• Significant Decline in U.S. HIV Diagnosis Rate

    There is evidence showing that the AIDS epidemic in the United States is slowing. A study shows that over the past decade, the rate of diagnosed HIV infections had fallen by one-third. While the reasons for the decline are not clear, experts say the decline is encouraging. Some have speculated that the decline is because most of the people who […]

    Significant Decline in U.S. HIV Diagnosis Rate
  • Percentage of Children with Abdominal Obesity Levels Off

    According to new statistics, the rates of abdominal obesity in children are leveling off after years of upward trends. These conclusions are based from a report conducted by the School of Public Heath at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. The rates of abdominal obesity in children have increased at a steady rate for 10 years, the rates have leveled […]

    Percentage of Children with Abdominal Obesity Levels Off
  • Heroin Use in Michigan Increases

    There has been a recent rise in heroin use in Michigan as drug-users switch from prescription drugs to heroin, which is a cheaper alternative. Since it is becoming more difficult to obtain prescription drugs, heroin has become the go-to drug for those seeking a cheaper high. Prescription drugs can sell as high as a dollar per milligram, bringing an 80 […]

    Heroin Use in Michigan Increases
  • Michigan Woman Catches Piranha’s Relative

    A Detroit woman caught a pacu fish, a South American fish and relative of the piranha, in a local lake last week, confirmed the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. The women, Holley Luft, was wishing at Lake St. Clair when she caught what she believed to be a blue gill. However, when Luft brought the 14-inch fish into better light, […]

    Michigan Woman Catches Piranha’s Relative
  • CDC Closes Labs After Scares

    Center for Disease Control Labs that are connected to anthrax and bird flu scares have been temporarily closed. This announcement came just days after vials of small pox were discovered in a Betheseda NIH medical laboratory. Also last month, 84 employees were potentially exposed to live anthrax bacteria that had been delivered from one lab to another. Because of this […]

    CDC Closes Labs After Scares
  • Bergdahl To Return to Army Unit

    Army Sgt. Bow Bergdahl could be returning to an Army unite as early as Monday.  Bergdahl has completed medical care and counseling in San Antonio and is set to return to a Texas post. Bergdahl has been interviewed my military officials about the five years he spent in captivity. Bergdahl was held by militants and released in May in exchange […]

    Bergdahl To Return to Army Unit
  • Cracking Down on Drunk Driving

    Michigan police will be targeting drunk drivers from now through July 15 as part of a Fourth of July initiative. The initiative exists in hopes of reducing fatalities. In 2013, there were 19 fatalities during the Independence Day weekend. The crackdown includes 150 police agencies in 26 counties including Eaton, Jackson and Ingham and involve police at the local, state […]

    Cracking Down on Drunk Driving
  • West Nile Virus in Michigan

    The first case of West Nile virus in Michigan was confirmed in Saginaw County by health officials. According to the Michigan Department of Community Health, tests have confirmed the presence of the West Nile virus in a mosquito pool in Saginaw County. In 2013, West Nile virus killed two and caused 34 serious illnesses in Michigan. The National Center for […]

    West Nile Virus in Michigan
  • Michigan Health Insurance Premiums on the Rise

    Most Michigan residents who buy their own health insurance will see their health premiums shoot up, according to state insurers. Insurers in the state are raising their premiums from 2.7 percent up to 21.6 percent. Michigan’s top insurers, including Blue Care Network and Blue Cross Blue Shield want to increase their rates by an average of 9.3 percent or 9.7 […]

    Michigan Health Insurance Premiums on the Rise
  • Michigan’s Incarceration Rate Higher Than Russia, Cuba and Iran

    According to analysis by the Prison Policy Initiative, while Michigan’s incarceration rate is below the national average, the rate is still high enough to exceed every other country in the world. Michigan’s incarceration rate is at 628 inmates per 100,000. The national rate is 716 people per 100,000 of population, but 22 states have a higher rate. Louisiana has the […]

    Michigan’s Incarceration Rate Higher Than Russia, Cuba and Iran

Featured »

Report Says FDA Daily Values are Outdated

Report Says FDA Daily Values are Outdated

June 25, 2014 at 1:39 pm

According to an article by Environmental Working Group, a group dedicated to helping people live healthier lives in a healthier environment by driving consumer choice and...

  • Friday the 13th Facts
    Friday the 13th Facts

    Today marks a special Friday the 13th because we also happen to have a full moon tonight. This is a rare event...

    June 13, 2014 at 1:33 pm
  • Nintendo Unveils New Games, Familiar Faces at E3
    Nintendo Unveils New Games, Familiar Faces at E3

    This week is the Electronic Entertainment Expo or E3, a week when gaming fans rejoice as developers reveal details...

    June 10, 2014 at 2:17 pm
  • Obamas to Retire to Asheville NC?

    In February of 2013, when the President made mention of potentially retiring to Asheville NC after his presidency,...

