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.
CDC Report: Heroin Epidemic Back With A VengeanceA new report from the Centers for Disease Control says deaths from heroin overdoses nationwide have more than tripled in the past five years.
Dallas County Reports First 2 Flu Related Deaths Of SeasonThe 95-year-old and 89-year-old residents of Dallas died after complications from the seasonal flu.
New Report: Abortions In US Drop To Lowest Level Since 1974Even as the election outcome intensifies America's abortion debate, a comprehensive new survey finds the annual number of abortions in the U.S has dropped to well under 1 million, the lowest level since 1974.
CDC Issues South Texas Warning For Pregnant Women Over Zika Concerns Pregnant women should consider postponing travel to Brownsville, Texas, because of concerns about mosquitoes there spreading the Zika virus, federal health officials said Wednesday.