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The mysterious, polio-like disease that has struck 414 people — mostly young children — across the United States since 2014 comes at a time when the public health system already is overstretched. Read more
Firearms are the second-leading cause of death in children in the United States, after motor vehicle crashes. Rebecca Cunningham, professor of Emergency Medicine at Michigan Medicine and a professor of Health Behavior and Health Education at the School of Public Health aims to change that. Read more
E-cigarettes are starting to get the attention of regulators. Recently the FDA added restrictions on sales of flavored vaping products in convenience stores and gas stations to keep them out of the hands of minors. Read more
As childhood obesity rates rise and physical education offerings dwindle, elementary schools keep searching for ways to incorporate the federally recommended half-hour of physical activity into the school day, she said. Kids are supposed to get an hour of exercise a day—30 minutes of that during school. Most don't. Read more
IN THE NEWS: China Has Promised to Crack Down on Fentanyl. Here's What That Could Mean for Overdose Deaths in the U.S.
As part of a wide-ranging deal between President Donald Trump and Chinese leader Xi Jinping, China has reportedly pledged to designate the potent synthetic opioid fentanyl and similar drugs as controlled substances, subjecting those who sell them to harsher punishments and potentially slowing their flow into the U.S. Read more
Two-thirds of patients who visited a doctor in 2017 did not use a health portal that could help improve their health in the long run, according to a new study by the University of Michigan. Read more
When your doctor asks how often you exercise, do you give her an honest answer? How about when she asks what you've been eating lately? If you've ever stretched the truth, you're not alone. Read more
A healthy lifestyle during the transition to menopause may offset the acceleration of atherosclerosis, the slow narrowing of the arteries that increases with age, according to new research in the Journal of the American Heart Association, the Open Access Journal of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. Read more
IN THE NEWS: F.D.A. Seeks Restrictions on Teens' Access to Flavored E-Cigarettes and a Ban on Menthol Cigarettes
The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday announced a series of restrictions aimed at combating a growing public health menace — flavored e-cigarettes and tobacco products that have lured young people into vaping and smoking. Read more
The Detroit City Council approved an ordinance Tuesday that will make it easier for poor residents to obtain poverty tax exemptions, and therefore avoid home foreclosure. Read more