Sunscreen protects against skin cancer
Scientific studies have long shown that sunscreen blocks the sun's harmful ultraviolet rays.
Treat all processed meats with caution, says researcher
Strong evidence links processed meats to poor health outcomes, including heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and some forms of cancer—but are all types of processed meat equally bad?
Health-harming extreme heat, driven by climate change, on the rise
Excessive heat—the number one killer of all natural disasters—has been on the rise over the past decade, and experts expect it to get worse because of the climate crisis.
Stricter federal guidelines on ‘forever chemicals’ in drinking water pose challenges
Philippe Grandjean discusses the EPA's updated health advisories for two toxic compounds, PFOS and PFOA, that are found in drinking water across the U.S.
Bringing heart and humanity to hematology
A hematology fellow from Australia, Eddie Cliff, MPH ’22, cares just as deeply about the well-being of his patients as he does about improving health systems as a whole. He’s also a writer published in the New York…
Probing disease disparities
Francisco Barrera, SM '22, wants to uncover racial, ethnic, and gender differences in disease prevalence.
The complicated work of pinpointing the causes of disease
Three epidemiologists discussed the challenge of uncovering the causes of diseases at the 6th Cutter Symposium at Harvard Chan School.
A push for safer building materials
Environmental groups are encouraging schools and companies to use non-toxic materials in their construction and renovation projects and to reduce the use of chemicals such as per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS).
Cancer FactFinder website launched to provide fact-based, reliable information about causes of cancer
For immediate release: Thursday, April 7 Boston, MA – A team led by the Zhu Family Center for Global Cancer Prevention at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and the Center for Cancer Equity and Engagement at…
Both rich and poor countries saw essential health services decline during COVID
Many essential health services—including cancer and tuberculosis screenings, HIV testing, maternal health services, and child vaccinations—declined during the COVID-19 pandemic in poor and rich countries alike around the globe, according to a new study co-authored by Harvard Chan…