Topic: epidemiology

For a longer life, more exercise is better than less

What is the optimal amount of exercise needed to live a long life? It’s slightly more than you may think, but not as much as you might expect, according to two studies published April 6, 2015 in JAMA Internal Medicine. I-Min Lee,…

Folic acid may help significantly lower stroke risk

A new study by Chinese researchers has found that folic acid supplements are associated with significantly lower risk of stroke in people with high blood pressure. In an editorial accompanying the study—which appeared March 15, 2015 in the Journal of the American…

Humble peanut appears to offer health benefits of pricier nuts

You don’t have to shell out big bucks to get the health benefits of nuts. The humble peanut—while technically a legume—appears to do just fine in helping to prevent heart disease and in extending life as almonds, walnuts, and other pricier tree…

Sugary drinks linked with earlier menstruation

Young girls who drink lots of sugary beverages—such as soda and other drinks with added sugar—may start their first menstrual periods earlier than girls who consume fewer such drinks, according to a new study from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.…

Race, Criminal Justice and Health

This Forum event will examine how disparities within the law and the criminal justice system negatively affect health in members of minority groups -- as well as how the role of race interacts with ne