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New Blood Test for Diagnosing Heart Attacks: A ‘Big Deal,’ with Caveats


A longtime blood test that measures the likelihood of a cardiac event has become more sensitive and more precise. Why doctors and patients should be cautiously optimistic.
15-Jan-2018 3:30 PM EST Add to Favorites

Does an Exploding Brain Network Cause Chronic Pain?

New research reports that hyperreactive brain networks could play a part in the hypersensitivity of fibromyalgia.
12-Jan-2018 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Moms of Obese Children Use Different Words to Restrict Eating

Mothers may be more likely to use direct statements to restrict a child’s eating.
9-Jan-2018 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Specially Timed Signals Ease Tinnitus Symptoms in First Test Aimed at the Condition’s Root Cause

Millions of Americans hear ringing in their ears -- a condition called tinnitus -- but a new study shows an experimental device could help quiet the phantom sounds by targeting unruly nerve activity in the brain. Results of the first animal tests...
31-Dec-2017 7:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Nursing Homes Should Require Flu Shots for All Staff and Patients, Most Older Adults Say


As flu season swings into high gear, a new poll suggests nursing homes and other long-term care facilities should be doing more to get their staff and patients vaccinated before it’s too late. Nearly three-quarters of people over age 50 say all...
21-Dec-2017 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Walking the Tightrope Between Risk and Reward in Studying Viruses


A virologist involved in the debate over "gain of function" and dual-use infectious disease research reflects on the issue, in the wake of NIH action.
20-Dec-2017 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Better Treatment, Not More Spending, Saves Heart Attack Patients, Study Finds

A long-term look at heart attack care and spending in America in the 21st Century shows more survival, more spending, and more variation between hospitals on both scores. And while spending on rapid angioplasty appears to be paying off, a lot of the...
20-Dec-2017 11:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Some Newborns with Chronic Illness Show Signs of Serious Sleep Problems at Birth

New parents often hear about how important sleep is for their babies’ development — but some newborns may have more serious sleep challenges than others.
19-Dec-2017 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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States May Set #Medicaid Work Requirements for 1st Time; Leader of Related Study Available to Comment


11-Jan-2018 11:05 AM EST

Don’t Let These 7 Dangerous Foods Spoil Your Holiday Weekend Picnic


25-May-2017 3:45 PM EDT

U-M Experts Available to Speak on Reproductive Health Topics During Infertility Awareness Week

21-Apr-2017 11:05 AM EDT

Expert: Excessive Throwing Puts Baseball Players at Risk (MLB Opening Day Monday)

31-Mar-2017 3:30 PM EDT

Coach's Detached Retina Could Mean Vision Loss


1-Dec-2016 4:05 PM EST

Big Data Brings Big Gains in Surgical Quality: Dr. Darrell Campbell


For 10 years, hospitals and surgical teams across Michigan have shared huge amounts of data about many of the operations they do, in an effort to learn from one another and improve together. Dr. Darrell Campbell of the University of Michigan leads...
30-Sep-2016 9:25 AM EDT

Physical Therapist: No Solid Research on Cupping’s Effect

10-Aug-2016 2:30 PM EDT

Some Olympic Doping Drugs May Have Legitimate Medical Uses

As the world awaits the start of the 2016 Summer Olympics, doping in athletes remains a hot topic. Christopher Mendias, Ph.D., A.T.C., explains why the World Anti-Doping Agency regulates certain substances, how that’s changing and how some of...
3-Aug-2016 4:30 AM EDT

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