PHIS and BWHS featured in the 2010 issue of Research at Boston University

in Black Women's Health Study News, Pregnancy Health Interview Study News
December 1st, 2010

Safety in numbers

When the thalidomide tragedy of the 1960s revolutionized the drug regulatory system in the United States and elsewhere, the only group that did not benefit from the new safety net was the same group devastated by thalidomide’s destructive effects: pregnant women and their babies.

Location is everything

African American women who live in low income neighborhoods have a higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes than do African Americans who live in more advantaged neighborhoods — even if they have high educational levels themselves.

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Research at Boston University (2010)