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The good, bad and unknown about marijuana's health effects


Flu death reported in Johnston County


FDA denies bid to drop some warnings from tobacco pouches


New app helps Sherman elementary school with flu prevention


Blue Bell: Testing helps create safe treats post-2015 recall


Blue Bell issues cookie dough ice cream recall


Grayson County reports first West Nile Virus death


Blue Bell issues chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream recall


Grayson College treating three buildings for mold


Zika mosquito in Ardmore


Big Food's biggest trend? Crusading against Big Food


City of Denison breaks ground on new park


Grayson Co. reports first human West Nile case of 2016


Local mosquito control company shares how to stay safe during spraying


City of Van Alstyne to spray Monday night for mosquitoes


Mylan launching cheaper, generic version of EpiPen


Pilot Point spraying for mosquitoes after confirmed Zika case


More Grayson County test pools positive for West Nile virus


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CBS News Health Headlines

Study by Johns Hopkins found a lot of patients are getting socked with unexpected bills -- despite making sure to get treatment at hospitals in their insurance network
More than one in five emergency room patients face what are called "surprise medical bills," even though they went to an in-network hospital. They discover they were treated and billed by out-of-network specialists. Chief medical correspondent Dr. Jon LaPook has the details.
The woman was found dead last Tuesday sitting upright in the back of a San Francisco Muni bus
A new health-care system from Silicon Valley plans to deploy body scanners, sensors, giant touch-screen monitors, and infrared devices to tend to all of its patients’ primary-care needs

WebMD Health News

Developing it after 80 might help prevent mental decline, research suggests

Nonpartisan report analyzes probable effects of a 2015 Congressional bill

Almost half did not get objective breathing test, researchers in Canada found

U.S. Abortion Rate Drops to Lowest in Decades

Mold Found in Baby Teething Toy

AP Top Health Stories

By Ben Hirschler DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) - Two decades after they were spurred into action to tackle AIDS in Africa, global drugmakers said on Wednesday they would invest an initial $50 million over three years to fight cancer and other non-communicable diseases in poor countries. Twenty-two companies, including Pfizer, Merck, Novartis, Roche, Sanofi and GlaxoSmithKline, will contribute funds and expertise to the project, which is backed by the World Bank. The so-called Access Accelerated initiative was announced at the World Economic Forum in Davos and aims to improve both treatment and prevention.

Chairman of the House Budget Committee Tom Price (R-GA) announces the House Budget during a press conferenceBy Toni Clarke and Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President-elect Donald Trump's nominee for health secretary was expected to face hard questions from a U.S. Senate panel on Wednesday about his personal stock investments and proposals to dismantle Obamacare. Representative Tom Price, a Georgia orthopedic surgeon who has been in politics for more than 20 years, was chosen by fellow Republican Trump, who will become president on Friday, to head an agency that manages scores of healthcare programs. The Department of Health and Human Services runs the Medicare program for the elderly, Medicaid for the poor and President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act, which was enacted in 2010 and brought health insurance coverage to millions of Americans who previously lacked it.


Customers pick fresh produce to buy from a vender in Khartoum, SudanSudan's annual inflation rate rose to 30.47 percent in December from 29.49 percent in November, the Central Statistics Office said on Wednesday, as food and energy prices kept rising after subsidies were cut in early November. Sudan's economic problems have been building since the south seceded in 2011, taking with it three-quarters of the country's oil output, its main source of foreign currency and government income. A dollar shortage and a ballooning black market for hard currency have made imports more expensive.


FILE PHOTO: CEO Jimenez of Swiss drugmaker Novartis addresses the annual news conference in BaselBy Ben Hirschler DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) - Donald Trump's plans to cut U.S. corporate tax rates could trigger increased investment in the United States by Novartis, its chief executive told Reuters, despite the president-elect's recent harsh words on drug prices. "When we build a new manufacturing site we think about the tax rate, we think about the economy of the country, we think about jobs, so a booming U.S. economy would make the U.S. more attractive for investment," Joe Jimenez said on Wednesday.


Pharma-backed trial more likely to okay a drug: studyClinical trials which conclude that the drug being tested works are more likely to be conducted by researchers with financial ties to the pharmaceutical industry, a study said Wednesday. The investigation, published in The BMJ medical journal, was fuelled by concerns about bias on the part of doctors and scientists running drug trials. Nearly 60 percent of some 400 principal investigators in 195 clinical drug trials analysed had traceable financial ties to the drug industry, the researchers found.