Early life exposure to air pollution may increase children’s risk of developing asthma—especially among socioeconomically disadvantaged children, according to a new study co-authored by Harvard Chan School.
Children living in detention typically have a host of health problems—including high rates of mental illness, trauma, high-risk substance abuse, chronic disease, and neurodevelopmental disabilities—but lack adequate health services in places where they’re detained, according to a new report.
Closing the wealth gap between Black people and white people could help eliminate health disparities facing Black Americans, according to Harvard T.H. Chan School of Health’s Mary Bassett.
People who eat the Atlantic diet, which is based on traditional eating patterns in northwest Spain and northern Portugal, may reduce their risk of developing metabolic syndrome.
In the U.S., more than two million women of childbearing age live in so-called “maternity care deserts,” defined as counties lacking obstetric care.
Proposed changes to U.S. regulations on lead levels in drinking water are generating criticism from various quarters.
South Africa needs to adapt its HIV prevention and treatment programs to better meet the needs of an older population.
In Massachusetts, the low number of primary care physicians is lengthening wait times for appointments, according to experts.
For those who eat a balanced diet, drinking milk isn’t necessary for good health, according to Harvard Chan School experts.
In sub-Saharan Africa, cooking indoors with air polluting fuels may lead to higher risks of cancer and lung disease, particularly for women and children, according to experts.