It’s a real bummer when Aunt Flo arrives unexpectedly, but it can be even more panic-inducing when she doesn’t show up at all. Every woman has a late or missed period at some point and the first step to figuring out why is getting familiar with your period before it’s missed.Our bodies are so complex that the potential reasons why you might miss a period are endless, but here are a few common ones.Read the full article at Good Housekeeping
Nancy Downing, a commission member, Texas A&M associate professor and certified Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner, said legislators opted to have professional health care boards police their own members instead.
Still, Downing said there has been “an evolution in consensus” over the last 15 years among experts looking for physical signs of abuse in children. “Previously, there were not enough data to clearly discern what was ‘normal’ versus not normal genital anatomy in young girls and adolescents,” she wrote in an email. Marks once thought to be signs of trauma are now known to be normal, absent signs of acute injury. Over 90 percent of the exams yield no definitive evidence.Read the full article at Houston Chronicle
Do hurricanes cause early labor? And if so, is barometric pressure to blame?
“We know there is a connection between hurricanes and premature labor, miscarriages, and abnormal conditions for the baby after birth,” explains Hector Chapa, clinical assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the Texas A&M University College of Medicine.
“However, there is some debate about whether it is the barometric pressure from the hurricane system or the stress of living through a natural disaster that causes the correlation.”
A drop in barometric pressure is correlated with premature labor and ruptured membranes. However, as Chapa explains, a correlation between a drop in barometric pressure and premature labor does not mean one causes the other.Read the full article at Futurity
Five Texas A&M University research teams recently received grants totaling more than $6 million from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas.
The largest of the grants was for $4.69 million, followed by an award of $721,306 and three additional grants worth $200,000 each. A&M recipients include faculty-researchers in the College of Medicine, College of Science, AgriLife Research and the Texas A&M Health Science Center. In total, the CPRIT awarded 71 grants worth $136 million to researchers across the state.
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Global Institute for Hispanic Health announced Thursday that they would be working with Texas A&M University in College Station to get more Coastal Bend residents involved when it comes to testing out new ways to fight diseases.
According to Dr. Jaime Fergie, the Institute is a joint venture that is an investment in the future health of South Texas residents.Read the full article at KIII-TV