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The study was so explosive that an entire Harvard conference was convened to debunk it: research published last year concluding that being mildly obese does not shorten life span, while being slightly overweight actually could lengthen it. Spearheaded by epidemiologist Katherine Flegal of the Centers for Disease Control’s National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), the research reviewed 97 weight studies covering almost three million people. It found that overweight people had lower death rates than people whose weight was normal and that mildly obese people didn’t die at greater rates than normal-weight people. Researchers call this counterintuitive conclusion the “obesity paradox.” Skeptics cautioned that the normal-weight
A new study suggests that celebrity disclosures can dramatically influence online information-seeking, which may prompt more people to seek screening and treatment.
Oct. 30 Lecture — Ebola: From the Front Lines Join medical and public health experts from BU’s Schools of Public Health and Medicine, the NEIDL and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health as they share facts about Ebola, firsthand experience in Sierra Leone, health system preparedness in Massachusetts and the US, quarantine, travel restrictions, ethical and legal issues, and research. This two-hour seminar will be held from noon-2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30, in Keefer Auditorium. Speakers: George Annas, JD, MPH, William Fairfield Warren Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Department of Health Law, Bioethics & Human Rights, SPH; Nahid Bhadelia, MD,