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Why Listening to Rap Music Drives Teenagers to Drink

Daily Mail – An extensive story on a study led by James Sargent and researchers at Pittsburgh University’s School of Medicine that found binge drinking by teenagers and young adults is strongly connected to listening to music that references branded alcohol. Sargent is a professor of pediatrics, of community and family medicine, of TDI, and a co-director of the Norris Cotton Cancer Center.

Epigenetics: The Controversial Science Behind Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities

National Journal – Quotes Carmen Marsit, associate professor of pharmacology and toxicology and of community and family medicine, who says “People, particularly in America, may believe that famine exposure during pregnancy could do something harmful. But it is also possible that chronic stress or chemical exposure can also lead to effects, and that similar molecular mechanisms are at play. There’s really a lot of amazing research out there proving that.”