In spite of claims that diets eliminating all lectins can cure some health conditions, these claims are not backed by sufficient scientific evidence—and going lectin-free may in fact do more harm than good, according to experts.
Because detecting infectious disease outbreaks early is key for preventing the next pandemic, researchers at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health are building a genomics-based surveillance system in West Africa, a hot spot for emerging pathogens.
Getting in the shade, drinking liquids, and placing a cold, wet towel or wet napkins on your neck are three things you can do if extreme heat starts making you feel sick, according to Harvard Chan School’s Catharina Giudice.
Even though COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in the U.S. have been increasing since July, the chances of getting infected are “still not hugely likely,” according to Bill Hanage of Harvard Chan School.
A new report by the FXB Center for Health & Human Rights at Harvard University and the International Organization for Migration identified major trends in child trafficking as well as a complex range of factors that make children more susceptible.
Even though we’re inundated with news about scary climate disasters—from wildfires to extreme heat to flooding—we can stay optimistic about the climate’s future “because we know how to prevent things from getting worse,” according to Harvard Chan School’s Marcy Franck.
Because antibiotic resistance can threaten the success of treatments across a wide range of conditions, more work needs to be done to prevent it, according to Bill Hanage of Harvard Chan School.
Recent rulings by the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the use of affirmative action in college admissions, but the decisions could worsen racial disparities across all sectors of society, including health, according to Michelle Williams of Harvard Chan School.
Cancers are on the rise among people younger than 50, and experts think that lifestyle changes may have something to do with it—although data is not firm.
Seasonal allergies and asthma are getting worse amid extreme heat caused by climate change, according to several experts from Harvard Chan School’s Department of Environmental Health.