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.
Posted on · Abortion-rights groups had pushed for the 2014 data for months, suspecting the numbers would prove that abortions had become harder to obtain in Texas.
Posted on · Texans are still absorbing a historic decision from the U.S. Supreme Court which struck down major parts of a Texas law.
Posted on · Abortion rights groups hailed the ruling as an affirmation of Roe v. Wade, but cautioned that access to abortion will not be easily – or quickly – restored in Texas.
Posted on · Federal health officials will roll out new strategies over the coming months to convince more young adults to enroll in health insurance in 2017.
Posted on · Coral reefs are suffering from the effects of warmer oceans and pollution, and many corals are dying. Adrienne Simoes Correa, a marine biologist at Rice University, explains “coral bleaching” and what can be done.
Posted on · Professors of obstetrics and gynecology in Texas are struggling to teach new doctors about abortion. This story delves into the specifics of training, explaining why a doctor who knows how to perform a dilation and curettage procedure (the foundation of abortion technique) may still not be competent to perform elective abortions in Texas – and why that matters.
Posted on · Obstetrician-gynecologists are supposed to learn how to perform abortions as part of their four-year residency. That’s become much harder in Texas, which has lost more than 20 abortion clinics in the past few years. Medical professors in Texas fear political repercussions for providing – or even just discussing – abortion training.