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Mosquitoes carrying West Nile Virus reported in Grayson County


Carter County Interim Sheriff Named


To spray or not to spray


TMC Medical Minutes: Gastric Bypass Surgery


Colder weather brings residential health hazards


Dentist gives back through gift of dental care


Denison toddler fights life-threatening disease


Unapproved device buys time for new pair of lungs


Cell phones believed to cause serious sleep problems


Local vet responds to viral "No Ice Water For Dogs" blog post


Warning signs and how to prevent a drowning


FDA prepping long-awaited plan to reduce salt


Kids get codeine in ER despite risks, guidelines


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CBS News Health Headlines

Expands prior callback stemming from possible E. coli link after 4 more illnesses reported
The sandwiches Americans eat tend to be high in calories, sodium and fat; here's how to make them healthier
Mental health experts say patients' symptoms often get worse while they wait for proper treatment
A compound found in limes, lemons and other foods can lead to blistering burns in the sun

WebMD Health News

Those active about 2.5 hours a week had 25 percent lower disease risk than those who weren't, study found

Because it's winter in Brazil, mosquito activity has subsided

Don’t be fooled by the health halo that hangs over seemingly good-for-you foods. Many of them are anything but.

Large study should allay fears that procedure might play a role, researchers say

Researcher calls delay a 'lost opportunity' for treatment

AP Top Health Stories

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — The international medical aid agency Doctors Without Borders is warning that thousands of Yemeni patients in need of dialysis face a life-threatening satiation after their treatment centers have been pushed to a "breaking point" because of the ongoing conflict.

A facility for the disabled, where a deadly attack by a knife-wielding man took place, is seen in SagamiharaBy Elaine Lies and Kwiyeon Ha SAGAMIHARA, Japan (Reuters) - A knife-wielding man broke into a facility for the disabled in a small town near Tokyo early on Tuesday and killed 19 patients as they slept, authorities said, Japan's worst mass killing in decades. At least 25 other residents were wounded in the attack at the Tsukui Yamayuri-En facility in Sagamihara town, about 25 miles (40 km) southwest of Tokyo. "This is a very heart-wrenching and shocking incident in which many innocent people became victims," Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told a regular news conference in Tokyo.


(Reuters) - Centene Corp reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit as the health insurer benefited from lower medical costs and an increase in Medicare and commercial customers from its acquisition of rival Health Net. The company, which primarily focuses on government-sponsored health plans, said commercial membership rose more than eight times and Medicare and dual plan membership jumped nearly 11 times in the second quarter from a year earlier. Centene intends to continue to make its mark in the Medicare Advantage market and is said to have made competing offers for the plans that Aetna Inc may shed to seek clearance for its acquisition of Humana Inc. The company also raised its full-year earnings forecast range to $2.65-$3.00 per share from $2.45-$2.80.

Prozac medicine is seen at a pharmacy in Los Angeles(Reuters) - Eli Lilly and Co reported better-than-expected quarterly sales, driven by demand for its newer treatments for diabetes and cancer. Revenue rose 8.6 percent to $5.4 billion in the second quarter, topping Wall Street estimates of $5.15 billion, as demand increased for its drugs including Trulicity, Cyramza and Humalog. Lilly resumed earnings growth last year after three years of tumbling sales due to weak demand for its key products amid competition from generic products. The 140-year-old U.S. drugmaker said its net income rose 24.5 percent to $747. ...


By Kieran Guilbert DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Armed with nothing more than a camera and a notepad, 30-year-old Fati Abubakar wanders around Nigeria's northeastern city of Maiduguri, Boko Haram's former stronghold, snapping portraits of people whose lives have been affected by the Islamist militants. "I was unhappy that no one was documenting the everyday life of Nigerians - I wanted to show that people were still thriving despite the Boko Haram insurgency," she told the Thomson Reuters Foundation by phone from Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state.