Tag: Slone Epidemiology Center

Study Finds Frequent Experiences of Racism Associated with Greater Weight Gain among African American Women

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, March 4, 2014 Contact: Gina DiGravio, 617-638-8480, gina.digravio@bmc.org (Boston)–A recent analysis conducted by investigators from the Slone Epidemiology Center at Boston University has found that frequent experiences of racism were associated with a higher risk of obesity among African American women. The findings, which currently appear online in the American Journal of […]

BUSM Study Finds Decreased Life Expectancy for Multiple Sclerosis Patients

For Immediate Release, January 21, 2014 Contact: Gina DiGravio, 617-638-8480, gina.digravio@bmc.org (Boston) – The first large scale study in the U.S. on the mortality of patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) has been published and provides new information about the life expectancy of people with the disease. The study appears in the journal Multiple Sclerosis and […]

Depressive Symptoms Linked to Adult-onset Asthma in African-American Women

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, January 21, 2014 Contact: Gina DiGravio, 617-638-8480, gina.digravio@bmc.org    (Boston) – According to a new study from the Slone Epidemiology Center (SEC) at Boston University, African-American women who reported high levels of depressive symptoms had a greater likelihood of adult-onset asthma compared to women who reported fewer depressive symptoms. The study, which […]

New Study Evaluates the Risk of Birth Defects Among Women Who Take Antihistamines in Pregnancy

Contact: Gina DiGravio, 617-638-8480, gina.digravio@bmc.org (Boston) — Antihistamines are a group of medications that are used to treat various conditions, including allergies and nausea and vomiting.  Some antihistamines require a prescription, but most are available over-the-counter (OTC), and both prescription and OTC antihistamines are often used by women during pregnancy. Until recently, little information was […]

Experiences of Racism Linked to Adult-Onset Asthma in African-American Women

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 15, 2013 Contact: Gina DiGravio, (617) 638-8480, gina.digravio@bmc.org (Boston) – According to a new study from the Slone Epidemiology Center (SEC) at Boston University, African-American women who reported more frequent experiences of racism had a greater likelihood of adult-onset asthma compared to women who reported less frequent experiences.   The study, […]

Study Finds Socioeconomic Status Linked to Weight Gain and Risk of Obesity in African American Women

Contact: Gina DiGravio, 617-638-8480, gina.digravio@bmc.org (Boston) – Socioeconomic status across one’s lifetime is related to weight gain and risk of obesity in African American women, according to a new study led by researchers from the Slone Epidemiology Center at Boston University. These findings currently appear online in the journal Ethnicity & Disease. The researchers followed […]