Category Health & Wellness

In the heart of devastating outbreak, research team unlocks secrets of Ebola

November 16, 2017

In a study of blood samples from Ebola patients in Sierra Leone, the team led by UW–Madison's Yoshihiro Kawaoka has identified signatures of the disease that may aid in future treatment efforts.

Doctor, take your meditation

November 13, 2017

The Center for Healthy Minds at UW–Madison works to cultivate well-being and relieve suffering through a scientific understanding of the mind. Applying its teachings helps doctors better cope with the stresses of their profession.

Amid midterms, finals, one class is teaching students how to relax

November 8, 2017

With a midterm season that never seems to end and finals just around the corner, there’s very little time to relax, let alone simply take a breath. But one class on campus is helping students do just that.

Study: Yoga reduces falls among the elderly

November 2, 2017

Participants in a study saw significant improvements on two measures of walking gait, and on balance, after 8 weeks of yoga classes.

A little myelin goes a long way to restore nervous system function  

October 23, 2017

New research shows that in long-lived animals, renewed but thin myelin sheaths are enough to restore impaired nervous systems and can do so for years after the onset of disease.

UW–Madison joins national network to combat opioid epidemic, substance abuse disorders

October 13, 2017

With a new $3.8 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, researchers at the Center for Health Enhancement Systems Studies have joined a national network of Addiction Technology Transfer Centers.

Autism prevalence and socioeconomic status: What’s the connection?

October 11, 2017

Children living in neighborhoods where incomes are low and fewer adults have bachelor’s degrees are less likely to be diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder compared to kids from more affluent neighborhoods.

Collaborative at UW, American Family Children’s Hospital a ‘huge blessing’ for school nurses

October 5, 2017

The Healthy Learner Cooperative's goal is to promote collaboration among school nurses, educators, students, families and health care providers, including pediatric clinic nurses.

Center for Dairy Research helps entrepreneur create snack bar for young women

October 2, 2017

A new line of dairy-based snack bars developed to promote healthy eating and a healthy self-image among young women were created by a UW–Madison alumnus with help from UW–Madison’s Center for Dairy Research (CDR).

Exposure to pet and pest allergens during infancy linked to reduced asthma risk

September 21, 2017

Children exposed to high indoor levels of pet or pest allergens during infancy have a lower risk of developing asthma by seven years of age, new research supported by the National Institutes of Health reveals.

Talking to doctors: Never simple, but getting tougher: Could this help?

September 14, 2017

UW-Madison professor of family medicine Paul Smith is leading the development and testing of Care Talks to help people improve communication with the medical system.

Shelter Medicine, WVDL assist Dane County shelter with dog illness

September 9, 2017

“The shelter was on top of this very quickly,” says clinical assistant professor Sandra Newbury, who has been leading the response.

Study: Early farm exposure mitigates respiratory illnesses, allergies and skin rashes

September 6, 2017

Exposure to dairy farms early in life may dramatically reduce the frequency and severity of respiratory illnesses, allergies and chronic skin rashes among young children according to a collaborative study.