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Research Brief

Novel viral treatment effective against devastating bone cancer

Researchers from the University of Minnesota partnered with Mayo Clinic to conduct a groundbreaking study that could offer hope for dogs, and potentially humans, diagnosed with osteosarcoma —  a devastating bone cancer predominantly affecting children, adolescents and young adults. 

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School-based mental health services can improve the well-being of children and adolescents

The mental health of young people across the U.S. is suffering: rates of anxiety, depression, and other mental health challenges remain high, and suicide is the second-leading cause of death. To address these challenges, school-based mental health (SBMH) services are being offered by some school districts as a way to identify and treat children and adolescents who may not have access to other mental health services. 

Critical care worker
Research Brief

Excess mortality during pandemic was higher among workers in critical occupations

While numerous news reports and previous studies have revealed disparities in COVID-19-related deaths among certain populations, including older adults, people of color, and people with pre-existing medical conditions, researchers at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health (SPH) have now added a new element to this conversation — differences in rates of death among workers in critical occupations during the pandemic. 

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Research Brief

Playing professional football may shorten players' lives

Several recent studies have concluded that professional football players tend to live longer than other “American men in general.” This research implies that the benefits of professional football, including physical fitness and affluence, may outweigh risks such as cardiovascular and neurological health problems. 

 Overhead view of a large group of food with high content of dietary fiber arranged side by side. The composition includes berries, oranges, avocado, chia seeds, wholegrain bread, wholegrain pasta, whole wheat, potatoes, oat, corn, mixed beans, brazil nut, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, broccoli, pistachio, banana among others.
Research Brief

U of M study suggests even more reasons to eat your fiber

Health professionals have long praised the benefits of insoluble fiber for bowel regularity and overall health. New research from the University of Minnesota suggests even more reasons we should be prioritizing fiber in our regular diets.