The U.S. response to the COVID-19 pandemic was full of missteps—ones that experts say can inform preparations for future global health emergencies.
With millions of Americans facing day after day of temperatures well above 100 degrees, experts from Harvard Chan C-CHANGE are speaking out about ways to mitigate the dangerous health effects of extreme heat.
Children who face racial discrimination are more likely to have obesity, according to a new study.
While a recent trend on social media touts cottage cheese as a healthy food, people should be aware that it may contain high levels of sodium and fat, according to experts at Harvard Chan School.
One method of fighting climate change is to capture carbon dioxide emissions from the burning of fossil fuels at industrial facilities. But this method doesn’t address the health-harming air pollution produced throughout the oil and gas production process, according to Kari Nadeau of Harvard Chan School.
In preparation for the next public health emergency, lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic should be used to inform new federal, state, and local laws and standards, as well as actions by employers, aimed at ensuring safe, healthy workplaces, according to a Viewpoint article in JAMA.
While the prevalence of food allergies is increasing, a treatment called oral immunotherapy may help patients reduce their symptoms, according to Kari Nadeau of Harvard Chan School.
Most foods and beverages in grocery store checkout aisles are unhealthy—a reality that experts say is unlikely to change unless local, state, or federal laws are passed that require healthier options.
Belief in the safety of routine childhood vaccines rose over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, but opposition grew to any sort of requirement that children be vaccinated in order to attend public schools, according to a new study by Harvard Chan School.
Mandy Cohen, MPH ’04, has been chosen by President Biden as the new director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.