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Racial discrimination among teens linked to unhealthy stress hormone levels

Scientists already know that the stress caused by racial discrimination is related to a host of chronic health conditions, but less is known about which types of discrimination are most harmful.
27-Sep-2023 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

What the wealthy consider 'fair' may not be equal to others

Wealthy Americans have distinct preferences regarding fairness, with a greater willingness to accept inequalities relative to the general public, according to a new University of Michigan study.
7-Sep-2023 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Women's gymnastics leads NCAA sports with most preseason concussions

Women's gymnastics has the highest rate of preseason concussion of all NCAA sports, with women gymnasts experiencing concussions at a rate 50% higher than football players.
5-Jun-2023 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Preexisting stereotypes influence entertainment selection

Entertainment media has increasingly featured diverse representations that have the potential to combat harmful social stereotypes, but a new University of Michigan study raises questions about how effective they can be in the current media...
1-Jun-2023 11:45 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Smallest shifting fastest: Bird species body size predicts rate of change in a warming world

Birds across the Americas are getting smaller and longer-winged as the world warms, and the smallest-bodied species are changing the fastest.
9-May-2023 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Junk food ads trigger positive emotions, healthy foods not so much

You might not care about the fast-food commercial shots of juicy burgers or creamy milkshakes, but they might change your beliefs about these items, whereas shots of fresh salads and berries might not, according to a new study.
25-Apr-2023 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

In some US schools, 1 in 4 students report misusing prescription stimulants

U.S. middle and high schools with the most students taking prescription stimulants to treat ADHD also had, overall, the highest percentage of students who misused prescription stimulants within the past year.
14-Apr-2023 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

More harm perceived globally regarding online harassment

Online insults and disrespect are perceived as more harmful by individuals outside the United States, especially when the content damages family reputation, according to a University of Michigan study.
6-Apr-2023 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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How will the pending budget bill reduce drug prices for Americans?

The Inflation Reduction Act contains provisions that are expected to lower drug costs for millions of Americans by allowing Medicare to negotiate some drug prices and by limiting the amount of out-of-pocket drug costs for Medicare Part D patients.
9-Aug-2022 1:30 PM EDT

Vaccine mandate will likely have little impact on health care worker staffing shortage

The U.S. Supreme Court is weighing challenges to a Biden administration vaccine mandate that requires eligible employees in Medicare or Medicaid-funded facilities to get vaccinated or receive an exemption.
12-Jan-2022 12:35 PM EST

Elite Runners Spend More Time in Air, Less on Ground, Than Highly Trained but Nonelite Peers

A recent study led by Geoff Burns, an elite runner and postdoctoral researcher at the University of Michigan Exercise & Sport Science Initiative, compared the "bouncing behavior"—the underlying spring-like physics of running—in elite-level male...
20-Jul-2021 2:10 PM EDT

How Conversations About Race Can Help Black Parents Improve Adolescents' Psychological Outcomes

Black parents' experiences of racial discrimination can negatively affect their children's psychological outcomes—but talking about these experiences and improving racial socialization competency could help prevent these negative...
16-Jun-2021 11:35 AM EDT

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