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Study finds parental stress as a contributing factor linking maternal depression to child anxiety and depressive symptoms

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December 1, 2021

A secondary analysis of the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study (Fragile Families) found a bi-directional relationship where a mother’s mental health symptoms impacted the child’s mental health symptoms and vice versa, according to researchers with Cizik School of Nursing at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth Houston).



Drug used to prevent miscarriage increases risk of cancer in offspring

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November 9, 2021

Exposure in utero to a drug used to prevent miscarriage can lead to an increased risk of developing cancer, according to researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth Houston).

The study was published today in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.






Grief trial to assess mothers after pregnancy loss

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October 13, 2021

A new study led by researchers with The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth Houston) will survey women who have experienced pregnancy loss to assess their grief in hopes of understanding how they can receive resources to better navigate life after such loss.



UTHealth awarded nearly $10 million for public health informatics workforce development program

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October 7, 2021

In order to develop a talent pipeline with individuals from diverse backgrounds in public health and data science to address future public health response, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth Houston) has been awarded a nearly $10 million cooperative agreement by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC).



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