Health & Science

Two strollers with mosquito netting over them. An expert on infections spread by mosquitos and ticks explains why there is no human vaccine to EEE.
September 13, 2019 Large Image
Cummings School Professor Sam Telford, an expert on infections spread by mosquitoes and ticks, explains

Actually, there is a human vaccine for eastern equine encephalitis (EEE), but it has never been approved for public use.

The U.S. Army...

Four young girls standing in front of a house in Uganda. Tufts researchers discovered a widespread flaw in global childhood development data, and devised a formula for correction that reveals new insight on children’s growth in poorest countries.
September 11, 2019 Large Image
A formula to address the error reveals new insights on children’s growth in the world's poorest countries

It was a pattern that many researchers had noticed—children in developing countries born at certain times of the year are taller for their age...

a woman and two men in Gillette Stadium. The Patriots Foundation contributes $10,000 to the student-run health project in honor of Kelly Ohlrich
September 4, 2019 Large Image
The Patriots Foundation contributes $10,000 to the student-run health project in honor of Kelly Ohlrich

Kelly Ohlrich, MG18 (MBS), M22, executive director of the Sharewood Project...

Water covered with green algae. Here is what to do if you think your dog has been exposed to toxic blue-green algae, also known as cyanobacteria.
August 30, 2019 Large Image
What to do if you think your dog has been exposed to deadly cyanobacteria

When we see green, scummy water, we know better than to drink it or even swim in it. But the same is not true for many dogs, and that green scum...

Two female lacrosse players running downfield. Mouthguard use by athletes isn’t as high as it should be, though women players more likely to protect their teeth, a Tufts Dental study shows.
August 28, 2019 Large Image
Women players more likely to protect their teeth, a Tufts School of Dental Medicine study shows

When a ball or puck is flying towards an athlete’s face, a mouthguard can be all that stands between him or her and some serious dental trauma....

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