    June 9, 2014 at 8:42 am

Local News »

Southeast Michigan’s Ozone Action Day

Southeast Michigan’s Ozone Action Day

July 21, 2014 at 9:35 am

Monday, July 21, is Ozone Action Day for Southeast Michigan. The day was declared by the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments, and the day marks the...

  • Michigan Farmers Planting Less Corn
    Michigan Farmers Planting Less Corn

    While Michigan farmers are planting fewer acres of corn, the yields are expected to remain the...

    July 14, 2014 at 2:04 pm
  • AT&T Hiring in Michigan

    AT&T is currently looking to fill positions throughout Michigan. The company will be filling 95 jobs, which...

    July 3, 2014 at 2:10 pm
  • Michigan Meets Middle Age
    Michigan Meets Middle Age

    Recently released Census date reveals that Michigan is getting older. The median age in Michigan is now 39.5 years....

    June 26, 2014 at 5:10 pm

Politics »

Quinnipiac Poll: Obama Worst President Since WWII

Quinnipiac Poll: Obama Worst President Since WWII

July 2, 2014 at 4:46 pm

According to a new Quinnipiac Poll, 33 percent of respondents rated Barack Obama as the worst president since World War II.   George W. Bush was a...

Lifestyle »

Study Shows Friends Share Similar Genetics

Study Shows Friends Share Similar Genetics

July 15, 2014 at 2:02 pm

A new study published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences in the United States, says that we have more genetically in common with our friends than...

  • Eat Well To Protect Your Skin
    Eat Well To Protect Your Skin

    Sun, bug bites and heat can all take a toll on your skin this summer. With the right foods and nutrients, you can...

    June 19, 2014 at 8:32 am
  • Study Links Red Meat to Breast Cancer
    Study Links Red Meat to Breast Cancer

    Women of all ages have another reason to skip the hamburgers. A recent study suggests that women who eat red meat...

    June 12, 2014 at 9:08 am
  • Easy Steps to a Healthier You
    Easy Steps to a Healthier You

    Swimsuit season is upon us, and suddenly our thoughts turn to our fitness. The good news is that it can be easy...

    June 9, 2014 at 3:40 pm

Sports »

Graham Glasgow Sentenced to Probation, Community Service

Graham Glasgow Sentenced to Probation, Community Service

July 14, 2014 at 3:39 pm

Graham Glasgow, Michigan junior offensive lineman, Graham Glasgow was sentenced on charges of drunken driving.  He was sentence to 12 months of probation,...

  • Michigan Gives Fan Best Day Ever
    Michigan Gives Fan Best Day Ever

    Following in his father’s footsteps, Stephen Lozewski, 18, has been a Michigan Wolverines fan since he can...

    June 27, 2014 at 2:32 pm
  • Kyle Ahrens Commits to Michigan State
    Kyle Ahrens Commits to Michigan State

    Kyle Ahrens, a 6-foot-5 shooting guard, has made a verbal commitment in the 2015 class at Michigan State. Ahrens...

    June 6, 2014 at 4:32 pm
  • Russell Byrd Leaving East Lansing
    Russell Byrd Leaving East Lansing

    Michigan State guard Russell Byrd plans to leave East Lansing and spend his last year of eligibility at The Master’s...

    May 21, 2014 at 4:14 pm

Op/Ed »

Protect Against Mosquito Bites

Protect Against Mosquito Bites

July 21, 2014 at 2:15 pm

Fun fact: only female mosquitoes bite and only to provide the nutrients for making eggs. So that bite is just momma taking care of the babies. Mosquitoes are out in high numbers...

  • Trending Hate
    Trending Hate

    Usually, trends are about things people like. Shoes. Music. Movies. Overly-priced coffee. Sometimes, however, trends...

    June 27, 2014 at 8:38 am
  • A Public Service Announcement
    A Public Service Announcement

    It is just me or does Public Service mean less than it ever has before. It used to be that if you embarked on a...

    June 19, 2014 at 4:53 pm
  • Save Money on Gasoline This Summer
    Save Money on Gasoline This Summer

    As gas prices are creeping back up for the traveling season, many of us will be looking for ways to save on fueling...

    June 12, 2014 at 4:59 pm

Food »

Green Dot Stables

Green Dot Stables

July 21, 2014 at 9:56 am

At Green Dot Stables, located at 2200 West Lafayette in Detroit, is a restaurant dedicated to offering guests with the best dining experience possible....

Headlines »

Minimum Wage Will Not Be on Ballot

July 25, 2014 at 2:55 pm

A petition to raise Michigan’s minimum wage to $10.10 an hour failed to get enough valid signatures to put the issue on the ballot.  The state Board of Canvassers...

Things to Do »

R.E. Olds Transportation Museum Showcases Michigan’s Transportation History

R.E. Olds Transportation Museum Showcases Michigan’s Transportation History

July 21, 2014 at 2:18 pm

Discover Michigan’s role in transportation history at the R.E. Olds Transportation Museum, located at 240 Museum drive in Lansing. The museum allows...