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Preclinical research helps explain why fatty livers are more susceptible to cancer

Fatty liver disease is contributing to an increase in liver cancer and basic scientists at The University of Texas Health Science at Houston (UTHealth) have new insight as to why.
16-Oct-2019 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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UTHealth leads effort to enhance Texas’ financial exploitation investigations of seniors

An elder abuse team at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) is partnering with the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, district attorneys, law enforcement agencies, and forensic accounting professionals...
11-Oct-2019 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Psychedelic Drug to Be Tested for Treatment-Resistant Depression in Houston

Psilocybin, a psychedelic drug believed to help rewire the brain, is now being studied to relieve treatment-resistant depression at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) as part of a global Phase II clinical trial.
8-Oct-2019 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Doctor offers unique perspective as father of a child with rare genetic disease

From a professional standpoint, Nathan Hoot, MD, PhD, understands the value of medical research that leads to new, groundbreaking drugs in the treatment of rare diseases. And as an emergency medicine physician, he’s familiar with adjusting...
1-Oct-2019 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Son’s Gift Brings New Name: Faillace Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

As a visionary pioneer in psychiatric medicine and the first chair of the psychiatric department at UTHealth in Houston, Louis A. Faillace, MD, made contributions to his field that are immeasurable. But for his children, it is his role as a loving,...
30-Sep-2019 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Researchers develop program aimed at reducing dating violence among students

A program developed to encourage healthy relationships and reduce dating violence was effective among early middle school students, according to results of a study published in the American Journal of Public Health by researchers at The University...
30-Sep-2019 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Teens share stories to deter other students from using tobacco

An innovative strategy called Teens Against Tobacco Use showed promise as an effective strategy to deter tobacco use in middle and high school students, according to a research study by The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston...
25-Sep-2019 11:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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UTHealth’s John Valenza named 2019 Texas Dentist of the Year™

The Texas Academy of General Dentistry’s 2019 Texas Dentist of the Year™ is John A. Valenza, DDS, dean, alumnus and distinguished teaching professor at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Dentistry.
24-Sep-2019 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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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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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

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