Philadelphia recently became the first major U.S. city to pass a soft drink tax, and a new report from Beverage Marketing Corp. found that bottled water will soon surpass soda as the nation’s most popular beverage. Here, Janice Maras, research manager in the Department of Health Sciences, who specializes in dietary data analysis, explains how a soda tax might affect dietary habits and what kind of long-term impact the declining popularity of soft drinks will have on the nation’s obesity epidemic.
Northeastern student Josh Eichel has harnessed his passion for health and wellness to create his own line of all-natural energy bars, the flagship product of his company All In Nutrition.
“There isn’t one kind of corporation that is responsible for why healthcare is so expensive,” Ellen Zane, the CEO emeritus of Tufts Medical Center, said at the latest installment of the Women who Empower Speaker Series. “You have to understand that it’s a confluence of many moving parts, so there’s not going to be one silver bullet that fixes it.”
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.