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IN THE NEWS: Hurricane Dorian Is Gone. But the Bahamas Still Faces a Big Risk From Infectious Disease
Hurricane Dorian’s 185 mph winds and punishingly slow pace smashed entire neighborhoods in the Bahamas, killing at least 50 people. But now, Bahamians are facing a different kind of threat. The lack of access to toilets, clean water and medications puts tens of thousands at risk for disease, public health experts warn. Read more
The Apple Hearing Study will collect information to make sense of how exposure to sound over time can affect hearing. Read more
Dr. Carrie Karvonen-Gutierrez, Assistant Professor of Epidemiology at the University of Michigan School of Public Health, talks about preventing midlife health concerns and disability for caregivers. Read more
People often react to stress by binging on sweets or fattening comfort foods. But overweight adolescents—considered particularly susceptible to stress eating—actually ate less when exposed to a lab stressor, according to a University of Michigan study. Read more
Many hazardous chemicals that cause health issues continue to be used in industrial, commercial and private settings, despite well-documented harms. Read more
Michigan Public Health Receives Funding for NIH Minority Health & Health Disparities Research Training Program
The University of Michigan School of Public Health has received a grant to fund the NIH Minority Health & Health Disparities Research Training (MHRT) Program for five years. MHRT provides students from underrepresented backgrounds with the opportunity to engage in research overseas on issues related to health disparities. Read more
Many University of Michigan students spent their summer actively and passionately engaged in communities nearby and across the globe. Besides creating unforgettable memories, students made a difference in the lives of people through service and research. This extra step in their academic journey—impactful and empowering summer projects—will help shape their careers. Read more
The Trump administration has finalized a new rule for green card applications to emphasize an applicant’s wealth and ability to avoid using public benefits in order to obtain legal status. It is having a significant impact on whether U.S. citizens, current green card holders, and others are willing to access health care, nutritious foods, or affordable housing. Read more
IN THE NEWS: I Wanted to Make My Community Safer and More Neighborly. The Advice I Got Surprised Me.
Professor Marc A. Zimmerman discusses how maintaining green spaces, creating busy streets and building a sense of community can reduce neighborhood crime. Read more
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