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Full, but Still Feasting: Mouse Study Reveals How the Urge to Eat Overpowers the Signal to Stop

A new study explores the mystery of what drives eating past the point of fullness, at the most basic level in the brain. It shows that two tiny clusters of cells battle for control of feeding behavior -- and the one that drives eating overpowers the...
20-Sep-2018 3:40 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Medicaid Expansion Boosted the Financial Health of Low-Income Michigan Residents, U-M Study Finds

Low-income Michigan residents who enrolled in a new state health insurance plan didn’t just get coverage for their health needs – many also got a boost in their financial health, according to a new study. People who gained coverage under the...
14-Sep-2018 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


More Than Half of Parents of Sleep-Deprived Teens Blame Electronics

Fifty six percent of parents of teens who have sleep troubles believe this use of electronics is hurting their child’s shut-eye.
12-Sep-2018 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

With STDs at an all-time high, why aren’t more people getting a proven treatment? U-M team examines reasons

Nearly 2.3 million times last year, Americans learned they had a sexually transmitted disease. But despite these record-high infection rates for chlamydia and gonorrhea, most patients only receive treatment for their own infection – when they...
12-Sep-2018 7:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


1 in 4 Older Adults Prescribed a Benzodiazepine Goes on to Risky Long-Term Use, Study Finds

They may start as well-intentioned efforts to calm anxiety, improve sleep or ease depression. But prescriptions for sedatives known as benzodiazepines may lead to long-term use among one in four older adults who receive them, according to new...
7-Sep-2018 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


U-M cancer researcher awarded $6.5M Outstanding Investigator Award to explore precision oncology

A new grant to University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center member Arul Chinnaiyan, M.D., Ph.D., will provide long-term support to increase understanding of genetic markers to leverage targeted treatments for cancer.
10-Sep-2018 9:40 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Inequality in Use of High-Tech Devices to Help People See

Low vision devices such as magnifiers, talking materials and telescopic glasses are game-changers for the visually impaired. But a University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center study shows some older adults who have trouble seeing are missing out on the...
4-Sep-2018 11:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Simple Nerve Stimulation May Improve Sexual Response in Women

Electrodes aren’t the first thing most people think of when it comes to achieving sexual arousal. But if the results of a pilot study are any indication, that may soon change. Michigan Medicine researchers find that a common treatment for bladder...
5-Sep-2018 3:40 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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