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2013-09-12 23:02:12

The business and public health colleges at West Virginia University have joined forces to create a unique dual degree. This innovative program will equip public health students with critical business knowledge, making them valuable assets in today's health care world. Morgantown, West Virginia (PRWEB) September 12, 2013 The health care field now requires an increasing amount of business knowledge, which is why West Virginia University’s College of Business and Economics and School...

Popular Music May Serve As Major Source Of Promotion Of Alcohol Use Among Youth
2013-08-29 04:34:33

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Booze and music are two things that are often tied together, and that isn’t likely to change. However, the amount of references to particular alcohol brands appears to be on the rise in recent years. Four alcohol brands in particular stand out for dominating popular music with mentions in the lyrics. According to a study conducted by researchers at the Boston University School of Public Health and the Center on Alcohol Marketing and...

2012-09-07 23:02:15

An e cigarette study from the Boston University School of Public Health has shown that an electronic cigarette has a higher percentage of helping people stay away from smoking. In its support, http://electroniccigarettehub.org is giving away free trial kits to help tobacco smokers quit smoking. (PRWEB) September 07, 2012 The electronic cigarette study done by BUSPH suggests that 31% of their respondents quit smoking after six months of first purchasing the electronic cigarette. More...

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2011-02-09 08:40:00

A study led by Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) researchers reports that electronic cigarettes are a promising tool to help smokers quit, producing six-month abstinence rates nearly double those for traditional nicotine replacement products. In a study published online ahead of print in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, researchers found that 31 percent of respondents reported having quit smoking six months after first purchasing an electronic cigarette, a...

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2011-01-12 11:45:00

By Lisa Chedekel, Boston University Marketing efforts that encourage mixing caffeinated "energy" drinks with alcohol often try to sway young people to believe that caffeine will offset the sedating effects of alcohol and increase alertness and stamina. But a new study led by researchers from the Boston University School of Public Health and the Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies at Brown University has found that the addition of caffeine to alcohol -- mixing Red Bull with vodka, for...

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2010-12-16 13:38:18

In a new report that bucks the concerns raised by the Food and Drug Administration, a Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) researcher concludes that electronic cigarettes are much safer than real cigarettes and show promise in the fight against tobacco-related diseases and death. The review, which will be published online ahead of print this month in the Journal of Public Health Policy, is the first to comprehensively examine scientific evidence about the safety and effectiveness...

2010-09-28 20:24:50

Researchers from Boston Medical Center (BMC) and Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) have found that individuals who do not speak English at home are less likely to receive colorectal cancer screenings (CRC) as compared to those who do speak English at home. The findings, which currently appear on-line in the Journal of General Internal Medicine, suggest that patient-provider language barriers play a role in health-care disparities, and that providers should promote the...

2010-09-21 22:08:33

Anti-malarial drugs are being used inappropriately for sick children in Zambia with fevers and difficulty breathing "“ a problem that can be addressed by arming community health workers with a simple rapid-diagnostic test and a supply of antibiotics, a study led by a team of Boston University School of Public Health [BUSPH] researchers has found. In the study, published online Sept. 21 in PLoS Medicine, the research team from the Center for Global Health and Development at BUSPH...

2010-07-21 13:11:17

A new study led by a team of Boston University School of Public Health researchers suggests a link between polyfluoroalkyl chemicals (PFCs), industrial compounds which are widely used in many consumer products, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children. Published online, ahead of print, in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives, the researchers found "increased odds of ADHD in children with higher serum PFC levels." The researchers used data from the National...

2010-04-07 13:13:34

Women living in the northeastern United States are more likely to develop rheumatoid arthritis (RA), suggesting a link between the autoimmune disease and vitamin D deficiency, says a new study led by a Boston University School of Public Health researcher. In the paper, which appears online in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives, a spatial analysis led by Dr. Ver³nica Vieira, MS, DSc, associate professor of environmental health, found that women in states like Vermont, New...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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