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10,000 Germ Species Live In Healthy People

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.

06/14/2012

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Officials Investigate E. Coli Outbreak In 6 States

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.

06/08/2012

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Antibiotics May Not Be Best For Sinus Infections

Many doctors issue antibiotics to help deal with a sinus infection, but new guidelines suggest that the pills do not usually help at all.

03/22/2012

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Cases Of Adult Strep Throat On The Rise

More adults appear to be getting sick with a bacterium that commonly attacks children – strep throat.

11/02/2011

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Yuck! Tests Reveal The Dirtiest Surfaces You Touch

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.

10/25/2011

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Dirty Equipment Cited In Cantaloupe Outbreak

Dirty equipment at a cantaloupe packing facility was probably to blame for the deadliest outbreak of foodborne illness in 25 years, the FDA said.

10/19/2011

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MRSA Concerns Strike Keller ISD School

There are health concerns in the Keller ISD after an employee at Florence Elementary School was diagnosed with a MRSA infection.

10/18/2011

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Tuberculosis Testing Underway In The Denton ISD

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.

10/11/2011

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E. Coli Scare Prompts Tyson To Recall Ground Beef

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.

09/28/2011

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Dallas County Reports 1st Death From Listeria Infection

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.

09/26/2011

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Day 3 Of Boil Water Notice For Azle Residents

Residents living in Azle are still boiling their drinking water after a water main break over the weekend. The break, that happened Saturday morning, dropped water pressure significantly.

09/12/2011

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Another Water Service Situation In City Of Kemp

A boil water notice has been issued in the City of Kemp. City leaders say a broken valve at the water treatment plant is to blame.

09/01/2011

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