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In developing nations, the rich get heavier while the poor stay thin

Weight-related ailments such as diabetes and heart disease are growing problems in developing countries. But such diseases are affecting mostly the rich. For the most part, according to a Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) study, the poor in developing nations are…

Energized, global effort needed to target noncommunicable diseases

October 17, 2011 -- The United Nations, the World Health Organization (WHO), and a small group of disease-specific non-governmental organizations (NGOs) need help to address the mounting toll of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs)—such as cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, stroke, and chronic respiratory disease—that…

Global health news: Healthy, educated youths key to future of Nigeria

Nigeria must provide its burgeoning youth population with opportunities for health, education and jobs to avoid social, economic and security disaster in the next 20 years, according to the “Next Generation Nigeria” report commissioned by the British Council, a UK nonprofit. The…

Malaria parasite transforms itself to hide from human immune system

December 13, 2012 -- In order to spread disease inside the human body, the malaria parasite must evade the human immune system—which it does remarkably well. Now, researchers at Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) have uncovered details about the mechanism by which…

Dean Julio Frenk inducted into American Academy of Arts and Sciences

October 3, 2011 -- Induction Recognizes ‘Extraordinary Individual Achievement’ Julio Frenk, Dean of Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) and T & G Angelopoulos Professor of Public Health and International Development at HSPH and Harvard Kennedy School, is among 180 of the nation’s…