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We are genetically more like our fathers, study finds

We are genetically more like our fathers, study findsLike father, like son and like daughter.
  • Nation Now
  • 1 day, 5 hours ago
Health

Why 1 billion could be at risk for hearing loss

Why 1 billion could be at risk for hearing lossGrab the earplugs, turn down the headphones and move away from the speakers. That's what the World Health Organization recommends for teens and young adults in a report sounding the alarm about hearing loss.
  • Health
  • 1 day, 4 hours ago
Texas

San Antonio girl's final wish comes true thanks to Taylor Swift

San Antonio girl's final wish comes true thanks to Taylor SwiftThe 4-year-old terminal brain cancer patient came face-to-face with the pop star Monday evening via Facetime
  • Texas
  • 1 day, 10 hours ago
News

Majority of pediatricians agree to delay vaccinations

Majority of pediatricians agree to delay vaccinationsMore than 90% of pediatricians say parents balk at vaccines at least once a month.
  • News
  • 2 days, 4 hours ago
Health

Toddler with vampire-like symptoms fights for a cure

Toddler with vampire-like symptoms fights for a cure2-year-old Oliver's unusual condition requires him to hide from the sun and get blood transfusions weekly
  • Health
  • 2 days, 9 hours ago
Health

First human head transplant two years away, says one surgeon

First human head transplant two years away, says one surgeonMost people can't wrap their head around the concept. But one scientist believes head transplants in humans are possible and that the first could occur as early as 2017.
  • Health
  • 2 days, 3 hours ago
Texas

Woman cites sign language barrier at Dallas hospital

Woman cites sign language barrier at Dallas hospitalA Dallas woman says she was refused treatment at a local hospital because she is deaf.
  • Texas
  • 2 days, 11 hours ago
Nation

Mom convicted of killing son by poisoning him with salt

Mom convicted of killing son by poisoning him with saltA jury convicted Lacey Spears of second-degree murder in death of 5-year-old son.
  • Nation
  • 2 days, 3 hours ago
People

That Cindy Crawford photo was a fake

That Cindy Crawford photo was a fakeThat's what she's saying now.
  • People
  • 2 days, 6 hours ago
Nation

Attorney: Ebola nurse to sue for negligence

Attorney: Ebola nurse to sue for negligenceNina Pham also alleges hospital violated her privacy, attorney says.
  • Nation
  • 2 days, 23 hours ago
News

Deadly bacteria release sparks concern at Louisiana lab

Deadly bacteria release sparks concern at Louisiana labWeeks later, the cause of the release and extent of the contamination remain unknown.
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  • 1 day, 3 hours ago
Local

12-year-old recovers from severe injuries, goes back to baseball

12-year-old recovers from severe injuries, goes back to baseballAnd he said he hopes to inspire others to never give up no matter what obstacles they face.
  • Local
  • 2 days, 17 hours ago
Nation

Ancient practice of yoga now a growth industry

Ancient practice of yoga now a growth industryNearly 10% of U.S. adults practiced yoga in 2012. It's now about as popular as golf.
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  • 3 days, 12 hours ago
Nation

Clearing the smoke around teen e-cigarette use

Clearing the smoke around teen e-cigarette useQuestions remain about what actions to curb use will be most effective.
  • Nation
  • 3 days, 1 hour ago
Health

Family loses daughter to 'rare strep infection'

Family loses daughter to 'rare strep infection'Persephonee Norma Nefzger Banks died Thursday with a rare strep infection
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  • 4 days, 18 hours ago
Texas

Texas middle school band plays its loudest for missing member

Texas middle school band plays its loudest for missing memberThere's been a gap in that group since early January. Emily Thompson, 12, was diagnosed with severe aplastic anemia.
  • Texas
  • 5 days, 8 hours ago
Nation

Apps bring health care into 'mobile moments'

Apps bring health care into 'mobile moments'Smartphone apps aim to integrate health care into everyday life.
  • Nation
  • 6 days, 19 hours ago
Nation

Indiana HIV outbreak linked to prescription drug abuse

Indiana HIV outbreak linked to prescription drug abuseIndiana health official fears those who tested positive may spread it to others.
  • Nation
  • 6 days, 23 hours ago
Health

Rare disease could turn boy into 'mannequin'

Rare disease could turn boy into 'mannequin'Three-year-old Jarvis Budd is one of just 13 people in Australia to suffer from "human mannequin disease."
  • Health
  • 6 days ago
Health

