Kissing Bug

Fast Facts: What you should know about Chagas disease

Chagas disease, also known as American trypanosomiasis, is a potentially life-threating condition transmitted by triatomine bugs, or “kissing bugs.” While Chagas disease is more prevalent in the tropics and Latin America, Texas state health officials are concerned about its recent emergence in Texas.

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8 things you should be cleaning more often

As we head into cold and flu season, good hygiene is crucial. Viruses and bacteria can breed and multiply in the most unusual places. Staving off sickness this winter could be as simple as cleaning the following items a little more often.

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Anti-HIV Condom

Nixing latex: Building the perfect condom with hydrogel, plant-based antioxidants

Texas A&M researcher sets out to create better condom—one that prevents HIV transmission and enhances sexual experience.

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Healthy legs: Preventing circulation problems on the job

Our legs go under cover as the weather turns colder – but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t give them a second glance this fall and winter. Symptoms of poor circulation normally begin with your legs. Here’s why “getting your blood going” is so important for your health.

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The CDC estimates depression causes 200 million lost workdays each year at a cost to employers of at least $17 billion.

What are the effects of depression on work life?

With an estimated 18.8 million American adults (or 9.5 percent of the working population) experiencing depression each year, most people know someone who is depressed—if they are not suffering themselves. Mental illness can have a big impact on the way we work, and Texas A&M researchers want to know why.

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