Bag It Up: Dog Poop A Major Environmental Pollutant, Reports FindWhile many areas in the U.S. try to crack down on the littering aspect of not cleaning up after your dog, studies are also finding that dog poop is becoming a major environmental hazard too.
Antibiotic Resistant 'Nightmare Bacteria' Spreading In U.S., CDC WarnsInfections of this kind are "virtually untreatable with modern medicine," CDC Principal Deputy Director Dr. Anne Schuchat said in a press briefing on April 3.
Yucky Ducky? Study Reveals Bath-Time Toy's Dirty SecretScientists now have the dirt on the rubber ducky: Those cute yellow bath-time toys are — as some parents have long suspected — a haven for nasty bugs.
Man Dies From Infection He Got While Doing Harvey Storm RepairsHealth officials say the death of a 31-year-old Galveston man is the result of Hurricane Harvey because he was doing repair work to clean up from the storm when he contracted a flesh-eating bacterial infection.
FDA Warns Against Eating Raw Dough Amid E. Coli FearsIn a warning that's sure to disappoint many who enjoy sneaking a taste of cookie dough, the federal Food and Drug Administration says people shouldn't eat raw dough or batter of any kind.
Frozen Food Recall Covers Hundreds Of Items From Many StoresAmid a massive frozen foods recall involving millions of packages of fruits and vegetables that were shipped to Texas and all the other 49 states, authorities trying to stem listeria-linked illnesses worry it'll be difficult to get consumers to dig through their freezers.
Alvarado ISD Dealing With 3 Cases Of Highly Contagious InfectionThe Alvarado Independent School District is dealing with a contagious bacterium at one of its schools. So far, there have been three confirmed cases of students being infected with Shigella.
The Best Way To Clean Your Grimy, Bacteria-Laden CellphoneDespite their sleek, clean design, cellphones harbor loads of bacteria. That's because they go everywhere with us -- even into the bathroom.
Thousands Told To Boil Drinking Water In Far North Fort WorthThousands of residents in parts of North Fort Worth are being asked to boil their water this morning after an operational error led to a loss of pressure in the water lines.
Human Cases Of 'Rabbit Fever' Have Jumped Up This YearHealth officials are seeing an increase of a rare illness called rabbit fever that was beaten back decades ago. In the last two decades, health officials saw an average of only about 125 cases each year of the illness — known to doctors as tularemia.
Germs & Mold Cover Halloween MasksThose gory masks may not be half as disgusting as what could be creeping and crawling on your face after you try one on.
Legionella Bacteria Found At North Texas VA FacilityWater samples taken at the VA North Texas facility in Bonham have tested positive for legionella bacteria. The bacteria was detected in the community living center at the Sam Rayburn Memorial Veterans Center.
Possible Tap Water Taste & Odor Issues For Fort Worth ResidentsSome residents in Fort Worth may notice a slight change in the taste and color of their tap water. This week the Tarrant Regional Water District changed the city's water source.
Moldy Front-Loading Washing Machines Result In Class Action SuitsIt’s helped tackle dirty laundry, using less energy, less water, and less detergent. However, front-load washing machines may be triggering more service calls, more trouble, and more lawsuits than manufacturers ever expected.
Bacteria That Causes Legionnaires Disease Found in North Texas VAWater faucets in two North Texas VA Health Care facilities tested positive for the bacteria that causes legionnaires disease.