Category: Boston Magazine

Treating Addiction During and After Hospitalization Reduces Relapse, Study Says

July 1st, 2014 in 2014, Blogs, Boston Magazine, Jane Liebschutz, Newsmakers, RESEARCH @ BU, School of Medicine 0 comments

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Jane Liebschutz, School of Medicine

The simple act of recommending post-hospital addiction treatment and helping to facilitate that recommendation reduces relapses in opiate addicts, according to a new study by Boston Medical Center (BMC) researchers…

Expert quote:

“Unfortunately, referral to substance abuse treatment after discharge is often a secondary concern of physicians caring for hospitalized patients. However, our results show that we can have a marked impact on patient’s addiction by addressing it during their hospitalization.”

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10 Ways to Make Produce Last Longer

June 12th, 2014 in 2014, Blogs, Boston Magazine, Newsmakers, Rachel Reynolds, Sargent College 0 comments

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Rachel Reynolds, College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College

Three experts share ways to keep your fruits and veggies fresh…

Expert quote:

“Fruits and vegetables should be stored separately because some fruits release the chemical ethylene, which accelerates the ripening process.”

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Which Test is Best For Cervical Cancer?

June 10th, 2014 in 2014, Blogs, Boston Magazine, Elizabeth Stier, Newsmakers, Rebecca Perkins, RESEARCH @ BU, School of Medicine 0 comments

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Rebecca Perkins, School of Medicine
Elizabeth Stier, School of Medicine

Pap? HPV? Boston Medical Center researchers say it’s best to do both, with some caveats…

Expert quote by Perkins:

“We also must remember that the majority of cervical cancers occur in women who have not had any recent screening and that increasing HPV vaccination rates will also be important to reducing cervical cancer rates in the future.”

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Study Looks at Children Impacted by the Boston Marathon Bombings

June 2nd, 2014 in 2014, Blogs, Boston Magazine, Newsmakers, RESEARCH @ BU, School of Education 0 comments

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Boston University School of Medicine has already released a study which showed how veterans were impacted by the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings. Now, a new study, released by the American Academy of Pediatrics, looks at how the events affected children.

The new report, which was a joint study by psychologists from Boston University and Florida International University, says that while research has documented the psychosocial toll of terrorism on young people, most of that work was focused on large-scale attacks such as Sept. 11…

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Impulsivity a Risk Factor for Food Addiction, Study Says

May 14th, 2014 in 2014, Blogs, Boston Magazine, Newsmakers, Pietro Cottone, RESEARCH @ BU, School of Medicine 0 comments

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Pietro Cottone, School of Medicine

Remember the “you can’t eat just one” potato chip commercials? Well, it turns out that advertising campaign may have been on to something. Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) researchers have discovered that impulsive behavior, such as eating that whole bag of chips, may not be something that is easily controlled and could be a risk factor for food addiction and eating disorders…

Expert quote:

“While impulsivity might have aided ancestors to choose calorie-rich foods when food was scarce, our study results suggest that, in today’s calorie-rich environment, impulsivity promotes pathological overeating.”

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This Conversation Is Tapped: The Legal Drinking Age Is Just Fine As Is

February 25th, 2014 in 2014, Blogs, Boston Magazine, Newsmakers, RESEARCH @ BU, School of Public Health 0 comments

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William DeJong, School of Public Health

Boston University researchers say the facts don’t lie: keeping the legal drinking age at 21 has been a benefit to the safety of the general public, and all future conversations about trying to lower restrictions should be ignored…

Expert quote:

“I really do think we can draw the debate to an end. Certainly, at least, to the standpoint of public safety. And, as I have said to many people, there may be reasons people want to change the law, but public safety is not one of them.”

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The Governor of Maine Is Not a Narcan Fan

February 20th, 2014 in 2014, Alexander Walley, Blogs, Boston Magazine, Newsmakers, School of Medicine 0 comments

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Alexander Walley, School of Medicine

Even though New England is in a well-publicized heroin crisis, and Boston’s Mayor Marty Walsh has recently called for all first responders in the city to carry the opiate overdose reversal medication called naloxone, commonly known by its brand name, Narcan, not all government officials in New England are on board with the idea…

Expert quote:

“Now they have this tool that they can use to literally bring people back to life, and that is a powerful experience. It represents something that’s much bigger than just the medication.”

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Mayor Marty Walsh Wants First Responders to Carry an Overdose Reversal Medication

February 14th, 2014 in 2014, Alexander Walley, Blogs, Boston Magazine, Newsmakers, School of Medicine 0 comments

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Alexander Walley, School of Medicine

This past summer, the New York Times wrote, “Heroin, which has long flourished in the nation’s big urban centers, has been making an alarming comeback in the smaller cities and towns of New England.” And it’s no secret that Massachusetts has had its share of drug problems for a long time…

Expert quote:

“Now they have this tool that they can use to literally bring people back to life, and that is a powerful experience. It represents something that’s much bigger than just the medication.”

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Comparing The Cost Of Antibiotics for Children

February 11th, 2014 in 2014, Blogs, Boston Magazine, Hershel Jick, Newsmakers, School of Medicine 0 comments

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Hershel Jick, School of Medicine

We all know that the healthcare system in the U.S. has some serious issues, and that the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has led to renewed attention and debate on U.S. health care costs. And that the price of prescription drugs continues to be a major burden for many people. But what about when it comes to the cost of antibiotics for children?…

Expert quote:

“Unlike the variability in factors related to the cost of medical procedures and hospitalizations, prescription drugs have the unique advantage in that they are typically produced by a single or relatively few international pharmaceutical companies. Furthermore, a particular drug has the same chemical structure wherever it is produced.”

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Video of the Arrest-Free Boston University ‘Snowbrawl’ Fight

February 6th, 2014 in 2014, Blogs, Boston Magazine, BU in the News, BU Today, Newsmakers 0 comments

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The cops showed up and stood close by, but no Boston University students were arrested at this year’s massive snowball fight on the Esplanade.

As the heavy, damp snow started accumulating on Wednesday, students from Boston University used the opportunity to congregate along the Charles River and take part in a massive “Snowbrawl” fight…

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