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Scientists identify protein associated with ovarian cancer that exacerbates neurodegeneration in Alzheimer’s

Houston Methodist scientists identified a protein found in ovarian cancer that may contribute to declining brain function and Alzheimer’s disease, by combining computational methods and lab research.
13-Jan-2020 5:40 AM EST Add to Favorites

Vaping adds cloud of uncertainty around flu season

Flu season is underway and e-cigarettes users are at an increased risk for getting sick. Additionally, Houston Methodist physicians say similar symptoms between the flu and e-cigarette vaping acute lung injury (EVALI) could cause confusion.
20-Dec-2019 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Houston Methodist developed AI app to predict risk and prevent severe patient falls

11-Dec-2019 3:55 PM EST Add to Favorites

Two studies show many people with risk factors do not develop early signs of heart disease

Two new studies show it's a person's coronary artery calcium score and not risk factors that will determine if a person develops heart disease. Both studies were presented at last month's American Heart Association Scientific Sessions 2019
2-Dec-2019 11:55 AM EST Add to Favorites

Only handful of nutritional supplements benefit the heart

Of all the nutritional supplements on stores shelves, only three have been shown to provide any benefit to the heart.
27-Nov-2019 11:10 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Researchers investigate impact of actual and virtual nature on cancer patients

Researchers at Houston Methodist Cancer Center are exploring whether exposure to nature, through either a live garden or virtual reality, can alleviate pain and distress in cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy, possibly reducing the need for...
4-Nov-2019 1:20 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Houston Methodist researchers test-drive Lamborghini’s carbon fiber materials in space

Houston Methodist researchers are studying Italian sports car maker Automobili Lamborghini’s carbon fiber materials in space.
24-Oct-2019 3:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Recognizing signs and symptoms of sepsis can save lives

Sepsis kills more people every year than heart attacks, breast cancer and other diseases. However, a survey found that most Americans have no idea what it is. Most think it's a hospital-borne illness, but, in fact, 80% of people bring sepsis into...
11-Sep-2019 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Orthopedic surgeon available to discuss pectoral injuries in professional athletes

8-Jan-2020 3:00 PM EST

Early and Unusual Flu Season a Risk for Persons Who Vape, Have Chronic Disease, More

10-Dec-2019 4:05 PM EST

How to avoid holiday headaches

Six tips for avoiding holiday headache triggers from Houston Methodist neurologist Bing Liao, M.D., M.Sc.
21-Nov-2019 12:05 PM EST

Embarrassing symptoms prevent relief of treatable conditions

Nearly 25% of women live with treatable conditions known as pelvic floor disorders, but there is one main reason why the vast majority of them will not seek treatment: they are too embarrassed to talk about it.
20-Nov-2019 11:20 AM EST

Three tips for better sleep

More than one-third of Americans get less than seven hours of sleep each night, putting them at risk for serious, chronic health conditions such as diabetes, heart disease and obesity. The real victim of a lack of sleep, however, is the brain.
29-Oct-2019 2:15 PM EDT

Five facts your OB-GYN wants you to know about IUDs

Intrauterine devices, or IUDs, are a great birth control option, but many women choose other forms of birth control because they have reservations about IUDs. A Houston Methodist OB-GYN answered common questions patients ask her about this very...
2-Oct-2019 2:05 PM EDT

Other treatments can reduce need for addictive pain medication

Hardly a day goes by without the public being warned about the dangers of opioids. But still, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, more than 130 people die every day of opioid overdose and the problem is getting worse. A Houston...
20-Sep-2019 2:05 PM EDT

Research shows OB-GYNs hesitate to talk about fertility

A new study shows that many OB-GYNs are uncomfortable counseling their patients on fertility at a time when more women are delaying pregnancy and needing their doctors to be more vigilant about this education.
4-Sep-2019 4:05 PM EDT

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