Posted on · New studies show pregnancy-related deaths among Texas women doubled between 2011 and 2015. Cardiac events topped the list of direct causes, followed by drug overdoses, both legal and illegal. Other causes included hypertension, bleeding, infection, homicide and suicide. “There were several things that we identified that were more common among women who died: obesity, chronic […]
Posted on · Four candidates have applied to run in a special election to be a trustee for the Houston Independent School District. The filing deadline was Aug. 25. The District VII seat is open because Trustee Harvin Moore is resigning a year before his term ends. District VII includes Lamar High School and neighborhoods in west Houston such […]
Posted on · NASA measures the thickness and extent of sea ice covering the North Pole to track climate change. A sea ice researcher for NASA talks about what is happening to the ice in 2016, and what the future holds for the Arctic region.
Posted on · The U.S. Justice Department announced it will end the practice of housing federal inmates in privately-operated prisons. There are 13 private federal prisons, and six of them are in Texas. More than twenty-two thousand federal inmates – about twelve percent of the total – are housed in the private facilities. A recent audit found that private […]
Posted on · New research indicates PTSD might be as common among firefighters as military veterans.
Posted on · A Houston lawmaker called for an investigation Monday of the contracting process for the “Healthy Texas Women” program, a state fund that helps low-income women access birth control and reproductive health care.
Posted on · Dr. Reeta Achari is a Houston neurologist who has been seeing more and more patients with nutritional diseases. These patients could afford to buy food, and they weren’t obese, but they did have unexplained symptoms like pain, tingling, brain fog, and fatigue.
Posted on · Texas Children’s Hospital will begin operating a weekly clinic focused on Zika, the virus that is mostly transmitted by mosquitoes. Starting in August, any doctor in the Houston region can refer a pregnant patient to the clinic for evaluation.
Posted on · Baylor will launch the NASA Translational Research Institute on October 1, using a “bench-to-spaceflight” model to speed the movement of new ideas from the lab bench to space.
Posted on · Harris County dropped the two remaining criminal charges against anti-abortion activists from California. The case drew attention to the use of fetal tissue in medical research, and raised concerns about the involvement of abortion clinics in procuring the tissue.
Posted on · Two Houston medical institutions will co-host a new, federally-funded center to help improve the treatment of children during medical emergencies.
Posted on · The elevator speech, a staple of entrepreneurs, finds a new audience at the University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.
Posted on · Scientists at Baylor College of Medicine hope to enroll people who were infected with Zika but had varying responses, from severe symptoms to none at all.
Posted on · The nonprofit website just passed a big milestone: two billions visits since the launch in 1997
Posted on · A new survey from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds that 15 percent of Latina teenagers have attempted suicide, and 25 percent have thought about it.