Health & Science

a salad at a table
December 14, 2018 Large Image
Tufts researchers are looking for participants in the International Weight Control Registry, which they hope will lead to insights into weight loss worldwide

Losing weight and keeping it off is no easy feat—especially during the holiday season. It is an accomplishment worth sharing, and now people all...

Large restaurant portions a global problem, study finds.
December 12, 2018 Large Image
Examination of popular meals in full service and fast food restaurants in five countries reveals large number of highly caloric options, possible contributor to global obesity

BOSTON (Dec. 12, 2018, 6:30 p.m. ET)—A new multi-country study finds that large, high-calorie portion sizes in fast food and full service...

veterinarian working on an animal with her child nearby
December 10, 2018 Large Image
Cummings School researchers find that women who are pregnant, raising children, or considering parenthood at U.S. veterinary training institutions may lack adequate support

Mothers who work outside the home are already well acquainted with the stress of balancing their families’ and employers’ competing needs and...

right-wing extremists in Charlottesville, Virginia in 2017 carrying Nazi and Conferate flags
December 7, 2018 Large Image
Bigotry is both virulent and contagious, causing damage and spreading from person to person, and both victims of bigotry and bigots are harmed

Over a decade ago, I wrote a piece for a psychiatric journal entitled “...

AFM cell surface adhesion map of bladder cells
December 3, 2018 Large Image
Atomic force microscopy accurately identifies cancer in patients by examining the surface of cells expelled in urine.

MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE, Mass. (December 3, 2018) —A research team led by Tufts University engineers has developed a non-invasive method for detecting...