Category: School of Medicine

MED Researcher Ann McKee Makes TIME’s 100 Most Influential People List

Ann McKee “may have saved my life,” former San Francisco 49ers linebacker Chris Borland writes in TIME magazine’s annual list of the world’s 100 most influential people. Her research into chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), the progressive brain disease crippling many athletes and soldiers, persuaded Borland to abandon pro football after just one season. Joining McKee, a Boston University School of Medicine […]

Why Dining Out Can Increase Your Exposure to Hormone-Disrupting Chemicals

HealthLine Caroline Apovian If you’re trying to eat healthy, you know to avoid many restaurant meals that are high in fat and sodium… Expert quote: “Endocrine-disrupting chemicals have been purported to have caused the obesity epidemic, fertility problems, and a host of other ailments that seem to be increasing with [our consumption of] processed and […]

Addiction treatment policies pose risk to incarcerated patients

Boston Globe Zoe Weinstein I read with concern your recent article regarding the Trump administration’s promotion of Vivitrol, or naltrexone (“Trump opioid plan may lift Alkermes,” Business, March 27)… Expert quote: “There is emerging evidence that naltrexone is associated with overdose within two months of treatment. Promoting naltrexone, especially in a vulnerable population, is a […]

Reading programs may teach parents and kids more than literacy

Reuters Caroline Kistin Programs that encourage parents to read with their kids may teach more than just book smarts – a new study suggests they may also be associated with better behavior and emotional health… Expert quote: “Shared reading supports child cognitive development, helps children develop the ability to pay attention and cooperate, and serves […]