Public Health

How health insurance binds neighbors together

How health insurance binds neighbors together

Access to health insurance can help hold a community together socially, and lack of it can help fray neighborhood cohesion, report researchers. The study, published...
In a hurry to have sex, cocaine users may skip condoms

In a hurry to have sex, cocaine users may skip condoms

Cocaine use has long been tied anecdotally to impulsive behavior, including risky sex, but scientifically rigorous evidence of the link has been hard to...
These cells may explain why smoking causes lung cancer

These cells may explain why smoking causes lung cancer

Years of painstaking tissue analysis have lead researchers to basal stem cells as the likely culprits that trigger a major lung cancer closely tied...
Ebola vaccine is 100% effective after 10 days

Ebola vaccine is 100% effective after 10 days

An international group of researchers associated with the World Health Organization published its final report on the Ebola vaccine trial in Guinea, finding that...
U-M pathologist: Why we need you to donate blood now

U-M pathologist: Why we need you to donate blood now

The act of giving blood is quick, relatively painless and can offer a crucial lifeline to a person in need. A nationwide blood shortage, however,...
The fish we eat could soon be eating more mercury

The fish we eat could soon be eating more mercury

A highly toxic form of mercury could jump by 300 to 600 percent in zooplankton—tiny animals at the base of the marine food chain—if...
History reveals the hazards of dismantling trade protection

History reveals the hazards of dismantling trade protection

As the UK prepares to leave the EU, trade regimes are being reconfigured. Research into 19th-century trade regulations by Carolyn Cobbold, historian of science,...
Most primary care doctors 'strongly endorse' key elements of the Affordable Care Act

Most primary care doctors ‘strongly endorse’ key elements of the Affordable Care Act

Proponents of repealing the Affordable Care Act, including President Donald Trump's nominee for Secretary of Health and Human Services, Tom Price, have argued that...
Harmful chemicals removed from products often replaced with something as bad or worse

Harmful chemicals removed from products often replaced with something as bad or worse

The harmful, hormone-disrupting chemical BPA, or bisphenol-A, has been removed from baby bottles and other plastic products—but that doesn’t mean consumers should rest easy,...
Repeal all of Obamacare? Primary care physicians not in favor

Repeal all of Obamacare? Primary care physicians not in favor

Results of a random sample survey of 426 primary care physicians by a team of researchers found that the majority does not support repealing...