Topic: North America

Ensuring health care insurance

HSPH Professor John McDonough recently spoke to The Boston Globe about his new book Inside National Health Reform. McDonough, a former Massachusetts state legislator and executive director of the advocacy group Health Care for All, worked as a senior adviser on the…

HSPH alumnus wins congressional seat

Democrat Raul Ruiz, MPH '07, an emergency room doctor, defeated incumbent Rep. Mary Bono Mack (R-Palm Springs) in the race for the 36th Congressional District seat in California's Coachella Valley. Read a November 9, 2012 Los Angeles Times article announcing the win…

Red meat linked to higher stroke risk

Frequently consuming red meat appears to increase the risk of stroke significantly, while choosing to eat poultry and other proteins, such as fish or nuts, lowers the risk, according to a new study by researchers at Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH)…

Landmark air pollution study turns 20

January 7, 2014 — Last month marked the 20th anniversary of the publication of Harvard School of Public Health’s groundbreaking Six Cities study, which—by revealing a strong link between air pollution and mortality risk—paved the way for strengthened U.S. regulations on fine particulate matter.…