Parents Warn About Electric Shock Drowning After 15-Year-Old's Tragic DeathThe parents of 15-year-old Carmen Johnson, who tragically died from electric shock drowning while swimming near her family’s Alabama lake house last April, are speaking out about the rarely reported phenomenon after it took the lives of two more local women this past weekend.
Doctors Tie Zika Virus To Heart Problems In Some AdultsFor the first time, doctors have tied infection with the Zika virus to possible new heart problems in adults. A report last June describes heart problems that have been seen from other viruses spread by mosquitoes
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.
Fists Not Football: Brain Injuries Seen In Domestic AssaultsBrain trauma in domestic violence survivors has been overshadowed by concerns about injuries in Iraq and Afghanistan war vets, and by effects of repeated head blows in football players.
Obama On The 35th Anniversary Of HIV/AIDS In AmericaPresident Barack Obama made a statement Sunday on the 35th anniversary of the first documented case of AIDS in the United States.
Monkey Bars Alert: Playground Concussions Are On The RisePlayground concussions are on the rise, according to a new government study, and monkey bars and swings are most often involved.
Dallas Infant The 1st State Flu Fatality This YearDallas County public health officials say a 2-month-old child is the state's first flu fatality for the 2015-2016 flu season.
CDC: 14 More Reports Of Possible Zika Spread Through Sex In U.S.The 14 cases all involve men who visited areas with Zika outbreaks, and who may have infected their female sex partners, who had not traveled to those areas.
Brazil & University Of Texas Reach Deal On Zika VaccineBrazil is signing an agreement with the University of Texas to develop a vaccine against the Zika virus.
DCHHS Preparing Lab To Perform Zika Testing LocallyThe newly formed Dallas County Zika Task Force wrapped up its second scheduled meeting this morning. The group, headed by DCHHS Environmental Health, will meet weekly with officials in Dallas County municipalities.
CDC Issues Guidelines For Preventing Sexual Transmission Of Zika VirusThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued some interim guidelines on how to prevent transmitting the Zika virus through sexual transmission.
Dallas Co. Case Of Zika Virus Acquired Through Sexual TransmissionOfficials with the CDC have sent official confirmation to Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) that the first case of Zika virus in Dallas County in 2016 was acquired through sexual transmission.