Emilia Nathan is a Contributing Writer at the Tufts Daily.


U.S. surgeon general develops new framework for mental well-being in the workplace

The issue of the workplace’s impact on workers’ physical and emotional health has been a topic of discussion largely not part of the portfolio of the Office of the Surgeon General. That was the standard until a recent report was released on Oct. 20, 2022, by Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy.  The “Surgeon General’s Framework […]


Bite-Size Science: A pandemic of the animal kingdom? Bird flu outbreak spreads to marine mammal populations

While humans worry about the impending threats of COVID-19 and monkeypox, seals in the northeastern United States might have a different virus to worry about: bird flu. The marine mammals have come down this summer with a new strain of H5N1, which is believed to have spilled over to them from birds.  The disease has […]


Bite-Size Science: Guilty verdict for former nurse RaDonda Vaught raises questions about the future of truth-telling in medicine

A nurse was found guilty of gross neglect and negligent homicide last month in a high-profile medical error case that some health care professionals argue could set a bleak precedent for mistakes in medicine. RaDonda Vaught was working as a nurse at Vanderbilt University Medical Center when, on Dec. 26, 2017, she made a mistake […]


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