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Wednesday, Apr 11, 2018 at 05:54 PM CDT

Fewer Prescriptions, But More Opioid Deaths in Denton County

Fewer Prescriptions, But More Opioid Deaths in Denton County

Public health officials in Denton County are tracking the opioid problem. Fewer prescriptions are being written, but opioid-related deaths continue to rise.

Wednesday, Apr 11, 2018 at 04:33 PM CDT

Risk of Zika Infection Through Sex May Last Only a Month

Risk of Zika Infection Through Sex May Last Only a Month

Signs of Zika infection can be seen in semen for as long as nine months, but the risk of sexual transmission appears to end in one month, according to a study published Wednesday. The study suggests health...

Wednesday, Apr 11, 2018 at 01:51 PM CDT

Insurers Look to Pass Drug Price Breaks Straight to Consumer

Insurers Look to Pass Drug Price Breaks Straight to Consumer

Some major health insurers plan to take a little sting out of prescription drug prices by giving customers rebates at the pharmacy counter. Aetna and UnitedHealthcare both say they will begin passing rebates...

Wednesday, Apr 11, 2018 at 07:55 AM CDT

2018's 'Dirty Dozen': How Much Pesticide Is in Your Produce?

The Environmental Working Group has just put out its annual "Dirty Dozen" report,...View gallery

  • Sweet Bell Peppers
  • Potatoes
  • Celery
Wednesday, Apr 11, 2018 at 07:20 AM CDT

Fake Pot Likely Tainted With Rat Poison Kills 3, Sickens 100

Fake Pot Likely Tainted With Rat Poison Kills 3, Sickens 100

Fake marijuana likely contaminated with rat poison has killed three people in Illinois and caused severe bleeding in more than 100 others, including a few in four other states. The federal Centers for Disease...

Wednesday, Apr 11, 2018 at 06:54 AM CDT

More Organic Than Thou? Rebel Farmers Create New Food Label

More Organic Than Thou? Rebel Farmers Create New Food Label

Was your tomato grown in dirt or water? Organic shoppers might notice additional labels this summer that will give them the answer — and tell them whether their choices align with what a rebellious group of...

Tuesday, Apr 10, 2018 at 04:37 PM CDT

Komen More Than Pink Walk 2018

Komen More Than Pink Walk 2018

Join NBC 5’s Deborah Ferguson and Susan G. Komen Greater Fort Worth at the first More Than Pink Walk on Saturday, April 28, at Clearfork in Fort Worth.

Tuesday, Apr 10, 2018 at 03:58 PM CDT

Robotics Help North Texas Athlete Return To The Ice

Robotics Help North Texas Athlete Return To The Ice

Robotics are helping surgeons at Children's Health better treat children with severe scoliosis.

Tuesday, Apr 10, 2018 at 12:11 PM CDT

'Thunderclap' Headache Hits Man Who Ate Fiery Pepper: Docs

'Thunderclap' Headache Hits Man Who Ate Fiery Pepper: Docs

The Carolina Reaper is billed as the world's hottest pepper, apparently so hot it may cause "thunderclap" headaches in people who eat one, NBC News reported. That's based on a new medical journal write-up of...

Tuesday, Apr 10, 2018 at 06:27 AM CDT

New Way of Defining Alzheimer's Aims to Find Disease Sooner

New Way of Defining Alzheimer's Aims to Find Disease Sooner

Government and other scientists are proposing a new way to define Alzheimer's disease — basing it on biological signs, such as brain changes, rather than memory loss and other symptoms of dementia that are used...

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