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mRNA Technology: The Launch of A New Era for Vaccines?

Vaccines have worked in the same way since they were invented more than 200 years ago. Since COVID-19 appeared, a new kind of vaccine has emerged -- the mRNA vaccine.

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Therapy for Multiple Myeloma Has New Approach With One-Time Treatment

The therapy is used when the standard treatment for multiple myeloma – a combination of chemotherapy, radiation therapy and/or stem cell transplant – is no longer effective.

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Clinical Trial Devices Simplify Managing Type 1 Diabetes for Kids

The children were participants in a pivotal trial of a tubeless insulin pump that continuously adapts insulin delivery levels based on blood sugar levels and trends. UH Rainbow was selected as a clinical trial site for this study.

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How Ectopic Fat Increases Your Risk for Cardiovascular Disease

Visceral fat, which surrounds some of the vital organs, causes insulin resistance and poses a risk for type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. More recently, evidence has shown that ectopic fat also increases risk for these diseases.

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Does Wearing a Face Mask Limit Your Oxygen Intake?

A new study shows that wearing a face mask -- either a cloth mask or a surgical mask -- did not impair participants' ability to get air in and out of their bodies.

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Study: Supplements Put Chemotherapy Patients at Risk for Serious Medication Interaction

The use of herbs and supplements remains prevalent among patients with cancer and may place them at risk for potential medication interactions both during chemotherapy and after the completion of treatment.

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Biological Factors May Play Role in Head and Neck Cancer Outcomes

A recent study from UH Seidman Cancer Center suggests biological differences in tumors could be driving differences in outcomes.

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Half of Kids With Severe Asthma May Grow Out of It

Results of this new study provide evidence for the idea that some of these patients can “outgrow” their severe asthma while on proper treatment.

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