Wed 7 Jun | Time

The truth about weight gain and pregnancy

Emily Oster, professor of economics at Brown University and author of "Expecting Better," commented on the topic of weight gain and pregnancy by saying, "If anything, you should probably be more concerned about gaining too little weight than too much."
Tue 6 Jun | The New York Post

Kids exposed to lead may have higher rates of criminal activity: report

Anna Aizer, associate professor of economics, commented on a Brookings Institution report that suggests a link between exposure to lead and incarceration rates. One of the studies listed in the Brookings report was conducted by Aizer, who told New York Post, “There’s increasing evidence that blood-lead levels at older ages [age 6 through second graders] are predictive of worse outcomes, like IQ.”
Tue 6 Jun | Consumer Affairs

Sleep apnea in pregnant women poses major risk to newborns

Sleep apnea is a condition that can affect anyone and has serious medical implications, but a new study led by Brown University researcher Ghada Bourjeily shows that it may be particularly harmful to pregnant women and their unborn children.
Mon 5 Jun | WSAV

The next chapter

A short feature on the ways volunteering benefits the participant cites a Brown University study that found spending time with others improves mental health.
Sun 4 Jun | Sea Coast Online

Influx of elderly patients forces ER to practice comfort care

Doctors trying to come up with systematic ways to identify which patients could benefit from palliative care are using a screening tool, dubbed P-CaRES, developed at Brown University, a simple list of questions clinicians can answer about each patient in the ER.
Sun 4 Jun | Christian Science Monitor

Suburbia's new face

John Logan, professor of sociology, commented in an article about the diversification of suburbs, which has seen an increase of minority groups in 78 of the top 100 cities. Logan described the dynamic immigrants play in these neighborhoods.
Fri 2 Jun | STAT News

When might patients use their brains to restore movement?

Article mentions Brown University neuroscientist John Donoghue who led the team that first tested technology that could determine the intent of specific brain signals of paralyzed patients and help translate those signals into physical action.
Tue 30 May | The Providence Journal

Herbert Rakatansky: Merging services would improve R.I. care

Herbert Rakatansky, clinical professor emeritus of medicine, wrote an op-ed about merging the healthcare organizations of Rhode Island together, saying the proposal for a takeover of Care New England by Boston-based Partners will carry ramifications for the Ocean State and its residents.
Mon 29 May | The Boston Globe

Brown’s Molloy 1st in MLL draft

Brown University star Dylan Molloy was the first overall selection in the Major League Lacrosse draft held in Foxborough, taken by the Florida Launch.
Mon 29 May | Quartz

There’s a dark side to meditation that no one talks about

Jared Lindahl, a visiting professor of religious studies at Brown University, commented on the negative aspect of meditation that is rarely mentioned in scientific literature. Lindahl is the co-author of a study that documents and creates a taxonomy for the variant phenomenology of meditation.
Sun 28 May | The Providence Journal

Brown University graduates urged to live courageously

Newly minted graduates at Brown University's 249th Commencement on Sunday heard a recurring theme throughout the celebratory weekend: In a tumultuous world, they should use their education to change the world for the better.
Sun 28 May | The Boston Globe

My foreign policy mixtape

Stephen Kinzer, senior fellow at the Watson Institute, wrote an op-ed about troubling foreign policies and the music that comes to mind when he thinks about specific issues.