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!
NFL Teams Now Subject To Penalties For Violating Concussion ProtocolThe NFL and NFL Players Association combined this week to announce more powerful enforcement of the NFL Game Day Concussion Protocol.
General Mills Expands Flour Recall After 4 More IllnessesGeneral Mills is expanding a flour recall issued over a possible link to an E. coli outbreak after four new illnesses were reported.
New Texas Women's Health Program Has Family Planning FocusOfficials have unveiled an overhauled state-run women's health program providing care to low-income Texans -- including a renewed push for family planning services once offered by Planned Parenthood.
NFL To Hire Chief Medical OfficerThe NFL will be hiring a chief medical officer to work with team medical staffs, the players' union and league committees.
VA Puts Latest Estimate Of Veteran Suicides At 20 Per DayThe Department of Veterans Affairs says that an average of 20 veterans a day committed suicide in 2014, a slight decrease from a previous government estimate for 2010.
US To Raise Cap For Docs Prescribing Opioid Addiction DrugThe Obama administration is increasing the number of patients whom doctors can treat for opioid addiction with a medication called buprenorphine.
Apple Urges Organ Donation Via New iPhone SoftwareApple wants to encourage millions of iPhone owners to register as organ donors through a software update that will add an easy sign-up button to the health information app
Baylor College Of Medicine To Study Zika PatientsThe Baylor College of Medicine will lead a study of patients infected with the Zika virus under a grant from the National Institutes of Health.
Texas Abortions Fell Sharply Under Law Supreme Court VoidedAbortions in Texas plummeted about 15 percent during the first year after approval of tough restrictions that the U.S. Supreme Court has since struck down -- a decline that activists say shows how hard it had become to get an abortion in America's second-largest state.
Zika Virus A Concern For Poor Urban Areas Along Gulf CoastThe state health department has spent more than $400,000 since the start of the year to expand its lab capacity and to buy mosquito traps. It also launched a $2 million Zika awareness campaign.
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.