Topic: Health

Health Communication Needs to Change

May 15, 2015
Vaccination

Most health communications strategies focus on disseminating factual information. The problem is getting people to take action, and providing facts alone doesn’t work.

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A Benefit to Same-Sex Marriage that Nobody is Talking About

May 13, 2015
Holding Hands

Extending marriage rights to same-sex couples will improve America’s health. As a researcher studying how same-sex married couples influence each other’s health, I find that same-sex spouses do many of the same things that heterosexual spouses do to influence each other’s long-term health.

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Too Hot to Exercise? New Research Links Obesity to Temperature and Humidity

June 25, 2014

If you live in the South and have trouble exercising during the muggy summer months, you're not alone. New research by researchers at The University of Texas at Austin has found that adults are less physically active and more obese in counties where summers are hot, especially if they are also humid or rainy.

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UT Austin Launches Construction of New Dell Medical School

April 21, 2014

The University of Texas at Austin has launched construction of the new Dell Medical School in the southeastern portion of campus.

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Researchers Discover Possible New Target to Attack Flu Virus

April 9, 2014

[caption id="attachment_45357" align="alignright" width="300" caption="This region of the NS1 viral protein binds the host protein DDX21, making it a potential target for new antivirals against the flu virus"]NS1 Protein[/caption]

AUSTIN, Texas  Scientists at The University of Texas at Austin have discovered that a protein produced by the influenza A virus helps it outwit one of our body's natural defense mechanisms. That makes the protein a potentially good target for antiviral drugs directed against the influenza A virus.

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