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A national survey across hundreds of college campuses does much to paint a picture of student mental health, which can then guide campus support programming. And now the researchers behind the Healthy Minds Network want to immediately put resources into the hands of students who take that survey. Read more
An international consortium of scientists has analyzed protein-coding genes from nearly 46,000 people, linking rare DNA alterations to type 2 diabetes. The study, one of the largest known of its type, includes data from people of European, African American, Hispanic/Latino, East Asian, and South Asian ancestries. Read more
Poll results published by C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital suggested that almost one in five children aged 4 to 13 years who ride bicycles never wears a helmet. Read more
Gordon and an international team of researchers secured a $35 million, seven-year National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases grant to look into that first infection or exposure through influenza vaccination and its effects. Read more
In an interview with Crain's Detroit Business, Marianne Udow-Phillips, director of the Center for Healthcare Research & Transformation and a lecturer of Health Management and Policy at the School of Public Health, discusses how access to Medicaid might be affected by an aging population. Read more
Statewide Dementia Coalition Co-Chaired By Scott Roberts Issues New Roadmap to Make Michigan 'Dementia Capable'
Scott Roberts, professor of Health Behavior and Health Education at the University of Michigan School of Public Health, has been appointed co-chair of the Michigan Dementia Coalition (MDC). The MDC is a statewide group of >120 individuals from approximately 65 organizations that works to identify opportunities to improve quality of life for Michigan residents with dementia and their families. Read more
The air inside our homes originates outside and can carry pollen or pollutants, such as those produced by combustion engines. Indoor sources might add to the mix with tobacco smoke, cooking, mold spores, dust and pet dander. Read more
By using the right words and repeating the phrases, adults can help young kids get over picky eating behaviors and eat healthier foods, according to a new study. Read more
Demand for behavioral healthcare in the United States is greater than ever, taxing the already strained capacity of the broad range of professionals who provide prevention, treatment, and recovery services for mental health and substance use disorders. Read more
A system created to grade doctors and empower patients to make better decisions falls short of its goal of providing information useful to consumers, according to a study by University of Michigan researchers. Read more