Environmental Health News
Baylor College of Medicine to focus on environmental causes of disease Aug 29, 2016 Renowned molecular biologist Dr. Cheryl Lyn Walker will develop a new center to understand causes of disease through research at the intersection of genetics, environmental health and computational biology.
Twin infants needed for feeding behavior study Jun 18, 2015 Researchers are recruiting pairs of infant twins under four months of age to participate in the Infant Twin Study to understand the development of preschool children’s eating behaviors.
New technology may help identify safe alternatives to BPA May 22, 2014 Baylor researchers help develop new tests that could offer a fast and cost-effective way to identify safe replacements for BPA.
Environmental health focus of new collaborative center Apr 22, 2014 Center for Translational Environmental Health Research is a collaboration between Baylor, Texas A&M University and the University of Houston.
Grant funds program to improve asthma control among African Americans in Houston Jan 8, 2014 Grant will provide more than $2 million for Baylor's Environmental Health Service's asthma intervention program for African-American adults.
Pathway to asthma winds through toll-like receptor 4 Aug 15, 2013 Baylor research finds toll-like receptor 4 plays a key role in prompting the innate or immediate response that drives allergic disease and asthma.
Study: Exposure to herbicide may increase risk of rare disorder Sep 28, 2012 Study found mothers who lived in counties with highest levels were 80 percent more likely to have children with choanal atresia, stenosis.
Heat, medications don't mix Aug 30, 2011 Medications can be altered by extreme heat and even moisture, causing them to become less potent before their expiration dates.
Extreme heat raises concerns about lunchbox food safety Aug 30, 2011 BCM expert offers tips for parents to make sure their kids won't get sick while still getting the nutrition they need at lunch.
Don't sweat the heat rash Aug 30, 2011 Prevent heat rash by wearing breathable, lightweight clothes when possible.