Study Links Prenatal Mercury Exposure to ADHD Symptoms

October 9th, 2012 in 2012,, Newsmakers, School of Public Health, Sharon Sagiv 0 comments
Sharon Sagiv, School of Public Health

A new study highlights the difficulty pregnant women face while eating for two, finding that more mercury exposure leads to a higher incidence of ADHD symptoms, while more fish consumption — the main source of mercury exposure — leads to a decreased risk…

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Binge Drinking College Students Report Being Happier

August 20th, 2012 in 2012,, Newsmakers, Richard Saitz, School of Medicine, School of Public Health 0 comments
Richard Saitz, School of Medicine, School of Public Health

The negative effects of binge drinking are well-known, which makes the findings of new research released today linking binge drinking and reported happiness in college students troubling to many health experts…

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New Massachusetts Health Care Bill to Address Costs

July 28th, 2012 in 2012,, Alan Sager, Newsmakers, School of Public Health 0 comments
Alan Sager, School of Public Health

The White House says it drew inspiration from Massachusetts reforms signed into law by Mitt Romney when crafting Obamacare, which is supposed to curtail health care spending over the long haul…

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Fear of Movies: Is It Phobia, a Panic Attack or … Normal?

July 25th, 2012 in 2012,, Centers & Institutes in the News, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Donna Pincus, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Donna Pincus, College of Arts & Sciences, Center for Anxiety & Related Disorders

When Emilie Yount was in her 20s, she used to spend five days a week huddled in Chicago movie theater seats, “banging out” film reviews and blogs for publications like Reel Reviews and…

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For Some Men, Propecia’s Sexual Side Effects May Be Long-lasting

July 12th, 2012 in 2012,, Abdulmaged Traish, Newsmakers, School of Medicine 0 comments
Abdulmaged Traish, School of Medicine

Kevin Malley was almost 30, and he was starting to lose his hair…

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Ashley Judd Hits Back at Media for Plastic Surgery Speculation, Calling Her ‘Puffy’

April 10th, 2012 in 2012,, Newsmakers, Robert Sege, School of Medicine 0 comments
Robert Sege, School of Medicine

Ashley Judd slammed the media in an essay for the Daily Beast for raking her appearance on a Canadian talk show over the coals…

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Raspberry Ketones Frenzy Follows Dr. Oz Show

April 5th, 2012 in 2012,, Joan Salge Blake, Newsmakers, Sargent College 0 comments
Joan Salge Blake, College of Health & Rehabilition Sciences: Sargent College

A dietary supplement containing compounds from red raspberries has become nearly impossible to find in stores since Dr. Mehmet Oz proclaimed it a fat-buster and “The No. 1 Miracle in a Bottle” on his television show…

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Feminization Surgery Gives Manly Women the Feminine Touch

March 15th, 2012 in 2012,, Jeffrey Spiegel, Newsmakers, School of Medicine 0 comments
Jeffrey Spiegel, School of Medicine

Sarah, now 50, came out as transgender but was still “being clocked” as male…

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Restaurant Chains Get Makeovers

January 24th, 2012 in 2012,, Christopher Muller, Newsmakers, School of Hospitality Administration 0 comments
Christopher Muller, School of Hospitality Administration

Struggling to re-invent themselves, middle-market restaurants are tweaking menus, cutting prices and sprucing up decor. Even successful chains like Olive Garden are undergoing makeovers…

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Calif. Clinic Brings Free Dental Care to Developmentally Disabled

January 18th, 2012 in 2012,, Goldman School of Dental Medicine, Newsmakers, Steven Perlman 0 comments
Steven Perlman, Goldman School of Dental Medicine

For most adults, a cavity calls for a quick prick of Novocain and a 20-minute filling. But for 40-year-old Tina Lumbley of Moreno Valley, Calif., the routine procedure was a day-long ordeal…

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