In 2009, a Houston police officer driving 60 miles per hour on a residential road at night, with no lights or sirens, slammed into a car carrying 54-year-old Mattie Etubom, who suffered severe injuries.
In 2010, a Houston police officer driving 84 miles per hour on a residential road at night, wit ... More >>
The Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center and Baylor College of Medicine are seeking female veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder for a study that might hopefully lead to a new medical treatment for the condition.
The study is aimed at the role played by a neuropeptide called corticotropin-re ... More >>
Houston gets a visit from architect Hermes Mallea who is dropping by Brazos Bookstore on Friday to sign his book Great Houses of Havana: A Century of Cuban Style. The book features wonderful photographs of some of the most beautiful homes in Havana. One shows a courtyard, glowing in the evening lig ... More >>
Thomas R. Karsten believes he has a vaccine for cokeWhile a Houston doctor thinks he has found the cure for cocaine addiction, bureaucratic red tape is hindering the vaccine's approval and building doubts for its future success.
"My hopes are pretty simple: number one, find some company in t ... More >>
"You usin' that improperly manufactured utensil to serve food to me?"Debris, dirty utensils, broken thermometers, contaminated sinks, broken plumbing, dusty vents. Someday a real rain will come and wash all the health code violators off the streets. Until then, check out these excerpts from t ... More >>
Chevron-Phillips: The TCEQ wouldn't step in, so local groups didAfter years of illegally emitting carcinogens and other toxic pollutants into the air, Chevron Phillips Chemical Company has agreed to a settle a lawsuit against it and clean up its Cedar Bayou plant in Baytown."We can all breathe ea ... More >>
DeBakey's uniform shirtDeBakey High School for Health Professions (aligned with the Baylor College of Medicine) is one of the city's toughest schools to get into -- a 2007 report said for every 1,200 applicants, 250 are accepted.Students there are hard-core dedicated in terms of studying, attenda ... More >>
When last Hair Balls looked into the sudden closure of the Human Development Lab, UH's venerable and acclaimed (if ominously named) pre-school, the situation was just starting to simmer. By now the stew over on Wheeler is on full boil. A Save HDLS web site has been created, and parents have proteste ... More >>
The wonders of Photoshop are bountiful -- they let Sooner football fans taunt UT; they allow people to make bold, trenchant analysis of the current socio-political world by showing George Bush in his "Mission Accomplished" flightsuit in unlikely settings; they probably have something to do with lolc ... More >>
Cyberonics has implanted its pacemaker in thousands of epileptics. It wants to expand to the depression market. Still needed: an accounting of those who died or were injured after receiving its implant.
The same extreme measures that saved Sidney Miller at birth also severely disabled her 11 years ago. Texas courts are still trying to determine who should pay for it -- and could set a legal precedent in the process.