Tuesday, May 10, 2016 - 11:39am

Despite the fact that an education acts as a protective factor against depression for most social groups, it is conversely a risk factor for depression among Black men, according to a recent University of Michigan study.

Soon to be published in Frontiers in Public Health, the findings suggest certain intersections of race and gender can lead to negative mental and physical health conditions with relation to education.

Friday, May 6, 2016 - 3:52pm

Electronic cigarettes are more likely to encourage traditional cigarette smokers to quit than cause non-smokers to begin, according to a recent University of Michigan study.

E-cigarettes — considered an alternative to traditional cigarettes since their introduction to the market in 2003 — are battery-powered products which vaporize a flavored liquid, which is inhaled by the user. E-cigarettes are sometimes used as tools to quit smoking. 

Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - 2:17pm

The Nyman Family Unit for Child and Adolescent Mental Health and Wellness, a new pediatric inpatient psychiatric unit within C.S. Mott Children's Hospital, opened April 4. The unit is a structural and technological improvement from the previous unit located in the Health System's old children’s hospital. 

Construction of the unit, which began about three years ago, was funded both by the University of Michigan and a donation from psychotherapist Jo Elyn Nyman. The unit can accommodate up to 16 pediatric patients through the age of 17.

Sunday, April 17, 2016 - 1:05pm

The cost of insulin to treat diabetes patients has tripled over the last 10 years while the costs of other non-insulin diabetes treatments have stayed the same, according to recent University of Michigan research, suggesting impacts on overall diabetes treatment choices.

Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 10:12pm
Heben Nigatu talks with co-host Tracy Clayton at a live recording of the BuzzFeed podcast "Another Round" sponsored by the School of Social Work at People of Color Collective in the Michigan Union Thursday.

Music from popular artists — including Beyoncé and Rihanna — blared in the Rogel Ballroom of the Michigan Union Thursday night while more than 300 students gathered to view a live recording of BuzzFeed’s popular podcast “Another Round” with Heben Nigatu and Tracy Clayton.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016 - 7:25pm
Debra Levantrosser, chief executive of Shimmy Shack, takes orders from SpringFest attendees on North University Ave. Wednesday.

Students gathered on the Diag and around campus Wednesday to celebrate a year’s worth of efforts in community service, discuss entrepreneurship initiatives and encourage one another through art and music at SpringFest. The annual event, sponsored by the organization MUSIC Matters, took place on the Diag as well as North University Avenue between Thayer and Fletcher streets.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016 - 12:14pm

Immigration raids conducted by local police, Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Border Patrol in recent years have had many mental and physical health effects on Latino family dynamics and the greater community, according to a recent University of Michigan study.

Monday, April 11, 2016 - 9:56pm
LSA sophomore Anna Giacomini and LSA freshman Nathan Wilson host the Mental Health Speakout in the League on Monday.

More than 60 University of Michigan students gathered in the Vandenberg Room of the Michigan League Monday night to tell stories, share experiences and support one another during a mental health speak out sponsored by LSA Student Government.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016 - 4:41pm
Dr. Vanessa Kerry speaks about her NGO Seed at the Nurse Symposium on Tuesday.

This week, students, faculty members and alumni from around the world celebrated the University of Michigan School of Nursing’s 125th year anniversary comprised of a series of events and lectures as part of a three day symposium on global health.

Thursday, March 31, 2016 - 4:46pm

Hash Bash — an annual April event when pot enthusiasts from Ann Arbor and beyond gather to smoke marijuana and meander around campus — will be on the University of Michigan’s Diag Saturday afternoon.