Category: Patricia Coogan

Depression linked to asthma risk for black women

Futurity News Patricia Coogan, School of Public Health, Slone Epidemiology Center New research has uncovered a possible link between depression brought on by stress and adult-onset asthma in African-American women… Expert quote: “The hypothesized mechanism linking depressive symptoms to asthma incidence is stress and its physiological consequences—particularly, effects on the immune system and the airways.” […]

Could Depression be Linked to Asthma in Africa-American Women?

Science World Report Patricia Coogan, School of Public Health, Slone Epidemiology Center Previous research has shown just how the effects of depression can affect the body… Expert quote: “Our results are consistent with positive findings from three previous studies of depressive symptoms and asthma incidence conducted in smaller and primarily white populations. The hypothesized mechanism linking […]

Channel Blocker BP Meds Tied to Breast Cancer Risk

HealthDay News 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… Expert quote: “This was a good study, but it doesn’t mean doctors should stop prescribing calcium channel blockers, […]

Long-term use of popular blood pressure drug may raise breast cancer risk

Boston.com Patricia Coogan, School of Public Health, Slone Epidemiology Center Women taking a common class of drugs to control hypertension—called calcium channel blockers—may more than double their risk for breast cancer if they continue the medication for longer than a decade… Expert quote: “The finding raises a hypothesis that should be further studied, but we’re […]

Breast Cancer Risk May Be Increased by Blood Pressure Drugs

Bloomberg Patricia Coogan, School of Public Health, Slone Epidemiology Center Using a type of blood pressure drug for more than a decade may raise breast-cancer risk, a study found, the first potential link between long-term use of the popular medicines and the most common malignancy among women… Expert quote: “These findings raise a hypothesis. It […]

Some Blood Pressure Drugs May Raise Breast Cancer Risk

LiveScience Patricia Coogan, School of Public Health, Slone Epidemiology Center Taking one type of high blood pressure medication might increase women’s risk of breast cancer, a new study suggests… Expert quote: “This is not the first time that the specter of a link between [calcium-channel blockers] and breast cancer risk has arisen.” View full article