About 115 Americans die each day from an opioid overdose — almost five every hour — and the numbers are increasing. Millions more misuse prescription opioid medications, or use illicit opioids, with an annual economic toll of $115 billion.
The benefits of vaping to quit smoking far outweigh the health risks of youths moving from electronic to traditional cigarettes, a new study says.
Physical activity has long been known to reduce depression and anxiety, and is commonly prescribed to prevent or cure negative mental health conditions.
However, less is known about the impact of physical activity on positive mental health conditions, such as happiness and contentment.
The university's Precision Health initiative is accepting applications for Investigators Awards of up to $300,000 each over two years to support research projects that advance the field of precision health.
Michigan Medicine, the academic medical center of the University of Michigan, will undertake an architectural planning study for a potential new adult inpatient facility in Ann Arbor.
The School of Dentistry will undergo a major renovation project to create a more welcoming, accessible facility with an improved patient entrance, modern teaching clinics and open, flexible research space.
The Board of Regents approved a schematic design for the work Thursday.
Richard and Susan Rogel are on a mission to boost innovative cancer research and develop the next generation of cancer pioneers — and they are committing $150 million to the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center to realize that vision.
What some scientists envision as the master key to unlocking the mysteries of disease will be the topic of the annual RNA Symposium on March 30 sponsored by the U-M Center for RNA Biomedicine.
As children hit the "tween" stage between early elementary grades and the teenage years, parents may struggle balancing the need for independence with appropriate supervision, a new national poll suggests.
As opioid addiction and overdoses continue to take a horrific toll on America, a national leader with personal and professional experience on the issue will speak about it at the University of Michigan on March 22.
Teens across Washtenaw County have a better understanding of depression and how to seek help for themselves or others, thanks to a partnership between the University of Michigan Depression Center and area public school districts.
The Natural Resources Defense Council reports that billions of pounds of food are thrown away each year in the United States. That's roughly 300 pounds of food per year for the average American.
A new surgical device developed at the University of Michigan could make it quicker and easier to connect arteries in complicated procedures such as reconstructing a breast after a mastectomy, or a severely injured leg after a car accident.
A health insurance concept that grew from University of Michigan research may soon reach millions of people covered by Medicare, allowing them to keep more dollars in their wallets while getting treated for chronic diseases such as diabetes, depression and heart failure.
Saint Joseph Mercy Health System and Michigan Medicine, the academic medical center of the university, have signed a definitive agreement to establish a master affiliation and a joint venture for the 133-bed St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea hospital, effective immediately.
President Mark Schlissel's Biosciences Initiative on Monday issued its first Request for Applications to U-M faculty, calling for high-impact research initiatives focused on solving critical problems in the biosciences.
The University of Michigan Center for the Discovery of New Medicines has awarded early-stage funding for seven new drug discovery projects by faculty from across U-M.
New partnerships, programs to boost job opportunities, and raising public awareness about low-income families highlight the University of Michigan's first-year initiative to prevent and alleviate poverty.
Disease outbreaks. Medical discoveries. Natural disasters. The hope — and hype — that can come with new treatment options.
Sanjay Gupta has covered them all in his years as medical correspondent for CNN. He's seen over and over the crucial role of communication in responding to the health effects of every kind of crisis.
Registration is now open for MHealthy's 2018 Rewards program. Benefits-eligible faculty and staff have the opportunity to learn about their health, take action to maintain or improve it, and earn incentives along the way.