Health & Science

A young woman vaping and blowing smoke. Tooth decay, dry mouth, gum disease, and even oral cancer are among the risks smokers face. Massachusetts’s new ban on flavored cigarettes and vapes will hopefully cut down on tobacco use.
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Putting a flavored cigarette or e-cigarette between your lips is inviting trouble in your mouth, dentists and hygienists say

Four decades ago, Natalie Hagel started smoking in high school because she thought it was cool. Like many young smokers, menthols were her...

A woman shops for chicken at the store. Recent stories about metal contaminating baby foods and Simmons Prepared Food chicken products aren’t as worrisome as they seem, said the Friedman School and Tisch College’s Jerold Mande
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A recent spate of stories about contaminated food aren’t as worrisome as they seem, said the Friedman School’s Jerold Mande

Recently, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service...

Professor emerita Hilde Tillman photographed at the Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. Tillman, who died on December 2, was devoted to providing dental care for elderly patients and passing that knowledge to her students.
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The School of Dental Medicine professor emerita taught for 59 years, and devoted her career to improving dental care for the elderly

Hilde Tillman, D49, who taught generations of Tufts dental students, championed oral health care for the elderly, and was an indelible part of the...

Exterior of the Tufts University School of Medicine. Tufts University will remove the Sackler name from all programs and facilities on its Boston health sciences campus.
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University will create endowment to support prevention and treatment of substance abuse and addiction

Tufts University will remove the Sackler name from all programs and facilities on its Boston health sciences campus, Tufts University President...

Pills and open pill bottle on wooden background. Recent recalls of Zantac and other medications have left consumers concerned about the safety of the drugs they take.
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Pharmaceutical safety expert Paul Beninger explains what goes on when a manufacturer pulls a drug from the shelves

When drug recalls appear in the news, they often incite concern and confusion among consumers. What does a recall mean? Why is the product being...

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