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Photo of gloved hand holding syringe loaded with HPV vaccine. Photo from Getty Images.

Most American adults do not know that HPV causes oral, anal, and penile cancers

More than 70% of U.S. adults are unaware that human papillomavirus (HPV) causes anal, penile, and oral cancers, according to an analysis led by researchers at UTHealth School of Public Health and published in the current issue of JAMA Pediatrics.

Texas Senate Bill 20 news conference

UTHealth, local officials outline new plan to help child sex trafficking survivors

Texas legislators, pediatric trauma psychiatrists from UTHealth, and the Houston Police Department recently came together to discuss a new state law designed to help child sex trafficking survivors recover.

Photo of CPRIT grant winners. (Photo by Dwight Andrews/ McGovern Medical School)

CPRIT awards $11 million to UTHealth for cancer research, prevention

Four of the grants were awarded to scientists at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth for research and a fifth to an investigator at UTHealth School of Public Health for prevention.

Photo of UTHealth’s Angela Stotts, PhD, and Thomas Northrup, PhD. (Photo by Rob Cahill/UTHealth)

Front-line caregivers given tools to play bigger role in the fight against opioid abuse

Buprenorphine and naltrexone can help break a person’s addiction to life-threatening opioid use disorder, but they can be hard for front-line, primary care providers to prescribe.



Second time’s a charm

Carolyn Naman is grateful to Ron J. Karni, MD and his team for locating and removing her parathyroid tumor.

Carolyn Naman’s world turned upside down when her doctor explained one of her parathyroids had developed a benign tumor and would need to be removed. 




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