Leos are most likely to get vaccinated, say Utah officials. Is it written in the stars?
Health authorities compared vaccination rates with Zodiac signs, but the results may require further investigationExciting news for people who believe in science enough to want mass vaccination, but not enough to think horoscopes are made up: Utah ’s Salt Lake county health department says there’s a big difference in vaccination rates depending on your Zodiac sign.At least, that ’s what officials found when they analysed anonymised data on 1.2million residents, providing a table of the least and most vaccinated star signs.How many people of each Zodiac sign are vaccinated: Salt Lake county did this using ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 24, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Poppy Noor Tags: Life and style US news Science Coronavirus Vaccines and immunisation Health Society Source Type: news

Bringing WISDOM to Breast Cancer Care
Dr. Laura Esserman answers the door of her bright yellow Victorian home in San Francisco’s Ashbury neighborhood with a phone at her ear. She’s wrapping up one of several meetings that day with her research team at University of California, San Francisco, where she heads the Carol Franc Buck Breast Care Center. She motions me in and reseats herself at a makeshift home office desk in her living room, sandwiched between a grand piano and set of enormous windows overlooking her front yard’s flower garden. It’s her remote base of operations when she’s not seeing patients or operating at the hospita...
Source: TIME: Health - October 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

UT Health San Antonio spinoff company advancing brain injury drug
Research launched at The  University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio over a decade ago is nearing a landmark moment. Astrocyte Pharmaceuticals, a UT Health San Antonio spinoff company founded on technology owned by the University of Texas System Board of Regents, has scored a $3 million award from the Medica l Technology Enterprise Consortium, or MTEC, to fund a Phase I clinical safety study in humans for a drug to treat a variety of brain injuries, including concussion and stroke. Alamo… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - October 14, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: W. Scott Bailey Source Type: news

Pregnant women with symptomatic COVID-19 have an increased risk of emergency deliveries
A new study from the University of Texas Medical Brand, Galveston, Texas, found expectant mothers who had Covid symptoms were more likely to have emergency deliveries. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Concussions and kids: Project co-led by UCLA gets $10 million grant from NIH
A research project co-led by theUCLA Steve Tisch BrainSPORT Programaimed at improving the assessment and treatment of concussions in school-aged children has been awarded $10 million by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, part of the National Institutes of Health.The grant to the Four Corners Youth Consortium, agroup of academic medical centers studying pediatric concussions, will supportConcussion Assessment, Research and Education for Kids, or CARE4Kids, a multisite study that will enroll more than 1,300 children and teens nationwide, including an estimated 240 in Southern California.CARE4Kids re...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - October 7, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

New Opdivo/Yervoy Mesothelioma Clinical Trial Begins Soon
A novel clinical trial involving the immunotherapy combination of Opdivo and Yervoy will open soon in Chicago. The goal is to study the drugs’ efficacy when added to surgery for patients with peritoneal mesothelioma cancer. The single-center, phase II clinical trial follows a recent report detailing the impressive three-year effectiveness of the drug combination when used for unresectable pleural mesothelioma. Bristol Myers Squibb manufactures Opdivo and Yervoy, known generically as nivolumab and ipilimumab. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the combination for pleural mesothelioma in 2020, making ...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - October 7, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Fran Mannino Source Type: news

UTSA gets nearly $13M for brain cancer research
The National Institutes of Health has awarded $12.5 million to researchers at the University of Texas at San Antonio to advance new methods for studying genetic brain disorders. UTSA will assist in the five-year study into the treatment of multiple neurological diseases, including epilepsy and Alzheimer’s. Bernard Arulanandam, vice president for research, economic development and knowledge enterprise at UTSA, said the NIH grant is one of the largest research awards th e university has ever received… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 6, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: W. Scott Bailey Source Type: news

UTHealth gets nearly $4M from CPRIT to train cancer-prevention scientists, researchers
The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas has awarded nearly $4 million funding to a program led by the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston with the goal of increasing the number of cancer-prevention scientists. The UTHealth-CPRIT Innovation in Cancer Prevention Research Training Program works to produce skilled cancer scientists and researchers by teaching career skills, team science, interdisciplinary communication skills and more. The program is headed up by Maria… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 5, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Chris Mathews Source Type: news

