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Boston University School of Public Health
SPH This Week
 
 
May 29, 2016
 
 
DEAN'S NOTE
 
 
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On Discrimination Against Transgender Populations
The recent law in North Carolina reminds us of pervasive discrimination against transgender people nationwide. A note on the responsibilities of public health to this population.
 
 
 
NEWS
 
 
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Depression Lowers Women’s Chances of Pregnancy
Women who reported severe depression experienced 38 percent decrease in average probability of conception in given menstrual cycle.
 
 
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Focus Needed on Social Connections After Disasters
Mental health services needed in aftermath of disaster include support groups, targeting people in distress.
 
 
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Exchanging Students and Ideas with Mexican Public Health Institute
[VIDEO] Ahtziri Yoatzin Sánchez was first INSP student to take part in exchange program.
 
 
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Professor Calls for Yoga Research Improvement
Rani Elwy discussed gaps in literature on yoga interventions at International Congress of Integrative Medicine & Health.
 
 
 
VIEWPOINT
 
 
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FDA E-Cigarette Regulations Aren’t Just Wrong—They’re Dangerous
We need to reduce cigarette consumption in this country, not protect cigarettes from competition from much safer alternatives.
by Michael Siegel
 
 
 
IN THE MEDIA
 
 
New York Times
You Mean I Don’t Have to Show Up? The Promise of Telemedicine — article by Austin Frakt, associate professor of health law, policy & management.
 
Politico
SCOTUS Case Leaves Opening for Telemedicine — mentions podcast interview with Wendy Mariner, professor of health law, policy & management.
 
Harper’s Magazine
Hashtag Prescription — quotes George Annas, professor of health law, policy & management.
 
Christian Science Monitor
Should Gun Owners Register With the FBI? Hawaii Mulls First-in-Nation Law — references study by Michael Siegel, professor of community health sciences, and Emily Rothman, associate professor of community health sciences.
 
UPI
Depression Lowers Chance for Pregnancy, Study Says — references study co-authored by Lauren A. Wise, professor of epidemiology; Kenneth Rothman, professor of epidemiology; Elizabeth Hatch, professor of epidemiology; and Jaimie Gradus, assistant professor of epidemiology.
 
 
FEATURED EVENTS
 
 
Urban Health Seminar Presented by Pat Kinney, Columbia University: "Towards More Healthy and Climate-Friendly Cities"
Tuesday, May 31, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm, L311.
 
View the full SPH calendar.