Topic: chronic disease

Police face higher risk of sudden cardiac death during stressful duties

For immediate release: November 18, 2014 Boston, MA — Police officers in the United States face roughly 30 to 70 times higher risk of sudden cardiac death (SCD) when they’re involved in stressful situations—suspect restraints, altercations, or chases—than when they’re involved in…

New online calculator estimates cardiovascular disease risk

For immediate release: Friday, November 14, 2014 Boston, MA — The new Healthy Heart Score developed by researchers at Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) gives individuals an easy method to estimate their 20-year risk of developing cardiovascular disease (CVD) based on simple…

New insights into mechanism behind tuberous sclerosis complex tumors

Findings by Harvard School of Public Health’s Brendan Manning, professor of genetics and complex diseases, are providing new insights into tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) — a rare genetic disease that causes the widespread growth of benign tumors — and may ultimately lead…

Managing Stress

[FORUM VIDEO] In this Forum event, expert participants examined what we know about the effects of stress on health and ways in which positive well-being, mindfulness, exercise and nutrition contribute

Fighting the Clock

[FORUM VIDEO] This Forum event — held just days before the country will lose an hour of sleep due to daylight saving time — explored what we mean by "sleep deprivation," what happens in tired…

Living Longer and Happier Lives

[FORUM VIDEO] This Forum event explored the latest science in nutrition, exercise, cognition and social connectedness to promote healthy and happy aging.

Alzheimer's: What Is the Value of Knowing Early?

[FORUM VIDEO] This Forum event examined the results of a new poll conducted by the Harvard School of Public Health and Alzheimer Europe on perception and awareness of the disease among residents in th

Omega-3 fatty acids may reduce risk of Lou Gehrig’s disease

Eating foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which are found in vegetable oils, some green vegetables, nuts, and certain fish, may lower the risk of developing amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), the fatal neurodegenerative disease commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. A new…