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.
A camera that can record 3-D images and video is under development at the University of Michigan, with $1.2 million in funding from the W.M. Keck Foundation.
While other 3-D cameras are currently on the market, the new design should be smaller and able to achieve higher resolutions.
Patients using medical marijuana to control chronic pain reported a 64 percent reduction in their use of more traditional prescription pain medications known as opioids, a University of Michigan study finds.
Empowering Flint Youth Through Digital Storytelling: A Case Study
An international team of engineers and biologists will gain unprecedented insights into how birds fly so efficiently, and then turn that knowledge to building unmanned aircraft with shape-shifting wings.
These planes should be lighter, faster and dramatically more maneuverable than today's stiff-winged aircraft.
Lake Huron's Chinook salmon fishery will likely never return to its glory days because the lake can no longer support the predatory fish's main food source, the herring-like alewife, according to a new University of Michigan-led computer-modeling study.
Exposure to lead during early development can alter the gut microbiota, increasing the chances for obesity in adulthood, researchers from the University of Michigan's School of Public Health have found.
Exposure to lead during early development can alter the gut microbiota, increasing the chances for obesity in adulthood, researchers from the University of Michigan School of Public Health have found.
Why are some male managers surrounded by a diverse group of subordinates while others only hire other men?
An organization's level of gender inequality may reflect its managers' political ideology, according to a nationwide study of male law partners by University of Michigan professor Seth Carnahan.