Category: Washington Post

Long-term birth control is the most reliable. So why do so few young women use it?

Washington Post Kristyn Brandi, School of Medicine For many women this college graduation season, the primary reason to see a doctor soon after graduation may be to get birth control… Expert quote: “The hormones released by IUDs stay locally in the uterus, says Kristyn Brandi, an OB/GYN at Boston University.” View full article

Trump officials turn to courts to block Obama-era legacy

Washington Post David Weil, Questrom School of Business “In his drive to dismantle President Barack Obama’s regulatory legacy, President Trump has signed executive orders with great fanfare and breathed life into a once-obscure law to nullify numerous Obama-era regulations…” Expert quote: “I do feel very confident in the regulation,” said Weil, now a Boston University […]

The White House calls climate change research a ‘waste.’ Actually, it’s required by law

Washington Post Anthony Janetos, Pardee School/ College and Graduate School of Arts and Science “The day that President Trump’s climate science-slashing budget landed last week, his government held a public meeting here to prepare the nation’s Southeast region for rising seas, wildfires, extreme downpours and other impacts of climate change.” Expert quote: “They’re trying to be […]

Surgeon general calls youth e-cigarette smoking ‘a major public health concern’

Washington Post Michael Siegel, School of Public Health The surgeon general on Thursday called the skyrocketing use of e-cigarettes among youth “a major public health concern,” saying that while more research needs to be done on its potential harms, policymakers should take strong action to keep the products out of the hands of the nation’s […]

Shadowy forces are fighting for control of your local movie theater

Washington Post John Carroll, College of Communication On a sweltering day this summer, a handful of protesters gathered outside an AMC movie theater in Times Square, holding red signs proclaiming “AMC = American Movie Communists.”… Expert quote: “The odds are that it’s the film-making community. They certainly have a dog in this fight.” View full […]