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Monday, Sep 3, 2018 at 03:45 AM CDT

Amid Opioid Crisis, Researchers Aim to Put Pot to the Test

Amid Opioid Crisis, Researchers Aim to Put Pot to the Test

Despite anecdotal and historical accounts of pot’s painkilling properties, scientific evidence that it works better than traditional painkillers is hard to come by. But Dr. Jeffrey Chen, director of UCLA's...

Friday, Aug 31, 2018 at 07:04 PM CDT

Family Uses Pain of Loss to Overdose to Help Others

Family Uses Pain of Loss to Overdose to Help Others

A Denton County family who lost a loved one to heroin hopes sharing his story will make a difference. The Roland family organized an overdose awareness event in Denton.

Friday, Aug 31, 2018 at 05:35 PM CDT

1 in 10 Kids Diagnosed With ADHD: Study

1 in 10 Kids Diagnosed With ADHD: Study

More than 10 percent of U.S. kids have been diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), up from 6 percent 20 years ago, researchers reported Friday. It’s not clear why, but it’s startling,...

Friday, Aug 31, 2018 at 05:07 PM CDT

Michael Molthan Discusses Battle With Addiction

Michael Molthan Discusses Battle With Addiction

On International Overdose Awareness Day Michael Molthan, the owner and host of M2 The Rock Talk Radio, discusses his battle with addiction.

Friday, Aug 31, 2018 at 04:39 PM CDT

Pediatricians Change Guidelines for Babies in Car Seats

Pediatricians Change Guidelines for Babies in Car Seats

The American Academy of Pediatrics issued new guidelines for young children in car seats: They should remain rear-facing until they reach the maximum height and weight allowed by the car seat manufacturer. The...

Friday, Aug 31, 2018 at 06:09 PM CDT

Hospital Patients March To Erase Cancer

Hospital Patients March To Erase Cancer

Young cancer patients have more hope than ever as an annual campaign to raise money for research kicks off in Fort Worth.

Friday, Aug 31, 2018 at 04:14 PM CDT

North Texas Food Bank, Plano Hold Peanut Butter Drive

North Texas Food Bank, Plano Hold Peanut Butter Drive

For a fifth year, the city of Plano is partnering with The North Texas Food Bank to collect jars of peanut butter for food insecure children.

Friday, Aug 31, 2018 at 11:05 AM CDT

FDA Updates on 'Troubling' Blood Pressure, Heart Drug Finding

FDA Updates on 'Troubling' Blood Pressure, Heart Drug Finding

The head of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says the agency has launched a "major operation to investigate and address" the "troubling" finding of a cancer-causing agent that may be contaminating a growing...

Friday, Aug 31, 2018 at 06:28 AM CDT

Cheese and Yogurt Help Protect Against Dying, Study Finds

Cheese and Yogurt Help Protect Against Dying, Study Finds

Eating dairy products, especially cheese and yogurt, is linked with a lower mortality rate, according to a new study reviewed by NBC News. Consuming any dairy was associated a 2 percent lower risk of death...

Thursday, Aug 30, 2018 at 10:41 PM CDT

Study Reveals Top Exercise For Mental Health

Study Reveals Top Exercise For Mental Health

Exercise can brighten your mood, but which kind of exercise is best for boosting mental well-being?

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