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Higher alcohol taxes strongly protect against binge drinking, according to a new study by BU School of Public Health researchers. The study, published in the journal Addiction, found that a one-percent increase in alcohol beverage prices from taxes was associated with a 1.4 percent decrease in the proportion of adults who binge drink. Most previous studies have examined the effect of taxes on average consumption, while the effect of taxes on high-level drinking has been controversial. “This is really significant for public health,” said lead author Ziming Xuan, assistant professor of community health sciences at BUSPH, explaining that binge drinking
Women of reproductive age with substance use disorders are more likely to show up in ERs with injuries, new study finds.
Women across the world are finding it harder to have kids. Researcher Lauren Wise is launching the nation’s largest Internet-based study of fertility to find out why. In 2006, as Lauren Wise was immersed in researching the fertility of men exposed prenatally to the now-banned drug DES (diethylstilbestrol), she and her husband decided it was time to begin their own family. At 32, the Boston University School of Public Health epidemiologist had already published dozens of papers about reproductive risks. But as the months ticked by fruitlessly, Wise gained personal insight into the same fertility quandary she had explored professionally.