Health & Science

Archivist at Tufts with 1960s protest posters
December 18, 2018 Large Image
Tufts writers look back over the year and talk about the stories that meant the most to them in 2018

The writers in the editorial group at Tufts, which produces Tufts Now as well as Tufts Magazine and the five school-based alumni...

Front and center: food labels have effects on consumption and product formulation
December 17, 2018 Large Image
Review finds food labels have led to changes in consumers’ intake of select nutrients and industry’s use of key additives

BOSTON (Dec. 17, 2018)—Over the past two decades, labels such as the U.S. Nutrition Facts Panel on packaged foods, calorie counts on national...

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...