Raven Ambers, Houston News

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Past articles by Raven:

How you can help your children cope during hurricane event, pandemic

Several studies show mental health challenges among children have increased since the COVID-19 pandemic began. Now some mental health experts fear a potential natural disaster could heighten fear and anxiety for children. → Read More

Texas-based company gets EPA approval for COVID-killing disinfectant

A Texas-based company has become the first in the U.S. to get federal approval for an antiviral disinfectant designed to continuously kill COVID-19. → Read More

UHD researcher sheds light on COVID-19 impact to commercial truck drivers

Research in Houston revealed an issue that could put strain on the trucking industry, which has been relied on now more than ever. → Read More

Risk for depression among US workers up 102%, study shows

According to data from Total Brain's Mental Health Index, the risk for depression for working adults rose 31% from June to July as COVID-19 cases began to surge again across many parts of the U.S. → Read More

Breast cancer survivor warns others not to miss mammogram screenings during COVID-19

After nearly missing her early-stage breast cancer diagnosis, Charlene Upshaw is warning others to make sure they don't make the same mistake and get screened even during this pandemic. → Read More

Researchers say not enough minorities participating in COVID-19 vaccine trials

With many trials taking place to find a COVID-19 vaccine, researchers say they need a more diverse set of trial volunteers,. Out of 350,000 people registered, only 10 perfect are Black or Latinx. → Read More

Delayed cancer diagnoses could result in 10,000 excess deaths, study says

The National Cancer Institute estimates that delayed diagnoses due to the pandemic could result in 10,000 additional deaths from breast and colorectal cancer in the next 10 years. → Read More

CDC says mental health challenges and substance use are going up due to pandemic

A new report from the CDC shows more than 40% of U.S. adults have faced at least one type of serious mental health challenge as a result of the pandemic. → Read More

Health experts worry remote learning could lead to childhood obesity

As the pandemic carries on and millions of children return to online schooling, doctors say students are at higher risk of excessive weight gain that could lead to obesity. → Read More

Ophthalmologists anticipate rise in eye strain as students start online learning

Ophthalmologists say long periods of time spent in front of laptops or tablets can lead to tired, dry eyes, headaches, and blurry vision. → Read More

Friendswood restaurant owners investigated for DWIs claim harassment from police

Two Friendswood restaurant owners investigated for DWIs connected to their establishment claim they are targets of police harassment. → Read More

Experts concerned COVID-19 vaccine may not be as effective for obese people

As clinical trials for a COVID-19 vaccine move forward, some experts are worried it may not be as effective for obese people, which includes more than a third of Americans. → Read More

What small businesses can do if they're in danger of closing

As the pandemic carries on, many businesses across the country are still fighting to keep their doors open now that money from the federal government is drying up. → Read More

You could get in trouble for getting mysterious packages in mail

Contents of packages that pose a risk to U.S. agriculture or the environment are considered illegal and could land you with a steep fine under USDA regulations, but there are ways to avoid it. → Read More

Mom claims 3-year-old son with autism was kicked off flight for refusing to wear a mask

A Houston mother claims she and her two children were kicked off a Southwest Airlines flight after her three-year-old son with autism refused to wear a mask. → Read More

Black, Hispanics make up 80% of Americans who are at risk of evictions

The Aspen Institute reports also shows that Black and Hispanics make up 80% of Americans who are currently facing eviction. → Read More

Two Texas companies named best employers for women to work in U.S. by Forbes

Forbes business magazine surveyed 45,000 women working for companies with more than 1,000 workers across 31 industries. → Read More

Doctors say hair loss and vertigo possibly long-term COVID-19 symptoms

Survivors and doctors are already pinpointing possible long-term side effects of the coronavirus, including fatigue, headaches and vertigo. → Read More

Scientists learn why COVID-19 causes loss of smell

A team of Harvard Medical School researchers believe they discovered why COVID-19 causes loss of smell or anosmia. → Read More

COVID-19 can spread in air if schools don't have proper AC, report says

A report published by the U.S. Government Accountability Office shows around 41% of school districts across the country need to replace heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems in more than half of their schools. → Read More