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Racism can erode physical well-being

The chronic stress of experiencing discrimination can gradually erode people’s physical well-being over time, according to Mary Bassett, director of the François-Xavier Bagnoud Center for Health and Human Rights at Harvard University. Bassett was one of several experts…

Exploring how fracking may harm the environment, health

Fracking—the extraction of natural gas and oil from shale—has ballooned in Ohio over the past decade. Some argue that the fracking boom is bringing economic benefits to the state. But others voice concern about damage to the environment,…

Why school lunch programs don’t benefit all children

School lunch programs offer an array of benefits for children. They provide low-cost nutritious food, reduce hunger, and help children perform to the best of their abilities in the classroom. But experts say there is more work to…

Improving maternal environments to boost health everywhere

Researchers from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health are part of a new collaborative effort aimed at improving maternal health around the world by reducing toxic environments such as air pollution, stress, under-employment, lack of support and…

Could the Trump presidency be making Latinos sick?

Researchers have found correlations between the election of Donald Trump and worsening health in the U.S.—especially among Latinos. A new study found a connection between the 2016 presidential election and an increase in preterm births among Latina women…

Technology to track your mental state

New apps and wearable devices are being developed to track psychological health, and experts say that such “mood forecasting” technology could help doctors and friends know when a person is in mental distress. A February 19, 2019 NBC…