Topic: chronic disease

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…

Eating healthy vs. unhealthy diet costs about $1.50 more per day

Meta-analysis pinpoints the price difference of consuming a healthy diet, which could be burden for low-income families but is trivial compared with health costs of eating an unhealthy diet For immediate release: Thursday, December 5, 2013 Boston, MA – The healthiest diets…

Elevated urate levels may slow the progression of Parkinson's Disease

For immediate release: Monday, April 14, 2008 Boston, MA -- Naturally elevated levels of the antioxidant urate may slow the progression of Parkinson's disease in men.  Researchers from the MassGeneral Institute for Neurodegenerative Disease (MGH-MIND) and Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) examined data…

Study shows ibuprofen may reduce risk of developing Parkinson's Disease

For immediate release: Wednesday, March 2, 2011 Boston, MA – A new study by Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) researchers shows that adults who regularly take ibuprofen, a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), have about one-third less risk of developing Parkinson’s disease…