Health

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An apologetic Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder was largely silent last year when criminal charges were brought against state officials over Flint’s man-made drinking water crisis, except to say some “bureaucrats” had failed residents and that he was focused on the city’s recovery.

WKAR Special Report: Marijuana in Michigan
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This week in our Marijuana in Michigan series, we’ve heard from veterans and others who say that medical marijuana has changed their lives. However, traditional medicine in not yet ready to embrace marijuana, as WKAR’s Scott Pohl found out when he talked with a local health official.


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With temperatures hovering around 90 degrees in Lansing, beating the heat was a goal for many people today.


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Part of a sheriff's department office in western Michigan has been evacuated after a detective became ill during testing of suspected narcotics.

Needle Exchange program
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Lansing is moving forward on plans to bring a needle exchange program to the city.

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Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness behind cataracts, but it’s treatable with early detection. Researchers at Michigan State University are developing a device that could help doctors caring for glaucoma patients know when it’s time to act.


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New research from Michigan State University suggests that people are skeptical of findings about health risks or new forms of medication—if the research was sponsored by a corporation.

Alison Virag McCann sets up her breast pump
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NOTE: WKAR first aired this story in January. We bring it to you again as Mother's Day approaches this weekend.

When a nursing mother returns to work, finding the time and a private place to use a breast pump can be challenging. We examine what that means for working moms on the Michigan State University campus.


MSU study finds hospitals put personal data at risk

Apr 10, 2017
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Hospital patients could be particularly vulnerable to personal information data breaches, according to recent research at Michigan State University.

A discovery made by Ayyalusamy Ramamoorthy, a research professor at the University of Michigan, could prove useful in treating Alzheimer’s.

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Doctors, parents and public health experts gathered in Lansing with one simple message: vaccinate your children.

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André Bachmann and his associates at the Secchia Center in Grand Rapids have been hard at work developing a new drug for cancer patients. It has the potential to be effective in treating neuroblastoma—a common form of childhood cancer.

 


MSU, WSU studies PTSD and stress regulation

Mar 17, 2017
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Researchers from Wayne State and Michigan State University have new details about how refugees, diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder, regulate stress.

Refugees diagnosed with PTSD are shown to handle stress differently than refugees who are not—even if they’ve experienced similar suffering.

It’s estimated that perhaps a quarter of all refugees entering the United States have PTSD.

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A Michigan State University breast cancer researcher has shown that effective treatment options can be predicted based on the way certain breast cancer genes act or express themselves.

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A dog that was badly disfigured and abandoned has a new nose, thanks to a team from Michigan State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine.


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