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Texas Doctor Has High-Powered Magnet Warning

If you’re planning on buying a gift for a child or adult one Texas doctor suggests you avoid items with high-powered magnets.

CBSDFW.COM–10/23/2012

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West Nile Aerial Spraying Causing Concern

Aerial spraying will be the next tool put to work in North Texas’ ongoing battle with West Nile Virus infected mosquitoes. Ground spraying is scheduled in at least four North Texas cities, but it’s the pesticides dumped by planes that have some concerned.

CBSDFW.COM–08/13/2012

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Highland Park Residents Prepare For Mosquito Spraying

Spray trucks taking aim at mosquitoes will be hitting the streets in Highland Park Friday night, just two days after an area West Nile Virus related death.

07/20/2012

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Study: Babies Who Grow Up With Pets Are Healthier

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.

07/09/2012

A researcher looks at a laboratory sample under a microscope. (credit: AP Photo)

10,000 Germ Species Live In Healthy People

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.

06/14/2012

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Antibiotic Linked With Rare But Deadly Heart Risk

An antibiotic widely used for bronchitis and other common infections seems to increase chances for sudden deadly heart problems, a rare but surprising risk found in a 14-year study.

05/16/2012

A bottle of antiretroviral drug Truvada is displayed. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

FDA Panel Backs First Pill To Block HIV Infection

The first drug shown to prevent HIV infection won the endorsement of a panel of federal advisers Thursday, clearing the way for a landmark approval in the 30-year fight against the virus that causes AIDS.

05/11/2012

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Texas Among States With Increased Cases Of Whooping Cough

Whooping cough seems to be making a comeback in several states, including Texas.

05/04/2012

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Frisco ISD Officials Notify Parents About Staph Infection

A confirmed case of the drug resistant staph infection called MRSA has forced action at Sparks Elementary School in Frisco.

02/15/2012

A volunteer health worker takes blood from a patient for an HIV-AIDS test. (credit: Kambou Sia/AFP/Getty Images)

Female African American AIDS Numbers In Dallas Troubling

Currently, black women make up 22-percent of the population in Dallas — yet, according to county health officials, the group accounts for 71-percent of all female HIV cases.

01/23/2012

An AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) mobile testing employee demonstrates a Rapid HIV Test kit. (credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

Just 1 In 4 With HIV Have Infection Under Control

Only about 1 in 4 Americans with the AIDS virus have the infection under control with medications, federal health officials said Tuesday.

11/29/2011

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MRSA Concerns Strike Keller ISD School

There are health concerns in the Keller ISD after an employee at Florence Elementary School was diagnosed with a MRSA infection.

10/18/2011

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