1. December 18, 2013

    Study indicates teens more cautious about using synthetic drugs

    The use of synthetic marijuana by the nation’s teens dropped substantially this year, and a sharply increasing proportion of them see great risk in using so-called “bath salts,” according to the annual Monitoring the Future study.

  2. December 13, 2013

    Many older Americans rely on people, devices, other strategies to get by

    Only about a third of Americans ages 65 and older are fully able to take care of themselves and go about their daily lives completely independently, according to a new study published online in the American Journal of Public Health.

  3. December 13, 2013

    Happiness results in fewer doctor visits

    An apple a day may keep the doctor away, but happiness may be the best prescription, says a University of Michigan researcher.

  4. December 13, 2013

    Limited food may be significantly changing Great Lakes ecosystems

    Declines of the food resources that feed lake organisms are likely causing dramatic changes in the Great Lakes, according to a new study.

  5. December 13, 2013

    U-M researchers: Turn down the volume

    As the nation continues to focus on health care prevention through reform, one cause of serious illness and even death gets ignored — environmental noise pollution.

  6. December 13, 2013

    More evidence links lack of adult males to violent youth

    In areas where adult men are scarce, young people are 36 percent more likely to commit assaults, a research team led by the University of Michigan School of Public Health has shown.

  7. December 13, 2013

    A mother’s warmth is little comfort to spanked child

    A mother’s affection after she spanks her child does little to diminish the negative impact of the act, a new University of Michigan study finds.

  8. December 6, 2013

    Herpes viruses associated with cognitive impairment

    The herpes virus that in its active stage usually produces cold sores during times of stress now has been linked to cognitive impairment throughout life, with new University of Michigan research that for the first time shows an impact on children ages 12-16.

  9. December 6, 2013

    Scholarship and Creative Work

    Culling vampire bat colonies to stem the transmission of rabies in Latin America does little to slow the spread of the virus and could even have the reverse effect, according to University of Michigan researchers and their colleagues.

  10. December 5, 2013

    Energy drinks plus alcohol pose a public health threat

    Mixing energy drinks with alcohol is riskier than just drinking alcohol alone, according to a new study that examines the impact of a growing trend among young adults.