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Growth, size of babies worldwide remarkably similar

July 29, 2014 -- Ana Langer, director of the Women and Health Initiative and Maternal Health Task Force (MHTF) at Harvard School of Public Health, says that new findings from an international study on fetal growth and birth length debunk longstanding beliefs that…

BPA exposure in pregnant women

Joseph Braun, research fellow in the Department of Environmental Health, discusses BPA exposure in pregnant women. November 3, 2010 (5:48) Please click the player icon above to play this podcast in your browser. Alternatively, you may download the podcast in mp3 format by…

A women and health agenda: It's time

[ Spring/Summer 2010 ] by Julio Frenk, Dean, Harvard School of Public Health In today’s global health agenda, women’s experiences—from birth to death and in all their diversity—deserve to occupy center stage. Why? Because at the most basic level, we are talking about sheer survival.…

Life and death

From Infographic: Then and now Sources: Life expectancy then: No. HS-16, Expectation of Life at Birth by Race and Sex: 1900 to 2001. Historical Statistics, 2012 Statistical Abstract. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved from http://www.census.gov/compendia/statab/hist_stats.html and now: Murphy, B.S., SL; Xu, M.D., J; and Kochanek, M.A., KD. Expectation…

Why Public Health? Priya Agrawal

April 2013 — In our video series “Why Public Health?” we ask Harvard School of Public Health students and alumni to talk about what drew them to the field. Here, Priya Agrawal, MPH ’06 and executive director of Merck for Mothers, talks…

Why Public Health? Mary Mwanyika Sando

May 2013 — In our video series “Why Public Health?” we ask Harvard School of Public Health students and alumni to talk about what drew them to the field. Mary Mwanyika Sando, MD, MPH ’13, works in maternal and child health in Tanzania…