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Questioning Facebook’s foray into preventive health

A new health care feature from Facebook called “Preventive Health” is aimed at encouraging users to get recommended screenings like mammograms and blood pressure tests, and to focus on other disease-preventing measures like getting a flu shot. But…

Exploring why vaping-linked lung illness is a ‘crisis’

Why is vaping-related lung illness seen by health officials, politicians, and the press as a public health crisis, even though other public health problems with worse consequences—like influenza—have not garnered as much attention? As of October 10, 2019,…

How India is coping with climate change

Deadly heat waves, coastal flooding, reduced agricultural productivity, and water shortages are among the climate change-related problems facing India. But two experts from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health said they are encouraged by recent problem-solving steps…

The meaning of happiness

Researchers, policy makers, and public health practitioners recently gathered at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Health to explore ways that happiness is promoted through evidence-based practice and policy across the globe.

Alumni return to Boston for 2018 Alumni Weekend

September 24, 2018—Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health alumni returned to the School on September 20–21 to reconnect with former classmates and learn more about current research in public health. During the event, the Alumni Association honored…

Happiness might boost health — but how?

Although some scientists are skeptical about the notion that happiness can improve health, researchers at the new Lee Kum Sheung Center for Health and Happiness at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health hope to amass enough evidence…

Shedding light on Internet use among the poor

March 22, 2016 -- Harvard Chan School’s Kasisomayajula “Vish” Viswanath co-authored a study that looked at how low-income people use the Internet. According to your study, there’s not a lot of data on how this population uses the…

Zika highlights tension around public health directives

With the mosquito-borne Zika virus linked to a dramatic rise in severe birth defects in Brazil, health officials in nearby countries are advising women to delay plans to become pregnant. But women’s rights advocates have countered that the recommendations…

Off the Cuff: Making the case for childhood immunization

[Spring 2015] Kasisomayajula “Vish” Viswanath, professor of health communication, Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences Q: There has been an uptick of measles, whooping cough, and other infections in the United States. Many of these infections, which are…