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Children to bear the burden of negative health effects from climate change

Photo of flooding in Texas. Photo by Getty Images.

January 27, 2020

The grim effects that climate change will have on pediatric health outcomes was the focus of a “Viewpoint” article published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation by Susan E. Pacheco, MD, an expert at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).

Researchers awarded $3.1 million to address vaping epidemic among youth

E-cigarettes have become the most commonly used tobacco product by U.S. adolescents.

December 17, 2019

As e-cigarette use by young people reaches epidemic proportions, researchers at UTHealth have received a $3.1 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to conduct the first-ever assessment on the long-term results of a nationwide nicotine vaping prevention program for youth called CATCH My Breath.

Anal cancer rates and mortality have risen dramatically among Americans

From left to right: Ryan Suk, MS; Ashish Deshmukh, PhD, MPH; and Kalyani Sonawane, PhD.

November 19, 2019

Rates of new anal cancer diagnoses and deaths related to human papillomavirus (HPV), the most common sexually transmitted infection, have increased dramatically over the last 15 years, according to researchers at UTHealth. The results of their study were published in the November issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.

McCullough wins 2019 Stroke Council Award

Photo of Louise D. McCullough, MD, PhD

November 18, 2019

The American Heart Association’s Council on Stroke has named Louise D. McCullough, MD, PhD, Roy M. And Phyllis Gough Huffington Distinguished Chair and professor of neurology, as the 2019 Stroke Council Award & Lecturer.

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