While some may believe poverty is a stand-alone issue, the complexities and challenges of poverty and its effect on health can’t be ignored. A 2013 survey by The Associated Press found four out of five adults in the U.S. struggle with joblessness, near poverty, or reliance on welfare for at least parts of their lives. Now, a new program at McGovern Medical School aims to show medical students the realities of poverty through a first-hand simulation.
The Tiny Tot Clinic for Neurodevelopmental and Behavioral Health at UT Physicians, the clinical practice of McGovern Medical School, is now one of only seven programs nationwide to be invited to take part in a new initiative by the Cerebral Palsy Foundation designed to improve diagnosis and intervention results.
When scientists at McGovern Medical School applied a chemical found in soybeans to a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), they increased its anticancer properties and reduced its side effects. Findings of the preclinical study of phosphatidylcholine, also called lecithin, appear in the journal Oncology Letters.