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Social exclusion, career limitations hinder LGBTQ STEM professionals

LGBTQ professionals' pride in their science, technology, engineering, and math work is not reciprocated, say researchers.
14-Jan-2021 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Research examines impact of hurricanes on hospitalizations, medical providers

More older adults are hospitalized in the month following hurricanes while fewer primary care doctors, surgeons and specialists are available in some of their communities in the long term, according to a pair of University of Michigan studies.
10-Dec-2020 11:40 AM EST Add to Favorites

Sexual minorities, especially women, who misuse substances more likely to have psychiatric disorders

More than half of lesbian, gay and bisexual individuals who misuse alcohol or tobacco also have a co-occurring psychiatric disorder, compared to one-third of heterosexuals, a new University of Michigan study finds.
20-Nov-2020 10:10 AM EST Add to Favorites

Genetic testing: Employee perk or privacy hazard?

Researchers from the University of Michigan School of Public Health and the Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine will lead an interdisciplinary, multi-institution study of the ethical, legal and social implications of workplace genomic testing in...
5-Nov-2020 10:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

For elderly couples, negative thoughts about aging can be detrimental to their spouses

Elderly husbands and wives can expect their health to decline—as well as that of their spouse—when their self-perceptions about aging become negative, a new study suggests.
3-Nov-2020 8:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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From pills to powder: 1 in 3 high school seniors who misused prescription opioids later used heroin

Nearly one-third of students who reported misusing prescription opioids as high school seniors between 1997 and 2000, but did not have a history of medical use, later used heroin by age 35, according to a University of Michigan study.
20-Oct-2020 2:25 PM EDT Add to Favorites

More than 1.3 million jobs, $82 billion in wages directly tied to Great Lakes

The Great Lakes support more than 1.3 million jobs that generate $82 billion in wages annually, according to a new analysis of 2018 economic data by Michigan Sea Grant.
13-Oct-2020 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

More young adults are abstaining from alcohol

Fewer college-age Americans drink alcohol, compared to nearly 20 years ago, according to a new study.
8-Oct-2020 1:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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@rmalosh infectious disease epidemiologist @umsph and leukemia survivor discusses why he's planning on getting the COVID-19 vaccine

15-Dec-2020 4:15 PM EST

Student debt relief will greatly benefit African Americans

7-Dec-2020 2:15 PM EST

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Biden administration vs. COVID-19: U-M experts can discuss

19-Nov-2020 4:55 PM EST

Ad-free, censorship-free social sites MeWe, Parler see surge in interest postelection

Since the Nov. 3 election, people—particularly President Trump supporters—have been flocking to social media platforms Parler and MeWe, which promise ad-free or uncensored experiences.
11-Nov-2020 4:15 PM EST

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COVID poses hardships for people with substance abuse problems

10-Nov-2020 2:05 PM EST

Why are US drug prices so high? What should a presidential policy to lower drug costs include?

10-Nov-2020 1:55 PM EST

Legal challenge to Affordable Care Act threatens women’s reproductive health care

10-Nov-2020 1:50 PM EST

Legal challenge to Affordable Care Act threatens women's reproductive health care

The Affordable Care Act has improved women's reproductive health care, but a looming legal challenge threatens those gains. On Nov. 10, the Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments in California v. Texas, which challenges the constitutionality...
9-Nov-2020 3:45 PM EST

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