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2012-06-26 06:23:24

U-M researchers found that residency programs are not consistent in interpretation of National Residency Matching Program rules ANN ARBOR, Mich., June 26, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Many hospitals offer residency programs for doctors in training, allowing them to complete the education needed to become practicing physicians. Hospitals find those residents using National Residency Matching Program (NRMP) rules, but a new study finds wide variation in the interpretation of those...

Freudian Theory Of Unconscious Conflict Linked To Anxiety Disorders
2012-06-18 04:55:28

New research, presented Saturday at the 101st Annual Meeting of the American Psychoanalytic Association (APSA), has reportedly discovered a link between Sigmund Freud's theory of unconscious conflict and conscious symptoms experienced by individuals suffering from phobias and other anxiety disorders. As part of the study, 11 subjects who had been diagnosed with anxiety disorders were given a series of "psychoanalytically oriented diagnostic sessions conducted by a psychoanalyst," the...

2012-05-31 10:24:58

U-M researchers found that condition has significant economic impact, demonstrating need for prevention and better management ANN ARBOR, Mich., May 31, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Care for patients with fecal incontinence costs $4,110 per person for both medical and non-medical costs like loss of productivity, according to new research from the University of Michigan. The prevalence of fecal incontinence is expected to increase substantially, as the elderly population in the U.S....

2012-05-14 02:25:58

Nearly 1 in 5 lower-income parents report costs forced their children to cut back on sports, according to U-M's National Poll on Children's Health ANN ARBOR, Mich., May 14, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In an era of tight funding, school districts across the country are cutting their athletic budgets. Many schools are implementing athletic participation fees to cover the cost of school sports. But those fees have forced kids in lower-income families to the sidelines,...

2012-05-11 10:32:14

Native bacteria help fend off invaders, study finds — suggesting ways to prevent or treat the effects of some dangerous forms of E. coli From tiny villages in developing nations to suburban kitchens in the United States, dangerous strains of E. coli bacteria sicken millions of people each year — and kill untold numbers of children. Now, new research from the University of Michigan Health System gives scientists a better understanding of what is going on in the...

2012-05-10 10:25:12

Native bacteria help fend off invaders, study finds - suggesting ways to prevent or treat the effects of some dangerous forms of E. coli ANN ARBOR, Mich., May 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- From tiny villages in developing nations to suburban kitchens in the United States, dangerous strains of E. coli bacteria sicken millions of people each year - and kill untold numbers of children. Now, new research from the University of Michigan Health System gives scientists a better...

2012-05-07 10:24:18

LANSING, Mich., May 7, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Michigan's University Research Corridor (URC) institutions continue to competitively rank among the top research innovation clusters in the nation in producing the high-tech, high-demand talent required for the 21st century, according to a recent benchmarking report. The annual report commissioned by the URC, shows the URC's member institutions -- Michigan State University, the University of Michigan and Wayne State University...

2012-02-22 13:16:00

U-M Memory Connection is answered by expert care team, connects patients to physicians, social workers, support groups and more ANN ARBOR, Mich., Feb. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Her diagnosis was scary: Alzheimer's Disease. So Myriam Torres was desperate for accurate information and help with coping with what the future might bring. "I must have had to make six phone calls before I got to the right place. It was so frustrating. I even had a social worker friend trying to help...

2012-02-22 13:04:00

About half of kids under age 5 in low income families drink twice the recommended serving of juice per day ANN ARBOR, Mich., Feb. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- To help keep at bay health risks such as childhood obesity and early tooth decay, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends limiting fruit juice in children age 1-5 to one serving per day. A new report from the University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children's Hospital National Poll on Children's Health shows...

2012-02-14 10:48:00

Line is first from U-M accepted to the U.S. National Institutes of Health registry, now available for federally-funded research ANN ARBOR, Mich., Feb. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The University of Michigan's first human embryonic stem cell line will be placed on the U.S. National Institutes of Health's registry, making the cells available for federally-funded research. It is the first of the stem cell lines derived at the University of Michigan to be placed on the...