Latest DFW Healthwatch
Audrey Carreno has been in a North Texas NICU since she was born, 53 days ago. She was born with her major organs outside her body. The family has had to wait an extra long time because Audrey needed a special car seat to protect her.
State leaders are finally lifting a nearly yearlong moratorium on a $3 billion cancer agency in Texas that came unraveled by a criminal investigation and questionable spending.
A federal appeals court didn’t act on an emergency motion Tuesday that would’ve allowed some new abortion restrictions to take effect in Texas, the latest step in a lengthy battle activists on both sides predicted would end up before the U.S. Supreme Court.
A federal court has ruled a key portion of the new abortion law set to take effect Tuesday is unconstitutional. A provision in the new law, passed by the state legislature, would have required doctors to have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles.
Do you have any old or expired drugs in your medicine cabinet? This weekend you’ll have the chance to dispose of them safely. Saturday is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day.
The Food and Drug Administration is recommending new restrictions on prescription medicines containing hydrocodone, the highly addictive painkiller that has grown into the most widely prescribed drug in the U.S.
Doctors now have convincing evidence that they put HIV into remission, hopefully for good, in an American baby born with the AIDS virus — a medical first that is prompting a new look at how hard and fast such cases should be treated.
A new high-dose flu vaccine for seniors works better than the standard shot in that age group. Regular flu shots tend to be only about 30 to 40 percent effective in people 65 and older. Sanofi Pasteur’s Fluzone High-Dose vaccine boosted that to 50 percent.
Just one day after reporting that a 12th person in Dallas County had been diagnosed with West Nile Neuroinvasive Disease, Dallas County Health and Human Services today confirmed the county’s second West Nile Virus death.
Reser’s Fine Foods in Topeka, Kansas, is recalling about 22,800 pounds of potentially bacteria-tainted chicken, ham and beef products.
An abortion clinic operator has told a federal court that finding doctors is already difficult and that new requirements would force her to begin closing facilities.