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Opioid Overdose Summit Brings Together Researchers & Advocates

Dozens of experts on the issue of opioid drug abuse and overdose will gather at the University of Michigan on Dec. 1, to share the latest information and research.
20-Nov-2015 9:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Can a Website Keep Suicidal Thoughts Away? Study in Stressed Young Doctors Suggests So

If you think your life is stressful, try being a new doctor. Their first year especially is a time of stress, sleeplessness and self-doubt – and four times the usual rate of suicidal thoughts. But a new study shows that a free web-based tool to...
19-Nov-2015 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Has Syria Painted a Target on Medical Teams Around the World?


Even in war, hospitals have a kind of invisible bubble around them. But in Syria, that bubble has burst dozens of times, says a new report. And that may put medical facilities and workers in other conflict zones in danger too, according to a new...
18-Nov-2015 3:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

Stretch Mark Science: What Happens to Your Skin When Pregnancy Gives You a Stretch Mark?

Don’t believe the hype when you see those creams and ointments promising to prevent or reduce pregnancy stretch marks. Dermatologists are still learning about what causes stretch marks in the first place, and for this new study U-M researchers...
17-Nov-2015 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

U-M Launches Emergency Study of Severe Seizures


What’s the best way to treat someone who’s stuck in a prolonged, dangerous seizure? Now, a study to answer that very question in children and adults has launched at the University of Michigan Health System and other hospitals around the country.
16-Nov-2015 7:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Teens and Parents Agree: Electronic Cigarettes Need Restrictions


More than three fourths of both teens and adults say e-cigarettes should be restricted in public spaces, come with health warnings and be taxed like conventional cigarettes.
12-Nov-2015 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Grabbing a Parasite by the Tail: U-M Team Solves “Jumping Gene” Mystery


Deep within your DNA, a tiny parasite lurks, waiting to pounce from its perch and land in the middle of an unsuspecting healthy gene. If it succeeds, it can make you sick. Like a jungle cat, this parasite sports a long tail. But until now little...
12-Nov-2015 5:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Sunscreen Ingredient May Prevent Medical Implant Infections


A common ingredient in sunscreen could be an effective antibacterial coating for medical implants such as pacemakers and replacement joints.
12-Nov-2015 6:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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