Category: Renee Boynton-Jarrett

Why do poor people smoke more?

March 26th, 2014 in 2014, CNN.com, Megan Sandel, Newsmakers, Renee Boynton-Jarrett, School of Medicine, School of Public Health 0 comments

CNN.com
By Megan Sandel, School of Medicine, School of Public Health
and Renee Boynton-Jarrett, School of Medicine

Crystal R. takes pictures of her neighborhood as part of Witnesses to Hunger. Among Crystal’s photos of piles of trash, abandoned lots and barbed wire fences is a striking picture: large advertisements for “special prices” of cigarettes promising “Kool — be true” that greet her on her way to shop for food…

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Earlier Onset of Periods May Not Mean Earlier Sex

November 11th, 2013 in 2013, Newsmakers, Renee Boynton-Jarrett, School of Medicine 0 comments

HealthDay News
Renee Boynton-Jarrett, School of Medicine

Girls who start menstruating at a younger-than-average age do not have sex earlier than their peers, according to a new study…

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“The age of menarche and the age of onset of puberty are not the same thing.”

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Child Abuse Might Alter Onset of Menstruation in Girls

August 4th, 2012 in 2012, HealthDay News, Newsmakers, Renee Boynton-Jarrett, School of Medicine 0 comments

HealthDay News
Renee Boynton-Jarrett, School of Medicine

Girls who are sexually or physically abused may start menstruating earlier or later than average, according to a new study…

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Study Finds Link Between Child Abuse And The Timing Of Menstruation

July 31st, 2012 in 2012, Newsmakers, Renee Boynton-Jarrett, School of Medicine, WBUR 0 comments

WBUR “CommonHealth”
Renée Boynton-Jarrett, School of Medicine

Might childhood physical and sexual abuse be so profoundly traumatic that it actually disrupts a developing woman’s hormonal system years later?…

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Childhood Sexual Abuse Linked To Early Menstruation

July 29th, 2012 in 2012, International Business Times, Newsmakers, Renee Boynton-Jarrett, School of Medicine 0 comments

International Business Times
Renée Boynton-Jarrett, School of Medicine

Childhood physical or sexual abuse has an impact on the age at which young women start their menstrual cycles, according to a study by Boston University School of Medicine. Researchers have established that children who encountered sexual abuse are more likely to attain menarche at an early age, while girls who have been subjected to physical abuse are likely to experience late menarche…

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Child abuse and adult obesity

July 10th, 2012 in 2012, Newsmakers, Renee Boynton-Jarrett, School of Medicine, Voice of Russia 0 comments

Voice of Russia
Renee Boynton-Jarrett, School of Medicine

Right now I’m going to be talking about the link that’s coming up in research between child abuse and adult obesity particularly amongst African-American women…

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Childhood abuse may contribute to obesity

July 5th, 2012 in 2012, Newsmakers, Renee Boynton-Jarrett, School of Medicine, United Press International 0 comments

United Press International
Renee Boynton-Jarrett, School of Medicine

The severity of sexual and physical abuse during childhood and adolescence may be linked to obesity during adulthood, U.S. researchers suggest…

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