Category: David Kaufman

Degenerative Phase and the Central Nervous System: Life Expectancy for MS Patients

January 21st, 2014 in 2014, Centers & Institutes in the News, David Kaufman, Newsmakers, RESEARCH @ BU, School of Public Health 0 comments

David-KaufmanScience World Report
David Kaufman, School of Public Health, Slone Epidemiology Center

Researchers from the Slone Epidemiology Center at Boston University took the first large scale study in the United States regarding mortality and a chronic disease of the central nervous system, multiple sclerosis (MS)…

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“Our findings are consistent with what has been reported elsewhere in the world. While the results apply only to the commercially insured U.S. population, that group represents more than two-thirds of individuals under age 65, and this is the first time an MS survival disadvantage has been shown in this country.”

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Have a headache? A stiff neck? Don’t go overboard on the pain medicine

April 29th, 2013 in 2013, David Kaufman, Newsmakers, School of Public Health 0 comments

Washington Post
David Kaufman, School of Public Health

Headaches, a nagging sore hip, a stiff neck after a day at the computer…

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“Medical conditions, particularly chronic pain, was a big driver.”

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