Dr. Kevin Dalby One of Six UT Austin Faculty Members to Receive a...
Dr. Kevin Dalby is one of the six faculty members at the University of Texas set to receive a grant from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute. The nearly $4 million grant will support his work...(PRWeb October 05, 2021)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/dr_kevin_dalby_one_of_six_ut_austin_faculty_members_to_receive_a_grant_for_cancer_research/prweb18241331.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - October 5, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Siemens, MD Anderson create MRI for rad therapy program
Siemens Healthineers and the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center hav...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Siemens secures FDA clearance for Somatom X.ceed Siemens, SyntheticMR sign new licensing deal Siemens launches patient self-scheduling platform at HIMSS Siemens forms partnership with TeamViewer Flywheel, Siemens Healthineers announce partnership (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 29, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Mesothelioma Research, COVID Findings Featured at IASLC Conference
This study, performed during the pre-vaccine period of the pandemic, once again demonstrates the importance of vaccination against COVID-19,” said Dr. Susana Cedres, a medical oncologist with Vall d’Hebron Hospital. “Malignant pleural mesothelioma patients are particularly vulnerable to COVID-19.” Cedres said since the subsequent rollout of the COVID-19 vaccines, no positive cases have been attributed to pleural mesothelioma patients at the hospital. The average age of the seven patients was 62. All had the epithelioid histology of mesothelioma and two were receiving oncologic treatment at the...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - September 15, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Fran Mannino Source Type: news

Kathryn Paige Harden: ‘Studies have found genetic variants that correlate with going further in school’
The behaviour geneticist explains how biology could have an influence on academic attainment – and why she takes an anti-eugenics approachKathryn Paige Harden argues how far we go in formal education – and the huge knock-on effects that has on our income, employment and health – is in part down to our genes. Harden is a professor of psychology at the University of Texas at Austin, where she leads a lab using genetic methods to study the roots of social inequality. Her provocative new bookisThe Genetic Lottery: Why DNA Matters for Social Equality.To even talk about whether there might be a genetic element ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 12, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Zo ë Corbyn Tags: Genetics Psychology Science Biology Education Source Type: news

Study: Pleural Mesothelioma Treatment Effective with Peritoneal Disease
We report the first real-world evidence regarding clinical outcomes for a cohort of patients with advanced MPeM receiving ICIs,” the MD Anderson study authors wrote. “Our results provide much-needed data supporting the role of ICIs in patients with this rare disease, who cannot participate in clinical trials and otherwise have no or limited treatment options.” The post Study: Pleural Mesothelioma Treatment Effective with Peritoneal Disease appeared first on Mesothelioma Center - Vital Services for Cancer Patients & Families. (Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News)
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - August 31, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Fran Mannino Source Type: news

Study finds Texas already has about 70 percent immunity to the coronavirus
(Natural News) A new study found that nearly 70 percent of Texans possess total immunity to the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) as of July 4, 2021. Researchers from the University of Texas System (UT System) noted that the total immunity came from either natural means or through vaccination. They pointed out that more than 30 percent... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study finds association between head impacts and imaging changes in youth football players
With football season on the horizon, a new study shows that head impacts experienced during practice are associated with changes in brain imaging of young players over multiple seasons. The research, conducted by scientists at Wake Forest School of Medicine and the University of Texas Southwestern, is published in the June 15 issue of the Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics. “Although we need more studies to fully understand what the measured changes mean, from a public health perspective, it… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - August 15, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: Wake Forest Baptist Health Source Type: news

Study finds association between head impacts and imaging changes in youth football players
With football season on the horizon, a new study shows that head impacts experienced during practice are associated with changes in brain imaging of young players over multiple seasons. The research, conducted by scientists at Wake Forest School of Medicine and the University of Texas Southwestern, is published in the June 15 issue of the Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics. “Although we need more studies to fully understand what the measured changes mean, from a public health perspective, it… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 15, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Wake Forest Baptist Health Source Type: news

