Posted on · Blue Marble Health explains how even industrialized nations are economically harmed by parasites, worms and other debilitating “diseases of poverty.”
Posted on · Most people associate the human papilloma virus (HPV) with cervical cancer. But HPV causes a number of cancers, including a type of throat cancer that is surging in men.
Posted on · U.S. regulators approved a vaccine to protect against the human papilloma virus (HPV) in 2006, but cancer experts say misconceptions and stigma continue to hamper acceptance by both doctors and parents.
Posted on · Like many states, Texas faces shortages of doctors and other health workers. A conference at the Texas Medical Center explored the research behind several possible solutions, such as “grand-aides” and dental therapists.
Posted on · The robotic spacecraft is scheduled for launch from Cape Canaveral Thursday evening.
Posted on · The executive director of the Harris County Flood Control District retires Wednesday after spending 35 years with the agency.
Posted on · Gay Nord returns to her hometown of Houston from San Antonio, where she was president and CEO of Methodist Hospital.
Posted on · Mayor Sylvester Turner and other Houston officials celebrated the 180th anniversary of Houston’s founding on Tuesday with speeches and cake at City Hall.
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.