Ice Bucket Challenge Leads to ALS Research Breakthrough We all remember the ice bucket challenge from 2014. Videos were posted to every social media site as people drenched themselves in ice water to raise awareness about ALS. Even celebrities got in on it. Turns out, those videos actually worked!
First Human Case West Nile Infection Confirmed In DallasDallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) is reporting the first human case of West Nile infection confirmed in Dallas County for the 2016 season.
Texas Health Officials Prepare For Zika, But Local Efforts TightSo far, Texas officials have reported 48 people infected with Zika, all associated with travel. In one case, the virus was sexually transmitted by someone who had been infected abroad.
The Best Way To Clean Your Grimy, Bacteria-Laden CellphoneDespite their sleek, clean design, cellphones harbor loads of bacteria. That's because they go everywhere with us -- even into the bathroom.
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.
Rabies Alert Issued For Hurst After Skunk Tests PositiveThe Hurst police department has issued a rabies alert for the city.
Review Cites Problems At Texas Health Presbyterian During Ebola CrisisThe report, the first outside review of the hospital's response, was conducted by a panel of physicians and led by a former chief executive of the Mayo Clinic.
Texas Lab Criticized Over Handling Of Monkeys For StudyA prestigious laboratory in Texas is under federal investigation after auditors issued a preliminary report saying it did not do enough to prevent the suffering of primates who were infected with a deadly virus for a study of the disease.
3rd Student Diagnosed With Mumps At University Of TexasThe University of Texas says three students have tested positive for mumps, and officials are trying to notify classmates and guests at a fraternity party one of them attended last weekend.
Dallas Co. Health Reports 4th Case Of Imported ChikungunyaDespite the recent cold weather snap in North Texas, a fourth case of imported Chikungunya virus has been confirmed in Dallas County according to officials with Dallas County Health and Human Services.
Chikungunya Virus Confirmed In Tarrant CountyPublic health officials in Tarrant County have confirmed the county's first case of the mosquito-borne chikungunya virus disease.
Third Human Case Of West Nile Reported In Dallas CountyThe Dallas County Health department has confirmed it's third human case of West Nile virus this season.