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Discovery in mice could help remove roadblock to more insulin production

A new discovery made mainly in mice could provide new options for getting the insulin-making "factories" of the pancreas going again when diabetes and obesity have slowed them down. It could offer new pathways to ramping up insulin supply to get...
20-May-2019 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Nearly 1 in 5 Parents Say Their Child Never Wears a Helmet While Riding a Bike

Despite evidence that helmets are critical to preventing head injuries, not all children wear them while biking, skateboarding and riding scooters, a new national poll finds.
15-May-2019 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites


SAEM 2019: Gun Safety, Over Testing and More

Michigan Medicine experts highlighted new research during the keynote address and plenary session at the annual Society for Academic Emergency Medicine Annual Meeting.
15-May-2019 4:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Many older Americans expect to lose brainpower, poll finds, but most don’t ask doctors about preventing dementia

Many Americans in their 50s and early 60s are worried about declining brain health, especially if they have loved ones with memory loss and dementia, a new national poll finds. But while the majority of those polled say they take supplements or do...
13-May-2019 7:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


New Doctors’ DNA Ages Six Times Faster Than Normal in First Year

Every summer, tens of thousands of newly minted doctors start the most intense year of their training: the first year of residency, also called the intern year. A new study suggests that the experience will make their DNA age six times faster than...
14-May-2019 9:40 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Opioid Doctor and Pharmacy “Shoppers” May Also Shop at Home, Study Suggests

As states crack down on doctor and pharmacy “shopping” by people who misuse opioids, a new study reveals how often those individuals may still be able to find opioids to misuse in their family medicine cabinets. For every 200 patients prescribed...
7-May-2019 2:15 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Stark Racial, Financial Divides Found in Opioid Addiction Treatment

Escaping the grip of opioid addiction doesn’t come easily for anyone. But a new study reveals sharp racial and financial divides in which Americans receive effective treatments for opioid addiction. Those differences have only grown larger as the...
7-May-2019 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Early-stage compounds show promise in a lab model of advanced prostate cancer

In mouse models and prostate cancer cell lines, researchers at the University of Michigan have demonstrated the preliminary effectiveness of a new set of compounds that offer a potential advance in the treatment of metastatic castration-resistant...
7-May-2019 6:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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