Category: New York Times

Is Vaping Worse Than Smoking?

January 27th, 2015 in 2015, Michael Siegel, New York Times, Newsmakers, School of Public Health 0 comments

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Michael Siegel, School of Public Health

So I suppose you heard about the latest e-cigarette study, the one that said that the vapors e-cigarette users inhale contain multiple forms of formaldehyde…

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Autism Diagnosis in Siblings Serves as Poor Indicator of Risk

January 26th, 2015 in 2015, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Helen Tager-Flusberg, New York Times, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Helen Tager-Flusberg, College of Arts & Sciences

Most siblings with a diagnosis of autism do not share the same genetic risk factors for the disorder and are as distinct in their behaviors as any brothers and sisters, scientists reported on Monday, in a study that came as a surprise to many doctors, if not to parents…

Expert quote:

“This study makes us step back and realize we’re not necessarily going to get as much predictive value out of genetic mapping as we thought.”

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In New Congress, Wall St. Pushes to Undermine Dodd-Frank Reform

January 13th, 2015 in 2015, Centers & Institutes in the News, Cornelius Hurley, New York Times, Newsmakers, School of Law 0 comments

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Cornelius Hurley, School of Law, Center for Finance, Law & Policy

In the span of a month, the nation’s biggest banks and investment firms have twice won passage of measures to weaken regulations intended to help lessen the risk of another financial crisis, setting their sights on narrow, arcane provisions and greasing their efforts with a surge of lobbying and campaign contributions…

Expert quote:

“They have been very expert at controlling the narrative thus far.”

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For Heroin Users, Less May Reduce Immune Cells

December 22nd, 2014 in 2014, Jeffrey Samet, New York Times, Newsmakers, RESEARCH @ BU, School of Medicine 0 comments

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Jeffrey Samet, School of Medicine

Occasional heroin use may be worse for the immune system than continual heroin use, according to a new study…

Expert quote:

“That was a surprise, and we don’t know why it happened. Chance?”

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For Some Hotel Employees, It’s Home for the Holidays

December 16th, 2014 in 2014, Michael Oshins, New York Times, Newsmakers, School of Hospitality Administration 0 comments

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Michael Oshins, School of Hospitality Administration

Hotel employees often do not spend the holidays at home with their families. They are in the travel business, after all, a year-round industry…

Expert quote:

“If their occupancy rate is 30 percent or less, they may as well give everyone the day off.”

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China’s E-Cigarette Boom Lacks Oversight for Safety

December 14th, 2014 in 2014, Avrum Spira, New York Times, Newsmakers, School of Medicine 0 comments

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Avrum Spira, School of Medicine

In a grimy workshop, among boiling vats of chemicals, factory workers are busy turning stainless steel rods into slender tube casings, a crucial component of electronic cigarettes…

Expert quote:

“We need to understand what e-cigarettes are made of and the manufacturing process is a critical part of that understanding.”

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The cult of the bulletproof coffee diet

December 13th, 2014 in 2014, Joan Salge Blake, New York Times, Newsmakers, Sargent College 0 comments

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

When Jimmy Fallon handed the actress Shailene Woodley a mug of coffee blended with butter on “The Tonight Show” in October, she didn’t recoil…

Expert quote:

“The No. 1 driver of food choices among consumers is taste. If individuals continue to enjoy the taste of their coffee prepared this way, they will continue to consume it. Whether it has long-term effects on weight management remains to be seen.”

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Why Most People Won’t Shop Again for Health Insurance

December 11th, 2014 in 2014, Keith M. Marzilli Ericson, New York Times, Newsmakers, School of Management 0 comments

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Keith Marzilli Ericson, School of Management

You may have noticed when you last subscribed to a magazine that the company put you on an automatic renewal plan…

Expert quote:

“It can be overwhelming. If you make the choice really, really complex, people tend to back away.”

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Many States Will Be Unprepared if Court Weakens Health Law

December 11th, 2014 in 2014, David K. Jones, New York Times, Newsmakers, School of Public Health 0 comments

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David K. Jones, School of Public Health

A Supreme Court ruling this spring could upend health insurance markets in at least 34 states, eliminating the federal subsidies that make coverage affordable for millions of Americans…

Expert quote:

“This is really going to be much more difficult for states to do quickly than a lot of people think.”

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For Uber, Airbnb and Other Companies, Customer Ratings Go Both Ways

December 1st, 2014 in 2014, Christopher Muller, New York Times, Newsmakers, School of Hospitality Administration 0 comments

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Christopher Muller, School of Hospitality Administration

Travelers are often asked to review their hotel, restaurant and car service. But increasingly, it goes both ways…

Expert quote:

“The worst customers demand too much, complain too much and cost too much. It sounds draconian, but not all customers are created equal.”

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