Public health

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Congressional Democrats Seek To Step Up Fracking Oversight

Democrats on a congressional oversight panel are stepping up their investigation into how well states are regulating the disposal of oil and gas waste, citing continuing public concern.

02/16/2015

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Abbott Defends Texas Parents’ Right To Opt Out Of Vaccines

A spokeswoman for Gov. Greg Abbott says he encourages all parents to have their children vaccinated but supports Texas law allowing families to opt out of them.

02/12/2015

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Texas Says It Won’t Appeal Federal African Braiding Ruling

Texas won’t appeal a federal judge’s ruling last week that state laws regulating businesses teaching African hair braiding were unconstitutional.

01/12/2015

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Richardson To Spray For West Nile Virus

The Richardson Health Department plans to ground spray three separate areas beginning tomorrow and Monday, weather permitting, in order to help prevent the spread of the West Nile virus.

07/20/2013

San Francisco To Convert Dog Waste Into Alternative Energy

Dog Poop DNA Proponents Converge On Dallas City Hall

Officials with a company looking to expand a dog poop DNA business made another stop at Dallas City Hall Wednesday and they brought a Hollywood endorsement with them.

CBSDFW.COM–12/05/2012

Overweight teenagers during a morning walk. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Lawmakers & Doctors Talk Texas Childhood Obesity

There’s a movement to get state lawmakers more involved in addressing the obesity problem in Texas. Lawmakers and doctors continued a dialogue at the third annual Texas Public Health Coalition (TPHC) public health forum.

CBSDFW.COM–09/27/2012

A field sample of mosquitoes that could carry West Nile Virus is seen at a county health department. (credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

Tarrant County Confirms First Case Of West Nile In Human

Tarrant has become the third area county to confirm a case of West Nile in a human, Public Health Department spokeswoman Vanessa Joseph said.

06/21/2012

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Non-Contagious Hepatitis A Case Reported At Cross Timbers M.S.

A Grapevine-Colleyville ISD confirmed a case of Hepatitis A at Cross Timbers Middle School but a Tarrant County public health specialist says the individual is not infectious.

04/17/2012

Blood samples are seen in a hospital testing for tuberculosis. (credit: RODGER BOSCH/AFP/Getty Images)

State Health Services Returning To Ennis High School For More TB Tests

The Texas Department of State Health Services will send examiners back to Ennis High School Wednesday morning to complete a new round of tuberculosis skin exams to determine if more students have been exposed to the airborne illness.

CBSDFW.COM–09/20/2011