Health

Winter: Waistline Wrecker?
MADISON, Wis.- Winter weight gain doesn't have to be a fact of life-even with the body's chemical changes that can compel you to binge on carbs and "comfort foods." ...
Cervical collars can cause secondary injuries in trauma patients
HOUSTON - (Jan. 21, 2010) - The application of a cervical collar on a trauma victim can cause more harm to the patient, leading to secondary injuries or even death,...
New gene transfer method opens door to new research
HOUSTON - (Jan. 15, 2010) - Inserting gene sequences in cultured cell lines is a main component of biomedical research, but inserting large sequences or multiple genes at...
Experts offer tips for deciding full-time Alzheimer’s care
HOUSTON - (Jan. 14, 2010) - Families of patients with advanced Alzheimer's disease have many resources available to help them set up around-the-clock care for their loved...
Enjoying the sweet smell of -- sedation
MADISON, Wis.- The pleasing aroma of bubble gum, orange or vanilla is changing the way many young patients are sedated for certain medical procedures. And their doctors...
Genome of parasitic wasps provides clues to pest control and...
HOUSTON - (Jan. 15, 2009) - The newly sequenced genome of three kinds of parasitic wasp provides new clues about how species diverge, the elements of the insects' venom...
MOTHER FRANCES HOSPITAL RECEIVES TEXAS STROKE DESIGNATION
Tyler, TX -- The Texas Department of State Health Services designated Mother Frances Hospital-Tyler as a Primary (Level II) Stroke Facility in Trauma Service Area-G. The...
Online tobacco sales need tighter controls
By Susan Combs Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts It's time to overhaul outdated laws that allow cigarettes and other tobacco products to be sold online without...
Now is the time to get vaccinated for the flu
HOUSTON - (Jan. 07, 2010) - It's not too late to be vaccinated against the seasonal and H1N1 influenza viruses, say experts at Baylor College of Medicine. "The seasonal...
Blocking nuclear receptor may cut off tumor blood supply
HOUSTON - (Jan. 11, 2010) - A new method of blocking the genesis of blood vessels that feed tumors may start with the nuclear receptor COUP-TFII (chicken ovalbumin upstream...
Make Your New Year’s Resolution a Success: Commit to Going the...
For people looking to get in shape this year and give back to a cause they believe in, the fitness events offered by Susan G. Komen for the Cure provide this opportunity....
Attorney General Abbott Identifies Constitutional Problems with...
The following letter from Attorney General Abbott to Sens. John Cornyn and Kay Bailey Hutchison responds to the senators' questions and provides legal analysis evaluating...
Virus and cancer drug extends life of animal model of malignant...
HOUSTON - (Dec 31, 2009) - When combined, a virus that targets cancer cells and a commonly used cancer drug have been found to significantly extend the life expectancy and...
Health Briefs
HOUSTON - Work-related stress can have serious physical and psychological consequences on an individual and his or her family, said Dr. Catherine Barber, assistant...
Nitric oxide and Src kinases role in lung cancer could provide...
HOUSTON - (Jan. 5, 2010) - The interaction of enzymes - especially the tyrosine kinases called Src and inducible nitric oxide synthase - plays an important role in the...