Psychological distress before COVID-19 infection may increase risk of long COVID
For immediate release: September 7, 2022 Boston, MA – Psychological distress, including depression, anxiety, worry, perceived stress, and loneliness, before COVID-19 infection was associated with an increased risk of long COVID, according to researchers at Harvard T.H. Chan…
A milestone for researchers focused on LGBTQ health
Harvard SOGIE (Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity and Expression) Health Equity Research Collaborative celebrates its 10th anniversary during Pride Month 2021.
Hypertension during pregnancy associated with heightened risk of early death
Women who experienced high blood pressure during pregnancy had a higher risk of dying prematurely from heart disease, according to a new study led by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. The study, led by Jorge Chavarro,…
Women with irregular menstrual cycles may have greater risk of death before age 70
Women who always have irregular menstrual cycles or cycles lasting more than 40 days may have a greater risk of dying before age 70 compared to women with very regular cycles.
Exercise may boost sperm quality
Men who exercise regularly appear to have higher quality semen compared with men who don’t exercise regularly, according to new research led by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health researchers and colleagues. The study examined data collected…
Mother’s diabetes in pregnancy may increase child’s risk of heart disease in adulthood
Adults with mothers who had diabetes during pregnancy may have a greater risk of cardiovascular disease compared to those who did not, according to a new study.
Women who smoke marijuana may have less success with fertility treatment
Among women undergoing fertility treatment, those who reported smoking marijuana at the time were more than twice as likely to lose a pregnancy than those who never smoked or did not currently smoke.
Contraceptive use varies across sexual orientation groups
A study that looked at contraceptive use across different sexual orientation groups in the U.S. found that lesbian women were less likely than heterosexual women to have ever used any method of contraception. The study also found that…
Nurses’ Health Study 3 ramps up its recruiting efforts
May 10, 2019 – As nurses in the U.S. celebrate National Nurses Week (May 6-12, 2019), Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health researchers want them to know that they can contribute valuable information to improve the health…
Healthy eating can boost fertility
Choosing healthy fats, vegetable proteins, and whole grains are all diet strategies that could help boost fertility, according to nutrition experts at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. These tips and others were listed in a March…