An estimated 7,100 people in the northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions died as a result of exposure to ozone and fine particulate matter from vehicle emissions in 2016.
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health professors Mary Bassett and Nancy Krieger discussed the harmful health consequences of redlining—a historic government policy that institutionalized housing discrimination against people of color across America.
When grocery shopping online, people tend to spend more money and purchase more items than when they shop in person, and to make fewer unhealthy impulse-sensitive purchases.
Experts are concerned about a dramatic rise in eating disorders among teenagers over the past year. Possible explanations for the increase include teens’ loss of familiar routines and regular connections with friends, anxiety about the COVID-19 pandemic, boredom, and food insecurity at home.
Rising education levels typically lead to better health, but Black men in the U.S. are not benefiting as much as other groups, according to recent research.
The amount of tobacco a person with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) consumes is associated with the type and amount of genetic mutations found … Continue reading “Links found between smoking history and tumor mutations in some lung cancer patients”
John McDonough explores the history of the “individual mandate”—the requirement under the ACA that most Americans obtain health insurance.
Alice Hamilton, a leading authority on workplace health and Harvard University’s first female faculty member, was the subject of a recent WBEZ Chicago article.
Dirty emissions from coal-fired power plants have been declining in recent years. But other sources of air pollution—including soot from the burning of gas, … Continue reading “Natural gas, biomass surpassing coal as biggest pollutants, study finds”
Health Affairs recently featured two blog posts written by students from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.