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In a stinging two-part analysis of the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision, SPH Health Law Professor Wendy Mariner takes issue with the court’s continuing “legal fiction” of extending the benefits of personhood to corporations.
Although potential risks to the developing fetus remain largely unknown, doctors are prescribing opioid painkillers to pregnant women with significant frequency, recent studies indicate. Those findings worry BUSPH researcher Martha M. Werler, whose own research has shown an association between first trimester use of opioids and neural tube defects, which are malformations of the brain or spine, such as spina bifida. Neural tube defects are one of the most common birth defects, affecting more than 300,000 births worldwide each year. A 2013 study by Werler, professor and incoming chair of the Department of Epidemiology and a senior epidemiologist at the
Women who are able to naturally have children later in life tend to live longer, and the genetic variants that allow them to do so also might facilitate exceptionally long life spans, according to a new study co-authored by a team of BU School of Public Health biostatisticians. The study, led by BU School of Medicine researchers and published in Menopause: The Journal of the North American Menopause Society, says women who are able to have children after the age of 33 have a greater chance of living longer than women who had their last child before the age of