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Jezebel: Why are we so paranoid about what pregnant women see?

January 26, 2016

There’s a scene on the CBS show Criminal Minds in which JJ, a pregnant FBI profiler, halts a conversation about a killer to put headphones over her pregnant belly. She tells the others she doesn’t want her child to hear the gory details of the conversa …

San Antonio Express-News: Baby boxes provide a safe place for infants to sleep

January 26, 2016

Some infants in San Antonio soon will be sleeping as Finnish babies do — in cardboard boxes.  After giving birth, 130 mothers who deliver at University Hospital will receive “baby boxes” filled with clothing, diapers and other necessities for infants. …

Doctors Lounge: Schools and obesity among Hispanic kids: Report

January 26, 2016

Exercise and healthy nutrition can be hard to come by at U.S. schools that serve mainly Hispanic students, according to a new report. Read the full story at Doctors Lounge

Reuters: Smoking cessation pill no better than nicotine patches or lozenges

January 26, 2016

Smoking cessation pills aren’t any better than nicotine patches or lozenges at helping people successfully quit, a U.S. study suggests. Read the full story at Reuters

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President Henrich lauds milestones, looks to future in Town Hall

January 25, 2016

Health Science Center President William L. Henrich, M.D., MACP, discussed university milestones and accomplishments in 2015 and looked to the future during a Town Hall meeting for faculty, staff and students Jan. 25.


Scientists learn how poxviruses defeat the body’s host defense

January 25, 2016

Smallpox virus, which killed millions of humans through the ages, ranks among the world’s most feared bioterrorism agents. Human monkeypox continues to occur sporadically in remote African villages. In a new report, virologists from the School of Medic …

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Team focuses on Special K’s antidepressant effect

January 25, 2016

At its best, the drug ketamine relieves depression within two hours and its beneficial effect on patients may last a week. At its worst, ketamine, the party drug “Special K,” is addictive and may send recreational users into hallucinations and delusion …

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San Antonio Express-News: No lead water crisis here, SAWS reports

January 25, 2016

As officials in Flint, Michigan, battle lead contamination in that city’s drinking water, a Health Science Center medical toxicologist says no level of lead is safe. Read the full story at Express-News


KSAT 12: Family expresses hopes for cyberbullying law

January 25, 2016

In one of their first public appearances since the death of their son David, members of the Molak family attended Thursday evening’s cyberbullying workshop, offering their support for new legislation that would be tougher than existing laws. See the vi …


Science News for Students: The truth about zits

January 25, 2016

At some point, pimples will erupt on the face of about 17 in every 20 people. This unpleasant skin condition, known as acne, plagues teens more than any other age group. Health Science Center dermatologist Vineet Mishra, M.D., talks about a new photody …

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