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.
Dallas County Health Officials Report 59 Mumps Cases In 2017Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) is reporting 59 mumps cases in Dallas County for 2017.
Fitbit Tracks Steps; Now It Wants To Chart Your Deep SleepFitbit, whose devices encourage people to walk 10,000 steps each day, now wants to put them to sleep as well. Now, Fitbit will offer deeper sleep tracking on some of its devices.
CDC Tool Helps Homebuyers Make Healthy Neighborhood ChoiceWhen you're buying a home it's easy enough to learn about school districts and crime rates. But until now it hasn't been so easy to find out how healthy a neighborhood is.