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State Fair Food: Think Bacon Egg Rolls, Edible Cola, Fried Jell-O
The State Fair of Texas has just released its list of finalists for the Big Tex Choice Awards, a list heavy on fried foods and bacon.
Texas' Revised Abortion Booklet Criticized As Inaccurate
The latest version of a booklet that Texas produces for women considering an abortion suggests medical connections between terminating pregnancies and heightened risks of breast cancer and depression
Vaccines Made Easy For Dallas County Students
Parkland Hospital started its “Walk-in Wednesday” campaign this week for parents who need to get their children immunized before the first day of school. You don’t need an appointment.
Ice Bucket Challenge Leads to ALS Research Breakthrough
We all remember the ice bucket challenge from 2014. Videos were posted to every social media site as people drenched themselves in ice water to raise awareness about ALS. Even celebrities got in on it. Turns out, those videos actually worked!
General Mills Expands Flour Recall After 4 More Illnesses
General Mills is expanding a flour recall issued over a possible link to an E. coli outbreak after four new illnesses were reported.
CDC Awarding Texas More Than Half-Million Dollars To Fight Zika
The $563,000 is stopgap measure to help Texas respond to emerging threat, protect pregnant women.
Bar-S Recalling 372,000 Pounds Of Hot Dog & Corn Dog Products
The Bar-S Foods Company of Altus, Oklahoma is recalling nearly 375,000 pounds of hot dogs and corn dog products due to possible Listeria contamination.
Former Pro Wrestlers Sue WWE Over Head Injuries
More than 50 former professional wrestlers sued WWE saying that the company is responsible for repeated head trauma including concussions that they suffered in the ring which led to long-term neurological damage.
Swallowing Tiny Robot Could Soon Help Stomach Ailments
Has your child swallowed a battery? In the future, a tiny robot could capture it and expel it. Researchers are designing an ingestible robot that could be used to patch wounds, deliver medicine or dislodge foreign objects.
Second Human Case Of WNV Reported In Dallas County
The resident lives in the 75216 zip code in Dallas and was diagnosed with West Nile neuroinvasive disease.
Technology Gives Unique Voices To Those Who Can't Speak
Speech synthesis technology has been around for decades, but as devices shrink in size, efforts to customize them are expanding.
Texas Baby Born With Microcephaly Linked To Zika
The mother traveled from Latin America, where she was likely infected, and the baby acquired the infection in the womb.
Dr. Phil Sues Tabloid Over Spousal Abuse Articles
Dr. Phil McGraw and the National Enquirer are lining up for a courtroom brawl after the television talk show host and his wife filed a $250 million lawsuit against the supermarket tabloid and its sister publications.
Dallas Doctor Says Not Saving Cops "Weighs On My Mind"
A black trauma surgeon at Parkland Hospital in Dallas said Monday that he understands the "anger and frustration and distrust of law enforcement," but blames the problem on a lack of discussion.
Trump To Spell Out Veteran Healthcare Proposal
Donald Trump will deliver a speech on veteran healthcare reform on Monday, his latest in a series of remarks aimed at articulating his policy agenda and convincing Republicans that he can mount a credible bid against Hillary Clinton.
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