Topic: North America

Harvard School of Public Health launches obesity prevention website

The Obesity Prevention Source Aims to Help Policymakers and Public Reverse Growing Worldwide Epidemic For immediate release: Wednesday, May 2, 2012 Boston, MA - What is causing the obesity epidemic—and how can we stop and reverse this worldwide weight problem? A new…

Health provisions among public's top priorities for economic stimulus

Health Reform Rated Among Top Priorities For New President And Congress, Insurance Regulations Stand Out For Broad Bipartisan Support Initial Positive Reaction To Many Key Elements Of Health Reform, But Support Could Erode During A Debate About Tradeoffs For immediate release: Thursday,…

Change in cycle track policy needed to boost ridership, public health

For immediate release: May 17, 2013 Boston, MA – Bicycle engineering guidelines often used by state regulators to design bicycle facilities need to be overhauled to reflect current cyclists’ preferences and safety data, according to a new study from Harvard School of…

Vaccinating boys against Human Papillomavirus (HPV) not cost-effective

Cervical Cancer Prevention Efforts Should Prioritize Vaccinating Pre-Adolescent Girls and Continued Cervical Cancer Screening For immediate release: Thursday, October 8, 2009 Boston, MA -- Persistent infection with high-risk types of human papillomavirus (HPV), a sexually transmitted virus, is known to be a…

Washington Post/Kaiser/Harvard survey on experiences of low-wage workers

For immediate release: Monday, August 4, 2008 A new national survey by The Washington Post, the Kaiser Family Foundation, and Harvard University provides a detailed look at the real life experiences and views of low-wage workers. The survey assesses financial challenges low-wage workers face, including difficulties…