Tue 16 May | Philly.com (Washington Post)

Six reasons your teen's life is more stressful than your own

As a father of four adolescents, John Nicholls writes about the reasons why teenagers' lives are more stressful than one might think. One reason, Nicholls explains, is because teens are not getting enough sleep and he cites a recent Brown University study that found circadian rhythms of teenagers to be two hours later than the average adult.
Tue 16 May | The New York Times

Babies from skin cells? Prospect is unsettling to some experts

A New York Times article about the scientific community's growing concern over in vitro gametogenesis—a reproductive process that coaxes skin cells to grow into eggs and sperm—cites a paper written by three prominent scientists, one of which is Brown's Eli Adashi.
Mon 15 May | Providence Business News

Five Questions With: Dr. Peter Hollmann

Peter Hollman of the Alpert Medical School discusses his new role in the Executive Master of Healthcare Leadership program and his goals for the program as part of Providence Business News' "Five Questions With" series.
Mon 15 May | EndocrineWeb

Estrogen therapy is underused in women in their 40s and 50s

Kristen A. Matteson, associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology, agreed with statements made by Dr. Bruce Carr, who explained at a May 3 meeting that women experiencing menopausal symptoms are underutilizing estrogen therapy and are suffering needlessly based on findings that have been proven to be flawed. "Women are suffering unnecessarily from the negative impact of hot-flushes on their day-to-day lives when many of them could safely and effectively be treated with hormone therapy,” Matteson told EndocrineWeb.com.
Mon 15 May | ecoRI News

Carbon tax, power plant bills on docket this week

As the Rhode Island General Assembly votes on several environmental bills this week, J. Timmons Roberts, professor of environmental studies, commented on what a carbon tax would do for the economy and environment.
Sun 14 May | The Boston Globe

New allies for a new world

Stephen Kinzer, senior fellow at the Watson Institute, wrote an op-ed about the decline of Western dominance and the emerging influence of China, an outcome accelerated by the current political atmosphere.
Sat 13 May | The Providence Journal

Children do best with their families

Children who are taken care of by family relatives routinely have better outcomes than those living in foster or congregate care, Professor Gregory K. Fritz wrote in an op-ed supporting kinship caregiving.
Sat 13 May | SI Live

Drug prevention website created to battle Staten Island's drug epidemic

James Oddo, borough president of Staten Island, N.Y., recently announced a website portal that will provide data on overdose and addiction. According to Oddo, the research team tasked with finding ways to combat the opioid epidemic came across an overdose prevention campaign being used by the state of Rhode Island in partnership with Brown University.
Tue 9 May | Evening Telegraph

Political Nostradamus from Dundee foresaw the rise of Trump

Mark Blyth of Brown University's Watson Institute has earned a reputation as one of the world’s most respected political economists after predicting the election of Donald Trump and Britain's vote to exit the European Union. The recent French election had the potential to be another political disruption, but Emmanuel Macron ended up winning by a decisive margin. Blyth speaks about the global economy and its impact on politics.
Tue 9 May | NY Daily News

Yoga can help treat depression

Lisa Uebelacker, associate professor of psychiatry, commented on a new study that suggests practicing yoga can ease symptoms of major depression.
Tue 9 May | Live Science

What does drinking 77 percent alcohol do to you?

Mark A. Celio, an assistant professor at Brown University's Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies, warned that higher concentrations of alcohol in drinks can be deadly for heavy drinkers. His comments come after Bombay Sapphire London Dry Gin has been recalled because of incorrect labeling on its alcoholic contents.
Tue 9 May | MedPage Today

More opioids after c-section, more opioids at home

Jenna Emerson of Brown University and her colleagues presented new findings that suggests women who take more opioids to recover from cesarean delivery are also more likely to use more opioids once they are discharged.
Mon 8 May | Daily Mail

Why a magnet could be the solution

A feature on the various ways magnets are being used in everyday lives mentions a pill system being developed by Brown researchers that could change how pills are dissolved and absorbed in the gastrointestinal tract.
Sat 6 May | Quartz

Shape-shifting cuttlefish fights off a romantic rival

Continuing coverage of the study that documented, for the first time ever, cuttlefish fighting in the wild. Justine J. Allen of Brown University and Derya Akkaynak, now at the University of Haifa in Israel, recorded video of the fight, which they just released, along with an article in The American Naturalist describing the encounter.
Fri 5 May | The New York Times

To lift growth, Janet Yellen says, make it easier for women to work

Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen delivered a speech at Brown University for the "125 Years of Women at Brown" conference. In the unusually personal speech, Yellen said policies making it easier for women to work could significantly improve the nation’s economic growth.

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