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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...
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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

Age discrimination seen @Twitter during #COVID19 pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has created a perfect storm for age discrimination on social media.
13-Aug-2020 10:35 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Expectant lesbian couples see benefits in lower prenatal testosterone levels

Among lesbian couples expecting their first child, low prenatal testosterone levels predict a higher quality of nurturing behavior, according to a new University of Michigan study.
12-Aug-2020 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Talking with parents empowers Latino youths to engage in community

When Latino youths lend their voices to political causes—from immigration policies that have separated families to recent Black Lives Matter protests—their resilience originates from home.
7-Jul-2020 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Challenging yet positive parenting style benefits children's development

When one talks about parenting, an image of the sensitive, caring mother—but not father—responding to a young child's emotional needs often comes to mind.
22-Jun-2020 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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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

Coronavirus testing, immunity: What we know

Questions around coronavirus testing and immunity are top of mind as the pandemic continues to spread and potential vaccines undergo trials.
30-Jul-2020 2:35 PM EDT

Coronavirus: What pregnant women should know

Nearly 4 million babies are born each year in the United States. In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, pregnant women are concerned about their health and the health of their children.
22-Jul-2020 12:05 PM EDT

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Black Lives Matter: NFL, NASCAR respond

22-Jun-2020 10:15 AM EDT

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