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Newswise: Public health experts awarded funds to ‘get out the count’ for 2020 census

Public health experts awarded funds to ‘get out the count’ for 2020 census

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

To make sure historically undercounted populations along the Texas-Mexico border are included in the 2020 census, faculty at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) are joining forces with the U.S. Census Bureau, community health workers, and local organizations to launch a collaborative campaign in the El Paso region.

Channels: Healthcare, Mental Health, Poverty, Public Health, Race and Ethnicity, Immigration, Grant Funded News, Mexico News,

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14-Jan-2020 2:05 PM EST
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Newswise: Women with single dose of HPV vaccine gain similar protection as multiple doses
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    27-Dec-2019 11:00 AM EST
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20-Dec-2019 1:10 PM EST
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Newswise: UTHealth’s Cynthia Ju awarded NIH grants for liver injury research

UTHealth’s Cynthia Ju awarded NIH grants for liver injury research

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Tiny solutions are being sought for big liver problems by a scientist at McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).

Channels: Liver Disease, Pharmaceuticals, Surgery, Grant Funded News, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), National Institutes of Health (NIH),

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20-Dec-2019 10:50 AM EST
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Newswise: Battery-powered headgear could short-circuit joint pain

Battery-powered headgear could short-circuit joint pain

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Tired of living with painful arthritic knees, 54-year-old Deborah Brown’s interest was piqued when she saw a recruitment flyer for a clinical trial on an innovative pain treatment at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).

Channels: All Journal News, Arthritis, Bone Health, Clinical Trials, Neuro, Pain, National Institutes of Health (NIH),

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18-Dec-2019 4:20 PM EST
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Researchers awarded $3.1 million to address vaping epidemic among youth

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

As e-cigarette use by young people reaches epidemic proportions, researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) have received a $3.1 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to conduct the first-ever assessment on the long-term results of a nationwide nicotine vaping prevention program for youth called CATCH My Breath.

Channels: Public Health, Smoking, National Institutes of Health (NIH), Addiction, All Journal News, Children's Health, Family and Parenting, Grant Funded News,

Released:
17-Dec-2019 12:05 PM EST
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Newswise: Robot-powered outfit is being fashioned to help seniors walk

Robot-powered outfit is being fashioned to help seniors walk

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

A new line of wearable robotics developed by The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) and The City University of New York, City College (CCNY) could keep seniors on their feet longer.

Channels: Aging, All Journal News, Healthcare, Seniors, Technology, National Institutes of Health (NIH),

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16-Dec-2019 5:05 PM EST
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Novel drug purified and developed from Amazon rainforest tree sap being studied for treatment of chronic diarrhea

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

A drug purified and developed from the sap of a tree in the Amazon rainforest is now being studied for the treatment of chronic idiopathic diarrhea in non-HIV patients at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) as part of a two-year pilot study.

Channels: AIDS and HIV, All Journal News, Clinical Trials, Pharmaceuticals,

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16-Dec-2019 11:05 AM EST
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    16-Dec-2019 10:40 AM EST

Young adults experiencing homelessness are not seeking medical care after rape

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Nearly three-fourths of young adults experiencing homelessness who are raped do not seek post-sexual assault medical care, missing an opportunity to greatly reduce their risk of contracting HIV, according to a survey led by The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).

Channels: AIDS and HIV, All Journal News, Behavioral Science, Infectious Diseases,

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16-Dec-2019 3:05 AM EST
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Newswise: Paramedic breathing tube insertion on first attempt improves cardiac arrest survival rate

Paramedic breathing tube insertion on first attempt improves cardiac arrest survival rate

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

A newer breathing tube could save the lives of more than 10,000 sudden cardiac arrest patients a year for a simple reason: it’s easier than standard intubation to insert on the first try, according to researchers from UTHealth.

Channels: Cardiovascular Health, Heart Disease, Emergency Medicine, Healthcare, Medical Meetings,

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13-Dec-2019 12:40 PM EST
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Newswise: Researchers identify ‘Achilles’ heel’ of drug-resistant superbug

Researchers identify ‘Achilles’ heel’ of drug-resistant superbug

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) have identified a protein that allows vancomycin-resistant enterococci to defy antibiotic treatment and immune system attacks. Their discovery opens the door for future treatment options in the fight against antibiotic resistance.

Channels: All Journal News, Drug Resistance, Healthcare, Immunology, Infectious Diseases, Microbiome, Pharmaceuticals, Grant Funded News,

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9-Dec-2019 3:15 PM EST
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