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Houston Doctor Hopes to Cut Down on Unnecessary C-Sections

Posted on · Dr. Donald Prough, Chair of the Department of Anesthesiology at UTMB Health, is currently testing a new technology he hopes will cut down on the number of Caesarean section deliveries being performed today. Since 1985, the World Health Organization has recommended no more than 10 to 15 percent of live births be performed via C-section. […]

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UTMB Researchers Receive Grant to Develop Ebola Drugs

Posted on · The World Health Organization says there have been more than 1,700 cases of Ebola and more than 900 deaths since the start of the outbreak in Africa earlier this year. Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and, more recently, Nigeria are batting the virus. The World Health Organization is meeting in the coming week to discuss the […]

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Chikungunya: What Is It and What Are the Risks?

Posted on · A man near Austin was recently diagnosed with the state’s first case of a mosquito-borne illness called chikungunya. We learn more about the illness, as Houston Public Media health and science reporter Carrie Feibel talks with Scott Weaver, Director of the Institute for Human Infections and Immunity at The University of Texas Medical Branch at […]

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Port of Houston Pilots, Chikungunya, Gangs, and The Princess Bride: Houston Matters for Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Posted on · Back in March, a barge in Galveston Bay struck a ship and sprung a leak. Nearly 170,000 gallons of oil spilled into the bay. The carrier was being guided by an experienced pilot, Mike Pizzitola. But according to federal court documents and other records obtained by the Houston Chronicle, Pizzitola has been involved in two […]