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Opinion

Columbia medical faculty: What do we do about Dr. Oz?

Columbia medical faculty: What do we do about Dr. Oz?Oz is a good doctor, but his unscientific distortions mislead the public.
  • Opinion
  • 2 days, 10 hours ago
News

Study: Heroin use is higher than a decade ago

Study: Heroin use is higher than a decade agoAbout 681,000 people used heroin in 2013, up from 314,000 in 2003, a federal study finds.
  • News
  • 2 days, 12 hours ago
Nation

Family pens candid obituary about daughter's drug overdose

Family pens candid obituary about daughter's drug overdoseFather cautions anyone with a family member struggling with drugs to be diligent.
  • Nation
  • 3 days, 7 hours ago
Nation

N.Y. law protects against surprise medical bills

N.Y. law protects against surprise medical billsState regulators reported receiving at least 10,000 complaints about the problem.
  • Nation
  • 3 days, 1 hour ago
News

Teen with facial deformity finds reason to smile

Teen with facial deformity finds reason to smileTeen with facial deformity finds reason to smile
  • News
  • 3 days, 5 hours ago
Health

Blue Bell faces uphill battle in fighting listeria

Blue Bell faces uphill battle in fighting listeriaThe Blue Bell recall over listeria has raised new interest and questions on the bacteria and what it takes to kill it.
  • Health
  • 3 days, 3 hours ago
Health

Watch nurse's priceless reaction when paralysis patient stands up

Watch nurse's priceless reaction when paralysis patient stands upNurses see a lot of patients and often hide their emotions, but that doesn't mean they don't care.
  • Health
  • 3 days, 7 hours ago
Life

"Wigs for Kids" helps child cancer patients

"Wigs for Kids" helps child cancer patientsWithin hours 95 pony tails were donated which is enough to make nine wigs.
  • Life
  • 3 days, 9 hours ago
Health

Doctors in Galveston build lungs in laboratory

Doctors in Galveston build lungs in laboratoryHarry has become the first patient surgically implanted with a laboratory-built lung.
  • Health
  • 3 days, 9 hours ago
Business

Nearly 1 million bikes recalled after rider paralyzed

Nearly 1 million bikes recalled after rider paralyzedOne person was thrown from the bicycle and paralyzed.
  • Business
  • 3 days, 12 hours ago
NFL

Colts quarterback gathers support for child health program

Colts quarterback gathers support for child health programColts quarterback Andrew Luck visits Statehouse promoting child fitness program
  • NFL
  • 4 days, 5 hours ago
Health

Store owners slow to learn about Blue Bell recall

Store owners slow to learn about Blue Bell recallThe nationwide recall surprised customers around the country but not all store owners got the memo.
  • Health
  • 3 days, 21 hours ago
Health

Sperm bank sued over donor's profile, mental history

Sperm bank sued over donor's profile, mental historyHe was eloquent, "mature beyond his years" and had "an impressive health history," sperm bank staff told them, according to the lawsuit.
  • Health
  • 4 days, 10 hours ago
News

BRCA gene datashare will help detect cancer risk

BRCA gene datashare will help detect cancer riskThe initiative brings together researchers worldwide.
  • News
  • 4 days, 11 hours ago
People

Ouch! Don't take the Kylie Jenner challenge

Ouch! Don't take the Kylie Jenner challengeIt's a disturbing trend.
  • People
  • 4 days, 13 hours ago
News

Brenham residents are standing behind Blue Bell

Brenham residents are standing behind Blue BellThe day after Blue Bell recalled all of its products because of listeria concerns, Brenham residents and visitors to the ice cream company's hometown say they'll remain loyal to the brand.
  • News
  • 4 days, 3 hours ago
Health

Does IV therapy really cure hangovers?

