Health

  South Korea virus cases jump again, 1st US soldier infected

A U.S. military statement said the 23-year-old man is in self quarantine at his off-base residence. He was originally based in Camp Caroll in a town near the hardest hit South Korean city.

  Barbershop talks aim to improve heart health of East Texans

Inside Mass Connection barber shop in Tyler, Dr. Takova Wallace-Gay is on a mission to help people live healthier lives.

  Why are scientists so concerned about new coronavirus?

For health care officials, it’s the fear of the unknown. Scientists don’t know what they’re dealing with yet.

  Drugmaker ships potential coronavirus vaccine to government for testing

The Associated Press is reporting drugmaker Moderna has shipped its first batch of a possible coronavirus vaccine for humans to the US government for testing.

Face mask may help, flu shot better investment

Flu season is in full swing and you may see some people using face masks to prevent them from getting sick, but do they really help?

  Jacksonville Kiwanis Club donates money for neonatal ventilator

The ventilator is designed to adequately treat newborns in respiratory distress.

Childproof packaging removed in most accidental poisonings in children, study says

The Poison Prevention Packaging Act passed in 1970 required a number of household items like cleaning chemicals, flammable liquids and prescriptions to have child-resistant packaging.

Alcohol ads encouraging youth to drink, study says

They said there is persuasive evidence that exposure to alcohol marketing is one cause of teens drinking and one cause of binge drinking.

“Making Authentic Friendships” special needs friend app

A new web app is making it easier for people with special needs to make a new connection and find a friend in their city.

  Protecting yourself from carbon monoxide poisoning

Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless and tasteless gas and every year, over 400 people die in the United States from accidental CO poisoning.

  US flu outbreak eases, deaths hit 16K

Rates among children and young adults remain higher than in recent flu seasons.

  China’s new virus cases, deaths rise but increase is lower

Authorities on Wednesday announced 79 new cases, bringing the total on the ship to 621, by far the largest number outside mainland China.

  US ranks 39th on measurements of children’s survival, report says

The report ranked 180 countries based on data that used various factors to measure the extent of which a child was given the opportunity to fulfill their potential.

  Health Information Kiosk available at Tyler Public Library

The Health Information Kiosk gives the public access to information on health and wellness, including environmental and genetic health.

  Medical journal publishes cancer research by Jarvis Christian College student

Honour Adewumi first started working on the cancer research in 2017 with a focus on utilizing unconventional methods of therapy.

  Study: Lack of sleep can lead to more unhealthy food cravings

According to research published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, people who aren't getting good sleep tend to eat too much sugar and other unhealthy foods.

Later bedtime linked with obesity for children under 6, study finds

A new study has linked a later bedtime with an increased risk of obesity for young children.

Techniques to Promote Sleep

A Consumer Reports survey of 4,000 Americans found that 2 out of 3 people had trouble falling asleep at least once a week. So at what point does an occasional sleepless night become a pattern and a problem?

February is American Heart Health Month

February is American Heart Health Month and is the perfect time to start thinking about your heart health if you haven't already.

New nutrition labels on your food – Have you noticed?

New FDA rules are now in effect regarding how food nutrition labels look.

  American cruise passengers quarantined at US military bases

More than 300 American cruise ship passengers, including 14 who tested positive for coronavirus, are being quarantined at military bases in California and Texas after arriving from Japan on charter flights overnight.

Americans who left cruise trade one quarantine for another

A group of Americans are cutting short a 14-day quarantine on the Diamond Princess cruise ship in the port of Yokohama, near Tokyo, to be whisked back to America.

US Embassy: Americans aboard quarantined ship to fly home

About 380 Americans are aboard the Diamond Princess cruise ship, which has docked at Yokohama, a port city southwest of Tokyo.

Apple Watch helps save teen’s life after notification about heart rate

Skylar was in class when he got a notification on his Apple Watch and immediately knew something was wrong.

  US announces 15th virus case, this one in Texas evacuee

U.S. officials have announced the country’s 15th confirmed case of the new coronavirus — an evacuee from China who had been under quarantine in Texas.

  Amid coronavirus fears, a second wave of flu hits US kids

Health officials Friday said 92 flu-related deaths have already been reported in children.

  US says it’s ready to help North Korea combat virus

North Korea has banned foreign tourists, intensified screening at points of entry and mobilized some 30,000 health workers to prevent the spread of the virus.

Weight loss drug Belviq pulled from market over cancer risk

The weight loss drug Belviq is being pulled from the market because of an increased risk of cancer.

First case of coronavirus identified in Texas, group returning from China quarantined in San Antonio

The first confirmed case of the coronavirus in Texas was announced Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

  Polio-like illness affecting children may peak in 2020

A polio-like illness called acute flaccid myelitis, or AFM, is affecting children at a higher rate, with cases increasing every two years. 2020 could be a peak year if the pattern continues.