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Social Media Buffers Depression Among Older Adults with Pain

With a few finger strokes or swipes on a computer or cell phone, seniors with pain reduce the risk of depression when visiting social media sites.
17-Oct-2018 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Nutrition Has a Greater Impact on Bone Strength Than Exercise

One question that scientists and fitness experts alike would love to answer is whether exercise or nutrition has a bigger positive impact on bone strength.
17-Oct-2018 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Are trigger warnings emotionally protective?

Do you like to see warnings about violent or other distressing content before watching a TV show or movie, or reading a book?
16-Oct-2018 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Polio: Environmental Monitoring Will Be Key as World Reaches Global Eradication

Robust environmental monitoring should be used as the world approaches global eradication of polio, say University of Michigan researchers who recently studied the epidemiology of the 2013 silent polio outbreak in Rahat, Israel.
10-Oct-2018 12:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

U-M tool measures 'iffy' news on social media in time for 2018 election

As the crucial mid-term election approaches, the University of Michigan Center for Social Media Responsibility offers media and the public a tool to help monitor the prevalence of fake news on social media through a Platform Health Metric called the...
11-Oct-2018 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Quitting junk food produces similar withdrawals as drug addiction

If you plan to deprive your taste buds of junk food, expect to suffer similar withdrawals—at least during the initial week—like addicts experience when they attempt to quit using drugs.
19-Sep-2018 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

New School of Thought: In-Class Physical Exercise Won't Disrupt Learning, Teaching

As childhood obesity rates rise and physical education offerings dwindle, elementary schools keep searching for ways to incorporate the federally mandated half-hour of physical activity into the school day.
17-Sep-2018 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Suspending Young Students Risks Future Success in School

Some kindergartners and first-graders suspended from school can find it challenging to reverse the negative trajectory in their academic life, says a University of Michigan researcher.
13-Sep-2018 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


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