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

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...
9-Dec-2019 3:15 PM EST Add to Favorites

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New prevention program uses emergency room to reach black women at risk for HIV

With a disproportionate number of black cisgender women in the U.S. becoming HIV positive, researchers are sharing critical health information through an atypical venue: the emergency room.
3-Dec-2019 12:35 PM EST Add to Favorites

Concussions in high school athletes may be a risk factor for suicide

Concussion, the most common form of traumatic brain injury, has been linked to an increased risk of depression and suicide in adults. Now new research published by The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) suggests high...
25-Nov-2019 2:20 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Dietitians dish out tips and recipes for a healthy, happy holiday

Dietitians with The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health’s Nourish Program offer some advice along with a few recipes to help you kick-start the upcoming holiday season.
25-Nov-2019 10:25 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Cy-Fair ISD principal who needed heart surgery can attest that grads make great doctors

Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District principal Maria Mamaux was impressed by the credentials of the surgeon recommended to repair her failing heart, but what really got her attention was the fact that he was a graduate of the same school...
19-Nov-2019 2:40 PM EST Add to Favorites

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UTHealth student has research showcased at Neuroscience 2019

Brain research by a student in a laboratory at McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) was singled out for special attention at the Society for Neuroscience (SfN) annual meeting in Chicago Oct....
19-Nov-2019 12:30 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Children’s Learning Institute at UTHealth awarded $3.3 million to expand popular literacy program

The Developing Talkers literacy program has been so successful that the U.S. Department of Education has awarded $3.3 million to The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) to expand it.
19-Nov-2019 12:20 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Anal cancer rates and mortality have risen dramatically among Americans

Rates of new anal cancer diagnoses and deaths related to human papillomavirus (HPV), the most common sexually transmitted infection, have increased dramatically over the last 15 years, according to researchers at The University of Texas Health...
18-Nov-2019 12:20 PM EST Add to Favorites


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

14-Nov-2019 10:25 AM EST

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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