Just Ahead Of Holidays, Flu Cases Spreading Across U.S.Health officials say the flu is spreading across the nation, with a dozen states now reporting widespread flu cases just ahead of the holiday season.
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.
Safety Advocates Call For Ban Of High-Dose OpioidsSafety advocates and state health officials are formally calling on the Food and Drug Administration to ban high-dose opioid painkillers to prevent accidental overdose deaths.
109 U.S. Salmonella Cases Now Linked To Papayas From MexicoU.S. health officials say more people have contracted salmonella by eating papayas from a farm in southern Mexico.
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.
Haltom City Police Now Equipped With Anti-Overdose DrugIn response to the country's growing opioid epidemic, Haltom City Police are equipping themselves with a drug that counteracts opioid overdose called Narcan.
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
Nearly Two-Dozen Mumps Cases At One Texas High SchoolThere have been 23 confirmed cases and nine suspected cases of the mumps at Cedar Hill High School. And all of the infected students and staff members have come down with the disease since February 9th.
Texas Wins $5 Million Federal Grant To Combat Zika VirusGov. Greg Abbott said the money was awarded as part of supplemental Zika funding approved by Congress to increase preparedness and response efforts.
Dolphins Intensify Zika-Control Treatments At Sun Life StadiumThe Miami Dolphins say they've intensified mosquito-control treatments at their stadium because of the Zika virus.
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.
CDC Reports First Zika Infection Between Gay CoupleThe Centers For Disease Control confirmed another sexually transmitted case of the Zika virus was discovered in Dallas.