Pakistan police arrest parents refusing kids' polio vaccine

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Hundreds of parents in northwest Pakistan were arrested and jailed on charges of endangering public security after refusing to give their children polio vaccinations, officials said Monday. Parents targeted by police starting this past weekend were not arrested if they agreed to vaccinate their children, said

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Experts blame anti-vaccine lobby for Bosnia measles outbreak

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Medical experts warned Friday the anti-vaccination lobby is growing in Bosnia, using scientifically discredited arguments to stoke parental fears in the worst-affected country in Europe's measles outbreak. This trend — combined with a generation that could…

02 March 2015 [11:05 AM]
Neurologist leads this week's walk

Dr. Allison Hennigan, a neurologist at Northeast Texas Neurology Associates, leads this week’s Walk With a Doc event on Thursday and will discuss dementia. Walk With a Doc is a project of the Smith County Medical Society. It will be…

28 February 2015 [09:57 PM]
East Texas pediatrician talks about food allergies

Dr. Paul C. Sharkey Jr., board certified in pediatrics, allergy and immunology At UT Health Northeast, speaks about a new study regarding peanut allergies, which was published last week in the New England Journal of Medicine and discussed at an…

28 February 2015 [09:56 PM]
Questions can help determine if child has cold or flu

Your child is sent home from school with a sore throat, cough and high fever. Could it be the flu that’s been going around, or just a common cold? Although the flu (or influenza) usually causes symptoms that make someone…

24 February 2015 [10:48 PM]
NAMI Tyler offers 12-session mental illness education course

NAMI Tyler, the local affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is registering participants for its psychoeducation course — Family-to-Family. The 12-session course begins at 6 p.m. March 2, and meets weekly from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at…

21 February 2015 [10:05 PM]
Awareness week for eating disorders begins

Today marks the first day of National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, which was created to spotlight the seriousness of eating disorders and to improve public understanding of causes, triggers and treatments. According to the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA), the…

21 February 2015 [10:03 PM]
Co-workers losing weight together

At this year’s Lighten Up East Texas challenge, at least 140 teams have signed up for the contest, which urges participants to…

21 February 2015 [09:49 PM]
Zumba event looks to beat cancer by moving to the beat

Local Zumba enthusiasts and cancer survivors soon will come together to dance for life. Move to the Beat to Beat Cancer returns to Tyler from 2 to 4:30 p.m. March 14 at Coaches and Cowboys, 8374 Paluxy Drive. For the…

21 February 2015 [09:47 PM]
Talking health with the obese

Conversations about health and weight sometimes happen in the least expected places. Last week while watching the TV drama “Being Mary Jane,”…

21 February 2015 [09:44 PM]
Act quickly if measles suspected

Measles, also called rubeola, is a highly contagious respiratory infection that is caused by a virus. It causes a total-body skin rash and flu-like symptoms, including a fever, cough and runny nose. Though rare in the United States, 20 million…

17 February 2015 [09:10 PM]
Flu cases across Texas trending downward Video

TYLER (KYTX)-There's good news about this year's flu season, it's almost over! However, that doesn't mean we're out of the woods just…

17 February 2015 [10:27 AM]