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Medical law
Promoted Yet Unproven: How State Laws Expand Access to Unchecked Stem Cell Interventions
The safety and efficacy of many stem cell treatments remain unproven by the FDA, yet state laws promote access and use of these unchecked and potentially harmful treatments. Fellow Kirstin R.W. Matthews summarizes her recent publication in a new commentary — outlining public health consequences of these state laws and calling for scientific societies’ advocacy in state policymaking.
Kirstin R.W. Matthews May 13, 2024
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Impact of Urban Revitalization on Small Businesses: Third Ward Survey
How do urban redevelopment and revitalization projects impact a community’s small businesses? A new report by Alisha Small, scholar for economic growth, and co-author Lebena Varghese details survey results from business owners in Houston’s Third Ward, a historically African American community experiencing economic and demographic change.
Alisha Small, Lebena Varghese May 8, 2024
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Mental Health in High Schools: A Houston Survey
A survey of Houston area high school students finds the highest levels of depression occur among older students and transgender youth. This issue brief from the Child Health Policy Program explains how demographic factors affect survey outcomes, noting that school absenteeism and behavioral issues are also associated with students’ poor mental health.
Zoabe Hafeez, Lilian Dindo, Sheela Gavvala, Katarina Reyes, Jan Lindsay, Christopher F. Kulesza May 1, 2024