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TO GO WITH AFP STORY BY RUPAM JAIN NAIR  "Asia-Russia-wildlife-tiger-conservation" A tiger, seen wearing a collar, is spotted during a jungle-safari at the Ranthambore National Park, around 200kms from Jaipur, on October 22, 2010. Efforts to save the tiger, set to be addressed at a conference in Russia November 2010, will depend for a large part on the success of the shield India has attempted to throw around the animal. The country is home to more than half of the world's rapidly dwindling wild tigers, but even its conservation programme, said by the government to be the world's most comprehensive, has failed to halt the creature's demise. AFP PHOTO/ MANAN VATSYAYANA (Photo credit should read MANAN VATSYAYANA/AFP/Getty Images)

Doctors, Veterinarians Explore Shared Medical Problems

What do Siberian tigers and post-menopausal women have in common? That is among the questions related to fighting diseases that affect both animals and people that physicians and veterinarians are teaming up to explore.

11/01/2013

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North Texas Drug “Take-Back” Events This Weekend

Do you have any old or expired drugs in your medicine cabinet? This weekend you’ll have the chance to dispose of them safely. Saturday is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day.

CBSDFW.COM–10/25/2013

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The Future Of Medicine On Display In Irving

Irving based Novation the largest hospital supply contractor in the country is behind the expo which put the future of medicine on display.

10/02/2013

A pediatrician examines a 4-year-old girl at a Texas health clinic. (credit: Joe Raedle/Newsmakers)

Many Parents Turning To Retail Clinics For Pediatric Care

The price of taking a child to a doctor’s office has become so expensive that some moms and dads are opting to take their kids to retail clinics for medical care.

CBSDFW.COM–07/24/2013

2013 Global Marijuana March in downtown Fort Worth (Photo J.Burkett, CBSDFW.COM)

Supporters Gather For Global Marijuana March In Fort Worth

A few hundred marchers peacefully made their way through downtown Fort Worth on Saturday supporting the Global Marijuana March.

05/06/2013

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DFW Doctor Explains ‘Morning After Pill’ Changes

The so-called ‘morning after pill’ will be made available over the counter to customers 15 years old or older. Dr. Crystal Foster explains the motivation (and possible pitfalls) behind these changes.

05/01/2013

Prescription drug bottles at a pharmacy. (credit: AP)

Court: Can Drug Companies Pay To Delay Generics?

Federal regulators are pressing the Supreme Court to stop big pharmaceutical corporations from paying generic drug competitors to delay releasing their cheaper versions of brand-name drugs.

03/24/2013

Generic aspirin lie in bottle. (credit; Getty Images/Tim Boyle)

Study: Aspirin May Help Treat Some Colon Cancers

Aspirin, one of the world’s oldest and cheapest drugs, has shown remarkable promise in treating colon cancer in people with mutations in a gene that’s thought to play a role in the disease.

10/25/2012

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Mother’s Hope For Son Lies In Cord Blood Donation

A three month-old Mesquite baby has a rare genetic disease that would have gone unnoticed had it not been for the uncle he never got the chance to meet.

10/09/2012

Prescription Pills

Are Antibiotics Overprescribed In The South?

Elderly people in the South use more antibiotics than the rest of their peers in the U.S., leading researchers to believe that doctors in the region may be overprescribing the drugs.

09/26/2012

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Prilosec Pills Get Wild Berry Flavor

Procter & Gamble is adding a blast of wild berry fruit flavor to heartburn medication Prilosec, even though it is a pill that is meant to be swallowed whole and not chewed.

09/20/2012

Prescription Pills

FDA Approves 4-In-1 HIV Combo Pill

The Food and Drug Administration on Monday approved a new anti-HIV pill that combines four medicines to combat the virus that causes AIDS.

08/28/2012

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