Olive oil recommended as replacement for less healthy fats
Olive oil consumed on its own won’t transform health and may just add unnecessary calories to the diet.
Protecting against ‘forever chemicals’
The U.S. Environmental Protectional Agency has proposed strict new limits on six types of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in drinking water. Public health experts are positive about the move but say that, ultimately, all types of these…
Plant-based low-carbohydrate diet linked with lower risk of premature death for people with type 2 diabetes
Following a low-carbohydrate diet comprised primarily of plant-based foods was significantly associated with lower risk of premature death among people with type 2 diabetes, according to a new study led by researchers at Harvard Chan School.
Exposure to hormone-disrupting chemical mixtures common among office workers
Office workers in the U.S., the U.K., China, and India were exposed to complex mixtures of chemicals that can disrupt hormonal functions, according to a study that analyzed chemical traces picked up by silicone wristbands worn by the…
Variety of healthy eating patterns linked with lower risk of premature death
For immediate release: January 9, 2023 Boston, MA—A variety of healthy eating patterns are linked to reduced risk of premature death, according to a new study led by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health researchers. They found…
When beauty causes harm
A new podcast called Beauty + Justice looks at the history and context surrounding beauty injustices, the potential impacts on health—from asthma to early menstruation to breast cancer—and the sometimes painful emotional toll of trying to attain a…
Pollination loss removes healthy foods from global diets, increases chronic diseases causing excess deaths
Inadequate pollination has led to a 3-5% loss of fruit, vegetable, and nut production and an estimated 427,000 excess deaths annually from lost healthy food consumption and associated diseases, including heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and certain cancers, according…
Using gene editing to fight deadly genetic diseases
Cutting-edge gene editing techniques hold enormous promise for tackling devastating diseases such as sickle cell disease, Huntington’s disease, and heart disease, according to experts who spoke at Harvard Chan School's annual PQG conference.
Project uses geographic data to show that where a person lives matters to their health
Harvard Chan School's Nancy Krieger and colleagues have updated and broadened a project aimed at training people in how to track and monitor socially related disparities having to do with where a person lives.
No link found between brain cancer and cell phone use, experts say
Concerns about a possible link between cell phones and brain cancer—a hot topic in the news 5 to 10 years ago—have all but disappeared in recent years, because studies haven't found evidence of such a link.