Health & Science

A tablet with pie charts and bar charts and numbers, with a set of hands holding it. NSF funding kickstarts T-TRIPODS Institute, a university initiative focused on broadening data science methods and how they apply to diverse fields.
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The funding kick-starts T-TRIPODS Institute, a university initiative focused on broadening data science methods and how they apply to diverse fields

Tufts University has been awarded a three-year, $500,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to establish a TRIPODS Institute, which will...

Jose Andres speaking into a microphone. The renowned chef and humanitarian shared his recipe for change: persistence, a little love, and a whole lot of fire
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The renowned chef and humanitarian shares his recipe for change: persistence, a little love, and a whole lot of fire

Laughter, applause, and shouts of support were the soundtrack to the December 10 talk by renowned chef and humanitarian José Andrés, H18, who...

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 fifty-nine 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...

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