Research News | Findings Spring 2007 | University Michigan School of Public Health

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  • Stop an STD-Before 6th Grade?

    Stop an STD-Before 6th Grade?

    March 2007 story in Time magazine calls HPV vaccination "the most heated public health matter of the moment."

  • Key Pharmaceutical Policy Case

    Key Pharmaceutical Policy Case

    In 1999, 19-year-old Abigail Burroughs was diagnosed with cancer of the head and neck. After chemotherapy and radiation failed to help, Burroughs tried to enroll in a clinical trial of a new drug treatment, but she didn't meet the inclusion criteria. She died on June 9, 2001.

  • Rx for an Ailing System

    Rx for an Ailing System

    Like a one-size-fits-all shirt that doesn't fit anyone very well, American health insurance plans charge every person the same out of pocket cost for medical services--regardless of their effect on a person's health.

  • Diabetes Genetic Factors Found

    Diabetes Genetic Factors Found

    Ten genetic variants associated with Type-2 diabetes, a disease that affects more than 170 million people worldwide, have been identified or confirmed by a U.S.-Finnish team led by scientists at the University of Michigan School of Public Health.