Health

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


U.S. government won't reclassify marijuana, allows research


City of Ada keeps ambulances running


Medicare releases hospital ratings


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CBS News Health Headlines

Despite evidence that certain drugs aren't always necessary, many doctors are still giving patients these treatments, a new survey finds
Young, lean patients can have high blood pressure that's not caught during regular exams, a new study finds
Brazilian bikini waxing and other forms of personal grooming are becoming much more popular, and researchers see a surprising connection
“The state of health apps is even worse than we thought," American Medical Association chief executive says

WebMD Health News

Study suggests patient care info might not be relayed to new team, boosting risk of in-hospital death

Too little shut-eye can equal alcohol in terms of impairment behind the wheel, traffic safety group warns

Study finds unexpected risk comes from baring all

More than 1 in 4 say antibiotics are given when the drugs will likely do no good

Young, lean patients can have high blood pressure that's not caught during regular exams, study finds

AP Top Health Stories

By Lisa Rapaport Age-related decline in women’s lung function may speed up during and after menopause, a recent study suggests. Past research has shown that young women can boost their lung function through their mid-twenties by following a healthy lifestyle that includes getting plenty of aerobic exercise and avoiding cigarettes. After that, lung function declines gradually, and the process can be sped up when people smoke or carry excess fat around their midsection.

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump speaks to members of the news media in the main lobby at Trump Tower in New YorkHAVANA/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Cuba and the United States will draw up a roadmap for deepening their detente, the Cuban government said on Tuesday, in a first meeting since the election of Donald Trump as U.S. president and the death of Cuban revolutionary Fidel Castro. Wednesday's fifth U.S.-Cuban bilateral commission comes at a time of increased uncertainty about the future of U.S.-Cuban relations given Trump's promise to end the detente if Cuba did not offer a better "deal." The administration of outgoing U.S. President Barack Obama has pressed American companies to complete additional business deals in Cuba to help further cement the president’s policy by the time Trump takes office on January 20.


Twin 2-year-old girls were born conjoined at chest, abdomen.

A customer tries a Philip Morris' "iQOS" smokeless tobacco at an iQOS store in TokyoThe company's application is the first to seek U.S. approval to market a tobacco product as being less harmful than traditional cigarettes. If approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the company's iQOS device could give it a significant marketing advantage over alternatives to tobacco products, including electronic cigarettes, which are not allowed to make such a claim. The device electronically heats tobacco to produce a vapor without burning it, and the company claims the vapor has less than 10 percent of the harmful chemicals found in cigarette smoke.


Senate Majority Leader Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY) pauses as he speaks during a new conference following party policy lunch meeting at the U.S. Capitol in WashingtonU.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday said he is pushing to extend expiring healthcare benefits for retired coal miners by including a provision in a spending bill Congress hopes to pass this week. In a statement on the Senate floor, McConnell, a Republican from Kentucky, said that in conversations with House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan he has insisted that the Continuing Resolution include "a provision to address that issue so these retirees don't lose their healthcare benefit at the end of this year." The fate of the United Mine Workers' health care and pension funds is up in the air as Congress weighs legislation to provide financial support for the soon-expiring benefits, which are at risk of default as coal companies grapple with bankruptcies.