Category: Health News
Dr. Julie Palmer discusses the importance of research specific to women’s health and why women subjects are under-represented in much medical research in the Boston University publication BU Today article “Why Medical Research Often Ignores Women“.
Recent BWHS research that found a link between fast food burgers and the risk of becoming obese. Read about the study on WBUR’s Common Health Blog (a Boston area NPR news station) and the Jersey Tribune, an online news source.
Stress can have an adverse effect on health; BWHS researcher Patricia Coogan, PhD looked at the association between the experience of racism and the diagnosis of adult-onset asthma. Read about the study on ScienceDaily.com.
An article on thegrio.com features recent BWHS work looking at a possible link between a history of abuse in childhood and fibroids in adulthood..
Research brief published by the African American Collaborative Obesity Research Network titled “The Impact of Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Consumption on Black Americans’ Health”. (January 2011)
AACORN was founded in 2002 by BWHS Advisory Board member Shiriki Kumanyika, PhD. Dr. Kumanyika is an African American public health and nutrition researcher and professor of epidemiology at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine.
Hear a message from Sylvia Tyree. She is a breast cancer advocate and past president and board member of the organization Sisters Conquering Cancer, a Virginia-based non-profit that works to increase cancer awareness in African American communities. She is also a BWHS participant.
Read a ScienceDaily.com report of BWHS research looking at the link between childhood abuse and adult-onset asthma. (12/2012)
Read an afro.com article about the BWHS, with Advisory Board member Ellen Grant, PhD, LICSW-R, Principle Investigator Lynn Rosenberg, ScD and Co-Principle Investigator Julie Palmer, ScD (8/29/2012)
Read the Los Angeles Times article about the BWHS study that examines the link between childhood abuse and obesity.