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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...

Friday, Dec 8, 2017 at 08:42 AM 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. It was the largest...

Friday, Dec 8, 2017 at 06:52 AM CST

Lawmakers Work to Fund Children's Health Program

Lawmakers Work to Fund Children's Health Program

A two-week spending bill is making money available to several states that are running out of funds for the Children's Health Insurance Program, known as CHIP.

Thursday, Dec 7, 2017 at 06:01 PM CST

Social Media Blamed For Sleep Deprivation In Teens

Social Media Blamed For Sleep Deprivation In Teens

Doctors say late night smart phone use negatively impacts teenagers' mood and behaviors.

Thursday, Dec 7, 2017 at 05:07 PM CST

Heavy Use or Addiction to Alcohol Has Increased Among Women

Heavy Use or Addiction to Alcohol Has Increased Among Women

Stressed out moms sometimes cope by pouring a glass of wine or two, and we often see jokes about it on social media. But with the number of women abusing alcohol rising dramatically some are trying to put...

Thursday, Dec 7, 2017 at 05:54 PM CST

Health Headlines: CHIP Expires & 3D Printed Organs

Health Headlines: CHIP Expires & 3D Printed Organs

Texas has a plan to keep kids covered by health insurance and 3D printers may change the way surgeons operate.

Thursday, Dec 7, 2017 at 02:05 PM CST

Veterinarians Seek Permission to Research Pot Meds for Pets

Veterinarians Seek Permission to Research Pot Meds for Pets

Dr. Byron Maas surveys a supply of marijuana products for dogs that lines a shelf in his veterinary clinic. They're selling well. "The 'Up and Moving' is for joints and for pain," he explains. "The 'Calm and...

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