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Girl, 9, takes medical marijuana fight to Texas Capitol

Girl, 9, takes medical marijuana fight to Texas CapitolThe newest star of Texas' growing medical marijuana movement is small, but packs a big voice.
  • Politics
  • 1 week ago
Health

Universal flu vaccine is closer to becoming reality

Universal flu vaccine is closer to becoming realityA universal flu vaccine that could protect against almost all strains of flu may be just a few years away from reality.
  • Health
  • 1 week, 1 day ago
Health

Officials confirm 12 flu deaths in Travis County

Officials confirm 12 flu deaths in Travis CountyTwelve people have died from the flu in Travis County so far this flu season, according to a spokesperson for Austin-Travis County Health and Human Services.
  • Health
  • 1 week, 2 days ago
Health

How this young girl was saved from blindness

How this young girl was saved from blindnessHow this young girl was saved from blindness
  • Health
  • 1 week, 2 days ago
Health

Strides made in fight against drug-resistant bacteria

Strides made in fight against drug-resistant bacteriaThirty years from now, superbugs may cause more deaths than cancer. New research offers promise in the fight against them.
  • Health
  • 1 week, 3 days ago
Health

Ending Alzheimer's: The Darrell K. Royal Research Fund

Ending Alzheimer's: The Darrell K. Royal Research FundEnding Alzheimer's: The Darrell K. Royal Research Fund
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  • 1 week, 5 days ago
Health

Progesterone trial yields negative results

Progesterone trial yields negative resultsProgesterone trial yields negative results
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  • 2 weeks, 3 days ago
Health

Germs could be at your favorite coffee shop

Germs could be at your favorite coffee shopGerms could be at your favorite coffee shop
  • Health
  • 2 weeks, 6 days ago
Health

Exercise instructor turns 100

Exercise instructor turns 100Exercise instructor turns 100
  • Health
  • 2 weeks, 6 days ago
Health

Non-drug approach shows promise in memory loss patients

Non-drug approach shows promise in memory loss patientsUCLA researchers discover amazing results in restoring memory loss in Alzheimer's patients with a non-drug treatment.
  • Health
  • 3 weeks ago
Health

Robotic arm gives Central Texas SMA patient independence

Robotic arm gives Central Texas SMA patient independenceFuturistic technology is helping one SMA patient in Fredericksburg experience more independence.
  • Health
  • 3 weeks, 1 day ago
Texas

Texas health commissioner to join UT System

Texas health commissioner to join UT SystemTexas' top health official will soon step down to join the University of Texas System and UT Health Northeast in Tyler, Texas.
  • Texas
  • 3 weeks, 1 day ago
Health

Your home remedies for allergy relief

Your home remedies for allergy reliefYour home remedies for allergy relief
  • Health
  • 3 weeks, 1 day ago
Health

Doctors: Central Texas flu season has not yet peaked

Doctors: Central Texas flu season has not yet peakedIn Central Texas, the number of flu cases continues to rise, and doctors say that means we haven't hit the peak of flu season yet.
  • Health
  • 3 weeks, 2 days ago
Health

Stroke drops from fourth to fifth leading cause of death

Stroke drops from fourth to fifth leading cause of deathBetter technology, treatments and public awareness are the reasons for stroke death decline.
  • Health
  • 3 weeks, 2 days ago
Health

"Doctor On Demand" boasts virtual doctor's visit

"Doctor On Demand" boasts virtual doctor's visit"Doctor On Demand" boasts virtual doctor's visit
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  • 3 weeks, 2 days ago
Local

ACC's ban on vapor devices starts Monday

ACC's ban on vapor devices starts MondayAustin Community College has expanded its ban on tobacco to include vapor and smokeless tobacco products, effective Monday.
  • Local
  • 3 weeks, 3 days ago
Health

Flu activity worsens nationwide, CDC reports

Flu activity worsens nationwide, CDC reportsFlu activity worsens nationwide, CDC reports
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  • 3 weeks, 3 days ago
Health

Cancer deaths drop 22 percent over 20-year period

Cancer deaths drop 22 percent over 20-year periodResearchers say less smokers, early detection are some of the main reasons why cancer deaths have declined 22%
  • Health
  • 3 weeks, 6 days ago
Health

How to have a healthy 2015

How to have a healthy 20152015 has arrived, as well as the annual New Year's resolution to get in shape.
  • Health
  • 3 weeks, 6 days ago
Texas

Ebola victim's fiancee to tell her story in new book

Ebola victim's fiancee to tell her story in new bookHistory will record Thomas Eric Duncan as the first man to die of Ebola on American soil. His fiancée, Louise Troh, will remember him as her love, lost to a virus that ravaged their native Liberia.
  • Texas
  • 3 weeks, 6 days ago
Health

Central Texas doctors see spike in RSV cases

Central Texas doctors see spike in RSV casesIn addition to the flu epidemic, another virus is spiking in Central Texas and across the country. It's called RSV.
  • Health
  • 3 weeks, 6 days ago
Health

CDC declares flu epidemic

CDC declares flu epidemicThe sudden increase of flu cases that is being seen in Austin is happening across the country.
  • Health
  • 4 weeks, 1 day ago
Health

Texans sign up for coverage ahead of Jan. 1 cutoff

Texans sign up for coverage ahead of Jan. 1 cutoffNearly 380,000 Texans have selected health insurance plans through the federal marketplace ahead of a January 1 deadline.
  • Health
  • 1 month ago
Health

Birds slur their songs when drunk, too

Birds slur their songs when drunk, tooA group of scientists found that birds slur their speech when drunk, too.
  • Health
  • 1 month ago
Health

With 15 children dead, CDC declares flu epidemic

With 15 children dead, CDC declares flu epidemicFifteen children have died from complications of the flu so far this season, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention noted, as it officially declared the illness an epidemic.
  • Health
  • 1 month ago
Health

E-cigarette study sends up health red flags

E-cigarette study sends up health red flagsA new study paints an unflattering picture of the smoking alternative known as e-cigarettes.
  • Health
  • 1 month ago