Health & Science

A woman leans over a source of water that is potentially contaminated with cholera bacteria.
September 2, 2014
Cholera Bacteria Sacrifice Virulence to Survive Phages

BOSTON (September 2, 2014) — In the battle between our immune systems and cholera bacteria, humans may have an unknown ally in...

September 1, 2014
Boston researchers see benefit from behavioral weight loss program designed to curb food addiction

BOSTON (September 1, 2014, 10:20 AM EDT) — It may be possible to train the brain to prefer healthy low-calorie foods over...

August 29, 2014
Therapy effective with botulism, may have applicability to other illnesses

NORTH GRAFTON, Mass. (August 29, 2014, 2 PM US Eastern Time)—The current method to treat acute toxin poisoning is to inject antibodies, commonly...

child with brown bag heading off to school
August 28, 2014 Large Image
A new study shows that those brown bags are usually strong on snacks and weak on nutrition

School lunch is a hot topic. Parents, administrators and policymakers are squaring off on federal guidelines requiring schools to serve healthier...

an older couple jogging in park
August 26, 2014 Large Image
For older adults, exercise as simple as walking is found to be good medicine for health, mobility and even mood

Because folks over age 65 will make up 40 percent of the U.S. population in 30 years, according to the Census Bureau, quality of life looms as an...