Campuses Are Virus Incubators, but These Colleges Can ’t Require Vaccines
University of Texas at San Antonio will begin with mostly remote classes, because of the city’s high infection rates. Other schools are... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UTSA starting off fall semester with mostly virtual classes
The University of Texas at San Antonio is shifting its strategy for fall in response to a surge in Covid-19 cases and increasing concerns about a more dangerous Delta variant. After consulting with UT System officials, UTSA will open its campuses as scheduled on Aug. 23, but the university is making some temporary changes and operational modifications that will affect its students. Most courses will be held online through at least Sept. 12. That decision, UTSA officia ls said, is based on surge… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - August 12, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: W. Scott Bailey Source Type: news

Local doctors plead with public; 'It's like being at war'
There ’s an emotional plea from doctors and medics as the 11-county Austin region is running out of ICU beds due to the Covid-19 crisis. The University of Texas projected that would happen by Sunday. State data shows there are still six beds left, but those on the frontlines are warning that could chan ge at a moment’s notice. “I can’t even explain to another person who is not in the hospital with us, what it is like to call families of our COVID patients, and listen to their cries,” Anna… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - August 9, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: KXAN News Source Type: news

Local doctors plead with public; 'It's like being at war'
There ’s an emotional plea from doctors and medics as the 11-county Austin region is running out of ICU beds due to the Covid-19 crisis. The University of Texas projected that would happen by Sunday. State data shows there are still six beds left, but those on the frontlines are warning that could chan ge at a moment’s notice. “I can’t even explain to another person who is not in the hospital with us what it is like to call families of our Covid patients and listen to their cries,” Anna… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 9, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: KXAN News Source Type: news

Thinking impaired in 60% of COVID-19 survivors
In a sample of over 400 older adults in Argentina who had recovered from COVID-19, more than 60% displayed some degree of cognitive impairment, a researcher from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio reported July 29 at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - July 30, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

UPTRAVI ® (selexipag) Receives FDA Approval for Intravenous Use in Adult Patients with Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH)
TITUSVILLE, N.J. – July 30, 2021 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved UPTRAVI® (selexipag) injection for intravenous (IV) use for the treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH, WHO Group I) in adult patients with WHO functional class (FC) II–III, who are temporarily unable to take oral therapy. UPTRAVI® IV is a therapeutic option that will allow patients to avoid short-term treatment interruptions and stay on UPTRAVI® therapy, as uninterrupted treatment is considered key for individ...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - July 30, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Researcher Hopes to Improve Tumor Treating Fields for Mesothelioma
Dr. Maurizio D’Incalci already has seen Tumor Treating Fields working for patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma, and applauded the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s approval of the treatment in 2019. He also knows the therapy is only scratching the surface of its vast potential and could be even more effective. He wants to help improve it. D’Incalci, a heralded biomedical science professor at Humanitas University in Milan, Italy, has begun a study exploring various drug combinations that could have a positive, synergistic effect with Tumor Treating Fields for mesothelioma. “There m...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - July 27, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Fran Mannino Source Type: news

Joint Statement from The University of Texas at Austin and The University of Oklahoma - UT News
The University of Texas at Austin and The University of Oklahoma notified the Big 12 Athletic Conference today that they will not be... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Summer Camps Across the U.S. Are Dealing With COVID-19 Outbreaks. So What Happens When School Starts?
Clear Creek Community Church took COVID-19 seriously from the beginning. The interdenominational church, which has five locations in and around Texas’ Galveston County, suspended in-person services through most of spring 2020, and required attendees to wear masks until this past May. When the church announced a five-day summer ministry camp for kids in grades 6 to 12 for this June, it also shared a set of protocols the camp would enforce to curb the spread of the virus: More hand-washing stations were to be installed. Spray hand sanitizers would be given to every group. Attendees would be encouraged to keep six feet ...
Source: TIME: Health - July 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tara Law Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

