The United Nations General Assembly recently convened a special session on drugs, marking its first meeting on the topic since 1998. We asked Northeastern drug policy expert Leo Beletsky, who spoke at one of the session’s side events, to reflect on the historic meeting and the future of drug policy reform.
The gap in lifespan between the rich and the poor has grown rapidly in recent years, with the richest Americans gaining three years since 2000 but the poorest gaining none. […]
Picture this: A sensor the size of two matchsticks side-by-side that can detect a bacterial infection in two minutes flat. It would quickly enable health-care providers to administer an antibiotic that targets the specific bug rather than a broad-spectrum drug that could be hit-or-miss. That describes the mind-boggling research project that Daniel Ostberg, E’20, displayed in Innovation Alley at RISE:2016.
Northeastern University associate professor Daniel Kim used rigorous statistical methods from the field of economics to show how small increases in social spending on welfare and education can reduce the risk of dying.
In the first installment of our series on how to keep your New Year’s resolutions, Northeastern alumna Sarah Gaines, the founder of Fit University, offers up five pointers for building a fitter physique in 2016.
More than 100 million adults suffer from debilitating musculoskeletal conditions. Now one Northeastern student—a doctor of physical therapy candidate named Lauren Jarmusz—is working to counter the health scourge, cofounding a startup aimed at connecting people with doctors who specialize in the field.
Meet Sarah Gaines, a Northeastern senior and the founder of Fit University, a health and fitness source for college students. Fit University—and its inaugural campus chapter Fit NU—provides students with […]
Students and faculty across many disciplines presented their scholarly research, innovative thinking, and entrepreneurial endeavors at the annual expo, where many young researchers were honored with prestigious awards.
Terry Fulmer, dean of the Bouvé College of Health Sciences, will lead Northeastern’s team involved in a new multi-university consortium, which focuses on healthy aging and innovative approaches to help middle-aged and older adults lead a more active lifestyle.
Fitness trackers accounted for more than half of the 35 million wearable devices in use at the end of 2014. Here, associate professor Stephen Intille, a personal health informatics expert at Northeastern, explains what we can expect from fitness tech in 2015.
On Wednesday, Northeastern will host the annual Bouvé College of Health Sciences Health Fair and Flu Clinic, where students, faculty, and staff can get free flu vaccines, donate blood, and receive information about a range of health and wellness topics.
Peter Bex, a vision scientist and newly appointed psychology professor, works to detect, diagnose, and monitor visual impairment. His research goal, he says, is to maximize people’s remaining vision.