Noise pollution is a growing problem that can lead to sleep disruption and insomnia as well as chronic health conditions such as heart disease, cognitive impairment, depression, and anxiety, according to experts.
Evidence suggests that moderate alcohol consumption may provide some health benefits, but these must be weighed against potential risks.
Research scientist Rachel Grashow, director of epidemiological research initiatives with the Football Players Health Study at Harvard University, comments on the recent cardiac arrest suffered by the Buffalo Bills' Damar Hamlin, as well as other serious health issues faced by…
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…
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…
A toolkit developed by the Center for Climate, Health, and the Global Environment at Harvard Chan School (Harvard Chan C-CHANGE) and Americares aims to protect people on the front lines of climate change.
Healthier plant-based dietary patterns were associated with better environmental health, while less healthy plant-based dietary patterns required more cropland and fertilizer, according to a new study led by researchers at Harvard Chan School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
The number of people experiencing an “extreme smoke day”—a day with unhealthy air quality because of dangerous smoke—has jumped 27-fold over the past decade, according to a new study.
At a September 23 virtual event at Harvard Chan School, experts discussed the wide-ranging impacts of long COVID and current research strategies for advancing treatments and diagnosis.
Diets high in ultra-processed foods, such as sugary cereal and some frozen dinners and luncheon meats, have been linked to increased risk of obesity and chronic disease.