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Overweight woman using scales indoors.

Troubling predictions

Close to half of U.S. population projected to have obesity by 2030


Sad-faced pug with holiday lights in background.

Merry and bright?

Psychologist discusses strategies that can help you handcuff the holiday blues


Salmonella magnified.

More than a watchdog

Study in mice shows nerves in the gut prevent Salmonella infection


A blue measuring tape wrapped around a medicine bottle, with loose pills scattered around the open lid.

A gateway to eating disorders

Young women’s use of diet pills, laxatives for weight control linked with later diagnosis


Len Blavatnik and Harvard Corporation member David Rubenstein

The speed of discovery

Len Blavatnik visits Medical School, discusses philanthropy, science


Illustration of meditator with fear shadow

Learning not to fear

Mindfulness meditation training alters how we process fearful memories, study says