Today, Monday, July 28, is World Hepatitis Day and a local researcher has published a paper about a cure for Hepatitis C that he says is different and more available than a previous cure announced earlier this year.
The World Hepatitis Day website has a fun little diddy with hand puppets singing about the very serious disease. The song says viral hepatitis kills 1.5 million people around the world each year, the same number that die from HIV and AIDS.
Scientists are testing the theory that controlling inflammation with foods can change the chances of a recurrence of breast cancer.
Chef Iverson Brownell is surrounded by bowls with pre-measured bits of herbs and spices, ready to add them to the recipes he will teach to the ladies in his cooking class.
"Today we're doing an oatmeal cookie with a little bit of rosemary in it," Brownell said. "You can only taste it a little bit, but you still get the benefits from it. For the other workshop later today, we're doing some candied nuts with some curry on it."
Ophthalmologist Dr. Clio Harper, M.D., examines the eyes of a premature infant at the University Hospital NICU. Dr. Harper comes to San Antonio from Austin each week to examine and treat infants with Retinopathy of Prematurity, or ROP
University Hospital is participating in a study that doctors hope will save the eyesight of premature babies born in areas where ophthalmologists are in short supply.
The study looked at telemedicine exams used to diagnose retina problems associated with premature birth, or retinopathy of prematurity (ROP), a disease that in the past caused blindness among most premature victims.
Scientists from around the world have come to San Antonio to share the latest research on aging.
The Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Studies in San Antonio is hosting the American Aging Association’s 43rd Annual meeting through Monday, with more than 150 scientists expected to attend. Researchers are reporting on topics from the effects of oxidative stress on aging to how fish oil supplements affect bone quality.
As diabetes and obesity remain at epidemic levels for the Latino community, a study at the UT Health Science Center-San Antonio aims to keep Hispanic children from becoming another member of the statistic pool.
The San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium held each December has grown to represent one of the largest conferences in San Antonio. Since 1977 the meeting has grown to become the largest gathering of breast cancer experts in the world.
This year’s symposium drew more than 7,400 oncologists, nurses, researchers and breast cancer advocates from around the globe whose visit translated to more than $9 million in economic impact for the city. Add exhibitors, sponsors and staff and the number of attendees grows to 7,625.
A San Antonio researcher has announced that he has found a cure for Hepatitis C.
In the first-of-its-kind study dedicated to patients with Hepatitis C and cirrhosis of the liver, Dr. Fred Poordad announced to the International Liver Congress in London over the weekend a new medicine that eradicated the Hepatitic C virus in more than 90 percent of patients studied.
Poordad is a professor of medicine at the UT Health Science Center School of Medicine and vice president of the Texas Liver Institute and the lead author of the study.
The overuse of modern antibiotics may be the root cause behind the rise in obesity, diabetes (type 1), asthma, allergies, celiac disease, and many more.
The developed world's obsession with hygiene has rid our bodies of what Dr. Martin Blaser argues are good microflora that thrive in the human gut. In turn, bacteria that would have helped with some of these major health issues are absent, leaving us vulnerable.