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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

Stay-at-home orders cut noise exposure nearly in half

People's exposure to environmental noise dropped nearly in half during the early months of the coronavirus pandemic, according to University of Michigan researchers who analyzed data from the Apple Hearing Study.
9-Oct-2020 12:50 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Depression worsens over time for older caregivers of newly diagnosed dementia patients

Caring for a partner or spouse with a new diagnosis of Alzheimer's or related dementia is associated with a 30% increase in depressive symptoms, compared to older adults who don't have a spouse with dementia—and these symptoms are sustained over...
2-Sep-2020 2:10 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Early COVID-19 news coverage amplified political divide

Newspaper coverage of COVID-19 is at least as politicized and polarized as climate change coverage, say University of Michigan researchers.
1-Sep-2020 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

U-M researchers look for coronavirus in campus environment, potential links to infection risks

Studying samples from sewers, wiping down classrooms and buses, and taking measurements of air.
28-Aug-2020 2:50 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Safe busing during COVID-19: The science behind U-M's changes

In an effort to design a safe campus bus system for the fall semester in light of COVID-19, University of Michigan researchers simulated how aerosol particles exhaled from passengers sitting in any seat would travel through the vehicle under...
19-Aug-2020 10:20 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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State officials confident in election security despite voter concerns

Election Day is two weeks away and confidence in election security is still wavering among voters. State election officials and clerks are confident in the process, as absentee ballots have been mailed in record numbers nationwide.
20-Oct-2020 10:00 AM EDT

Far-right groups expect to disrupt upcoming elections

The recent alleged attempt by anti-government militias to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has put a spotlight on domestic terrorism in the United States.
14-Oct-2020 12:45 PM EDT

U-M experts available to discuss global impact from Trump testing positive for COVID-19

2-Oct-2020 12:45 PM EDT

Latest poverty statistics: U-M experts can discuss

University of Michigan experts are available to discuss the U.S. Census Bureau's 2019 report on poverty and income statistics, to be released Sept. 15.
11-Sep-2020 2:10 PM EDT

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Which workers will be required to get a coronavirus vaccine when it’s available?

24-Aug-2020 12:50 PM EDT

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COVID poses hardships for people with substance abuse problems

24-Aug-2020 12:50 PM EDT

COVID poses hardships for people with substance abuse problems

Both fatal and nonfatal overdoses have increased this year compared to last, according to a recent report by the Overdose Data Mapping Application Program. And, anecdotal information suggests that compared to last year, people in recovery are...
18-Aug-2020 3:05 PM EDT

Massive, rapid vaccine production will require firms to share information

As the world rushes to identify safe and effective vaccines and therapeutics to counter the COVID-19 epidemic, attention is turning to the next step: manufacturing these products at enormous scale.
13-Aug-2020 11:00 AM EDT

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