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E-Cigarettes A Growing Concern Among Parents
2013-12-19 05:50:12

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Nearly half of US parents are concerned that their sons and daughters will use e-cigarettes, and 44 percent of all adults are concerned that the devices will encourage children and teenagers to start using actual tobacco products, according to new research conducted by the University of Michigan. Furthermore, the Ann Arbor-based university’s C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health reported that 86...

Public Poll Says Most Research Should Focus On Childhood Cancer
2013-09-23 14:20:56

[ Watch the Video: Childhood Cancer Should Be Top Childhood Research Priority ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online According to a new poll by the University of Michigan on Children's Health, childhood cancer should be a top priority for children's health researchers. The new poll found that 76 percent of adults rated research into childhood cancers as "very important," which was followed by diabetes at 70 percent. Birth defects and other genetic problems received a...

Ban On Smoking In Cars With Kids Popular
2013-07-22 14:58:47

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Banning smoking in cars with kids inside is a popular idea, according to a new survey from researchers at the University of Michigan (U-M). The researchers surveyed 1,996 adults over the age of 18 and found that 82 percent supported the idea of banning smoking in cars when children under 13 are riding in the vehicle. Despite the popularity of the idea, only seven states actually have laws on the books that prohibit this action....

Many Adults Don't Know Their Whooping Cough Vaccine Status
2013-06-18 06:08:31

[ Watch the Video: Adults Don´t Know Child´s Whooping Cough Vaccine Status ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Although a working vaccine was developed around 90 years ago, cases of whooping cough, known by the medical term pertussis, persist in the United States, with about 28,000 cases in 2010 — according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A new University of Michigan survey found 61 percent of adults say they aren´t sure when...

Study Drugs: Parents Just Don't Get It
2013-05-21 05:32:06

[ Watch the Video: One in Ten Teens Using Study Drugs ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While the signs and dangers of recreational drug use such as painkillers or LSD are well-known to teens and their parents, a new survey shows the disconnect between parents and their kids when it comes to the use of so-called study drugs. Study drugs are actually medications developed to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), such as Adderall and Ritalin. Many...

2013-05-14 13:24:30

New University of Michigan poll shows 4 out of 5 report they´d favor medical care for children where research for new prevention strategies and medical treatment occurs Four out of five parents and grandparents in Michigan say they´d rather take children to a hospital that does medical research for children than one that does not, according to a new poll from the University of Michigan. A new study from the Michigan Child Health Research Priorities team at C.S. Mott...

Over 40 Percent Of Parents Misuse Cough Medicine On Children
2013-04-23 09:19:13

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Over 40 percent of parents improperly use over-the-counter cough and cold medicine to treat children under the age of four, according to the most recent University of Michigan CS Mott Children's Hospital National Poll on Children's Health. According to the researchers, children can get up to 10 colds each year. But when their mothers and fathers given them medicine to treat the ailment, they often disregard label warnings and give...

2011-08-09 15:00:00

Efforts to improve health care quality likely limited if disparities are not a focus ANN ARBOR, Mich., Aug. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Over a decade ago, health care experts declared the quality of health care in the United States is too low. In the years since, hospitals, doctors and other health care professionals have worked to improve the quality of care. In fact, national health care reform, called the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), passed in 2010 has a...

2011-02-24 14:23:00

U-M physicians call for national curriculum in health policy at medical schools in New England Journal of Medicine article ANN ARBOR, Mich., Feb. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Changing medical student and resident education to include instruction in how health care systems function is critical, especially with the implementation of national health care reforms, University of Michigan physicians say. In an article published Feb. 24 by the New England Journal of Medicine, two U-M...

2009-10-01 07:57:03

U-M researchers' findings show students could benefit from curriculum that teaches more medical economics, better explains insurance strategies Less than half of graduating medical students in the U.S. say they received adequate training in understanding health care systems and the economics of practicing medicine, according to a study conducted by the University of Michigan Medical School. The national survey of more than 58,000 medical students from 2003-2007 showed an overwhelming majority...


Word of the Day
glogg
  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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