Boston University computer scientist explains what caused Facebook’s global shutdown and discusses its widespread impact

By Molly Gluck

On October 4, Facebook and its Instagram and WhatsApp platforms experienced a gigantic global outage, preventing 3.5 billion users from interacting with friends and family, sharing information and sustaining their businesses. This…

New research aims to lessen the possibility of brain swelling in diabetic ketoacidosis patients

By Stephen Whelan, PhD and Emeritus Professor William Hoffman, MD of Medical College of Augusta University

Edited by Molly Gluck

Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) is a serious metabolic/immunologic complication of Type 1 diabetes (T1D) and the most common chronic medical condition in children. It results due to the body producing high…

Sport psychology and counseling expert discusses new psychological challenges Olympians could face this year.

By Kami Rieck, Katherine Gianni and Molly Gluck

After a year’s delay caused by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Summer Olympic Games are officially gearing up to take place in Tokyo, Japan. The Opening Ceremony…

Environmental health expert discusses the links between heat and health and provides tips on how to stay cool.

By Katherine Gianni and Molly Gluck

Summer is upon us and things are heating up, literally. The first major heatwave of the season scorched the western United States last week, with temperatures…

Environmental health researcher highlights how green spaces promote mental, physical, and environmental health.

By Molly Gluck and Katherine Gianni

In October, 2018, former Boston Mayor Marty Walsh and The Trust for Public Land declared the City of Boston had reached a major milestone in ensuring that all Boston residents have…

Child psychologist details study’s aims, and how parents’ own stress regulation and underlying physiology influences their parenting style, and their children’s behaviors.

By Katherine Gianni

Stressful experiences come in many forms: a tough day at the office, relationship troubles, financial strain, or even forgetting to defrost the chicken in the…

Social science that uses qualitative research methods is ideal for understanding complex social and political processes that contribute to pressing societal issues. But this type of research is limited by the time-consuming process of manually collecting and analyzing qualitative data. …

Community health sciences expert discusses the importance of open communication with sexual partner(s), affirmative consent, and how to stand with survivors this month and beyond.

By Katherine Gianni

According to the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN), the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization, on average, there are 433,648 victims…

Researchers pull from Thoreau’s findings to investigate how climate change is affecting local environments.

By Katherine Gianni and Molly Gluck

As a leading naturalist, essayist, poet, and philosopher, Henry David Thoreau could teach courses across a variety of disciplines, but it’s his observations on fruiting that has guided Boston University…

Sleep neurologist shares strategies to improve sleep and overall well-being

By Molly Gluck and Sari Cohen

Having trouble sleeping? Look no further. Dr. Naina Limbekar, Assistant Professor of Neurology at Boston University School of Medicine within the Sleep Disorders Division, and sleep neurologist at Boston Medical Center, is an expert on the relationship between health, wellness and sleep.

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