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Is a Messed-Up Microbiome Linked to Obesity? New U-M Study Casts Doubt

A new study, done by pooling data from a wide range of studies that looked for a link between the human microbiome and obesity, throws cold water on the idea that extra pounds may stem from an imbalance of the bacteria inside us.
19-Aug-2016 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

How Genomic Sequencing May Be Widening Racial Disparities in Cancer Care

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As scientists learn more about which genetic mutations are driving different types of cancer, they’re targeting treatments to small numbers of patients with the potential for big payoffs in improved outcomes. But even as we learn more about these...
18-Aug-2016 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Low-Income Kids Less Likely to Receive Strabismus Diagnoses

Children with crossed eyes are less likely to get the help they need if they live in poor communities. It's cause for concern because strabismus can lead to permanent vision loss.
17-Aug-2016 7:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Racial Inequity, Violence Climb List of Child Health Concerns for Black Adults

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Black adults rate school violence and racial inequities higher on their list of children’s health concerns than other groups, a new national poll says.
10-Aug-2016 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Health Behaviors and Management Critical for Spinal Cord Injury Patients

University of Michigan researcher is the co-editor of a two-part series of Topics in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation focused on recent research studies about health behaviors and health management in individuals with spinal cord injury.
11-Aug-2016 7:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Study: Some Black Teens May Feel Pulled Between Health and Hair

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Researchers asked: Are lower levels of physical activity among African-American teens related to hair care?
9-Aug-2016 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Microcephaly Discoveries Made in Non-Zika Cases Help Explain Abnormal Brain Growth

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Long before Zika virus made it a household word, the birth defect called microcephaly puzzled scientists and doctors -- even as it changed the lives of the babies born with it during the pre-Zika era. But new discoveries may help explain what...
5-Aug-2016 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Hospitals That Send the Most Heart Patients to the ICU Get the Worst Results, U-M Study Finds

Patients who suffer heart attacks, or flare-ups of congestive heart failure, can be cared for in a variety of hospital locations. But a new study suggests that they’ll fare worse in hospitals that rely heavily on their intensive care units to care...
3-Aug-2016 6:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Our Experts on Newswise

Physical Therapist: No Solid Research on Cupping’s Effect

10-Aug-2016 2:30 PM EDT

Some Olympic Doping Drugs May Have Legitimate Medical Uses

As the world awaits the start of the 2016 Summer Olympics, doping in athletes remains a hot topic. Christopher Mendias, Ph.D., A.T.C., explains why the World Anti-Doping Agency regulates certain substances, how that’s changing and how some of...
3-Aug-2016 4:30 AM EDT

In wake of #CARA #opioid passage, @umich researcher available to comment

13-Jul-2016 12:05 PM EDT

In Wake of Aleppo Hospital Bombing, Author of Report on Syrian Healthcare Available to Media #NotATarget

29-Apr-2016 11:05 AM EDT

Expert Available to Comment on New Medicare Primary Care Improvement Results

12-Apr-2016 4:05 PM EDT

Don't Miss @UMHealthSystem Physicians at #ACC16

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26-Mar-2016 5:05 PM EDT

U-M’s Lee: Current USPSTF Vision Screening Recommendations for Older Adults Have Merit

1-Mar-2016 11:05 AM EST

Maternal Fetal Expert Available to Speak About Zika Virus Risk for Pregnant Women

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20-Jan-2016 11:05 AM EST

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