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What’s your genetic destiny? More than half of parents want to know disease risks for selves, kids

March 9, 2015

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Would you want to know if you or your children had risk of hereditary cancer, a genetic risk for cardiovascular disease or carried the gene associated with developing Alzheimer’s disease – even if they were risks that wouldn’t be relevant for possibly decades...

Institute for Healthcare Policy & Innovation one of four sites for new National Clinician Scholars Program

March 16, 2015

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The University of Michigan, University of California Los Angeles, University of Pennsylvania and Yale University have teamed up to launch a new initiative to educate nurses and physicians together to serve as leaders, researchers, and change agents in health...

Boeing and QCRI Announce Speakers For The 2nd Annual MLDAS

March 7, 2015

Boeing [NYSE:BA] and Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI), a member of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development, have announced the speaker lineup for the Second Annual Machine Learning And Data Analytics Symposium (MLDAS) that will take place this week.


Naproxen Plus Acid Blocking Drug Shows Promise in Preventing Bladder Cancer

March 11, 2015

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — The anti-inflammatory class of drugs NSAIDs have shown great promise in preventing cancers including colon, esophagus and skin. However, they can increase the risks of heart attacks, ulcers and rare but potentially life-threatening bleeds.

A new study...

Raising minimum age to buy cigarettes will reduce smoking prevalence and save lives

March 13, 2015

ANN ARBOR—Increasing the minimum age of legal access to tobacco products will prevent or delay tobacco use by adolescents and young adults, particularly those ages 15 to 17, says a new report from the Institute of Medicine.

The committee that conducted the study included Rafael Meza,...

An indepth look at health care spending by those under 65

March 17, 2015

ANN ARBOR—Less than a week after the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a case that could have great impact on the Affordable Care Act, new research from the University of Michigan paints a picture of health care spending by the group most targeted under what has become known as...

Adler-Milstein gives Senate testimony on health IT

March 18, 2015

She addressed how the nation can better ensure that the substantial...