A recent report by the World Health Organization declared that the artificial sweetener aspartame is “possibly carcinogenic,” but the research leading to that conclusion is unclear—so consuming aspartame to help with weight management is still reasonable, according to experts at Harvard Chan School.
Even though nursing home residents face high risk of severe infection or death from COVID-19, nursing homes have underused antiviral treatments, even after Paxlovid, a highly effective antiviral pill, became widely available, according to a new study co-authored by Harvard Chan researchers.
Some managed care plans are set up to help coordinate health care for people who are eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid, but “look-alike” plans that aren’t obligated to provide such coordination may lead to poorer quality of care for those who sign up for them.
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.