In the UTHealth Newsroom

UTHealth researchers find up to 3,000 times the bacterial growth on hollow-head toothbrushes

Solid-head power toothbrushes retain less bacteria compared to hollow-head toothbrushes, according to researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Dentistry.


Playing violent video games related to depression in preadolescent youth

Preadolescent youth who play violent video games for a significant amount of time each day are at greater risk for depression, according to research from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) released Monday in Cyberpsychology, Behavior and Social Networking.


Scientists discover new regulatory component in infectious bacterium

The discovery of a new regulatory component in an infectious bacterium could aid efforts to explain its ability to survive in the human body, report microbiologists at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) and University of Maryland, College Park, in the journal Science.


Nine UTHealth faculty members honored with Regents’ teaching award

Nine faculty members of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) have received the University of Texas System Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award, which recognizes those who deliver the highest quality of instruction in the classroom, the laboratory, the field or online.


UTHealth researcher awarded $1.5 million grant from FEMA to address health of volunteer firefighters

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) has been awarded a $1.5 million grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to test the effectiveness of an online health and wellness program intended to improve volunteer firefighters’ nutrition and fitness and reduce their risk of obesity and cardiovascular disease. 


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In the Media

Houstonians consider master plan for development

Houston Public Media, 08/27/2014

Elizabeth Leass, a graduate student at the UTHealth School of Public Health, is quoted in this Houston Public Media story about a master plan for developing Houston.


Bay area/Pearland area UTHealth faculty members honored

Houston Community Newspapers, 08/27/2014

Four UTHealth faculty members who are recipients of the 2014 UT System Outstanding Teaching Award - Michelle Barratt, M.D., M.P.H.; Joanne V. Hickey, Ph.D., R.N.; M. Sriram Iyengar, Ph.D.; and Kevin A. Morano, Ph.D. - were featured in this Houston Community Newspapers Bay Area story.


Study: Significant time spent playing video games increases the risk of depression in kids

New Public Health, 08/27/2014

New Public Health's news roundup today highlighted UTHealth research about the connection between violent video games and depression.


What's in your kid's coffee?

KTRH Radio, 08/27/2014

In this KTRH Radio story, UTHealth cardiologist John Higgins, M.D., discussed health risks associated with fillers that are found in some coffees.


More than words

HealthLEADER, 08/27/2014

This week in HealthLEADER, Maria Carlo, Ph.D., discussed the value of bilingual education.


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