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Flu season hits some big states hard

Flu season hits some big states hardFlu season may be starting to let up a bit in some parts of the country, but it's hitting a number of big states hard.
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  • 4 days ago
News

Team's quick thinking helps save a man's life

Team's quick thinking helps save a man's lifeA minor league baseball player stepped up with quick thinking and saved his neighbor's life.
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  • 4 days, 15 hours ago
Health

Watch: Baby sees her mother for the first time

Watch: Baby sees her mother for the first timeBaby Louise, who has albinism, smile as she sees her mother for the very first time.
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  • 4 days, 6 hours ago
Health

​Hidden brain damage seen in veterans with blast injuries

​Hidden brain damage seen in veterans with blast injuriesThe brains of some veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan who were injured by homemade bombs show an unusual pattern of damage, a small study finds.
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  • 4 days ago
Local

Companies track employee's steps for insurance benefits

Companies track employee's steps for insurance benefitsOn the company's west Houston campus, new energy wears sneakers, heels and loafers.
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  • 4 days, 13 hours ago
Dining

School nutritionist begs Whataburger to add veggie option to menu

School nutritionist begs Whataburger to add veggie option to menuA petition is circulating to persuade Whataburger to offer an alternative to this hamburger.
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  • 5 days ago
Health

New study reveals healing power of voices

New study reveals healing power of voicesWhen they heard close relatives calling out their names or talking, the scans lit up
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  • 5 days, 2 hours ago
Health

9-year-old girl takes medical marijuana fight to Texas Capitol

9-year-old girl takes medical marijuana fight to Texas CapitolAlexis Bortell will tell you she's a pretty normal kid.
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  • 5 days, 2 hours ago
Health

Coffee may reduce risk for deadly skin cancer

Coffee may reduce risk for deadly skin cancerThe latest study finds coffee may lower the risk for the most serious type of skin cancer
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  • 5 days, 2 hours ago
Health

E-cigarette vapor filled with cancer-causing chemicals, researchers say

E-cigarette vapor filled with cancer-causing chemicals, researchers sayE-cigarette vapor can contain cancer-causing formaldehyde at levels up to 15 times higher than regular cigarettes
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  • 5 days, 2 hours ago
Health

Measles outbreak includes 5 Disney theme park workers

Measles outbreak includes 5 Disney theme park workersA recent measles outbreak traced to Disney theme parks in California includes five park employees who were infected
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  • 5 days, 22 hours ago
Nation

Smoking burns up as much as $2 million in a lifetime

Smoking burns up as much as $2 million in a lifetimeEven in the lowest-cost states, smokers lose out on $1.1M over a lifetime, WalletHub says.
  • Nation
  • 5 days ago
Health

Past measles vaccinations leave an exposure gap for some age groups

Past measles vaccinations leave an exposure gap for some age groupsThose born between 1957 and 1971 when vaccines weren't as reliable should check with their doctors to see if they've been properly vaccinated.
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  • 5 days, 2 hours ago
News

Deadly bacteria on medical scopes trigger infections

Deadly bacteria on medical scopes trigger infectionsHalf a million patients a year could be at risk
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  • 1 hour, 22 minutes ago
News

Measles outbreak raises question of vaccine exemptions

Measles outbreak raises question of vaccine exemptionsPeople urged to vaccinate. Most cases hadn't gotten all their shots.
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  • 5 days, 5 hours ago
World

Yes, 5 people born in the 1800s are still with us

Yes, 5 people born in the 1800s are still with usThe remaining witnesses to three centuries are all women.
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  • 5 days, 18 hours ago
Health

Laughing gas in delivery rooms? Watch Healthwise with Mia Gradney

Laughing gas in delivery rooms? Watch Healthwise with Mia GradneyCanadian scientists are testing a new pill for jet lag and laughing gas is being used during labor, Mia Gradney has those topics and more in today's Healthwise.
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  • 2 days, 23 hours ago
Health

Growing human kidneys in rats sparks ethical debate

Growing human kidneys in rats sparks ethical debateResearchers say they have developed a new technique that could get more kidneys to people who need transplants, but the method is sure to be controversial
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  • 5 days, 22 hours ago
Health

