UT Health San Antonio doctors among first to implant rechargeable deep brain stimulation device
New neurostimulator used by The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio offers significant benefit for those with Parkinson's disease, dystonia, epilepsy and essential tremor conditions. SAN ANTONIO, Feb. 15, 2024 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Doctors at The University of Texas... (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - February 15, 2024 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Pancreas Volume Predicts Progression to Stage 3 Type 1 Diabetes
THURSDAY, Feb. 15, 2024 -- Measures of pancreas volume and metabolism can predict progression to stage 3 type 1 diabetes, according to a study published online Dec. 27 in Diabetes Care. John Virostko, Ph.D., from the University of Texas at Austin,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 15, 2024 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

UT Health San Antonio School of Dentistry opens dental clinic for special-needs children, adults
The School of Dentistry at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio moves to fill a critical gap in dental care for special-needs patients SAN ANTONIO, Feb. 9, 2024 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- The UT Health San Antonio School of Dentistry has opened a special-care dental... (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - February 9, 2024 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: PDT Source Type: news

Pre-diabetes gets its due: New $1.2 million award aimed at early intervention and treatment
A physician-scientist at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio receives award to develop measures to halt progression of pre-diabetes to diabetes. SAN ANTONIO, Feb. 9, 2024 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Is your A1C not quite high enough to be diabetes? It still could be... (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - February 9, 2024 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: SVY Source Type: news

Gusher of gas deep in mine stokes interest in natural hydrogen
Researchers have discovered a massive spring of hydrogen, bubbling out of a deep mine in Albania. Although it may not be economical to exploit, the surprisingly high flow of the gas is likely to raise interest in the emerging field of natural hydrogen, the overlooked idea that Earth itself could be a source of the clean-burning fuel. “These deposits have been ignored by the oil and gas industry for a very long time,” says Frieder Klein, a geochemist at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. “This goes in the right direction.” One takeaway from the discovery, published tod...
Source: ScienceNOW - February 8, 2024 Category: Science Source Type: news

Why are we still waiting for a male contraceptive pill? | podcast
Despite research into a male contraceptive pill starting around the same time as its female counterpart, no product has ever made it to market. But that could soon change, with a new non-hormonal male pill entering human trials in the UK late last year. Ian Sample speaks to bioethicist Prof Lisa Campo-Engelstein of the University of Texas and Prof Chris Barratt from the University of Dundee about why male contraceptives have been so difficult to develop, and what kind of options are in the pipelineContinue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 8, 2024 Category: Science Authors: Presented by Ian Sample, produced by Madeleine Finlay and Eli Block sound design by Tony Onuchukwu, the executive producer is Ellie Bury Tags: Science Medical research Contraception and family planning Health Men's health Women's health Society Reproduction Biology Source Type: news

Tirzepatide Improves 24-Hour BP in Obesity-Related Hypertension
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 7, 2024 -- For patients with obesity and hypertension, tirzepatide improves 24-hour blood pressure (BP), according to a research letter published online Feb. 5 in Hypertension.James A. de Lemos, M.D., from the University of Texas... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 7, 2024 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Single-Port Robotic System Feasible for Nipple-Sparing Mastectomy
THURSDAY, Feb. 1, 2024 -- The da Vinci single-port (SP) robotic system is feasible for performing nipple-sparing mastectomies, according to a study published online Jan. 17 in JAMA Surgery. Deborah E. Farr, M.D., from the University of Texas... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 1, 2024 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

MD Anderson Cancer Center signs agreement with IAEA
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston has signed an agreement with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to become an IAEA Collaborating Centre.Chris McKee, senior vice president of strategy and business development at MD Anderson Cancer Center (left) and Rafael Mariano Grossi, IAEA Director General (right). The two organizations have signed an agreement that will see the cancer center become an IAEA Collaborating Centre.IAEA The two organizations aim to improve radiation oncology, radiation physics, radiology, nuclear medicine, and nutrition globally. MD Anderson said it will be the first I...
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 30, 2024 Category: Radiology Authors: AuntMinnie.com staff writers Tags: Industry News Source Type: news

Locked-in syndrome is predominant outcome when children survive drowning, larger study confirms
Researchers from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UT Health San Antonio) were the first to report in peer-reviewed medical literature that, after non-fatal drownings, children would be "locked in," unable to move or speak but awake and fully aware of their... (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - January 26, 2024 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: SVY Source Type: news

Researchers talk breast cancer disparities with AuntMinnie.com
While evidence abounds when it comes to health disparities facing women seeking breast cancer screening, radiology departments continue to struggle with consistent success when addressing barriers.Bersu Ozcan, MD, and Jessica Porembka, MD, both from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, recently co-authored a comprehensive piece in RadioGraphics outlining the challenges breast radiologists face in this area. They also highlighted opportunities to successfully remove barriers for women. (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 25, 2024 Category: Radiology Authors: Amerigo Allegretto Tags: Subspecialties Breast Imaging Source Type: news

CT shows that functional limitations persist 6 months after TBI
CT reveals that functional limitations after sports-related traumatic brain injury (TBI) -- even mild impacts -- can persist for six months or more, researchers have reported.A team led by Michail Ntikas, PhD, of the University of Stirling in Scotland, found that 31% of patients with seemingly minor injuries and negative results on CT showed persistent functional limitations after TBI at six-month follow-up. Ntikas' and colleagues' research was published January 24 in JAMA Network Open."[Our] findings caution against taking an overoptimistic view of outcomes after sports-related TBI, even if the initial injury appears mild...
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 24, 2024 Category: Radiology Authors: Kate Madden Yee Tags: CT Neuroradiology Source Type: news

Thinning of brain region may signal dementia risk 5-10 years before symptoms
Researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio discover a possible biomarker indicating dementia risk well in advance. SAN ANTONIO, Jan. 23, 2024 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- A ribbon of brain tissue called cortical gray matter grows thinner in people who go on to... (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - January 24, 2024 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: BLK DEI HSP SVY TRI Source Type: news

Few ‘surprise’ patient bills are from radiologists, study finds
Out-of-network billing by radiologists – often referred to as “surprise billing” – dropped significantly beginning in 2007 and imaging claims are now almost completely in network, according to a recent study. In an analysis of billing trends, the rate of out-of-network (OON) imaging claims declined from 12.6% in 2007 to 1.1% in 2021, with the decline occurring broadly across imaging modalities, noted lead author Jay Parikh, MD, of the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. “This consistent decline over time likely reflects in part effective persistent good-faith negotiations between radiology...
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 22, 2024 Category: Radiology Authors: Will Morton Tags: Practice Management Source Type: news

A Surgeon General Report Once Cleared the Air About Smoking. Is It Time for One on Vaping?
NEW YORK — Sixty years ago, the U.S. surgeon general released a report that settled a longstanding public debate about the dangers of cigarettes and led to huge changes in smoking in America. Today, some public health experts say a similar report could help clear the air about vaping. [time-brightcove not-tgx=”true”] Many U.S. adults believe nicotine vaping is as harmful as — or more dangerous than — cigarette smoking. That’s wrong. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and most scientists agree that, based on available evidence, electronic cigarettes are far less danger...
Source: TIME: Health - January 15, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mike Stobbe / AP Tags: Uncategorized wire Source Type: news