UTA researcher explores 3D printing of multilayered materials for smart helmets
(University of Texas at Arlington) A mechanical and aerospace engineering professor at The University of Texas at Arlington is developing advanced helmets to ensure that members of the military are as protected as possible from blasts and other types of attacks. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 23, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Making clean hydrogen is hard, but researchers just solved a major hurdle
(University of Texas at Austin) Researchers from The University of Texas at Austin have found a low-cost way to solve one half of the water-splitting equation to produce hydrogen as clean energy -- using sunlight to efficiently split off oxygen molecules from water. The finding represents a step forward toward greater adoption of hydrogen as a key part of our energy infrastructure. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 19, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

UTA named inaugural winner of national racial justice, equity award
(University of Texas at Arlington) Aiming to address racial injustice and inequity through university-city partnerships, the Coalition of Urban Serving Universities (USU) has named The University of Texas at Arlington as its inaugural Racial Justice and Equity Program Award Winner. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

MD Anderson research highlights for July 14, 2021
(University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center) The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center's Research Highlights provides a glimpse into recently published studies in basic, translational and clinical cancer research from MD Anderson experts. Current advances include a promising combination therapy for acute myeloid leukemia, understanding mechanisms driving resistance to PARP inhibitors, a therapeutic neoantigen vaccine to treat lung cancer, a novel treatment for triple-negative breast cancer and a new understanding of how telomeres may drive inflammatory bowel disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - July 14, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Drug combination shows meaningful responses for malignant peritoneal mesothelioma patient
(University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center) A phase II study led by researchers from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center found that treatment with atezolizumab and bevacizumab was well-tolerated and resulted in a 40% objective response rate in patients with advanced malignant peritoneal mesothelioma, a rare cancer in the lining of the abdomen (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - July 14, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

New study provides data on protections of ebola vaccines
This study identifies features of the antibody response responsible for survival from 139 immune- and vaccine-related parameters.* Findings will help develop vaccines that produce an antibody response profile which ensures protection and focuses on survival quality (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - July 14, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Exposure to lead in childhood can affect your personality, study warns 
People who grew up in areas of the US and Europe with higher levels of atmospheric lead had less healthy personalities, according to researchers at the University of Texas at Austin. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UTA developing technology using nanoparticles, ultrasound to detect tiny breast tumors
(University of Texas at Arlington) A bioengineering professor at The University of Texas at Arlington is developing a technique to diagnose tiny breast tumors that could reduce the anxiety, uncertainty and high costs often faced by patients. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 13, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

MD Anderson and Hummingbird Bioscience announce strategic research collaboration to advance innovative immunotherapies
(University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center) MD Anderson and Hummingbird Bioscience announced a multi-year strategic research collaboration to investigate HMBD-002, Hummingbird's VISTA antagonist antibody, as a novel immunotherapy for cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - July 12, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Research on language learning yields Mitchell prize for UT Austin statisticians
(University of Texas at Austin) A cross-disciplinary team including University of Texas at Austin statisticians Giorgio Paulon and Abhra Sarkar have received the Mitchell Prize, a top prize in the field, for their study modeling what happens in the brains of nonnative English speakers learning another language's tonal differences. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 12, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Study identifies gut microbes associated with toxicity to combined checkpoint inhibitors in melanoma patients
(University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center) Researchers from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center found specific intestinal microbiota signatures correlate with high-grade adverse events and response to combined CTLA-4 and PD-1 blockade treatment. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - July 8, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

At UTA, Joe Cloud has helped build a supercomputer and developed robots for space
(University of Texas at Arlington) Joe Cloud, a computer science and engineering doctoral student at The University of Texas at Arlington, has earned a graduate fellowship from Tau Beta Pi, the engineering honor society, for the 2021-22 academic year. He will receive a stipend of $10,000 in support of his graduate work. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 6, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

COVID gets quantum treatment for drug discovery
(University of Texas at Austin, Texas Advanced Computing Center) Oak Ridge National Laboratory researchers are using TACC's Stampede2 to help refine screening of potential drug molecules against COVID-19.Stephan Irle and Van Quan Vuong of ORNL developed the quantum mechanics-based ranking refinement and binding analysis run on Stampede2 that narrowed from 3,000 to 100 of the most promising drug compounds for further study. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - July 5, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

