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Love thy neighbor? States that lower drinking age hurt others

While opponents contend that dropping the minimum legal drinking age from 21 to 18 or 19 will lead to more alcohol-related teen traffic deaths in those affected states, research shows lowering the age requirement will cause fatal crash rates to increase in neighboring states, as well. More >

Sex during adolescence doesn’t predict future HPV infection

An adolescent’s sexual behavior — or lack thereof — should not determine whether or not she gets vaccinated against the human papillomavirus to protect against future HPV infection, say researchers at the C.S. Mott Children's Hospital’s Child Health Evaluation and Research (CHEAR) Unit. More >

Falling like a skydiver reduces risk of hip fracture

Senior citizens could reduce their risk of hip fracture by nearly 70 percent if they learn to fall like skydivers, research suggests. More >

New U-M project probes Americans' values

As the fall elections draw near, a new research project is probing the values behind Americans’ political decisions. More >

Stillbirths, infant deaths lead to anxiety, guilt and stress
among obstetricians

Nearly one-in-10 obstetricians has considered giving up obstetric practice because of the emotional toll of stillbirths and infant deaths, a study finds. More >

Late-life remarriage: Stepfamilies make caring more complex

Late-life remarriage complicates caring for an ailing spouse, according to a researcher who is conducting one of the first known studies to focus on the challenges facing older remarried caregivers — a growing segment of the older U.S. population. More >

General Fund budget includes $107 M for financial aid

A modest tuition increase and the largest investment in need-based financial aid in University history are highlights of a $1.41 billion 2008-09 General Fund budget approved June 19 by the Board of Regents. More >

U-M-Ann Arbor applications reach historic high

The University received 29,794 applications from prospective freshmen for 2008, an 8.5-percent increase over last year and the highest number in University history. At the same time, applications from underrepresented minorities dropped slightly in what U-M officials predict is a temporary decline. More >

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