dec 8, 2017 at 03:08 PM CST

3rd Zika Infection by Texas Mosquito Reported This Year

3rd Zika Infection by Texas Mosquito Reported This Year

Health officials say a person in Texas appears to have been infected with Zika after being bitten by a local mosquito, the third such instance this year.

Friday, Dec 8, 2017 at 04:52 PM CST

Sensory Gyms Help Children With Special Needs Beneficially Develop

Sensory Gyms Help Children With Special Needs Beneficially Develop

A sensory gym is benefiting the development of children with special needs.

Friday, Dec 8, 2017 at 12:32 PM CST

Images Reveal Woman's Eye Damage From Staring at Eclipse

Images Reveal Woman's Eye Damage From Staring at Eclipse

A New York woman suffered from blurred vision and permanent dark spots after staring directly into the solar eclipse in August, according to a case study released Thursday. The woman, identified by CNN as...

Friday, Dec 8, 2017 at 12:11 PM CST

US Flu Season Off to an Early Start; Widespread in 7 States

US Flu Season Off to an Early Start; Widespread in 7 States

This year's flu season is off to a quick start and so far it seems to be dominated by a nasty bug. Health officials say the flu vaccine seems well matched to the viruses making people sick, but it's too...

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