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27 Jan

It’s the trendy diet method, but does intermittent fasting really work?

Diet trends come and go, but intermittent fasting, a form of dieting based around periods of non-eating followed by periods of concentrated eating, has somehow endured. 

25 Jan

With cancer rates falling, new research credits the HPV vaccine. Here’s why one expert says you should get vaccinated

Cancer rates have fallen by as much as 33% in the U.S. over the last three decades, according to a new report from the American Cancer Society. 

24 Jan

Will the COVID-19 vaccine become an annual dose like the flu shot? How will it work?

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is considering a major change in the way COVID-19 vaccines and boosters are given. Northeastern experts say it would streamline the process for the public and suppliers.

19 Jan

Should you get rid of your gas stove? Here’s what you need to know

This post originally appeared on Northeastern Global News. It was published by Tanner Stening. New evidence pointing to the potential health risks associated with gas stoves now has many people asking: Should I get rid of mine? The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission last week hinted at regulating the kitchen appliances that can contribute to […]

9 Jan

What fitness marketers don’t tell you about New Year’s resolutions

This post originally appeared on Northeastern Global News. It was published by Cynthia McCormick Hibbert. It’s a new year and like millions of Americans, you may be looking forward to crafting a “new you”—healthier, thinner, faster, with lots more muscle definition. But before you pledge to lose one-fifth of your body weight or run eight […]

4 Jan

What are the chances of surviving a cardiac arrest? Why Demar Hamlin is defying the odds

The Buffalo Bills star collapsed after making a tackle during Monday night's game in Cincinnati. Despite what is portrayed on TV, only 7.6% of patients who undergo CPR recover from cardiac arrest, according to Northeastern experts, who detail the important steps taken to revive Hamlin on the field.

23 Dec

Northeastern pioneering activist reflects on Respect for Marriage Act

From her seat on the South Lawn of the White House, Jean McGuire watched President Joe Biden sign into law the Respect for Marriage Act, which provides federal protections for same-sex and interracial marriages. She was surprised by her emotions. 

23 Dec

Half of China’s population may get infected with COVID-19 in the next few months

The director of Northeastern’s Network Science Institute says it’s possible that 50% of China’s 1.4 billion people will become infected with COVID-19 in the near future, a scenario that threatens to overwhelm the country’s health care systems and further aggravate world-wide supply chain problems.

22 Dec

Firearms assaults too often classified as ‘accidental,’ Northeastern professor says

A Northeastern University professor says a “glaring gap” in national data collected by hospitals about firearms injuries vastly underestimates the number of intentionally inflicted gunshot wounds that are sending patients to emergency rooms.

15 Dec

Bouvé pharmacy leaders receive funding for collaboration with MGH Division of Infectious Diseases

Congratulations Dr. Michael Gonyeau and Dr. Jenny Van Amburgh for receiving funding for their collaborative project with Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). MGH’s Division of Infectious Diseases, Infection Control Unit, and the Center for Disaster Medicine (CDM) has been selected as a recipient under a new U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) cooperative agreement […]

13 Dec

A team at Northeastern is using the arts to address public health issues in Boston and beyond

Rebekah Moore and Aziza Robinson-Goodnight never expected to be presenting in front of a crowd at the American Public Health Association’s annual expo. But that’s exactly where they found themselves this year, as they presented their latest research to a packed room of public health experts.

6 Dec

First Responder Mental Health and Wellbeing

Bouvé College of Health Sciences and Northeastern University Seattle have launched a unique program to support first responders’ mental health and well-being, particularly in the Seattle area. This continuing education program was recently highlighted during the Seattle Campus Showcase on October 25, 2022, as an example of an ongoing constructive dialogue between our campuses, and […]

6 Dec

Northeastern researcher finds new way to prevent the common cold (and maybe COVID-19)

Age-old mysteries of the common cold have long blocked scientists from developing a cure. Has a Northeastern researcher discovered a way past the congestion?

30 Nov

Are combined COVID-flu vaccines, or universal flu shots, really a good idea? Here’s what you need to know

Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna are currently developing and testing various “combined” vaccines to guard against diseases such as COVID-19, influenza and RSV (respiratory syncytial virus) in one single injection.

21 Nov

Northeastern at the American Physical Therapy Association of MA Awards

The Bouvé College of Health Sciences at Northeastern University had a great representation at the annual American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) of Massachusetts conference this past Saturday.  Both faculty and students from the Northeastern University Department of Physical Therapy, Movement, & Rehabilitation Sciences (PTMRS) received awards.  Read on to acknowledge our community’s awards and honors. […]

16 Nov

Bouvé faculty members honored by the Physician Assistant Education Association

Congratulations to Northeastern University faculty Trenton Honda and Carey Barry for their honors at the 2022 Physician Assistant Education Association Faculty and Staff Awards!