Health

January 1 Deadline Approaches for Sale of "Fire Safe" Cigarettes
AUSTIN - As of January 1, 2010, all cigarettes sold in Texas must be certified fire standard compliant (FSC). All FSC cigarettes will be marked near the Universal Product...
Extend healthy New Year’s resolutions to children
HOUSTON - (Dec. 30, 2009) - Parents can help their children start a healthy new year by extending personal resolutions about better diet and exercise to their families,...
Keeping winter skin at bay
HOUSTON - (Dec. 31, 2009) - Just because the temperatures are dropping doesn't mean you should drop your skin care routine. Dermatologists at Baylor College of Medicine say...
Joy Followed by Sadness: Treating Postpartum Depression
MADISON, Wis. - For a number of pregnant women, the joy of childbirth can be followed by several weeks or months of a negative mood that can adversely affect the mother and...
Alzheimer’s Disease Doesn’t Take a Holiday
MADISON, Wis.- The bright lights, big crowds and bustle that make the holidays fun for most of us often do just the opposite for people with Alzheimer's and those who care...
Texas Department of Health Services
The Texas Department of State Health Services today issued the following statement regarding the recent settlement of a lawsuit about the storage of dried bloodspots from...
Confidence is key to fulfillment as we age
HOUSTON - (Dec. 28, 2009) - It's common for older adults to have doubts about their ability to participate in certain activities. However, according to an expert at Baylor...
DSHS Issues Warning Against ‘Nzu’ Product
The Texas Department of State Health Services is warning consumers, especially pregnant or breastfeeding women, to avoid consuming a traditional product called "Nzu"...
Antacids shouldn’t be the centerpiece of holiday meals
HOUSTON - (Dec. 15, 2009) - Holiday celebrations and food go hand and hand, and sometimes heartburn isn't far behind. Taking an over-the-counter antacid could do the trick,...
Don't land in the ER this holiday season
HOUSTON - (Dec. 17, 2009) - If it's time to "deck the halls" of your home, be cautious of potential injuries, said an expert at Baylor College of Medicine. "About 6,000...
Parents: beware of holiday weight talk
HOUSTON - (Dec. 17, 2009) - The holidays are filled with delicious treats and snacks, and that often leads to concerns about overeating and gaining weight. According to an...
Get H1N1 flu shot now
The Texas Department of State Health Services is encouraging people to get their H1N1 flu vaccination now. "There is the potential for another wave of illness. People...
BCM researchers use high-tech microscopes to make androgen therapy...
HOUSTON - (Dec. 9, 2009) - On rare occasions, an infant is born with outward appearance of a female but the XY chromosomes of a male. If the child has a normal Y chromosome...
Experimental drug targets chemo-resistant breast cancer stem cells
HOUSTON - (Dec. 11, 2009) - In animal and patient studies, an experimental drug eliminated chemotherapy-resistant breast cancer stem cells - the cells that remain after...
DSHS Begins Screening Newborns for Cystic Fibrosis
The Texas Department of State Health Services today began testing for cystic fibrosis as part of a state program to screen all newborn babies for certain inheritable and...