In areas where Costa Rica opened primary care health centers offering improved and expanded care, the mortality rate fell by 13% over a nine-year period, according to a new study.
This dramatic rise in obesity since the 1980s parallels the increased accessibility of cheap, unhealthy foods at all hours of the day, which has created an environment where it is very easy to consume excess calories.
Consuming energy drinks before pregnancy may lead to an increased risk of gestational hypertension, or high blood pressure during pregnancy, according to a study co-authored by Harvard Chan School researchers.
Action by government and industry is imperative if the world is to avoid “a cascade of escalating health impacts from climate change,” according to Harvard Chan School’s Kari Nadeau.
With COVID now added to the annual mix of viruses that typically circulate every year, including influenza, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), and other respiratory viruses, “sick season” is likely to be worse—and longer—going forward.
Experts from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health are bringing an important message to the United Nations’ annual climate conference this year: that the continued burning of fossil fuels poses a massive health threat.
Oil drilling in Middle Eastern countries is releasing toxic air pollutants through the process of gas flaring, or the burning of waste gas, according to experts.
Since the start of her career, Marcia Castro has sought to use her research to inform policy change.
A growing body of research suggests that taking the time to savor meals rather than gulping them down on the go can improve health and well-being and promote a healthier relationship to food.
With coronavirus levels in Boston-area wastewater increasing ahead of the holiday season, people should get the latest COVID-19 vaccine and use rapid antigen tests if they feel sick, according to experts.