Health & Science

Human brain
January 8, 2019 Large Image
New narrowly focused approach shows how long-range connections between nerve cells lock brain plasticity into place; could advance treatments for disorders such as autism

BOSTON (Jan. 8, 2019)—Neuroscientists at Tufts University School of Medicine, in collaboration with...

a white toothbrush with black toothpaste being applied to it
January 7, 2019 Large Image
Toothpastes with the gritty stuff are fashionable, but are they safe and effective to use?

Charcoal seems to be the latest thing—for cleansing your face and purifying your insides—and even brushing your teeth. But before you start using...

four glasses of icy colorful beverages
January 2, 2019 Large Image
A Tufts-led study finds a proposed levy on sugar-sweetened beverages has varying health, economic, and political effects

Taxes on sugary beverages have been proposed—and adopted—across the United States as a way of reducing consumption of the sweet drinks, which has...

John Rich speaking at Tufts
December 26, 2018 Large Image
Physician and author John Rich talks in a Tufts podcast about how the health-care system needs to realign how it thinks about victims of trauma

Tell Me More is a Tufts University podcast featuring brief...

various essential oils in bottles
December 21, 2018 Large Image
Annie Wayne, V11, VG11, and Lindsey Krupa, V19, from the emergency and critical care department at the Henry and Lois Foster Hospital for Small Animals, explain

Essential oils can be very dangerous for pets, particularly in their 100 percent concentrated form. And with essential oils’...