Ebola victim helps in search of a cure

Ebola victim helps in search of a cureEbola victim Amber Vinson will donate blood to an Austin-based biotech firm on Wednesday. The company hopes to develop an Ebola drug from her antibodies.
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  • 6 days, 5 hours ago
Local

25-year-old man waiting for kidney donor

25-year-old man waiting for kidney donorA 25-year-old's life is starting out this New Year in a way he never expected, waiting on a kidney transplant.
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  • 6 days, 3 hours ago
Nation Now

Study: Excessive sitting linked to risk of heart disease, cancer

Study: Excessive sitting linked to risk of heart disease, cancerNew study shows that sitting time, is associated with a higher risk of all cause of mortality: heart disease mortality, cancer mortality and diabetes — independent of exercise.
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  • 1 week ago
Texas

9 Texas districts spent nearly $117K during Ebola scare

9 Texas districts spent nearly $117K during Ebola scareNine Texas school districts together spent nearly $117,000 for cleaning campuses amid concerns about the possible spread of Ebola.
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  • 1 week ago
Health

Disneyland measles outbreak continues to spread

Disneyland measles outbreak continues to spreadA measles outbreak that started at Disneyland in California is spreading further across the country
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  • 1 week, 1 day ago
Health

The surprising way to end smoking

The surprising way to end smokingA simple change in packaging may be what's needed to make a difference.
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  • 1 week ago
Local

Twin NASA astronauts prep for year-long mission

Twin NASA astronauts prep for year-long missionAs NASA looks toward an eventual three-year-long round-trip to Mars, the Kelly brothers have become key to figuring out how to prepare for and protect the human body
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  • 1 week ago
Health

Conjoined twins nearing date for separation surgery

Conjoined twins nearing date for separation surgeryThe girls, born April 11 at Texas Children's Pavilion for Women, weighed roughly 3 pounds, 7 ounces each.
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  • 1 week ago
Life

Younger folks want healthier food - and will pay for it

Younger folks want healthier food - and will pay for itYounger consumers are much more interested in — and willing to pay premium prices for — food products they perceive as for healthier than are older consumers, according to a survey.
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  • 1 week ago
Health

New mom never got to hold her quadruplets, friend says

New mom never got to hold her quadruplets, friend saysErica Morales, 36, never got to hold her newborns before she died early Friday morning
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  • 1 week, 1 day ago
Health

​Pizza cuts into kids' health, study finds

​Pizza cuts into kids' health, study findsOn the days your kids eat pizza, they likely take in more calories, fat and sodium than on other days, a new study found.
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  • 1 week, 1 day ago
Health

Colorado boy hopes to cure 'stiff skin syndrome'

Colorado boy hopes to cure 'stiff skin syndrome'It's a rare and rapidly progressing connective tissue disorder that hardens the skin and makes the muscles difficult to move.
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  • 1 week, 1 day ago
Health

'Super Sunday' raises Texas health insurance awareness

'Super Sunday' raises Texas health insurance awarenessIt was Super Sunday at St. Luke Community United Methodist Church in Dallas
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  • 1 week, 1 day ago
Texas

Painkiller-addicted babies pose painful, costly problem

Painkiller-addicted babies pose painful, costly problemTexas documented 1,009 Medicaid-covered babies born in 2013 suffering from sudden withdrawal from prescription opioids
  • Texas
  • 1 week, 1 day ago
Nation

Back to basic exercise: Push-ups, squats hot again

Back to basic exercise: Push-ups, squats hot againBody-weight exercises are big for 2015, survey says.
  • Nation
  • 1 week, 2 days ago
Tech

Technologies, apps for therapy on the go

Technologies, apps for therapy on the goA growing group of technologies is pitching coaching, counseling and monitoring services at teens and young adults fighting mental health issues.
  • Tech
  • 1 week, 2 days ago
News

5 misconceptions about healthy living

5 misconceptions about healthy livingNew ways to view obesity, dieting and other health issues.
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  • 1 week, 3 days ago
Health

Houston Methodist testing new Alzheimer's drug

Houston Methodist testing new Alzheimer's drugHouston Methodist is one of 50 sites across the U.S. offering a randomized study of an investigational Alzheimer's drug
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  • 1 week, 4 days ago