Category: Health News

Sugar-sweetened beverages and health

January 11th, 2013 in Health News

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.

BWHS Participant speaks about breast cancer survival

January 4th, 2013 in Health News

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.

Childhood abuse linked to adult-onset asthma

December 15th, 2012 in Health News

Read a ScienceDaily.com report of BWHS research looking at the link between childhood abuse and adult-onset asthma.  (12/2012)

Afro.com on the BWHS

August 29th, 2012 in Health News

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)

Abuse victimization and obesity

July 15th, 2012 in Health News

Read the Los Angeles Times article about the BWHS study that examines the link between childhood abuse and obesity.

Exploring sarcoidosis in the BWHS

May 15th, 2012 in Health News

BWHS preliminary research on sarcoidosis in black women reported by CBS.

BU takes on cancer: racial disparities

April 9th, 2012 in Health News

The online publication BU Today interviews BWHS Co-Investigator Julie Palmer, ScD regarding racial disparities and cancer. (4/9/2012)