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A researcher extracts DNA from samples for AIDS vaccine testing. (credit: Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

Tests Suggest Baby Born With HIV May Be Cured

Doctors now have convincing evidence that they put HIV into remission, hopefully for good, in an American baby born with the AIDS virus — a medical first that is prompting a new look at how hard and fast such cases should be treated.

10/23/2013

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New Test Aims To Better Detect Viral Infections

Researchers are developing a blood test to more easily tell when a respiratory illness is due to a virus and not a bacterial infection, hoping to cut the dangerous overuse of antibiotics and speed the right diagnosis.

09/18/2013

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DFW Doctor Talks Bullying, Infections, Allergies

Dr. Crystal Foster talks about the physical effects of bullying, infections that are resistant to antibiotics, and ways to prevent fall allergies.

09/18/2013

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CDC: More Than 275 Have Unidentified Stomach Bug

Federal health authorities say more than 275 people in seven states, including Texas, have now been sickened with an unidentified stomach bug.

07/24/2013

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More North Texans Sick With Cyclospora Infection

The number of North Texans sick with cyclospora, a rare infection spread through raw fruits and vegetables, is growing.

CBS 11–07/19/2013

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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

A feral hog.  (Photo credit: Texas Dept. of Agriculture)

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

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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