A hot, steamy shower can feel great. But you may also be getting covered in a daily dose of bacteria that could make you sick. Take off any showerhead and you can see why.
Health officials say the nation is on track to have the worst year for whooping cough in more than five decades. Nearly 18,000 cases, including more than 500 in Texas, have been reported so far — more than twice the number seen at this point last year.
They live on your skin, up your nose, in your gut — enough bacteria, fungi and other microbes that collected together could weigh, amazingly, a few pounds.
A mysterious and scattered outbreak of the E. coli bacteria is linked to 14 illnesses and one death, health officials say. The reported illnesses were spread across six states.
Many doctors issue antibiotics to help deal with a sinus infection, but new guidelines suggest that the pills do not usually help at all.
More adults appear to be getting sick with a bacterium that commonly attacks children – strep throat.
Maybe germaphobes are right. New research sponsored by Kimberly Clark – the Las Colinas-based company behind Kleenex tissues – confirms that many everyday objects are teeming with germs.
Dirty equipment at a cantaloupe packing facility was probably to blame for the deadliest outbreak of foodborne illness in 25 years, the FDA said.
There are health concerns in the Keller ISD after an employee at Florence Elementary School was diagnosed with a MRSA infection.
Tuberculosis testing started Tuesday for some 200 students in the Denton Independent School District. A student, who transferred from Ennis High School, tested positive For TB and had to be hospitalized last week.
Tyson Fresh Meats Inc. is recalling about 131,300 pounds of ground beef because a family fell ill after eating meat produced by the company that was contaminated with E. coli.
A Dallas County man, who got sick after eating contaminated cantaloupe and contracting listeria, has died. In all, there have been four people sickened with listeria in Dallas County, but this is the first death.