‘Take your meds’ texts could help manage HIV

Category: RESEARCH @ BU

To cut HIV in Botswana, get teens to 10th grade

Futurity News Jacob Bor, School of Public Health Time spent in school after ninth grade substantially cuts the risk of people—especially girls—in Botswana getting HIV, experts report… Expert quote: “Our study is among the first to link secondary schooling causally not just to risk behaviors but to HIV infection itself. The fact that our findings are […]

Baby Buzz – Why are Boston tots drinking so much coffee?

Boston Magazine Anne Merewood, School of Medicine The new Starbucks order: a venti dark roast for me, and a bottle for the kid, please… Expert quote: “Our results show that many infants and toddlers in Boston—and perhaps in the U.S.—are being given coffee, and that this could be associated with cultural practices.” View full article

Changes in task-based effective connectivity in language networks following rehabilitation in post-stroke patients with aphasia

Frontiers in Human Neuroscience By Swathi Kiran, College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College In this study, we examined regions in the left and right hemisphere language network that were altered in terms of the underlying neural activation and effective connectivity subsequent to language rehabilitation… View full article by expert Swathi Kiran

Prostate drug makes erectile dysfunction worse

Futurity News Abdulmaged Traish, School of Medicine Men who use the drug finasteride to treat an enlarged prostate may experience serious side effects, including worsening erectile dysfunction and decreased testosterone levels leading to hypogonadism, a condition in which there is little to no production of sex hormones… Expert quote: “Since sexual function is considered an […]