Tag: University of Michigan

Earth’s water is older than the sun

Water Through Time Caption: This is an illustration of water in our Solar System through time from before the Sun’s birth through the creation of the planets. = Washington, D.C.—Water was crucial to the rise of life on Earth and is also important to evaluating the possibility of […]

Prenatal exposure to BPA affects fat tissues in sheep

Contact: Jenni Glenn Gingery jgingery@endocrine.org 301-941-0240 The Endocrine Society   SAN FRANCISCO-— New research suggests that fetal exposure to the common environmental chemical bisphenol A, or BPA, causes increased inflammation in fat tissues after birth, which can lead to obesity and metabolic syndrome. Results of the animal study […]

Anti-depressant link to Clostridium difficile infection

Contact: Hilary Glover hilary.glover@biomedcentral.com 44-020-319-22370 BioMed Central Certain types of anti-depressants have been linked to an increase in the risk of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) finds a study in BioMed Central’s open access journal BMC Medicine. Awareness of this link should improve identification and early treatment of CDI. […]

Study: Probiotics reduce stress-induced intestinal flare-ups

Contact: Shantell M. Kirkendoll smkirk@umich.edu 734-764-2220 University of Michigan Health System University of Michigan study helps explain benefits of probiotics for patients with stress-associated gastrointestinal disorders ANN ARBOR, Mich. – For those with irritable bowel syndrome who wonder if stress aggravates their intestinal disorder, a new University of […]

Chemicals in common consumer products may play a role in pre-term births : phthalates

2009 study posted for filing Contact: Laura Bailey baileylm@umich.edu 734-647-1848 University of Michigan ANN ARBOR, Mich.—A new study of expectant mothers suggests that a group of common environmental contaminants called phthalates, which are present in many industrial and consumer products including everyday personal care items, may contribute to […]

The combination of vitamins A, C and E, plus magnesium blocked about 80 percent of noise-induced hearing impairment.

Contact: Katie Vloet kgazella@umich.edu 734-764-2220 University of Michigan Health System Can vitamins and minerals prevent hearing loss? IMAGE:Glenn Green of the University of Michigan examines a patient’s hearing.Click here for more information. ANN ARBOR, Mich. — About 10 million people in the United States alone—from troops returning from […]

Cannabis smoking ‘permanently lowers IQ’

Teenagers who regularly smoke cannabis are putting themselves at risk of permanently damaging their intelligence, according to a landmark study By Stephen Adams, Medical Correspondent Researchers found persistent users of the drug, who started smoking it at   school, had lower IQ scores as adults. They were also significantly […]

Plain soap as effective as antibacterial but without the risk – Triclosan no more effective a soap

Contact: Laura Bailey baileylm@umich.edu 734-647-1848 University of Michigan ANN ARBOR, Mich.—Antibacterial soaps show no health benefits over plain soaps and, in fact, may render some common antibiotics less effective, says a University of Michigan public health professor. In the first known comprehensive analysis of whether antibacterial soaps work […]