Topic: chronic disease

Sleep may protect against prostate cancer

Men who sleep well at night may be at less risk of developing advanced prostate cancer, according to researchers from Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) and the University of Iceland in Reykjavik. In a study led by Sarah Markt, a doctoral…

Investing in America’s youngest children key to lifelong health

A new report urges a stronger focus on improving socioeconomic conditions in the U.S. as a way to improve health—especially among low-income Americans. Issued by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Commission to Build a Healthier America, the report recommends investing in the…

Graphic warnings on cigarettes effective across demographic groups

Disadvantaged Groups Stand to Benefit from Hard-Hitting Tobacco Warnings For immediate release: Monday, January 14, 2013 Washington, D.C. – Quitting smoking is a common New Year’s resolution for Americans each year, but research has repeatedly shown it is not an easy task.…

Aircraft noise linked with heart problems

For immediate release: Tuesday, October 8, 2013 Boston, MA — Older people exposed to aircraft noise, especially at high levels, may face increased risk of being hospitalized for cardiovascular disease, according to a new study from Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH)…

Coffee may reduce risk of lethal prostate cancer in men

For immediate release: Monday, May 17, 2011 Boston, MA – Men who regularly drink coffee appear to have a lower risk of developing a lethal form of prostate cancer, according to a new study led by Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH)…

Positive feelings may help protect cardiovascular health

For immediate release: Tuesday, April 17, 2012 Boston, MA – Over the last few decades numerous studies have shown negative states, such as depression, anger, anxiety, and hostility, to be detrimental to cardiovascular health. Less is known about how positive psychological characteristics…

Infographic: The dollars and sense of chronic disease

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly one out of every two Americans suffers from a chronic disease, defined as a noncommunicable disease (NCD) prolonged in duration, including cancer, heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. Chronic diseases are the number…

Eating whole fruits linked to lower risk of type 2 diabetes

For immediate release: Thursday, August 29, 2013 Boston, MA — Eating more whole fruits, particularly blueberries, grapes, and apples, was significantly associated with a lower risk of type 2 diabetes, according to a new study led by Harvard School of Public Health…

Smoking may increase risk of prostate cancer recurrence, death

For immediate release: June 21, 2011 Boston, MA – A new study from Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) and University of California, San Francisco, researchers suggests that men with prostate cancer who smoke increase their risk of prostate cancer recurrence and of dying…