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Neuroscientists use snail research to help explain “chemo brain”

It is estimated that as many as half of patients taking cancer drugs experience a decrease in mental sharpness. While there have been many theories, what causes “chemo brain” has eluded scientists.

 

UTHealth researchers to assess asthma risk in health care workers

Researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health have been awarded a four-year, $1.3 million grant by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) to study how the risk of asthma has changed for health care workers in Texas over the last 10 years.

 

UTHealth opens new clinic for addiction treatment

Designed to treat addictions to tobacco products, alcohol and narcotic pain medications, the Innovations in Addictions Treatment Clinic has opened at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) Medical School.

 

Study challenges widely held belief on chronic pain tied to spinal cord injury

It may be time to go back to the drawing board when it comes to explaining the cause of the chronic pain experienced by many of the nearly 300,000 people with a spinal cord injury in the United States.

 

UTHealth researchers study impact of smoking ban in homeless shelter

 Instituting a partial smoking ban at a homeless shelter can lead to a reduction in expired carbon monoxide levels, an indicator of exposure to cigarette smoke, and may have positive effects on shelter residents’ health, according to new research. 

 

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In the Media

Loads of questions after woman being monitored for Ebola flies commercialy

CNN.com, 10/16/2014

McCormick is quoted in this CNN.com article that has been picked up by 27 affiliates across the country.

 

Depression as a risk factor for dementia

EverydayHealth.com, 10/16/2014

Paul Schulz, M.D., was interviewed for an EverydayHealth.com story about depression and dementia.

 

The Isiah Factor: Ebola virus

Fox 26 News, 10/16/2014

Catherine Troisi, Ph.D., appeared on a FOX 26 News panel about Ebola.

 

Nurses' union co-president: We need to spread readiness not fear

Anderson Cooper 360, 10/16/2014

Joseph McCormick, M.D., appeared on Anderson Cooper 360 to discuss the health care workers who treated an Ebola patient in Dallas.

 

Antifungal proves mettle in invasive mold disease

MedPage Today, 10/15/2014

Luis Ostrosky, M.D., was quoted in this MedPage Today story about an antifungal agent for neutropenia.

 

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