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Major health care problems associated with noncommunicable diseases like heart disease, cancer, diabetes and chronic respiratory conditions are not unique to the United States. In fact, NCDs are a concern across the globe, and are growing at an alarming rate in some developing regions like Latin America.
Research by the University of Michigan School of Public Health that seeks to identify better methods to predict the toxic effects of certain chemicals on reproduction and behavior in mammals, fish and avian wildlife is one of eight projects to receive a share of $11 million from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
For young adults today who were weaned on iPods and the Internet, the practice of “sexting,” or sending sexually explicit photos or messages through phones, may be just another normal, healthy component of modern dating.
African-Americans and Hispanics with major depressive disorder are less likely to get antidepressants than Caucasian patients, and Medicare and Medicaid patients are less likely to get the newest generation of antidepressants.
Rafael Meza, assistant professor at the University of Michigan School of Public Health, is a co-author on a collaborative study released Wednesday that found that tobacco control policies in the United States prevented 795,000 lung cancer deaths from 1975 to 2000.
Charles Friedman, a top federal scientific officer in the Department of Health and Human Services, will head the new joint master’s program in health informatics offered by the University of Michigan School of Public Health and School of Information.
The University of Michigan Thursday announced a three-year, $1.4 million federal grant to establish the UM School of Public Health Children’s Environmental Health and Disease Prevention Center, and a $2.25 million dollar federal grant to expand its preventive medicine residency to help combat an estimated 35,000 shortfall of primary care physicians expected within 10 years.
Vitamin A and beta-carotene supplements are unsafe for HIV-positive women who breastfeed because they may boost the excretion of HIV in breast milk — thereby increasing the chances of transmitting the infection to the child, […]
The University of Michigan School of Public Health and China will partner under a new grant to characterize the epidemiology of vaccine preventable diseases in China and improve control efforts there. The National Institutes of […]