Nasty stomach bug becoming far more common

Nasty stomach bug becoming far more commonA nasty intestinal bug sickens nearly twice as many Americans each year as was previously thought, according to the largest U.S. study to look at the problem.
  • Health
  • 6 days, 3 hours ago
Health

How long will you live? Try the 'Sitting Rising Test'

How long will you live? Try the 'Sitting Rising Test'Here's a simple test you can do just about anywhere that's been proven to predict how long you'll live.
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  • 6 days, 10 hours ago
News

'American Sniper' trial likely to increase stigma of PTSD

'American Sniper' trial likely to increase stigma of PTSDSpotlight shines on PTSD following sniper verdict.
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  • 6 days, 16 hours ago
Health

Texas research center eradicates Ebola virus in mice

Texas research center eradicates Ebola virus in miceThe drug ends up stopping the function of TPC, an essential protein needed by the virus
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  • 6 days ago
Texas

Dancing with Taylor Swift is young Texas cancer patient's final wish

Dancing with Taylor Swift is young Texas cancer patient's final wishThe last 10 months for Jalene Salinas have been filled with chemo, radiation and surgery, but her story isn't just about cancer but hope, joy and her Texas community's chance to make her final wish come true.
  • Texas
  • 6 days, 7 hours ago
Money

5 healthy fast food meals for under $5

5 healthy fast food meals for under $5Here's a list of handy, cheap and health-conscious options that may be just around the corner from you.
  • Money
  • 3 days, 10 hours ago
News

New York doctor who survived Ebola speaks out

New York doctor who survived Ebola speaks outPhysician contracted Ebola while volunteering with Doctors Without Borders in Guinea
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  • 6 days, 7 hours ago
Texas

Fort Worth lawmaker proposes legislation stemming from Muñoz case

Fort Worth lawmaker proposes legislation stemming from Muñoz caseIt's now been more than one year since the heartbreaking story of Marlise Muñoz went international. The Fort Worth woman was pregnant but brain-dead; a state law kept her alive to protect the fetus.
  • Texas
  • 6 days, 10 hours ago
News

Hypnobabies Gaining Popularity With Expecting Moms

Hypnobabies Gaining Popularity With Expecting MomsThere's a lot of options these days when it comes to having kids, but this one you may not have heard of – being hypnotized during child birth.
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  • 6 days, 20 hours ago
News

Orthorexia: When healthy eating becomes an unhealthy obsession

Orthorexia: When healthy eating becomes an unhealthy obsessionOrthorexia is not formally recognized as a clinical diagnosis, but some experts believe it's an increasingly common form of eating disorder.
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  • 6 days, 21 hours ago
News

Dangerous infections now spreading outside hospitals

Dangerous infections now spreading outside hospitalsDeaths from C. diff have doubled, rising from 14,000 a year in 2007 to 21,000 in 2011
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  • 1 week ago
Health

Essential oils: Are they safe?

Essential oils: Are they safe?Some local moms are emptying out the pain reliever bottles and reaching for a bottle of concentrated peppermint instead.
  • Health
  • 1 week ago
Health

Three men receive mind-controlled bionic hands

Three men receive mind-controlled bionic handsThree men have been equipped with bionic hands which they control with their minds, allowing them to rediscover everyday tasks like picking up a ball or pouring water from a jug.
  • Health
  • 1 week ago
Nation

Justices: Dentists can't decide who whitens your teeth

Justices: Dentists can't decide who whitens your teethThe board dominated by dentists had excluded non-dentists from performing teeth whitening.
  • Nation
  • 1 week ago
Health

Checking in on Colorado's conjoined twins 14 years later

Checking in on Colorado's conjoined twins 14 years laterThe risks they weighed: The babies would not survive surgery; one of the girls would survive and one would not, or they could be unable to use their legs. The Starks decided the girls deserved the chance to live independent lives.
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  • 1 week ago
News

CDC: Deaths soared as narcotic painkillers grew popular

CDC: Deaths soared as narcotic painkillers grew popularMost people who took narcotic painkillers used drugs equal to or stronger than morphine.
  • News
  • 1 week ago
Health

Feds crack down on melanoma detector apps

Feds crack down on melanoma detector appsA wave of your smartphone won't tell you if you're sick, have a broken bone or, apparently, if you have melanoma.
  • Health
  • 1 week, 1 day ago