Melissa Wilson, FOX26Houston

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Past articles by Melissa:

Houston Texans' tailgating with a purpose

A large group of tailgaters called "B. Young Tailgaters" won Tailgaters of the Year last year. They meet to share their love of football and a man named Brian Young. → Read More

Dark Secrets: The teens most at risk for suicide

Many children are at-risk of suffering from feelings that make them want to take their own life, but statistics show some kids are more vulnerable than others. → Read More

Designer Genes: Is it ethical to hack our genes?

There's a lot on the horizon for genetics technology, but what does it mean for humanity? Even though the possibilities seem endless, should we be hacking into our DNA? → Read More

Designer Genes: Animals may save people?

We're in the beginning of a genetic revolution and animals are at the forefront of it. Not only are animals helping scientists better understand our human genetics, there's a chance they could help save people's lives. → Read More

Designer Genes: Custom-made babies?

Scientists have been closely studying how we're made up, through the Human Genome Project, and they're learning more about what makes up each and every one of us. → Read More

The science of the brain, understanding depression

Severe depression and thoughts of suicide are affecting teenagers now, more than ever before. In our special series, Dark Series, we're studying how mental illness is affecting our youth and what is actually happening in the brain, when depression sets in. → Read More

Designer Genes: Screening embryos to fight genetic diseases

We often hear about genetically modified food, but what about people? Scientists are learning so much about our DNA, they're learning how to hack it, like technology. It's looking more and more as though "designer genes" will be a possibility in the future. Technology is expected to help expand opportunities that are already available today. → Read More

Face and body lifts for sagging skin using threads that dissolve

Thousands of people go "under the knife" to get a more youthful appearance every year. Now a fairly new trend called threading has gotten its own lift, by using even higher tech, FDA-approved threads. → Read More

The proud 'children of Apollo'

What would it be like to have your dad spend months in space, walk on the moon, or man Mission Control? → Read More

The proud 'children of Apollo'

What would it be like to have your dad spend months in space, walk on the moon, or man Mission Control? → Read More

The proud 'children of Apollo'

What would it be like to have your dad spend months in space, walk on the moon, or man Mission Control? → Read More

Woman without arms and legs fights for disability rights

Katy Hayes lost both arms and legs to flesh-eating bacteria nine years ago. She says she's frustrated that the government won't help her financially with a caretaker, so her 15-year-old son and 9-year-old daughter help her. She wants to go to Austin to try to make a difference for all people with disabilities. → Read More

I Am Life Campaign works to lower HIV rates in Houston

HIV rates have shot up 10% in the last 10 years in Houston. The Houston Health Department is raising awareness about how our community to stop this by preventing disease through their "I Am Life" Campaign. → Read More

Anderson's Got Talent: MD Anderson employees show off talents

Out of 21,000 employees at MD Anderson, nine of them show off their talents, after making it to the finals to compete in the the Anderson's Got Talent Show. There were three celebrity judges, including FOX 26's Melissa Wilson, LIVE audience voting, and employees voting at their desktops. → Read More

The "I Am Life" campaign hopes to prevent the spread of HIV in Houston

HIV cases have shot up 10% in the past ten years in Houston. That's why the Houston Health Department is on a mission to let the community know that medication is available to try to prevent the potentially deadly disease. Treatment has come a long way for HIV, but it takes dozens of pills per day to fight it. → Read More

Memorial Hermann bringing first of its kind sports park to Katy

Memorial Hermann is introducing a first of its kind sports park in Katy. → Read More

New dry eye treatment uses light therapy

Dry eye is one of the most common eye conditions. It can feel unbearable, but a local doctor is one of the first in Houston to treat the problem with IPL, or intense pulse light, which has been used on the skin for years. → Read More

New option to treat heart valve problem

A much less invasive procedure to treat aortic stenosis is now being offered through a trial at Memorial Hermann. Instead of major open heart surgery, patients are undergoing a procedure through the groin that is getting them back on their feet much sooner! → Read More

The Westview School celebrates Autism Awareness Month

1 in 59 children will be diagnosed with autism, with more boys than girls being diagnosed. As we wrap up Autism Awareness Month, The Westview School in Houston is celebrating its students and their differences. → Read More

How to recognize anxiety & panic

Many people experience stress and anxiety, but in severe cases it can lead to a panic attack. → Read More