Health Experts Denounce Anti-Vaxxers For Vaccine 'Crisis', Call For Stronger LegislationIn the last couple of weeks, numerous North Texas schools have closed due to flu outbreaks and there are currently 9 cases of measles in the state.
Denton County Public Health Confirms One Measles CaseDenton County Public Health (DCPH) has confirmed one measles case in Denton County. DCPH is identifying and contacting individuals who may have been exposed. At this time, this case has not been linked to any other measles cases.
North Texas Children Among Those With Rare Polio-Like IllnessThere have been dozens of cases of acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) in the U.S. this year, including three at Cook Children's Medical Center in Fort Worth.
Study: Airport Security Trays Carry More Germs Than ToiletsA new study finds airport security bins are a hotbed for germs that can cause illnesses in humans, such as the flu and the common cold.
2 Cases Of Tuberculosis Confirmed At Dallas High SchoolTwo cases of tuberculosis by two brothers were confirmed at W.T. White High School, the Dallas County Health and Human Services confirmed Tuesday.
Cook Children's Kicks Off Childhood Cancer Awareness MonthCook Children’s Medical Center kicked off ‘Childhood Cancer Awareness Month’ with a pep rally for patients and their families.
Plano ISD Students & Parents Watching For Measles SymptomsHealth officials in Collin County have confirmed one case of measles at Plano West Senior High School. Now students and parents are being warned to watch for symptoms.
Texas Firefighters With Cancer Often Denied Workers' CompUnion leaders and state lawmakers say many Texas cities are denying workers' compensation to firefighters with cancer.
Dallas County Reports First West Nile Virus Death Of The YearThe first West Nile virus death of 2018 has been reported by the Dallas County Health and Human Services.
Pancreas-Kidney Transplant Ends 40 Years Of Insulin Shots For WomanLori Fulps is the first person to receive a simultaneous pancreas-kidney transplant at Medical City Fort Worth.
Polio Returns To Venezuela 30 Years After Last Known Case, Report SaysA deadly and highly infectious disease that was thought to be eradicated has returned to Venezuela.
Genetic Sleuthing Bolsters Food Poisoning SearchesDisease hunters are using genetic sequencing in their investigation of the ongoing food poisoning outbreak linked to romaine lettuce.
'Tick Explosion' May Be Coming This Summer, Expert WarnsThe director of the University of Rhode Island's tick-borne disease center warns that the U.S. is moving into the prime season for disease-carrying insects
Doctors Hunt For Hidden Cancers With Glowing DyesDyes are being tested to make cancer cells light up so doctors can cut them out and give patients a better shot at survival.
Diagnosed With Cancer Twice, 13-Year-Old Continues Courageous FightAt 13, nearly three years into her cancer fight, Katie girl has the heart, soul, and composure that far exceeds her years.