Health

Active summers can lead to healthy lifestyles
HOUSTON - A balance of indoor and outdoor activities help children maintain a healthy weight during the summer. quot;Some research has shown that kids gain the most weight...
Estes to receive high award from American Gastroenterological Society
HOUSTON - (May 4, 2010) - Dr. Mary Estes, professor of molecular virology and microbiology at Baylor College of Medicine, will receive the 2010 American Gastroenterological...
Blood pressure can’t stand alone when determining health
HOUSTON - (May 4, 2010) - When doctors examine patients, even for yearly check-ups, one thing they always include is a blood pressure reading. Those two numbers are an...
Health Briefs
Restless Legs Syndrome: No Joke for Sufferers MADISON. Wis. - Some people think that restless legs syndrome (RLS) is a joke, not an actual medical condition. Not so,...
Clue to Rapidly Progressing Alzheimer’s Disease?
MADISON, Wis. -- People who are not aware they are developing mild memory problems as they age may develop Alzheimer's disease at a faster rate than those who do notice...
Funds Available to Enforce Underage Smoking Ban
(AUSTIN) - Schools and local law enforcement agencies battling to keep tobacco out of the hands of children can get financial assistance from the Texas Comptroller's...
Smith Breast Center receives grant to continue support for Ben Taub...
HOUSTON - (April 16, 2010) - Physicians with the Lester and Sue Smith Breast Center at Baylor College of Medicine (www.bcm.edu/breastcenter/) received a $350,000 Avon...
Alcohol addiction has medical and social consequences
HOUSTON - (April 15, 2010) - Alcohol addiction is vastly undertreated and the consequences from addiction can add up over the years, said an expert at Baylor College of...
Study Shows Group Associations Affect Alcohol Consumption
As reported in HealthDay News, data taken from the 32-year Framingham Heart Study regarding the drinking patterns of more than 12,000 people was examined by researcher Dr....
Allergies may be stuck on you, BCM expert says
HOUSTON - (April 15, 2010) - Worried that you might be stuck with allergies for the rest of spring? It could be that the allergies are stuck on you, according to an expert...
Mutating a receptor an amino acid at a time reprograms its response
HOUSTON -- (April 14, 2010) - Before communication went electronic, telephone operators sat at huge switchboards, plugging wires into the proper slots and connecting...
Second gene in sudden death in epilepsy a defective switch in...
HOUSTON - (April 14, 2010) - Sometimes, the brain and the heart are connected in devastating ways. A protein switch in the brain linked to one of the most common forms of...
Alcohols harmful affects on the body outlined
HOUSTON - (April 15, 2010) - While drinking small amounts of alcohol can have potential health benefits, doctors at Baylor College of Medicine say drinking too much can do...
Duncan Cancer Center researcher to receive ASCO Career Development...
HOUSTON - (April 16, 2010) - Dr. Carlos Almeida Ramos, an assistant professor of medicine - hematology and oncology in the Dan L. Duncan Cancer Center at Baylor College of...
Dangerous bacterial meningitis preventable with safe vaccines
HOUSTON - (April 19, 2010) - Bacterial meningitis is serious and can be life threatening, but can be prevented with safe and effective vaccines, said an infectious disease...