Spring Fever series: What is Spring Fever and do I have it?

April 17th, 2014 in 2014,, Newsmakers, Sanford Auerbach, School of Medicine 0 comments
Sanford Auerbach, School of Medicine

What is Spring Fever, and do I have it?  Comedian and actor, Robin Williams had it right, “Spring is nature’s way of saying, “Let’s party!” As I sit here today feeling a little lethargic and at the same time antsy, I can’t quite seem to put my finger on what it is I need to do next. Spring is a time when the energy levels are so high that it is sometimes hard to slow down and relax…

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J’adore this news: Canadian E-Cig Company Launches E-Cigs For Her

April 10th, 2014 in 2014,, Michael Siegel, Newsmakers, School of Public Health 0 comments
Michael Siegel, School of Public Health

A popular Canadian electronic cigarette company based in Calgary, AB, is pushing the envelope in a creative and unique fashion that proves they are leaders in the tobacco harm reduction movement…

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“While it is well-recognized that nicotine plays a role in smoking addiction, little attention has been given to the behavioral aspects of the addiction. These devices simulate the smoking experience, which appears to make them effective as a smoking cessation tool.”

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World Cancer Day: Alcohol is a carcinogen

February 4th, 2014 in 2014,, Newsmakers, School of Medicine, Timothy Naimi 0 comments
Timothy Naimi, School of Medicine

The Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) uses Feb. 4 as World Cancer Day to focus on debunking the myths about the world’s leading killer. For 2014, the organization emphasizes the fifth point in their World Cancer Declaration: “Reduce stigma and dispel myths about cancer.” One of many myths is that drinking alcohol is safe…

Expert quote:

“Alcohol is a big preventable cancer risk factor that has been hiding in plain sight.”

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Mayor Rob Ford now has higher approval ratings than President Obama

November 24th, 2013 in 2013, College of Communication,, Newsmakers, Politics, Tobe Berkovitz 0 comments
Tobe Berkovitz, College of Communication

The one thing that Republicans learned in the last election is: ignore the polls at your own peril…

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Hypothyroidism treatment does not equal weight loss, caution researchers

October 23rd, 2013 in 2013, Elizabeth Pearce,, Newsmakers, RESEARCH @ BU, School of Medicine 0 comments
Elizabeth Pearce, School of Medicine

The symptoms of hypothyroidism are well known: Weight gain, brain fog, thinning hair and feeling cold…

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“We found that modest weight loss following initiation of levothyroxine treatment for hypothyroidism occurs in only about half of patients.”

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Mushrooms are effective sources for vitamin D

April 23rd, 2013 in 2013,, Michael Holick, Newsmakers, RESEARCH @ BU, School of Medicine 0 comments
Michael Holick, School of Medicine

Got mushrooms? A recent study has caused a bit of an uproar within the health and fitness industry today, as it found that mushrooms can be just as effective as supplements for raising serum vitamin D levels…

Expert quote:

“These results provide evidence that ingesting mushrooms that have been exposed to ultraviolet light and contain vitamin D2 are a good source of vitamin D that can improve the vitamin D status of healthy adults.”

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Superbowl Snacks

January 17th, 2013 in 2013,, Joan Salge Blake, Newsmakers, Sargent College 0 comments

Joan Salge
Joan Salge Blake, College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College

It’s getting to be that time again…

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Massachusetts innovators named to top inventors list

January 8th, 2013 in 2013, Barbara Gilchrest, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, College of Engineering,, James Collins, Mark Grinstaff, Newsmakers, RESEARCH @ BU, School of Medicine, Theodore Moustakas 0 comments
James Collins, College of Engineering
Barbara  Gilchrest, School of Medicine
Mark Grinstaff, College of Arts & Sciences
Theodore Moustakas, College of Engineering

Honored for their “exceptional achievements” in creating inventions that have made a “tangible impact on (the) quality of life,” 12 Massachusetts-based academic leaders have been added to a list of the 101 top scientists, innovators and leaders named as the 2012 Charter Fellows of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI)…

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Calling all angels not encouraging our worst instincts: Fiscal cliff

December 10th, 2012 in 2012, College of Communication,, Newsmakers, Tobe Berkovitz 0 comments

Tobe Berkovitz, College of Communication

Niall Stanage, from The Hill, provides a brilliant description of the Obama-Boehner situation this morning as “the leaders” embark on a new week of what may be anticipated as historical achievement, according to him…

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‘La Travitata’ closes the Fringe Festival with a mix of opera and theater

October 27th, 2012 in 2012, College of Fine Arts,, Newsmakers, William Lumpkin 0 comments
William Lumpkin, College of Fine Arts

Last night’s long awaited production of “La Traviata” concluded the 2012 Fall Fringe Festival with aplomb…

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