Topic: Public health

Why the Opioid Crisis is as Dangerous as A Terrorist Attack

Sept. 26, 2017
Doctor with pills

UT Austin professors explain why the opioid crisis warrants the a declaration of national emergency.

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Universal Chemical Sensor Could Help Boost Public Health

April 13, 2017
Chemical Sensor

New material enables cheap, fast and portable sensors for a wide range of chemicals that right now cost government and industries large sums to detect.

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Abortion Demand Increases with Zika Virus Advisories

June 22, 2016

Requests for abortions increased significantly in Latin American countries that issued warnings to pregnant women about complications associated with Zika virus infection. 

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Global Public Health Messages Should Tell Stories

Oct. 5, 2015
Heart Day

Global public health agencies such as the CDC should use storytelling techniques to get audiences to share key public health messages, according to a UT health communication scholar. 

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UT Austin Named a Leading Healthy Campus in the U.S.

Sept. 29, 2015

UT Austin was named a winner of the inaugural 2015 Active Minds Healthy Campus Award, which recognizes the university as one of the healthiest campuses in the nation.

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