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CMHC is not consistently using optimal practices for treating anxiety

May 2, 2018

When it comes to treating anxiety, cognitive behavioral therapy may be more effective than other practices used by the Counseling and Mental Health Center, according to some mental health professionals. Psychotherapy...

UT School of Nursing helps establish a new clinic in Southeast Travis County

April 10, 2018

The UT School of Nursing is collaborating with the Travis County Fire Rescue and Central Health to bring the first primary care clinic to Southeast Travis County. Primary care includes pediatrics, family...

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Don’t bend over backwards doing bikram yoga: Heat doesn’t give any extra benefits

March 23, 2018

The popular belief that hot yoga offers more health benefits than yoga practiced at room temperature offers may be a stretch, suggests a new study led by researchers from Texas State University and UT-Austin. Bikram...

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Don’t bend over backwards doing bikram yoga: Heat doesn’t give any extra benefits

March 21, 2018

The popular belief that hot yoga offers more health benefits than yoga practiced at room temperature does may be a stretch, a new study led by researchers from Texas State University and UT-Austin suggests. Bikram...


Mapping tool shows how infant death rates vary across Texas

February 28, 2018

A new mapping tool created by the UT System shows that infant death rates vary heavily across the state. Infant mortality is defined as the death of a child under one year of age. David Lakey, UT System...


Exercise may help with smoking cessation

February 20, 2018

A UT-Austin study is currently looking at ways to help people quit smoking through an integrated exercise intervention. The intervention consists of 15 weeks of aerobic exercise, with the quitting attempt...

Site accreditation could improve the efficiency of clinical trials

February 13, 2018

Community hospitals, academic medical centers and other sites that participate in clinical trials could save time and resources with a standardized system of certification. A recent article co-authored...


UT researchers explain the timing of flu pandemics

January 23, 2018

Although fevers and runny noses are often associated with colder weather, a study by UT researchers found why pandemics often emerge during the spring and summer. A flu pandemic is defined as a global...

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UT System develops initiative to address physician burnout

December 8, 2017

As burnout rates rise among physicians, the UT system is developing its first large-scale initiative to tackle the issue. “(Physician burnout) is feeling fatigued, uninspired and exhausted by...

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American Academy of Pediatrics releases policy statement on weight stigmatization

November 30, 2017

A new policy statement released by the American Academy of Pediatrics addresses an often neglected issue surrounding body weight — weight stigmatization. Weight stigmatization, which involves...


Green schoolyards can improve children’s mental and physical health

November 20, 2017

While classrooms have been moving toward more technology and less recess time, research suggests that creating greener schoolyards, or adding nature elements to schoolyards, instead may improve children’s...


Use of big data can transform police practices

November 6, 2017

Although “big data” analytics have traditionally been associated with reshaping fields such as finance and healthcare, a recent study suggests that massive amounts of digitized information...

Researchers challenge established observation about cancer fuel

October 18, 2017

A new study by UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers is challenging one of the oldest assumptions about how cancer is fueled. The Warburg effect, or the observation that cancer cells primarily...


UT professor analyzes abortion barriers in Great Britain

October 9, 2017

Despite the perceived widespread accessibility of abortion services in Great Britain, a new study led by Abigail Aiken, assistant professor of public affairs, suggests that there are still potential barriers...


Behind the Nobel win: uncovering circadian rhythm mechanisms

October 4, 2017

Three American scientists, including UT alumnus Michael W. Young, received the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for their pioneering research on circadian rhythms on Monday. Circadian rhythms control...


Later musical training linked to improved decision-making skills

September 29, 2017

Although experts have long noted that music can enhance brain function, a recent study conducted at UT-Austin suggests that the age at which musical training begins also matters. The researchers found...

Laptop use is linked to lower academic performance

September 15, 2017

A recent study conducted at Michigan State University sheds some light on one of the most hotly debated topics within higher education: the use of laptops in classrooms. The authors of the study were...