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Why is a mother’s mental health so important? A doctor explains

In many countries, up to 1 in 5 new mothers experience a mood or anxiety disorder. Unfortunately, these conditions often go undiagnosed and untreated due to lack of awareness and stigma, and everyone pays the price.

Florida’s 6-week abortion ban takes effect today

A stricter abortion law that takes effect in Florida on Wednesday — dropping the state’s 15-week ban to a six-week ban — will likely affect thousands of people seeking abortion care within the first month alone.

Anger can harm your blood vessel function, study shows

Does it ever feel as if your anger courses through your veins? Well, that isn’t too far off, according to new research. Feelings of anger adversely affect blood vessel health, according to a study published Wednesday in the Journal of …

US maternal mortality rate declines, but disparities remain, new CDC data shows

After a sharp rise in women dying in pregnancy, childbirth or postpartum earlier in the Covid-19 pandemic, rates decreased significantly in 2022, according to a new report from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. However, Black women still …

Harris County Public Health Promotes Water Safety Awareness for National Water Safety Month

As summer draws near and families prepare for outdoor adventures, Harris County Public Health (HCPH) is reinforcing the importance of water safety. With May designated as National Water Safety Month, HCPH is dedicated to educating the community and raising awareness …

Molihua: Houston's New Culinary Gem Merges Japanese Artistry with Asian Flavors

Houston welcomes Molihua, its newest gastronomic destination, led by Michelin-starred chefs Ho Chee Boon and Hideki Hiwatashi. Located on the second floor of Blossom Houston, Molihua, which translates to "Jasmine" in Chinese, offers a refreshing take on Asian cuisine by …

Harris Health Systems Breaking Ground On $1 Billion New Hospital Project

Harris Health System, a cornerstone of healthcare in Houston, is set to dramatically expand its services with the groundbreaking of a new $1 billion hospital project on May 9th. This state-of-the-art facility, poised to enhance the northeast Houston landscape, represents …

Breaking HIV Stigma: AHF Billboards Champion Thriving Lives

In a groundbreaking move, AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) unveils its latest out-of-home advertising campaign, aimed at dismantling the stigma surrounding HIV testing and celebrating individuals thriving with the virus. This innovative initiative not only encourages testing but also underscores that …

GNC is redesigning stores to draw people taking Ozempic

GNC, the vitamin and dietary supplement chain, has been struggling for years. The brand hopes a new strategy tailored to people taking GLP-1 drugs for weight loss will help draw customers into stores and grow its business.

USDA says it is testing beef for H5N1 bird flu virus

Food safety officials say they are testing beef, including ground beef from grocery stores, for the presence of the H5N1 bird flu virus that’s spreading in dairy cattle.

Houston Community College Central’s Annual Spring Fashion Show Showcases Emerging Talent and Vibrant Designs

Houston's budding fashion designers are gearing up for an enthralling display of creativity and innovation at the Houston Community College (HCC) Central Campus. The highly anticipated annual Spring Fashion Show, set to dazzle audiences on May 3, 2024, will present …

FDA finds traces of H5N1 bird flu viruses in grocery store milk but says pasteurized dairy products are still safe

The US Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday that it had detected viral particles of H5N1 avian influenza in milk purchased at grocery stores, but the agency says it still believes that the milk is safe to drink.

Scientists say USDA is sharing too little data too slowly on H5N1 flu

When the US Department of Agriculture announced late Sunday that it had publicly posted new data from its investigation into a bird flu outbreak in cattle, scientists eagerly searched a well-known platform used globally to share the genetic sequences of …

CDC issues health advisory about risks of counterfeit or mishandled Botox injections

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued an advisory Tuesday about the risks of counterfeit or mishandled Botox injections after dangerous fake versions of the product have been found in several states.

Mother of Chicago child with measles: It was ‘one of the scarier moments of my life’

When Jessica Coletti’s 3-year-old son Vincent lost his usual pep last month, she worried that something was really wrong.