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‘Life-Enhancing’ Drugs May Be Overprescribed

Thursday, October 20, 2016
Irina Kozlenkova and human growth hormone

Doctors are more likely to prescribe growth hormones for a child who does not meet federal guidelines for the therapy if the child’s family requests it or if…

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MSU’s 3-D ‘Hand’ Tests Fingerprint Scanners

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Creating a 3-D replica of someone’s hand complete with all five fingerprints and breaking into a secure vault sounds like a plot from a James Bond movie. But…

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Is America Still an Empathetic Country?

Friday, October 14, 2016
empathy map of the world

A first-of-its-kind study that ranks nations by empathy puts the United States at No. 7, behind countries ranging from Peru to Korea to Saudi Arabia. While a top…

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Poor Health Literacy a Public Health Issue

Thursday, October 13, 2016

America’s poor record on health literacy is a public health issue, but one that can be fixed – not by logging onto the internet but by increased interaction…

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Plant Diversity Could Naturally Repel Crop Pests

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

A new study has unveiled why a field with a variety of plants seems to attract fewer plant-eating insects than farm land with just one type of crop….

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Teachers Could be Making Students’ Anxiety Worse

Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Peter DeCosta

The anxiety that comes with feeling like an outsider in the classroom can hinder students’ learning and, ironically, teachers could be making it worse, according to a new…

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Michigan Universities Studying Flint Water Filters

Tuesday, October 11, 2016
Flint, Michigan

Researchers from Michigan State University, the University of Michigan and Wayne State University are conducting studies to determine the best ways to manage the type of point-of-use water…

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Study May Help Doctors Uncover ‘Reproductive Coercion’

Tuesday, October 11, 2016
Heather McCauley

New research finds that men purposely are breaking their own condoms and pressuring female partners in their teens and 20s to go without birth control in order to…

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MSU Scientists to Lead Effort to Help Organic Cucurbit Growers

Monday, October 10, 2016

A team of Michigan State University (MSU) researchers will lead a project to develop new tools to help organic cucurbit growers address their most pressing needs with a…

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MSU Develops Website for Parents of Children with Diabetes

Wednesday, October 5, 2016
Katie Murray with website

Type 1 diabetes, which afflicts more than half a million children under the age of 14 worldwide, is a complex disease and parents often take responsibility for managing…

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