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UTHealth joins trial of arthritis drug’s effect on COVID-19-induced cytokine storm

A drug is being studied for its effectiveness in treating a type of severe immune overreaction seen in patients with COVID-19-induced pneumonia by researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). The clinical trial...
22-Jun-2020 4:40 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Children with developmental disabilities more likely to develop asthma

Children with developmental disabilities or delay are more at risk of developing asthma, according to a new study published in JAMA Network Open led by public health researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)...
15-Jun-2020 4:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Planes, Trains and Automobiles: Reducing the Risks of Traveling This Summer

After enduring more than two months of quarantine, businesses and institutions are reopening, spurring summer travel plans to satisfy the urge to escape confinement. But is it safe to travel with the threat of COVID-19 still lingering? Experts at UT...
12-Jun-2020 6:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Mental, physical health of people with obesity affected during COVID-19 pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic is having a significant impact on people with obesity as they struggle to manage their weight and mental health during shelter-in-place orders, according to research led by The University of Texas Health Science Center at...
10-Jun-2020 2:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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McGovern Medical School students step up to relieve burdens for front line physicians

Just a few weeks ago, some sounds like "s" and "th" were difficult to pronounce for 6-year-old Owen McKay, who was diagnosed with an articulation disorder when he was 4 years old. Now, he can say them both well, thanks to his daily tutoring sessions...
4-Jun-2020 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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New study reveals areas of brain where recognition and identification occur

Using “sub-millimeter” brain implants, researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), have been able to determine which parts of the brain are linked to facial and scene recognition.
4-Jun-2020 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Get comfortable with the uncomfortable: How to talk to your kids about racism

“As the mother of a black child – having to talk to my 10-year-old son about ongoing racism is heartbreaking for me,” said Andrea N. Taylor, PhD, adult psychologist with UT Physicians and UTHealth.
4-Jun-2020 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Researchers examine data to identify optimal vasopressor treatment for rare type of stroke

Results of an Electronic Health Record (EHR) study assessing the most commonly used medications for raising blood pressure in patients with nontraumatic subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH), a rare type of stroke, have been published in Neurosurgical Focus...
29-May-2020 10:40 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Ombudsmen advocate for long-term care residents at a distance during COVID-19

Social isolation necessitated by COVID-19 weighs on everyone, especially older adults and those living with disabilities who may have already felt relatively isolated before the pandemic even started, said Greg Shelley, program manager of the Harris...
2-Jun-2020 4:40 PM EDT

Pediatric injuries in the home are on the rise

COVID-19 has changed the way families go about their daily routines. With public schools being closed, most parents now have to take on several roles at once. Most are working, providing home schooling and care during the day, and taking on other...
2-Jun-2020 10:25 AM EDT

Tracking COVID-19: New research app will help trace the spread of the virus

As the number of COVID-19 cases continues to rise in the U.S., a new free research app is hoping to slow the outbreak of the disease by tracking symptoms of millions across the country. To bring the app home to Texans, researchers at The University...
21-May-2020 4:15 PM EDT

Scheduling appointments during COVID-19

The Stay Home, Work Safe order has been lifted across the state, but with so much uncertainty still lingering around COVID-19, many patients may be wary of attending their much-needed appointments, potentially putting themselves at risk for...
15-May-2020 10:15 AM EDT

Public health experts explain what our new normal will look like

21-Apr-2020 2:30 PM EDT

COVID-19 and chronic lung disease: How to stay safe

Because COVID-19 attacks the lungs, limiting social contact is extremely important for people who have underlying health conditions such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), pulmonary fibrosis, and any additional chronic lung...
1-Apr-2020 2:20 PM EDT

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Drug-resistant fungal disease expert available to comment on latest CDC findings

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New study found an increased risk of adverse maternal and neonatal outcomes among women delivering after Hurricane Harvey made landfall

11-Oct-2019 7:05 AM EDT

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