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China Expands Lockdown to 33M People, Builds New Hospital to Halt Viral Outbreak

China is swiftly building a 1,000-bed hospital dedicated to patients infected with a new virus that has killed 26 people, sickened hundreds and prompted unprecedented lockdowns of cities during the co...

  • Health Dec 30, 2019

    Baby Gets $2.1M Life-Saving Injection

    An Arkansas infant born with a life-threatening genetic disorder has received a multi-million dollar treatment that could save her. It’s also a big milestone since she’s the first baby in the state that had the pricey one-time injection paid for by insurance.

  • China Dec 30, 2019

    China Convicts 3 Researchers Involved in Gene-Edited Babies

    Three researchers involved in the births of genetically edited babies have been sentenced for practicing medicine illegally, Chinese state media said Monday.

  • pet health Dec 29, 2019

    Vets Alarmed by Cases of Dog Heart Problems Linked to Grain-Free Food

    A growing list of pet owners who have purchased healthy-sounding dog food have found that their pets have developed a serious heart problem called dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM), NBC News reports. The Food and Drug Administration last year announced a possible link between the condition, which can cause heart failure, and grain-free pet foods, which ...
  • travel Dec 29, 2019

    Airline Catering Workers in Phoenix Say Food Is Getting Too Hot on the Tarmac

    When you order food on a plane, there’s a chance it was preheated for you on the tarmac — unintentionally, NBC News reports. Airplane food is made at catering facilities at or near airports, usually by one of a group of large firms that contract with airlines. The food is brought to planes by hydraulic delivery trucks, which — according to&#8...
  • Ice Bucket Challenge Dec 28, 2019

    A Final Fundraiser for Man Who Boosted Ice Bucket Challenge

    Hundreds of people plunged into the chilly ocean at a Massachusetts beach on Saturday to honor Peter Frates, the former college baseball player whose battle with Lou Gehrig’s disease helped spread the ALS ice bucket challenge. About 1,000 people showed up for the final “Plunge for Pete” at Good Harbor Beach in Gloucester, and more than ha...
  • Flu Dec 29, 2019

    Flu Outbreak Worrying Local Doctors

    After news that a second child in Tarrant County has died of the flu, doctors are desperately urging parents to protect their children and themselves. In total, six children have died from the flu so far this season across Texas. According to the state health department, four of them were not vaccinated. Increasing flu activity is something doctors...
  • Flu Dec 28, 2019

    2nd Pediatric Flu Death Reported in Tarrant County

    A second child has died in Tarrant County after falling victim to the flu. Health experts say they’re seeing more cases now compared to the same time last year. Across the state, five other children have died. According to state health officials, four of those children were not vaccinated.

  • Tobacco Dec 28, 2019

    Age Limit Now 21 Across US for Cigarettes, Tobacco Products

    Anyone under 21 can no longer legally buy cigarettes, cigars or any other tobacco products in the United States. The new law enacted last week by Congress also applies to electronic cigarettes and vaping products that heat a liquid containing nicotine. Usually, new legislation doesn’t take effect right away. The change simply increased the ag...
  • Health Dec 27, 2019

    Fit Friday, Week 4: Getting a Jump-Start on a Healthier Lifestyle Before 2020

    New Year, New You! We hear the resolution every year, but why wait until January 1 to get started? All December long, you can bet on Fit Fridays. Every Friday in December, Melvin Sanders, director and founder of performance center SanfersFIT, will be showing us 10-12-minute workouts you can do in your home, without gym equipment. Sanders is also kn...
  • cancer Dec 27, 2019

    Exercise Linked to Lower Risk of 7 Cancers, Study Finds

    Exercise is linked to a reduced risk of seven types of cancer, and the more physical activity the better, according to a study published Thursday. The study, in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, looked at whether meeting the recommended physical activity guidelines had an effect on cancer risk, NBC News reports.

  • DAVID FINFROCK Dec 27, 2019

    David Finfrock Works to Get Well

    NBC 5’s Senior Meteorologist has been struggling to make it through his forecast segments without coughing, and often losing which caused viewers to write in and post on social media — both concerned and upset. “Finfrock sounds like a bad case of the flu… go to bed man.” – viewer Scott Gordon via email “It’s been...
  • McKinney Dec 27, 2019

    TXCU: The Best Christmas Gift

    Courtney and Nate Watson said they got the best Christmas gift this year, their newborn daughter Lorelei.

  • Ed Aschoff Dec 26, 2019

    ESPN Reporter Ed Aschoff’s Death: How Often Does Pneumonia Kill Healthy Adults?

    The news that ESPN reporter Ed Aschoff died on his 34th birthday after being treated for pneumonia is a reminder, experts said, of how deadly the infection can be, even in otherwise healthy young people, NBC News reports.

  • Measles Dec 25, 2019

    Austin Measles Case Not a Threat

    An Austin resident who was diagnosed with measles is no longer a health threat, but officials are urging some people to get medical attention if they develop a fever before New Year’s Day. Public health officials made the plea to anyone who visited specific Austin locations that the affected resident was in between Dec. 14 and Dec. 17. The Au...
  • Mineral Wells Dec 24, 2019

    Woman Scams People Out of Money for Breast Implants: Police

    Police in Mineral Wells say a woman scammed dozens of people out of money that she then used to get breast augmentations. The Mineral Wells Index reports that 24-year-old Rain Leshay Bowland led more than 60 people to believe that she had breast cancer, raising more than $20,000. Investigators say she then used the money to get breast augmentations...
  • Flu Dec 24, 2019

    Flu Prevention: Handwashing or Hand Sanitizer?

    In the battle against the flu, an annual vaccine is important, and so is keeping your hands clean. But before you give that hand sanitizer a pump, listen up. Consumer Reports reveals a surprising new study about germs and explains the right way to wash your hands, which can mean the difference between a week of misery and staying healthy…...
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