Researchers led by Caroline Buckee are using cell phone data to study people’s mobility patterns, in order to help control COVID-19—without violating people’s privacy. … Continue reading “Tracking COVID-19 with cell phone data while safeguarding privacy”
Mobile phone data, when used properly and carefully, can provide important and timely insights into the spread of infectious diseases and human behavior, but … Continue reading “Editorial: The challenges and opportunities of using mobile phone data during a pandemic”
A new state-by-state analysis from the Harvard Global Health Institute (HGHI) and STAT found that more than half of U.S. states would need far … Continue reading “Analysis: More than half of U.S. states aren’t doing enough COVID-19 testing”
A recent Trump administration decision to ease mercury regulations for oil- and coal-fired plants will significantly harm public health, according to Elsie Sunderland. Sunderland, … Continue reading “How deregulation of mercury could harm health”
Aaron Bernstein says that climate change doesn’t scare him because he knows that there are solutions to the problem. Bernstein, interim director of the … Continue reading “Assessing climate change on Earth Day’s 50th anniversary”
A pancreatic cancer risk model that includes clinical and genetic factors, and circulating biomarkers, more successfully identified people with significantly greater than average risk of developing the disease than models using clinical factors alone.
Keeping your car windows open a crack is an easy way to minimize the risk of COVID-19 transmission when you’re driving, according to experts … Continue reading “Op-ed: How to protect from coronavirus in your car”
Moderate coffee consumption has been linked to a range of health benefits.
A survey of nearly 4,000 former NFL players indicates that some former players have received a diagnosis ofchronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, despite the … Continue reading “Study raises concerns about CTE diagnoses among former NFL players”
Reducing a suicidal person’s access to the most lethal methods, particularly firearms, can play an important role in preventing deaths.