Does IV therapy really cure hangovers?What price are you willing to pay to end the pain?
  • Health
  • 4 days, 11 hours ago
Business

Blue Bell expands recall to all products

Blue Bell expands recall to all productsIt will likely take two to three weeks to get Blue Bell back on store shelves
  • Business
  • 4 days, 15 hours ago
Health

Bird flu confirmed at Iowa farm; 5.3M chickens to be destroyed

Bird flu confirmed at Iowa farm; 5.3M chickens to be destroyedUp to 5.3 million hens at an Iowa farm must be destroyed after the highly infectious and deadly bird flu virus was confirmed
  • Health
  • 4 days, 11 hours ago
News

Women in their 40s should consider mammogram every other year, group says

Women in their 40s should consider mammogram every other year, group saysIn 2009, the group's advice ........... sparked a political firestorm.
  • News
  • 5 days, 5 hours ago
Health

FDA warns about counterfeit Botox

FDA warns about counterfeit BotoxFederal health officials are warning doctors and patients that a counterfeit version of Botox has made its way into the U.S. market.
  • Health
  • 5 days, 9 hours ago
Nation Now

Boy with painful 'butterfly skin' disease inspires

Boy with painful 'butterfly skin' disease inspiresFor 14-year-old Jonathan Pitre, going through the daily motions of life is excruciating.
  • Nation Now
  • 5 days, 12 hours ago
Health

Dying Missouri man gets father-daughter dance

Dying Missouri man gets father-daughter danceCharlie was diagnosed with Oligodendroglioma, a brain tumor. After years of surgeries, scans, and sickness, he recently stopped all treatment.
  • Health
  • 5 days, 11 hours ago
Health

Pets can transmit infections to people

Pets can transmit infections to peoplePets are a beloved part of millions of families, and they can do wonders for a person's physical and emotional health.
  • Health
  • 5 days, 9 hours ago
Health

Immune system drugs show promise against melanoma

Immune system drugs show promise against melanomaDrugs that supercharge the body's immune system show promise in treating advanced melanoma, according to a pair of clinical trials.
  • Health
  • 5 days, 9 hours ago
Health

Kraft to remove preservatives, synthetic colors from Mac & Cheese

Kraft to remove preservatives, synthetic colors from Mac & CheeseKraft has announced that it will remove artificial preservatives and synthetic colors from its classic Macaroni & Cheese starting next year.
  • Health
  • 5 days, 10 hours ago
Health

Dr. Oz to critics: No "conflict of interest" on TV show

Dr. Oz to critics: No "conflict of interest" on TV showDr. Mehmet Oz is defending himself against 10 doctors who've accused him of promoting "quack treatments" on his TV show.
  • Health
  • 5 days, 9 hours ago
Investigations

Houston: We have a bed bug problem

Houston: We have a bed bug problemHouston is one of the top cities in the country carrying the crawling critters
  • Investigations
  • 5 days, 21 hours ago
Life

So, why is 4/20 significant to marijuana culture?

So, why is 4/20 significant to marijuana culture?420, 4:20, or 4/20. It's more than just the debate over how to properly punctuate the pot "holiday."
  • Life
  • 5 days, 11 hours ago
Nation

Best memory advice? Exercise, stimulating hobbies

Best memory advice? Exercise, stimulating hobbiesYou can take steps to protect your memory as you age, new research suggests.
  • Nation
  • 6 days, 14 hours ago
Nation

In fight against Crohn's, professor battles bacteria

In fight against Crohn's, professor battles bacteriaWoman's research on how the body fights bacteria may help those with RA, other health problems.
  • Nation
  • 5 days, 23 hours ago
Health

Dr. Oz under fire for 'quack treatments' yet again

Dr. Oz under fire for 'quack treatments' yet againTen doctors signed a letter urging Columbia University to drop Dr. Oz as vice chair of its department of surgery, saying he plugs "quack" treatments. Video provided by Newsy
  • Health
  • 1 week ago
Nation Now

Mom live tweets criticism of son's sex-ed class

Mom live tweets criticism of son's sex-ed classHer tweets have started a broader conversation about abstinence education.
  • Nation Now
  • 1 week, 1 day ago
News

Health problems are common among 9/11 medical crews

Health problems are common among 9/11 medical crewsThose who worked at Ground Zero have more health problems than other emergency workers.
  • News
  • 1 week, 2 days ago
News

Teen e-cigarette use tripled in the past year

Teen e-cigarette use tripled in the past yearMore teens now use e-cigarettes than tobacco cigarettes
  • News
  • 1 week, 2 days ago
Health

BP-MS 150 Bike Ride spin class

BP-MS 150 Bike Ride spin classMore than 12,000 riders are preparing to take their mark for the BP MA 150 bike ride from Houston to Austin. But this year, some folks will ride right along with them without ever hitting the road.
  • Health
  • 1 week, 1 day ago