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Diet Quality Declines Worldwide, but with Major Differences Across Countries

- In a first-of-its-kind analysis of worldwide dietary patterns, a team including researchers from t Tufts University found overall diet quality worsened across the world even as consumption of healthier foods increased in many countries. The study...
19-Feb-2015 9:00 AM EST

Seeing the Knee in a New Light: Fluorescent Probe Tracks Osteoarthritis Development

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A harmless fluorescent probe injected into a joint may make it easier to diagnose and monitor osteoarthritis, leading to better patient care. A new study led by biomedical researchers at Tufts University reports that such a probe successfully...
3-Feb-2015 8:30 AM EST

Tufts University Researchers Identify Mechanism Involved in Causing Cataracts in Mice

A team led by Tufts University researchers discovered that a communications breakdown between two biochemical pathways is involved in causing cataracts in mice. The newfound relationship between the ubiquitin and calpain pathways may lead to...
9-Jan-2015 1:30 PM EST

Little Change Seen in Fast Food Portion Size, Product Formulation between 1996 and 2013

Two new reports from researchers at Tufts University show fast food portion sizes and product formulation, including sodium content and fat, stayed relatively the same between 1996 and 2013. The exception was a consistent decline in trans fat of...
30-Dec-2014 4:15 PM EST

Parents’ BMI Decreases with Child Involved in School-Based, Community Obesity Intervention

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Parents of children involved in an elementary school-based community intervention to prevent obesity appear to share in its health benefits. A new analysis shows an association between being exposed to the intervention as a parent and a modest...
18-Dec-2014 7:00 PM EST

Extra Vitamin E Protected Older Mice from Getting Common Type of Pneumonia

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Extra vitamin E protected older mice from a bacterial infection that commonly causes pneumonia. The study from researchers at Tufts University found that extra vitamin E helped regulate the mice’s immune system.
16-Dec-2014 8:45 AM EST

Geospatial Study Identifies Hotspots in Deaths From HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C in Massachusetts

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A new retrospective study by epidemiologists at Tufts finds significant geographic disparities in HIV and hepatitis C related mortality in Massachusetts from 2002-2011. The study, published in PLOS ONE, used geospatial techniques to identify...
11-Dec-2014 12:00 PM EST

A New Way to Diagnose Brain Damage from Concussions, Strokes, and Dementia

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New optical diagnostic technology developed at Tufts University School of Engineering promises new ways to identify and monitor brain damage resulting from traumatic injury, stroke or vascular dementia—in real time and without invasive procedures.
11-Dec-2014 6:00 AM EST

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Ebola is a Nutrition Crisis Too, Tufts University Expert says

9-Oct-2014 4:00 PM EDT

Take Care of Your Gums During Pregnancy

1-Jul-2014 10:00 AM EDT

Children Exposed to Second-Hand Smoke at Higher Risk of Tooth Decay

6-Feb-2014 3:00 PM EST

The Farm Bill and Food Assistance; Tufts University Expert Available to Comment

15-Jan-2014 10:00 AM EST

Seven Ways Parents Can Manage Holiday Stress, from Tufts Child Development Expert

Tufts University child development expert George Scarlett recommends ways that parents can help their children and themselves navigate the holidays more successfully.
10-Dec-2013 11:00 AM EST

Expert on Youth Risk Reduction Available to Talk About Family Meals

27-Aug-2013 1:40 PM EDT

Simple Precautions Can Help Ward Off EEE, West Nile

Every year reported cases of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) and the West Nile virus surface in communities around the country, raising concerns and questions about mosquito borne-illnesses. Despite reports that children and the elderly are at...
31-Jul-2013 10:30 AM EDT

Tufts University Food Economist Available to Comment on Elimination of SNAP from U.S. House Farm Bill

11-Jul-2013 8:00 PM EDT

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