Topic: North America

Poll: Most Americans aware of egg recall

Many stopped eating eggs or checked if the eggs in their home were on the recall list For immediate release: Friday, September 3, 2010 Boston, MA- As the FDA oversaw a massive egg recall for possible salmonella contamination, most Americans were aware…

Bicycling, brisk walking help women control weight

Researchers Call for More Bike-Friendly Environments to Combat Obesity For immediate release: Monday, June 28, 2010 Boston, MA— Premenopausal women who make even small increases in the amount of time they spend bicycling or walking briskly every day decrease their risk of gaining…

White House gives boost to national mentoring efforts

For immediate release: Wednesday, January 20, 2010 Washington, DC – The President and First Lady Michelle Obama will give a tremendous boost today to the national movement to recruit volunteer mentors to help transform the lives of America’s youth. Mentors and their…

Study finds Republicans report better health than Democrats

For immediate release: March 5, 2009 Boston, MA -- A new study from the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) finds that individuals who identify themselves as Republicans report lower rates of poor health than those who identify as Democrats. The study…

Binge drinking tied to conditions in the college environment

For immediate release: July 11, 2008 Boston, MA -- Heavy alcohol use, or binge drinking, among college students in the United States is tied to conditions in the college environment. That is one of the key findings from research conducted by researchers…

Jeremiah Mead, architect of respiratory mechanics field, dies

For immediate release: July 7, 2009 Boston, MA -- Jeremiah (Jere) Mead, architect of the field of respiratory mechanics and Professor Emeritus in the Department of Environmental Health at the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH), passed away on July 4, 2009,…

Advice to the next president: 7 ways to fight health inequities

For immediate release: June 18, 2008 Boston, MA- In a series of opinion pieces and two-minute videos, seven Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) faculty offer "Advice to the Next President: 7 Ways to Fight Health Inequities." The series is published in…

Puffing in public housing poses serious health risks to tenants

Researchers examine risks and consequences of cigarette smoking to all inhabitants of multiple-unit housing; challenge status quo BOSTON, MA -- In an effort to protect children from harmful tobacco smoke exposure, health and medical professionals are pushing for a ban on smoking in public…

Prof. Howard Koh nominated assistant secretary for health in HHS

For immediate release: Wednesday, March 25, 2009 Boston, MA --  President Barack Obama announced today his intent to nominate Dr. Howard Koh, the Harvey V. Fineberg Professor of the Practice of Public Health at Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH), to be assistant…