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  • From the lab to the real world: program to improve elderly mobility feasible in community July 16, 2018
    Structured exercise program for older, sedentary adults is possible, safe and associated with benefits to physical and cognitive healthA pilot study led by researchers from Tufts University and conducted at the Somerville Council on Aging in Somerville, Mass., translated for the first time the physical activity benefits of the Lifestyle Interventions and Independence for Elders […]
  • How to Make Voting Fair July 16, 2018
    Students learn to do the math to counter gerrymandering in this summer’s Voting Rights Data Institute Every time voting districts are redrawn—be it by state legislatures, judges, or commissions—the people with the pens make decisions that carry enormous potential consequences. They can intentionally bundle similar groups of people together so that they make up a […]
  • National school food policies have potential to improve health now and later July 9, 2018
    Modeling study estimates impact of policies targeting fruits and vegetables and sugary drinks in schools on health outcomes for children and adultsProviding free fruits and vegetables and limiting sugary drinks in schools could have positive health effects in both the short- and long-term, finds a new Food-PRICE study led by researchers from the Friedman School […]
  • Digging in Their Heels July 9, 2018
    Why do Republican voters disapprove of compromise more than Democrats?At a time when political division is heightened and the parties in Washington are deeply polarized, it is worth asking whether there is any payoff for politicians to work together.