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French Man Dies of SARS-Related Respiratory Virus

Posted: 05/30/2013 - France's health ministry says a French patient has died of a deadly new respiratory virus related to SARS - the first death in the country of the disease identified last year.

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Scientists on MERS: Deadly Virus May Linger Longer Than Once Thought

Posted: 05/30/2013 - The deadly new respiratory infection hitting patients with ties to the Middle East, a coronavirus known as MERS , may remain in patients longer than doctors previously thought, according to a new study. That means patients who are suspected of having the disease may need to be quarantined for longer periods to rule out they still aren't infected.

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Mental Health Training for Teachers Approved

Posted: 05/28/2013 - Texas school teachers would receive training to identify mental illness in their classrooms under a measure that has cleared the Texas Legislature.

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Parts of Hearne Under Boil Water Notice

Updated: 05/22/2013 - Due to a reduction in pressure due to a line break, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has required the Hearne water system to notify some of its customers of the need to boil their water prior to consumption.

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A Sister's Gift: Aggie Student Births Sister's Baby

Updated: 05/16/2013 - Mother's Day was extra special this year for one first-time mom. Katie Andrews of Bryan finally saw her son, Jace, come into the world on April 29 thanks to a surrogate. The woman who helped her may surprise you.

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Big 4 Cellphone Carriers Unite on Anti-Texting Ads

Updated: 05/14/2013 - The country's four biggest cellphone companies are set to launch their first joint advertising campaign against texting while driving, uniting behind AT&T's "It Can Wait" slogan to blanket TV and radio this summer.

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Angelina Jolie Says She Had Double Mastectomy

Posted: 05/14/2013 - LOS ANGELES (AP) - Angelina Jolie says she's had a preventive double mastectomy after learning she carried a gene that makes it extremely likely she'll get breast cancer.

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OpEd: Pulling Back the Curtain on Medicaid Expansion

Posted: 05/13/2013 - The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was sold to the American people on the ambitious premise that it would improve the health of millions of Americans and save tens of thousands of lives through preventative care.

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US Government Files Morning-After Pill Appeal

Updated: 05/13/2013 - The government has filed a last-second appeal that will delay the sale of the morning-after contraceptive pill to girls of any age without a prescription.

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2 New Diseases Could Both Spark Global Outbreaks

Posted: 05/13/2013 - Two respiratory viruses in different parts of the world have captured the attention of global health officials — a novel coronavirus in the Middle East and a new bird flu spreading in China.

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Lawmakers Advance Sexual Assault Bill

Posted: 05/01/2013 - Hospitals would have to provide enhanced treatment for victims of sexual assault under a proposal advancing in the Texas Legislature.

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