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Texas Researchers Look At Meditation To Help Smokers Quit

Most people know that smokers wanting to kick the habit can try an array of pills and patches, but researchers at Texas Tech University say they have found success using ancient Chinese secrets

CBSDFW.COM–08/07/2013

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CDC: HPV Vaccine Reduced Disease Rates in Teen Girls by 56 Percent

The government health agency’s new study, which was published in the June issue of The Journal of Infectious Diseases, shows that rates of vaccine-type HPV prevalence dropped from 11.5 percent before the vaccine was introduced to 5 percent by 2010 for 14 to 19 year-old-girls.

06/19/2013

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Longer School Days On Horizon For DISD Teachers?

The DISD superintendent has a new plan for teachers that once again include longer workdays. Starting next school year, principals will decide for their campus, as to whether or not teachers will stay up to 30-minutes before or after school.

CBSDFW.COM–03/06/2013

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Study: Too Much TV Leads To Aggressive, Anti-Social Behavior In Kids

A new study appearing in the Journal Pediatrics suggests kids who watch too much TV can develop antisocial traits and become more aggressive.

CBS 11–02/18/2013

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Study Links Kids & Fast Food To Asthma

A study published in the respiratory medicine journal Thorax suggests the more fast food your child eats, the more likely they are to have develop asthma.

CBSDFW.COM–01/15/2013

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What’s More Important For Kids, Good Grades Or Social Life?

If you picked good grades, you’re wrong.

01/10/2013

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Study Links Increased Autism Risk With Air Pollution

Whether you’re in Dallas or Fort Worth, you’ve seen the haze. It’s worse in the summer and more noticeable when you’re looking at downtown buildings — but the dirty air may be more than an eyesore.

CBSDFW.COM–11/27/2012

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Shedding Pounds Could Ease ‘Pain At The Pump’

Are you looking for another good reason to shed a few pounds? According to a new study, losing weight could save you money at the gas pump.

CBSDFW.COM–10/09/2012

Earth moving equipment and natural gas containers are viewed at a hydraulic fracturing site. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Credibility Of UT Fracking Study & Review Panel Questioned

First, the scientific credibility of a recent University of Texas study on fracking was questioned. Now, there are concerns centered on the special panel convened to review the study’s findings.

CBSDFW.COM–08/15/2012

Employees of an oil and gas company work on a natural gas valve at a hydraulic fracturing site. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Fracking Study To Be Independently Reviewed

Critics of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, believe it harms the environment. Industry leaders insist it is safe.

07/25/2012

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Study: Huge Sticker Shock Over Appendix Removal Costs

What do hospitals charge to remove an appendix? The startling answer is that it could be the same as the price of a refrigerator — or a house. A new study found huge disparities in patients’ bills ranging from — $1,500 to $180,000, with an average of $33,000.

04/23/2012

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Study Looks At What Causes ‘Brain Freeze’

As temperatures continue to climb and summer approaches hundreds of thousands of North Texans will undoubtedly enjoy a treat that can take you from sheer delight to extreme discomfort. Of course I’m talking about the temporary, excruciating pain of brain freeze! Now a new study claims to have finally unlocked clues as to what causes the chilly sensation.

04/23/2012

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