"In a situation like this, where a war zone is near a concentration of industrial facilities where toxic and explosive chemicals are manufactured and stored, it is possible that massive releases of toxic chemicals could be released. And that would result in high levels of civilian casualties," said Rudy Richardson, professor of environmental health sciences and neurology, on the Chernobyl-scale chemical disaster that looms in eastern Ukraine.
Comments by Jenny Radesky, assistant professor of pediatrics and communicable diseases, were featured in a story about the hazards of "distracted parenting" — when parents constantly look at their cell phones while with their children.
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"For Michigan Sea Grant itself, I was surprised they got that far down in the budget. We're about one-tenth of 1 percent of what they need in order to pay off the defense budget that they're hoping to increase. So it seems pretty far down in the weeds," said James Diana, professor of natural resources and environment and director of Michigan Sea Grant, on President Trump's proposal to cut Sea Grant funding from $1.8 million to zero.
Research by Sarah Miller, assistant professor of business economics and public policy, found that low-income adults in Medicaid expansion states reported increased wait times, but were less likely to go without medical care because they couldn't afford it.
Research by Julia Lippman, lecturer in communication studies, suggests that romantic-comedy films featuring men behaving in a stalker-like way can make women more likely to tolerate real-life obsessive behavior.
"There are more (American) Indians alive today than there were a hundred years ago, but the popular representation is something back prior to the reservation. If we are making complex bids for self-determination, or tribal sovereignty, it doesn't help us when the popular conception is that we wear feathers and grunt," said Joseph Gone, professor of psychology and American culture, commenting on primitive depictions of Native Americans as sports team mascots.
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Michael Rice, instructor in internal medicine and director of inpatient medicine gastroenterology, discussed the difference between food poisoning and stomach flu.
"Venmo is not an inherently social app in the way of Facebook or Twitter, but it offers emotional support and the ability to keep in touch," said Cliff Lampe, professor of information, regarding a PayPal-like mobile app that allows others to comment.
Sarah Clark, associate research scientist in pediatrics and communicable diseases, says parents should expect teens to be more involved in their own health care, including having them schedule their own appointments and prepare questions for doctors.
Research by Stefan Nagel, professor of finance and economics, and Zhen Yan, doctoral student in finance, shows that the inflation environment Fed officials have experienced influences their policy stance and dissent.