Health & Science

illustration of a man lying in bed at night with his eyes wide open, unable to sleep
March 20, 2019 Large Image
Another worrying thing to keep you up at night: new study finds connection between lack of rest and atherosclerosis

If you’ve spoken with your doctor about protecting your heart health, you likely received advice about eating well and starting an exercise...

March 19, 2019 Large Image
New study finds that health insurance coverage for healthy food could improve health, reduce healthcare costs, and be highly cost-effective after five years

BOSTON (March 19, 2019, 2:00 p.m. ET)—A team of researchers modeled the health and economic effects of healthy food prescriptions in Medicare and...

Klaus Miczek at Tufts
March 18, 2019 Large Image
Neuroscientist Klaus Miczek is working on stopping the brain system that creates a craving for alcohol and drugs in times of stress

When people undergo stress, some turn to alcohol or other drugs to help them cope. Most of us, certainly, have had the experience of cracking open...

boys filling water containers in Dhaka, Bangladesh
March 14, 2019 Large Image
Tufts researchers are testing bacteriophages—viruses that kill the cholera bacteria—as a way to halt the spread of the deadly disease

Cholera strikes almost 3 million people each year worldwide, causing 95,000 deaths. An acute diarrheal infection, it’s prevalent in regions with...

a scene from the poster session at Bates-Andrwws Day at the Tufts dental school
March 13, 2019 Large Image
At the dental school’s annual student research fest, the science on display can be surprisingly down to earth

Since the 1930s, students at Tufts School of Dental Medicine have celebrated the importance of research to their profession at Bates-Andrews Day,...