Exposure to videos and photos on social media platforms can contribute to body dissatisfaction and eating disorders among teen and adolescent girls, and can lead to serious mental health issues, including suicidal behavior, according to experts.
Harvard Chan School’s Joseph Allen says that retrofitting old school buildings to better handle the realities of extreme heat and other climate change-related issues is “not that hard.”
When primary care physicians work for or are affiliated with large health systems, their steering of patients toward specialists or other providers within those systems may be driving up health care costs, according to a new study led by Harvard Chan School.
The School’s community partners are shifting Mississippi’s “narrative of deficit to one of strength, hope, creativity, and opportunity.”
Since federal policy was changed in 2019 to allow funding for gun violence research, multiple databases have been established to track violent deaths across the U.S. The data provide key information for successfully implementing a public health approach to prevent gun violence, according to David Hemenway of Harvard Chan School.
Artificial intelligence chatbots created to help people with eating disorders have the potential to backfire, instead promoting harmful views of weight loss and diet culture, experts say.
Survivors of wildfires are vulnerable to cognitive deficits and post-traumatic stress symptoms, not just in the disaster’s immediate aftermath but also in the long-term, according to experts.
Latino children who live in states with more anti-immigrant prejudice and tougher policies aimed at immigrants are more likely to experience health issues, according to a study co-authored by researchers at Harvard Chan School.
People living in areas with high levels of fine particulate air pollution (PM2.5)—particularly emissions from agriculture and wildfires—face increased risk of dementia in their older years, according to a new study.
Lauren Spigel, a senior research specialist at Ariadne Labs, chronicled the many hours of invisible work she did during her first year of motherhood.