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17 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Is American foreign policy for sale to the highest-bidding hawk?

Daniel W. Drezner is a professor of international politics at Tufts University and a nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution.


Related Topix: US Politics, Hillary Clinton, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Republican, Senator Rand Paul, 2012 Presidential Election, World News, NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization)

How to do Hyperlapse Photography

Should the U.S. Capitol Have a POW/MIA Memorial?

Critics Slam 'Ice Bucket Challenge' as 'Slacktivism' and 'Stunt Philanthropy'

Watch A Tortoise Chase Down A Remote-Controlled Truck With ALL ITS MIGHT

Mon Aug 18, 2014

WNYC-AM New York

Ferguson, Race, and Protest

Peniel Joseph , professor of history and founding director of the Center for the Study of Race and Democracy at Tufts University, and author of , discusses the parallels between protests in Ferguson and other demonstrations throughout history -- including ones from the height of the Civil Rights movement, and what he describes as the "generational ... (more)


Bangor Daily News

Health news

Holden received an undergraduate degree from Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Connecticut, and a medical degree in dentistry from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Medford, Massachusetts, where he completed a two-year dental residency program, serving as chief resident in his second year.


Related Topix: Holden, ME, Brewer, ME

The Yorktown Daily Voice

Four Physicians Join Mount Kisco Medical Group Office in Jefferson Valley

They will work at the group's new office in Jefferson Valley. The Jefferson Valley practice is a multi-specialty practice at 3680 Hill Blvd. Dr. Lan Pham, Dr. Megan Pierce, Dr. Wendy Manowitz and Dr. William M. Zurhellen are the additions to the medical group.


Related Topix: Jefferson-Valley, NY, Mount Kisco, NY, Medicine, Ophthalmology, New York Medical College, Obstetrics and Gynecology

Sun Aug 17, 2014

International Business Times

Nearly 1.65 Million People Die Every Year Due to Excessive Salt Intake

Recent study has found that an essential ingredient in all the worlds' cuisine causes 1.65 million deaths every year across the globe.


Related Topix: Travel, Thailand, Laos Travel, Laos Travel, Asia Travel, Thailand Travel, Medicine, Nutrition

Fri Aug 15, 2014

The Times-Picayune

Four-H starts new year in St. Charles and St. John the Baptist parishes

The 4-H Youth Development Program of the River Parishes is holding a membership campaign as the new school year gets underway.


Related Topix: Louisiana, Education Etc.


Alison B. Palioca

Alison Bell Palioca, 91, of Exeter, formerly of Wellesley, Mass., and Homosassa, Fla., passed peacefully Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at the Ridge at RiverWoods in Exeter.


Related Topix: Exeter, NH, Australia, World News,

Complex 3D physical tissue model simulates live cortex biochemical and electrical behavior

Tufts University researchers have developed the first reported complex three-dimensional model made of material that simulates cortical tissue's biochemical and electrophysiological responses.


Thu Aug 14, 2014

Two new mayors, two different paths

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio and Boston Mayor Martin Walsh were seen following a meeting with President Obama and other newly-elected mayors.


Related Topix: World News, United Kingdom, Lincolnshire County, England, UMass Amherst

The Times of India

1.7 million deaths due to too much salt in diet: Study

The highlight of the NEJM study, conducted by a 100-member team of academicians led by Tufts University, is that it's the first to quantify the effect of excess sodium on cardiovascular diseases.


Related Topix: World News, India, Endocrinology, Medicine


Controversial studies say lowest sodium intake may pose risks

Two newly-published studies add grains of salt to the conventional wisdom that you should consume as little sodium as possible, but the findings are leaving a bad taste in the mouths of some experts.


Related Topix: Heart Disease, Canada,

For Dr. Thomas Rowland, of Longmeadow, tennis is more than a game

Dr.Thomas W. Rowland of Longmeadow has recently published his third book, Tennisology: Inside the Science of Serves, Nerves and On-Court Dominance.


Related Topix: Longmeadow, MA, Amherst, MA, Sports Medicine

Wed Aug 13, 2014


Healthy Heart Needs More Than Pinch of Salt, Study Finds

People who eat the least salt may be hurting their hearts, according to a study causing controversy because of its implications for public-health efforts to lower sodium consumption.


Related Topix: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Life, Food, Nutrition, US News

Washington Post

Obama administration shows little urgency for stemming Islamic State violence

U.S. planes prepare for takeoff onboard the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush on Wednesday.


Related Topix: Iraq, World News, Middle East, Terrorism, NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization)

Medical Daily

Too Much Sodium Causes Nearly 2 Million Global Cardiovascular Deaths A Year

A salt shaker is a great way to turn it up on the dance floor, but at the dinner table, it increases your risk for cardiovascular-related death, according to researchers from Tufts University in Boston.


Related Topix: Heart Disease, Medicine, Nutrition

New Scientist

3D silk doughnut opens window on brain injury

Researchers have several lifelike 3D models of the brain at their fingertips, but they mimic the brain's dense and tangled structure so well that it is difficult to work out how individual cells are performing.


Tue Aug 12, 2014

WTKS-FM Maitland

Study Finds Packed Lunches Often Not Healthy

According to a new study conducted by the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University , packed lunches students bring from home do not contain nearly enough nutrition required by school guidelines.


Related Topix: Life, Nutrition, Food

Bad Astronomy Blog

This Gooey Sponge Is Our Best Model Yet of a Working Brain

You may have heard someone's memory praised with the saying "You have a brain like a sponge."


Milwaukee Journal-Sentinal

Going to Denmark? Eat smart

Carol Schroeder of Madison teamed with her daughter, Katrina Schroeder, to write "Eat Smart in Denmark."


Related Topix: Travel, Europe Travel, Denmark Travel, Madison, WI, Scandinavia, WI, University of Wisconsin Madison, Life, Food, Dining

Mon Aug 11, 2014

Head injury treatment hope as lab grows brain tissue for the first time

Brain tissue has been grown in a laboratory for the first time, in a breakthrough that could accelerate research into head injuries and dementia.