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Thursday, Sep 26, 2019 at 11:58 AM CDT

Health Officials: It's Time to Give Flu Vaccine Another Shot

Health Officials: It's Time to Give Flu Vaccine Another Shot

The flu forecast is cloudy and it's too soon to know if the U.S. is in for a third miserable season in a row, but health officials said Thursday not to delay vaccination. While the vaccine didn't offer much...

Thursday, Sep 26, 2019 at 09:50 AM CDT

Event Offers Free Heart Screenings for Fort Worth Students

Event Offers Free Heart Screenings for Fort Worth Students

A state law now gives students in Texas the option of getting an electrocardiography heart screening as part of an athletic physical exam. An event in Fort Worth this weekend will make getting that screening...

Thursday, Sep 26, 2019 at 07:35 AM CDT

What We Know (and Don’t) About Juul, Teen Vaping and Illness

What We Know (and Don’t) About Juul, Teen Vaping and Illness

An outbreak of vaping illnesses. A surge in teens using electronic cigarettes. They’re often spoken of in the same urgent breath, but it’s not clear how — or even if — they are connected. Following a shakeup at...

Thursday, Sep 26, 2019 at 05:13 AM CDT

High-Flying Marijuana Vapes Take Hit From Health Scare

High-Flying Marijuana Vapes Take Hit From Health Scare

Vaping products, one of the fastest-growing segments of the legal marijuana industry, have taken a hit from consumers as public health experts scramble to determine what's causing a mysterious and sometimes...

Wednesday, Sep 25, 2019 at 09:48 AM CDT

Birth Control May Influence Stress, Sexual Attraction

Birth Control May Influence Stress, Sexual Attraction

A new book from a local professor casts new light on the impact of the pill. Personal experience prompted psychology professor Sarah E. Hill, Ph.D. at TCU in Fort Worth to write the book.

Wednesday, Sep 25, 2019 at 02:25 PM CDT

Juul to End E-Cigarette Ads and Lobbying; CEO Steps Down

Juul to End E-Cigarette Ads and Lobbying; CEO Steps Down

The nation's largest e-cigarette maker will stop advertising its devices in the U.S. and replace its chief executive as mysterious breathing illnesses and an explosion in teen vaping have triggered efforts to...

Wednesday, Sep 25, 2019 at 03:40 AM CDT

Scientists Search for Opioid Alternatives Inside Native Texas Plant

Scientists Search for Opioid Alternatives Inside Native Texas Plant

Researchers in Denton say they've discovered a plant, native to Texas, that has the same pain relieving properties as some of the most powerful pills on the market but without the harmful side effects.

Tuesday, Sep 24, 2019 at 10:32 PM CDT

Mass. Governor Declares Emergency Over Vaping, Calls for Temporary Ban on Vape Products

Mass. Governor Declares Emergency Over Vaping, Calls for Temporary Ban on Vape Products

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker on Tuesday declared a public health emergency in the state "due to severe lung disease associated with the use of e-cigarettes and marijuana-infused products." He ordered a...

Wednesday, Sep 25, 2019 at 05:57 AM CDT

A Spoonful Less Sugar, Tad More Fat: US Diets Still Lacking

A Spoonful Less Sugar, Tad More Fat: US Diets Still Lacking

Americans' diets are a little less sweet and a little crunchier but there's still too much sugar, white bread and artery-clogging fat, a study suggests. Overall, the authors estimated there was a modest...

Tuesday, Sep 24, 2019 at 04:51 PM CDT

'Sickle Cell Speaks' Campaign Works to Fight Stigma

'Sickle Cell Speaks' Campaign Works to Fight Stigma

September is Sickle Cell Awareness Month, and people living with the disorder are speaking out to educate and fight the stigma of the disease.

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