MasSpec Pen shows promise in pancreatic cancer surgery
(University of Texas at Austin) A diagnostic tool called the MasSpec Pen has been tested for the first time in pancreatic cancer patients during surgery. The device is shown to accurately identify tissues and surgical margins directly in patients and differentiate healthy and cancerous tissue from banked pancreas samples. At about 15 seconds per analysis, the method is more than 100 times as fast as the current gold standard diagnostic. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - July 5, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

94% of patients with cancer respond well to COVID-19 vaccines
(University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio) More than 9 of 10 patients with cancer showed good immune response to the COVID-19 mRNA vaccines after receiving both doses, but subsets of high-risk patients did not, according to a study conducted by researchers at the Mays Cancer Center, home to UT Health San Antonio MD Anderson, and Swiss collaborators. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - July 1, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

MD Anderson research highlights for June 30, 2021
(University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center) The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center's Research Highlights provides a glimpse into recently published studies in basic, translational and clinical cancer research from MD Anderson experts. Current advances include expanded use of a targeted therapy for a new group of patients with leukemia, molecular studies yielding novel cancer therapeutic targets, insights into radiation therapy resistance and a community intervention to reduce cervical cancer rates. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - June 30, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Using light to treat drug-resistant tumors
(University of Texas at Arlington) A chemist at The University of Texas at Arlington is developing a cancer medication that uses light to target and destroy tumor cells in a process known as photodynamic therapy (PDT). (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - June 29, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

UTSA study: Use of police force still breaking down across racial, ethnic lines
(University of Texas at San Antonio) UTSA criminology and criminal justice professors Michael R. Smith and Rob Tillyer working in collaboration with University of Cincinnati Professor Robin Engel examined racial and ethnic disparities in the use of force by the Fairfax County Police Department (FCPD). One of the nation's largest county police departments, the FCPD serves Fairfax County, Va., a major metropolitan county near Washington, D.C. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 29, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Evidence against physically punishing kids is clear, researchers say
(University of Texas at Austin) A conclusive narrative review has found physical punishment of children is not effective in preventing child behavior problems or promoting positive outcomes and instead predicts increases in behavior problems and other poor outcomes over time. The study by an international group of scientists including a researcher from The University of Texas at Austin was published today in The Lancet. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 28, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Research underway to find tools for caregivers of trauma survivors for anxiety, stress
(University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston) An early intervention developed for caregivers of patients with serious illnesses or injuries will be tested by researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Endocrinologist Jean Wilson Dies at 88
The University of Texas Southwestern professor's research focused on the androgen hormones that cause male sexual differentiation and may also lead to prostate disease. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - June 24, 2021 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Western high-fat diet can cause chronic pain, according to UT Health San Antonio-led team
(University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio) A typical Western high-fat diet can increase the risk of painful disorders common in people with conditions such as diabetes or obesity, according to a groundbreaking paper authored by a team led by The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, also referred to as UT Health San Antonio. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 23, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

In Texas-Mexico Border Towns, COVID-19 Has Had an Unconscionably High Death Toll
Alfredo “Freddy” Valles was an accomplished trumpeter and a beloved music teacher for nearly four decades at one of the poorest middle schools in El Paso, Texas. He was known for buying his students shoes and bow ties for their band concerts, his effortlessly positive demeanor and his suave personal style—“he looked like he stepped out of a different era, the 1950s,” says his niece, Ruby Montana. While Valles was singular in life, his death at age 60 in February 2021 was part of a devastating statistic: He was one of thousands of deaths in Texas border counties—where coronavirus mortalit...
Source: TIME: Health - June 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: René Kladzyk, Phil Galewitz and Elizabeth Lucas | El Paso Matters and KHN Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

STRAW with 'forceful suction' promises to stop the hiccups instantly
Nine out of ten of the 203 people who trialled the HiccAway device said it was significantly better at stopping hiccups than home remedies, according to a study by the University of Texas. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Access to peer support combined with telehealth being studied to combat PTSD
(University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston) The military mantra of 'no man left behind' is being applied to help veterans complete treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) using evidence-based psychotherapy, paired with peer support, in a study led by trauma researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 21, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news