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Can fasting play a role in improving health?

William Mair, associate professor of genetics and complex diseases at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, was interviewed by NBC 10 Boston about the impact of fasting on health and the aging process. The story aired January…

Aging, longevity the focus at annual Alumni Weekend

October 17, 2017 – Harvard Chan School alumni returned to campus for their annual weekend October 13-15, where they heard about public health perspectives on aging and longevity from a variety of experts and connected with former classmates.…

‘Purpose in life’ may help healthy aging

Having a purpose in life may play an important role in helping people maintain physical function as they age, according to a new study from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. The study was published August 16,…

Promoting society-level change

With a recent gift of $450,000 to the David E. Bell Postdoctoral Fellowship Fund at the Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies (“Pop Center”), Valerie and John “Jack” Rowe have continued their support for research on population…

Cohousing can benefit both older adults, young families

Intergenerational cohousing in which residents share meals and chores not only can benefit older adults but also aid young families who may need help from their neighbors when juggling work and family, said Lisa Berkman, Thomas D. Cabot…

Uncovering a ‘smoking gun’ in age-related disease

For the first time, researchers reveal a causal link between RNA splicing and aging For immediate release: Monday, December 5, 2016 Boston, MA – Aging is a key risk factor for a variety of devastating, chronic diseases, yet…

Elderly may face increased dementia risk after a disaster

For immediate release: October 24, 2016 Boston, MA – Elderly people who were uprooted from damaged or destroyed homes and who lost touch with their neighbors after the 2011 tsunami in Japan were more likely to experience increased…