It’s a first for Texas – and not in a good way. Officials in Houston are worried after a giant African land snail was found in someone’s backyard. The snails can destroy vegetation and crops, and even eat through the stucco on homes.
Baxter International Inc. says that a blood product it was testing failed to slow mental decline or to preserve physical function in a major study of 390 patients with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s disease.
There’s outraged and fear from parents and students tonight over the situation happening inside one North Texas school. Teachers have been tested for diseases, while parents wonder if their children are safe.
Dallas County Commissioners approved spending $350,000 to combat mosquitoes. The money will go towards hiring a Little Rock, Arkansas-based company to set traps each week, and spray more than 5,000 square miles throughout the season.
A little more than two years after a freak accident led to the discovery and diagnosis of Lou Gehrig’s disease, a North Texas firefighter and paramedic has died. On January 16, 2013, Mansfield first responder Jarrod Brodnax lost his battle with ALS.
A three month-old Mesquite baby has a rare genetic disease that would have gone unnoticed had it not been for the uncle he never got the chance to meet.
Health officials say they have now confirmed more than 90 cases of a rare fungal meningitis that has been linked to a steroid commonly used to ease back pain.
A school principal in Plano is sending warning letters to parents, alerting them that someone at the school has whooping cough. The infected person is at High Tower Elementary, but the letter isn’t specific if the individual is a student or a staff member.
Communities across North Texas are boosting efforts to educate people about the West Nile virus. This comes as health officials await results of aerial spraying on a mosquito population that has put Texas at the center of a nationwide outbreak.
Dr. Theilen of Dallas is a retired Ob/GYN and despite his medical knowledge he didn’t take West Nile seriously.
New parents with dogs and cats sometimes consider giving pets away when a baby arrives, but a new study finds keeping the furry family members in tow may boost a child’s health benefits.
They live on your skin, up your nose, in your gut — enough bacteria, fungi and other microbes that collected together could weigh, amazingly, a few pounds.
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