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Wednesday, Aug 8, 2018 at 10:33 PM CDT

Inducing Labor at 39 Weeks Reduces Risk of C-Sections: Study

Inducing Labor at 39 Weeks Reduces Risk of C-Sections: Study

Inducing healthy first-time mothers at 39-weeks pregnant instead of waiting for them to go into labor does not raise the risk of a cesarean delivery, according to a new study. In fact, it lowers it. The results...

Thursday, Aug 9, 2018 at 02:22 PM CDT

Mom Fails Drug Test After Eating Poppy Seed Bagel

Mom Fails Drug Test After Eating Poppy Seed Bagel

Some of you may remember the claim that when you eat poppy seeds, your drug test comes back positive. One Maryland woman paid the price for her breakfast choice the morning her daughter was born. WBAL's Theo...

Wednesday, Aug 8, 2018 at 04:55 PM CDT

Research Shows Inducing Labor at 39 Weeks Just as Safe as Natural Labor

Research Shows Inducing Labor at 39 Weeks Just as Safe as Natural Labor

NBC 5 Health Reporter Bianca Castro talks to NBC News Medical Correspondent Dr. John Torres about a new study that shows inducing labor at 39 weeks is just as healthy as waiting the full 40 weeks for natural...

Wednesday, Aug 8, 2018 at 04:56 AM CDT

Could EPA Proposal Lead to New Uses for Asbestos?

Could EPA Proposal Lead to New Uses for Asbestos?

Decades-old research has identified asbestos as a dangerous carcinogen, but the Environmental Protection Agency is now proposing a framework that could allow new uses for the toxic chemical in manufacturing, NBC...

Tuesday, Aug 7, 2018 at 06:11 PM CDT

Rapid Blood Test Helps Diagnose Heart Attacks

Rapid Blood Test Helps Diagnose Heart Attacks

More than 5 million patients visit U.S. hospitals each year complaining of chest pain, but 10 percent of them are actually experiencing a heart attack. Now, doctors have a new way to rule out heart attack...

Tuesday, Aug 7, 2018 at 02:34 PM CDT

First West Nile-Related Death of 2018 in Dallas County

First West Nile-Related Death of 2018 in Dallas County

Dallas County Health and Human Services reports the first West Nile-associated death in the county this year.

Tuesday, Aug 7, 2018 at 12:36 PM CDT

Columnist Robert Wilonsky Speaks About Battle With Cancer

Columnist Robert Wilonsky Speaks About Battle With Cancer

NBC Today Anchor Marc Fein: I had the honor of talking to DMN Dallas City Columnist Robert Wilonsky today about his battle with cancer. He was told he wouldn’t see his son’s next birthday. He did,...

Tuesday, Aug 7, 2018 at 12:17 PM CDT

Experts Question Benefits of Fluoride-Free Toothpaste

Experts Question Benefits of Fluoride-Free Toothpaste

Dental health experts worry that more people are using toothpaste that skips the most important ingredient — fluoride — and leaves them at a greater risk of cavities. Most toothpastes already contain fluoride....

Monday, Aug 6, 2018 at 06:05 PM CDT

Health Headlines - Monday, August 6, 2018

Health Headlines - Monday, August 6, 2018

In Monday's health headlines, the Dallas City Council is considering changing the rules on how often restaurants are inspected by city workers.

Monday, Aug 6, 2018 at 05:51 PM CDT

CTE and Youth Football: A Dangerous Combination

CTE and Youth Football: A Dangerous Combination

A study out of Boston University’s School of Medicine and the VA Boston Healthcare System is sounding a warning for parents of young football players, after studying the brains of almost 250 football players.

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