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CDC: Flu vaccine is proving to be only 50% effective

CDC: Flu vaccine is proving to be only 50% effectiveA slight mutation in the H3N2 flu strain is the main reason this year's vaccine is proving to be only 50% effective.
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  • 1 week, 5 days ago
Healthwise

8 facts about Vitamin D and Rheumatoid Arthritis

8 facts about Vitamin D and Rheumatoid Arthritis1 billion people don't get enough vitamin D
  • Healthwise
  • 1 week, 6 days ago
Texas

Dallas County confirms first flu death

Dallas County confirms first flu deathWhile officials confirmed the patient who died was an adult, they didn't reveal an age or health history.
  • Texas
  • 2 weeks ago
Health

UT-Seton study to help mental health patients who smoke

UT-Seton study to help mental health patients who smokeMental illness patients consume almost half of all cigarettes. A Seton/UT study will try to help them kick the habit.
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  • 2 weeks ago
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Flu increasing at a rate of 10% per week in Central Texas

Flu increasing at a rate of 10% per week in Central TexasFlu season was bad in 2013. This year's flu season started even earlier, and now cases are on the rise.
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  • 2 weeks, 1 day ago
Health

3-D surgery tool gives doctors clarity never seen before

3-D surgery tool gives doctors clarity never seen beforeThe Olympus surgical system is making 3-D surgery a reality for doctors at St. David's North Austin Medical Center.
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  • 2 weeks, 3 days ago
Health

Study: 'Tech neck' can affect mobile device users

Study: 'Tech neck' can affect mobile device usersFor many, smartphones can literally become a pain in the neck due to stress and strain when using devices for extended periods.
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  • 3 weeks ago
Health

Shift work can significantly lessen brain function

Shift work can significantly lessen brain functionCan long-time shift work significantly age the brain faster? A new, large scale study has come back with a resounding yes.
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  • 3 weeks, 3 days ago
National News

Texas mother faces medical child abuse charges

Texas mother faces medical child abuse chargesMedical miracle or medical torture?
  • National News
  • 3 weeks, 3 days ago
Health

One phenomenon could end cedar season

One phenomenon could end cedar seasonIn most cases, cedar pollen spikes following a cold front, as drier wind whips up, shaking the trees, unleashing waves of pollen that could last for days.
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  • 3 weeks, 5 days ago
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Chemical in antibacterial soap promoted tumor growth in mice

Chemical in antibacterial soap promoted tumor growth in miceChemical in antibacterial soap promoted tumor growth in mice
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  • 3 weeks, 5 days ago
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Tiny implant helps patients see again

Tiny implant helps patients see againMacular degeneration is the leading cause of severe vision loss in Americans 60 and older. But as Jean Enersen reports, a tiny telescope could change that.
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  • 3 weeks, 5 days ago
Nation

Watch 1-year-old boy hear for the first time

Watch 1-year-old boy hear for the first timeImagine how it would feel to gain one of your senses after never having it.
  • Nation
  • 3 weeks, 5 days ago
Health

Consumer Reports: Why rice is dangerous to feed your children

Consumer Reports: Why rice is dangerous to feed your childrenConsumer Reports has issued new guidelines for limits on how much rice you and your children should eat.
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  • 3 weeks, 6 days ago
Health

Upper respiratory illness poses challenge for parents

Upper respiratory illness poses challenge for parentsThis time of year common cold symptoms can mimic those of upper respiratory viruses. Knowing the difference is key.
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  • 4 weeks ago
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UT researchers working on anti viral drug to combat flu

UT researchers working on anti viral drug to combat fluUT researchers say a protein in our bodies may hold the key to producing an antiviral drug to fight against influenza.
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  • 4 weeks, 1 day ago
National News

Meet the six personalities living in this woman's head

Meet the six personalities living in this woman's headChristine Pattillo has struggled her entire life with other people living inside her head. There have been a total of 11 over the past 49 years. Some of them have disappeared. Others have stayed.
  • National News
  • 4 weeks, 1 day ago
Texas

Man sues after losing legs after gastric sleeve surgery

Man sues after losing legs after gastric sleeve surgeryThe man who went in to get help losing weight ended up losing his legs. He didn't find out until he woke up two weeks later.
  • Texas
  • 4 weeks, 1 day ago
Health

Feel like the drive to work is killing you? It might be

Feel like the drive to work is killing you? It might beYour daily drive may be taking a toll on more than just your car. It can also come at a cost to your health.
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  • 4 weeks, 1 day ago
Health

Gastroenteritis cases on the rise in Central Texas

Gastroenteritis cases on the rise in Central TexasWhat's commonly called the stomach flu is not really a flu at all and doesn't affect the lungs. It's gastrointestinal.
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  • 4 weeks, 1 day ago
Texas

Fort Worth end-of-life case may weigh on legislature

Fort Worth end-of-life case may weigh on legislatureNov. 26 will mark a grim one-year anniversary; the day Fort Worth mother Marlise Munoz collapsed at home and was declared brain dead at the hospital.
  • Texas
  • 1 month ago
Events

Texas launches healthcare website for women

Texas launches healthcare website for womenTexas women can qualify for free or low-cost health services
  • Events
  • 1 month ago
Health

Strokes increase during the fall and winter months

Strokes increase during the fall and winter monthsWe know fall & winter bring with more cold and flu cases, but did you know it's the time when doctors see more strokes?
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  • 1 month ago
Healthwise

Tips on avoiding illnesses during the winter season

Tips on avoiding illnesses during the winter seasonDoctors with UofL Physicians don't want illness or even a heart attack sneaking up on you this year, so they have some advice.
  • Healthwise
  • 1 month ago
Health

Tips to help you get some sleep this holiday season

Tips to help you get some sleep this holiday seasonAnn Fleming is the sleep care coordinator at the Somnia Sleep Store in Park Meadows, Colorado. She has five key ways to make sure you get some sleep this holiday season.
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  • 1 month ago
Health

Woman hopes for acceptance for people with multiple personalities

Woman hopes for acceptance for people with multiple personalitiesChristine Pattillo has struggled her entire life with other people living inside her head. There have been a total of 11 over the past 49 years. Some of them have disappeared. Other have stayed.
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  • 1 month ago
Health

Duncan's family reaches 'resolution' with hospital

Duncan's family reaches 'resolution' with hospitalAttorneys representing the family of Ebola victim Thomas Eric Duncan said Tuesday they have reached a "resolution" with the Dallas hospital that treated him before he died on Oct. 8.
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  • 1 month ago