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Study finds 63% of teens have healthy relationship with digital technology

May 5, 2022

Researchers in the UW School of Medicine and Public Health say family rules on the amount of screen time teens are allowed are less effective in fostering good digital practices than focusing on the content of what they are viewing.

Osorio to lead UW Global Health Institute

May 3, 2022

Jorge Osorio, an expert in epidemiology, virology and vaccines, has been named the next director of GHI, which applies research, education and outreach to advance equitable and sustainable health in Wisconsin and around the world.

Reminder: Testing, masks and booster shots

March 30, 2022

Through the rest of spring semester, UW–Madison will continue to offer free PCR testing, antigen test kits, and surgical and N95 masks to students and employees. Mandatory testing of unvaccinated individuals is paused, effective April 4.

Understanding the human-animal interplay of COVID-19 and other diseases

March 30, 2022

Most human diseases don’t start — or end — with our species. Only by looking at the whole picture can scientists like UW–Madison's Tony Goldberg uncover the full story of viruses on Earth.

COVID questions: Are more severe colds and flu in our future?

March 24, 2022

Preventive medicine chief resident Devlin Cole from the UW School of Medicine and Public Health explains why discontinuing masking does not put us at risk of contracting infections that are more severe.

Nonprescription CBD product labeling largely inaccurate, study finds

March 24, 2022

UW–Madison School of Pharmacy students concluded that just 15% of CBD-infused oil, beverages and other products are labeled correctly, based on a survey of stores in Southwestern Wisconsin.

Researchers seeking study participants to lose weight — by phone

January 19, 2022

Log2Lose, an 18-month study, aims to help people build habits for a healthier lifestyle by sending them motivational text messages and providing an app to keep track of what they eat.

Balancing personal and community risk with the omicron variant

January 11, 2022

Devlin Cole of the UW School of Medicine and Public Health says, "Wear a mask, get vaccinated and boosted … you can still go out and do the things you want to do, but it’s going to take a bit more planning."