Topic: women and health

Single mothers may face poorer health

Single mothers may be more likely to have health problems as they reach older age than women who are married, according to a new study led by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Researchers looked at data from several surveys about…

A link between paid maternity leave and mental health

May 13, 2015 — Paid maternity leave following the birth of a first child appears to have positive benefits on women’s mental health later in life, according to a study published May 2015 in Social Science & Medicine of European women co-authored…

In memoriam: Rose Epstein Frisch, expert in women’s fertility

February 13, 2015 -- Rose Epstein Frisch, an associate professor emerita of population sciences at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and a pioneer in elucidating the biological mechanisms of fertility and cancer in women, died January 30, 2015 in…

Screening tool helps identify sexually exploited children

It can be challenging for health care providers to identify young victims of sexual trafficking due to its hidden nature, poor understanding by law enforcement and other service providers, and psychological factors experienced by victims. But a new study co-authored by two…

Sugar, Salt and Supplements

[FORUM VIDEO] This panel of Harvard experts helped explain the latest thinking on the nutritional science behind sugar, salt and supplements intake and provided some guidance on steps consumers can ta

Living Longer and Happier Lives

[FORUM VIDEO] This Forum event explored the latest science in nutrition, exercise, cognition and social connectedness to promote healthy and happy aging.