Health & Science

red peppers on a grill
January 19, 2017 Large Image
Diets rich in fruits and vegetables have been linked to a lower risk of lung cancer, and a red pigment in red peppers and oranges could be one reason

Xiang-Dong Wang, a cancer researcher at Tufts, has spent a long time trying to figure out why carotenoids, the main pigments providing colors that...

January 19, 2017 Large Image

MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE, Mass. (January 19, 2017) – Tufts University engineers have invented a chip-sized, high-speed modulator that operates at...

January 19, 2017
Higher risk of all-cause and cardiometabolic mortality, particularly related to diabetes, found among federal food-purchasing assistance program participants compared to nonparticipants

BOSTON (Jan. 19, 2017)—The U.S. Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), which helps low-income individuals and families purchase food,...

vegetables at farmers market
January 12, 2017 Large Image
Getting older creates obstacles to eating well at the very time that it’s most important to do so

Good food has always been a priority for Vyrl Robinson. As a child, she spent summers on her mother’s farm, where she learned to harvest and “put...

January 10, 2017 Large Image
Government-supported policy projected to be a highly cost-effective way to reduce salt consumption and gain healthy years lost to cardiovascular disease

BOSTON (Jan. 10, 2017, 6:30 p.m. ET)—A new global study projects that a government-supported policy to reduce salt consumption would be highly...