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Officials Alarmed By Increasing Superbug Reports

Health officials are reporting an alarming increase in some dangerous superbugs at U.S. hospitals. These superbugs from a common germ family have become extremely resistant to treatment with antibiotics.

03/05/2013

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New Guidelines For Kids And Ear Infections

Ear infections in children are so common that Baylor pediatrician Dr. Marjorie Milici lightheartedly calls them the “bread and butter of pediatrics.”

02/25/2013

Mushrooms growing from the compost at the base of zucchini plants.  Katy used mushroom compost, which probably explains the mushrooms growing here.  (Photo credit Katy Camp, CBS 11 News)

Finding Flu-Fighting Foods

They’re not on the level of hand-washing and flu vaccinations, but there are some foods that can boost your immunity to help you fight the flu.

01/11/2013

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CDC Has Health Warning For Feral Hog Hunters

Medical officials have a health warning for Texans hunting feral hogs. According to the CDC, feral hogs can expose hunters to a bacterial illness called brucellosis.

CBSDFW.COM–11/28/2012

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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

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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

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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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