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Birth weight and diabetes

African-Americans born at low birth weight are at an increased risk for Type 2 diabetes later in life, a new study has found. Researchers at Boston University School of Public Health followed more than 21,000 women ages 21 to 69 who were enrolled in a large study of African-American women’s health for 16 years. Some […]

Depression linked to asthma onset in African American women

Depression and asthma—two of the most vexing public health issues in the United States—were once thought to have no connection. But a new study by School of Public Health researchers at the Slone Epidemiology Center has found evidence that depressive symptoms may be linked to the development of adult-onset asthma in African American women. The […]

Why medical research often ignores women

The picture remains tacked to Julie Palmer’s office wall: a female doctor and colleague from UCLA who died last year, age only 50, from lung cancer. “I was so sad when I learned about it,” says Palmer (SPH’85), a School of Public Health professor of epidemiology. “She was a Renaissance woman. She played varsity basketball […]