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After Hospital Stays, Research Finds At-Home Support Helps Stroke Victims Adjust

Wednesday, July 24, 2019
Stroke patient with therapist

Michigan State University researchers have found that many stroke patients feel unprepared when discharged from the hospital. Their caregivers feel the same. But when a home-based support network…

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Overdose, Suicide Among Leading Reasons for Deaths of New Moms

Wednesday, June 12, 2019
Overdose, suicide among leading reasons for deaths of new moms

Overdoses and suicides were among the most common reasons for mothers dying within a year of giving birth in California, according to a new study from Michigan State…

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Why a Smell Test Could Become Part of a Regular Doctor Visit

Monday, April 29, 2019
Lower face of a senior woman with lips ajar

A new Michigan State University study suggests that older adults with poor sense of smell may see an almost 50% increase in their risk of dying within 10…

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MSU Scientists to Study Bovine Microbiome Role in Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

Friday, April 26, 2019
MSU scientists to study bovine microbiome role in antibiotic-resistant bacteria

A multidisciplinary team of Michigan State University scientists designed a study to probe how the intestinal microbiome of dairy cattle affects antibiotic resistance, a problem plaguing farms across…

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Exercising Helps You Make Better Food Choices

Thursday, February 28, 2019
Photo of healthy food and food groups

A new study, involving a Michigan State University epidemiologist, has found another healthy benefit to exercising…making better dietary choices. The research analyzed 2,680 young adults in an intensive,…

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MSU Will Use $5M NIH Grant to Connect Dots Between Pesticides and Parkinson’s

Thursday, February 28, 2019
Crop field for pesticides and Parkinson's

A Michigan State University researcher is hoping to make a connection between pesticides, olfactory impairment and early symptoms of neurodegenerative diseases among aging farmers. Honglei Chen, a professor…

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High Pesticide Exposure Among Farmers Linked to Poor Sense of Smell Later

Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Tractor and Field

A Michigan State University study is the first to show an association between unusually high pesticide exposure and poor sense of smell among aging farmers. The research examined…

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High Speed Internet could be Key for Medically Underserved Areas

Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Ethernet Cable

Michigan State University researchers suggest improved broadband high-speed internet access in rural areas could support better care for patients in medically underserved areas. In a recent position statement…

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About 30 Percent of New Heroin Users Become Dependent in the First Year

Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Smoke Addition Drugs

It’s estimated that 300 to 520 people start using heroin each day in the United States. A new Michigan State University study now shows that about one-third of…

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MSU Scientists Improve Health for Children, Seniors through Better Nutrition

Tuesday, May 8, 2018
The Flint farmers market in Downtown Flint on Tuesday February 16, 2016.

Michigan State University scientists Amy Saxe-Custack and Jean Kerver had two separate, but common, ideas that could improve the health of those they serve in their communities. Now,…

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