Changes to a federal program to add incentive payments to hospitals that controlled spending have resulted in some poor performers receiving bonuses through a plan originally designed to improve quality, University of Michigan researchers have found.
An analysis of 50 years of research showed no evidence that spanking does any good for children; instead, it increases their risk of detrimental outcomes.
Children who are spanked may become aggressive — not compassionate or caring, which is often the case when mothers use affection or guidance to correct a misbehavior, a new study found.
An analysis of more than 40 climate-adaptation plans from across the U.S. shows that local communities are good at developing strategies to combat the harmful effects of climate change, but often fail to prioritize their goals or to provide implementation details.
Poor surgical skills during bariatric surgery have a quick impact on patients, landing some in emergency departments for bleeding and infection once the operation is over.
But down the road a surgeons’ operating skills did not affect patients’ wellness or weight loss, according to a study in the April 13 issue of JAMA Surgery.
People with diabetes who rely on insulin have seen the cost of that drug triple in just a decade — even as doctors have prescribed higher doses to drive down their blood sugar levels.
Meanwhile, the cost of other diabetes drugs has stayed about the same or even gone down.
A single U.S. shale oil field is responsible for much of the past decade's increase in global atmospheric levels of ethane, a gas that can damage air quality and impact climate, according to new study led by the University of Michigan.
With the monsoon season fast approaching, the landslide risk in Nepal remains high a year after a magnitude-7.8 earthquake that killed more than 8,000 people, according to a University of Michigan-led research team.
As the popularity of electronic cigarettes and calls to regulate them continue to grow, a University of Michigan study may help answer those who wonder what changes might be seen in smoking prevalence if e-cigarette use encourages smokers to quit, or if it becomes a first step toward smoking.
Teens who take prescribed stimulant medications such as Ritalin, Adderall, Concerta and methylphenidate within a medical context early in life are at lower risk for developing substance use problems in adolescence, according to a new University of Michigan study.
Changing climate conditions — including warmer temperatures and an increased frequency of heavy rainstorms — represent "an emerging threat to public health in Michigan," according to a new report from university researchers and state health officials.
It's been argued that how much we know about climate change is unrelated to how much we care about addressing it.
A new University of Michigan study trial is believed to be the first of its kind to use telemedicine via in-home testing and video counseling to help male couples manage HIV-related issues.
Called Project Nexus, the goal is to test the effectiveness of in-home testing and counseling to improve the lives of gay couples.
Most cancer drugs today work by attacking tumor growth. Researchers at the Life Sciences Institute, however, are taking aim at a different piece of the cancer puzzle — preventing its ability to spread to new parts of the body, known as metastasis, which is the cause of most cancer deaths.
In a step that bolsters the region's strong driverless technology-development ecosystem, the University of Michigan will collaborate with Toyota in the automaker's plan to establish a major autonomous vehicle research base in Ann Arbor.
Girls who eat red meat often start their periods on average five months earlier than those who don't.
Older American Indians face barriers accessing health care, but little was known about whether or not these barriers relate to management of type 2 diabetes — a major health concern in Native American communities.
It's long been believed that women suffer more of the stresses of life, and research has shown that repeated stress can translate into depression.
So it might be logical to conclude that women who experience such stresses would suffer more depressive symptoms than men later in life, right? Wrong.
When reading emails, do you become the "grammar police"?
You no who you aer: the person who thinks its her job too catch every typo or gramatical errur?
If you think that not wearing a seat belt affects only yourself, think again, say researchers at the U-M Transportation Research Institute.
Federal regulations require automakers to meet safety standards that protect drivers and passengers who are not wearing their seat belts.