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Naloxone: Wide Distribution Effective in Preventing Deaths

New Research from Tarlise Townsend and Freida Blostein

Broad distribution of the opioid reversal drug naloxone is highly cost-effective in reducing fatal overdoses, according to a new University of Michigan study. Read more

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As the Forest Moves Back in, Pollen Is on the Rise in Detroit

New Research from Daniel Katz

Pollen allergies afflict millions of Americans each year. In the industrialized world, pollen allergy rates are on the rise, and with climate change likely driving an increase in airborne pollen loads, experts predict the situation stands to only get worse. Read more

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Low Levels of Vitamin D in Elementary School Could Spell Trouble in Adolescence

New Research from Eduardo Villamor

Vitamin D deficiency in middle childhood could result in aggressive behavior as well as anxious and depressive moods during adolescence, according to a new University of Michigan study of school children in Bogotá, Colombia. Read more

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New Details About Michigan's Opioid Crisis: Billions of Pills and Aggressive Suppliers

New Contribution from Rebecca Haffajee

As the U.S. opioid crisis gained steam a decade ago, Michigan was flooded by pain pills by suppliers and distributors who seemed more focused on sales than the drugs’ dangers, according to recently released documents. Read more