U.S. Flu Season Off To Early Start, But Too Soon To Tell How Bad It'll BeThis year's flu season started picking up last month. Health officials stated that the flu vaccine seems well matched to the viruses that are making people sick.
Could A Birth Control App Replace The Pill?Natural Cycles is the first app approved by the European Union as a contraceptive. The product is the brainchild of Elina Berglund and her husband Raoul Scherwitzl.
EPA Chemical Review Would Exclude Millions Of Tons Of ToxinsSpurred by the chemical industry, President Donald Trump's administration is retreating from a congressionally mandated review of some of the most dangerous chemicals in public use.
Health Officials Brace For Potentially Bad Flu SeasonIt's flu shot time, and health officials are bracing for a potentially miserable fall and winter.
Study Prompts Call To Examine Flu Vaccine And MiscarriageA puzzling study of U.S. pregnancies found that women who had miscarriages between 2010 and 2012 were more likely to have had back-to-back annual flu shots that included protection against swine flu.
Salmonella Outbreak Alert Includes TexasThe CDC says 47 people reported getting sick after eating yellow Maradol papayas. Twelve of those people were hospitalized, one died.
It's Not Easy Living With Effects Of West Nile Virus85-year-old Ray Fields of Rowlett, grew so ill that his family planned his funeral three times.
Austin Bans E-Cigarette Use In Public AreasThe Austin City Council voted unanimously Thursday to add e-cigarettes to the list of tobacco products that are banned in public areas such as parks, restaurants and bars. The ban takes effect on July 3.
Shootings Kill Or Injure At Least 19 U.S. Kids Each DayShootings kill or injure at least 19 children in the U.S. each day, with boys, teenagers and blacks most at risk, according to a government study that paints a bleak portrait of persistent violence.
FDA Warning: Tuna Sold In Texas May Be Tainted With Hepatitis AThe U.S. Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control & Prevention are investigating foreign seafood providers that have shipped tuna to the Texas area that may be tainted with Hepatitis A.
Fighting Cancer When They’re Not Fighting FiresFirst responders in North Texas are appealing for better protection.
HPVOne in four people (79 million Americans) are infected with HPV. And, 14 million more people will become infected this year alone.