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How to Boost Heart Health With Spring’s Fresh Produce

April 4th, 2014 in 2014, HealthDay News, Joan Salge Blake, Newsmakers, Sargent College 0 comments

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

Research shows that a diet rich in fresh produce goes hand in hand with heart health…

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“Tomatoes are delicious at their peak. When they are in season and locally grown, the price will also be much lower.”

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Easier Way for Doctors to Identify Substance Abuse?

January 16th, 2014 in 2014, HealthDay News, Newsmakers, RESEARCH @ BU, Richard Saitz, School of Medicine 0 comments

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Richard Saitz, School of Medicine

A single question may help doctors determine whether a patient has a drug or alcohol problem and the level of abuse, a new study suggests…

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“We found that single questions may be useful in both screening and preliminary assessment of substance-use severity. Instead of extensive interviews or long questionnaires, which are a barrier to screening in primary care settings, this approach may make it much easier to identify and appropriately address unhealthy substance use.”

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U.S. Health Spending Rising Modestly, Report Finds

January 7th, 2014 in 2014, Austin Frakt, HealthDay News, Newsmakers, School of Medicine, School of Public Health 0 comments

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Austin Frakt, School of Medicine, School of Public Health

Even as consumers dig deeper to pay for health expenses, overall health-care spending in the United States continues to expand at a relatively low rate of growth, a new government analysis shows…

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“Consumers, particularly those with employer-sponsored coverage, are largely unaware of premiums but more aware of out-of-pocket costs like deductibles and co-payments. Those are going up in the commercial market even as overall spending growth has moderated.”

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State Laws Can Help Curb Binge Drinking, Study Says

December 10th, 2013 in 2013, HealthDay News, Newsmakers, RESEARCH @ BU, School of Medicine, Timothy Naimi 0 comments

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Timothy Naimi, School of Medicine

Strong state alcohol control policies make a difference in efforts to help prevent binge drinking, a new study finds…

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“If alcohol policies were a newly discovered gene, pill or vaccine, we’d be investing billions of dollars to bring them to market.”

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Bullies More Likely to Engage in Risky Sex, Study Finds

November 12th, 2013 in 2013, HealthDay News, Melissa Holt, Newsmakers, RESEARCH @ BU, School of Education 0 comments

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Melissa Holt, School of Education

Teenage bullies are prone to engage in risky sexual behavior, a new study finds…

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“Findings from this study add to our understanding of the ways in which bullying affects youth and provide preliminary evidence that bullies and bullies who are also victims might be at heightened risk for sexual risk-taking behaviors.”

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Boston Bombing Triggered Flashbacks in Vets With PTSD, Study Finds

November 11th, 2013 in 2013, HealthDay News, Mark Miller, Newsmakers, RESEARCH @ BU 0 comments

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Mark Miller, School of Medicine

Boston-area veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) experienced flashbacks, disturbing memories and other psychological effects after the Boston Marathon bombing, according to a new study…

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“The effects felt by the veterans were likely due to thematic similarities between the Marathon explosions and the veterans’ own traumatic combat experiences, especially for those deployed to recent conflicts characterized by attacks involving improvised explosive devices.”

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Intensive Substance-Abuse Treatment Fails to Deliver Better Results: Study

September 17th, 2013 in 2013, HealthDay News, Newsmakers, RESEARCH @ BU, Richard Saitz, School of Medicine 0 comments

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Richard Saitz, School of Medicine

Treating drug and alcohol addiction with a concentrated approach called chronic care management may be no more effective than a single medical appointment and addiction referral, according to a new study…

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“We were completely surprised by the result. We put everything into this, and we were surprised that even doing that didn’t lead to differences compared to not doing any of it.”

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States With More Gun Owners Have More Gun-Related Murders: Study

September 13th, 2013 in 2013, HealthDay News, Michael Siegel, Newsmakers, RESEARCH @ BU, School of Public Health 0 comments

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Michael Siegel, School of Public Health

The more gun owners in a state, the higher its rate of gun-related murders, according to a new study…

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“Understanding the relationship between the prevalence of gun ownership — and therefore the availability of guns — and firearm-related mortality is critical to guiding decisions regarding recently proposed measures to address firearm violence.”

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Channel Blocker BP Meds Tied to Breast Cancer Risk

August 7th, 2013 in 2013, HealthDay News, Newsmakers, Patricia Coogan, School of Public Health 0 comments

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Patricia Coogan, School of Public Health, Slone Epidemiology Center

Postmenopausal women who use a type of blood pressure-lowering medication called a calcium channel blocker may have increased odds of developing breast cancer, new research suggests…

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“This was a good study, but it doesn’t mean doctors should stop prescribing calcium channel blockers, because it is an observational study. I don’t think women should be concerned yet,” Coogan added. “These findings need to be replicated before anything in clinical practice is undertaken.”

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1 in 3 Young Americans Has Suffered Dating Violence: Survey

July 31st, 2013 in 2013, Emily Rothman, HealthDay News, Newsmakers, School of Public Health 0 comments

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Emily Rothman, School of Public Health

More than one-third of U.S. teens and young adults say they’ve suffered abuse during dating and about one-third say they’ve been perpetrators of abuse, new research finds…

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“It is sorely disappointing that we have not seen improvements in the prevalence of dating violence in the past 12 years, but there is a clear reason for it. We spend virtually no money on dating violence prevention or education in schools and communities. Problems don’t change unless you try to fix them.”

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