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CPRIT awards $11 million to UTHealth for cancer research, prevention

Five innovative cancer-fighting projects at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) received just over $11 million during the latest round of grants awarded by the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT).
20-Sep-2019 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Food as medicine: UTHealth and partners fill prescriptions for food insecurity

The answer to food insecurity could be as simple as a prescription for healthy food from your health care provider and the means to obtain it, particularly in food deserts, said researchers led by The University of Texas Health Science Center at...
17-Sep-2019 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Study shows Texas leads in worksite lactation support initiatives

Texas is ranked in the top quarter of the U.S. for its worksite lactation support initiatives, according to research led by The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health. The study, published recently in...
18-Sep-2019 10:50 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Imaging reveals new results from landmark stem cell trial for stroke

Researchers led by Sean I. Savitz, MD, of UTHealth Houston reported today in the journal Stem Cells that bone marrow cells used to treat ischemic stroke in an expanded Phase I trial were not only safe and feasible, but also resulted in enhanced...
16-Sep-2019 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Most American adults do not know that HPV causes oral, anal, and penile cancers

More than 70% of U.S. adults are unaware that human papillomavirus (HPV) causes anal, penile, and oral cancers, according to an analysis led by researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) published in the...
13-Sep-2019 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Front-line caregivers given tools to play bigger role in the fight against opioid abuse

Buprenorphine and naltrexone can help break a person’s addiction to life-threatening opioid use disorder, but they can be hard for front-line, primary care providers to prescribe, according to researchers at McGovern Medical School at The...
26-Aug-2019 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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UTHealth’s Argyrios Stampas earns training grant from Center for Clinical & Translational Sciences

Argyrios Stampas, MD, assistant professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation with McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), has been awarded a KL2 training grant for research pertaining to...
26-Aug-2019 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Study reveals how stress can curb the desire to eat in an animal model

Eating disorder researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) have discovered a neurocircuit in mice that, when activated, increased their stress levels while decreasing their desire to eat. Findings appear in...
16-Aug-2019 2:20 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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UTHealth disability rights champion Lex Frieden has hurricane preparedness tips for people in the path of Hurricane Dorian

3-Sep-2019 5:05 PM EDT

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Texas Pulmonologist Available to Comment on the State’s First Case of Lung Disease Associated with Vaping

20-Aug-2019 12:55 PM EDT

A new study in the Annals of Internal Medicine finds too many Americans are taking aspirin to prevent heart attacks and strokes and don’t need it. Who should be taking aspirin as a preventative measure?

24-Jul-2019 12:05 PM EDT

Infectious Disease Expert Says Global Warming Not the Only Factor Behind Rise of C. auris

23-Jul-2019 4:00 PM EDT

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World Expert Takes Multi-Pronged Approach to Improving Preeclampsia Diagnosis and Treatment

Preeclampsia is just as hard to accurately diagnose now as it was 100 years ago, said Baha Sibai, MD, a maternal-fetal medicine specialist with UTHealth. Researchers at McGovern Medical School are looking for ways to change that.
9-Jul-2019 8:05 AM EDT

Ten Ways to Stay Safe and Well When Temperatures Soar

Dehydration, sunburn, heatstroke, insect bites, rashes, and lacerations – summer can spell health meltdown with a seemingly endless list of unsightly, uncomfortable, and potentially lethal hazards.
23-May-2019 6:05 PM EDT

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How to Stay Safe in the Water This Summer

Beaches, lakes, and pools are great ways to beat the summer heat but there are precautions to take before reaching for that swimsuit, report physicians with The University of Texas Health Science at Houston (UTHealth).
23-May-2019 6:05 PM EDT

Summer survival: How to stay out of harm’s way when temperatures heats up

Summer brings lots of sunshine and fun, but the high temperatures and sweltering humidity can spell disaster if you’re not prepared. Two emergency medicine experts share some of the most common heat-related illnesses they treat, as well as tips...
16-May-2019 8:05 AM EDT

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