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Valentine Penny Campaign Helps Cancer-Stricken Teen

A North Texas teen originally from Waxahachie is in Los Angeles alongside her mother receiving experimental cancer treatment.

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Texas & The Affordable Care Act

Find out how health reform affects you.

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Diet Pepsi Drops Aspartame Amid Fears

Pepsi said that it is dropping aspartame from Diet Pepsi in response to customer feedback, and replacing it with sucralose, the sweetener commonly known as Splenda.

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Ice Cream Recalls Raise Questions About Cause

Major recalls from two ice cream companies due to listeria bacteria raise questions about how the pathogen could have contaminated multiple manufacturing plants.

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Ebola Victim’s Fiancee Hopes Book Ends Chapter

The dark days of quarantine are over, yet Louise Troh remains captive to the disease that killed the man she loved.

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eBay Removes Blue Bell For Sale Listings

Ebay is on the offensive as people try to profit off the Blue Bell recall.

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Texas House OKs New Abortion Restrictions, Then Backtracks

The Texas House gave preliminary approval to tighter abortion restrictions involving fetuses with severe abnormalities before withdrawing a sweeping health bill that included the new limits.

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Ultrasounds Could Give New Hope To Alzheimer’s Patients

Australian researchers are using ultrasound technology to destroy the brain plaque blamed for lost cognitive function.

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New Cleaning & Training Procedures To Begin At Blue Bell Plants

Blue Bell Creameries says it’s going to start new, intensive cleaning and training procedures at all four of its plants, including the two in its hometown of Brenham, Texas.

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Tamiflu Shortage Again

The liquid form of the flu drug Tamiflu is in short supply.

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DASH Diet Ranked Best Overall — Once Again

The new annual ‘‘best diets” list is out from U.S. News & World Report.

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What ‘Brain-Dead’ Means

What does it mean when doctors say a person is brain-dead?