MIND diet may reduce risk of dementia
The Mediterranean-DASH Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay (MIND) diet may reduce the risk of all-cause dementia among middle-aged and older adults, according to a new study led by Harvard Chan School.
Air pollution may increase risk for dementia
Exposure to fine particulate air pollutants (PM2.5) may increase the risk of developing dementia, according to a new meta-analysis from Harvard Chan School.
Dangers of head injuries in sports have long been known, say experts
Although some researchers contend that the potential health dangers of sports-related head trauma have not yet been fully proven by science, the risks players face have in fact been known and studied for more than a century, according…
Examining the potential health dangers of pro football—and how to protect players
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…
Time spent in nature may reduce hospitalization risk for neurodegenerative diseases
Living near green spaces, parks, or bodies of water may help protect older adults from first-time hospitalizations for neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, according to a large new study led by Harvard Chan School.
Alzheimer's disease causes, treatments examined at JBL Symposium
Experts discussed some of the latest research on Alzheimer’s causes and potential treatments at the the 25th annual John B. Little Symposium.
Extreme heat toolkit for providers, patients, clinics
A new extreme heat toolkit aims to provide information for healthcare providers, patients, and clinics on how to handle the serious health impacts of high temperatures.
PTSD linked with accelerated cognitive decline in middle-aged women
Middle-aged women with symptoms of PTSD may face faster cognitive decline than women without such symptoms, according to a study from Harvard Chan School.
Racism, sexism, social class, and health—30 years ago and today
Nancy Krieger reflects on the still-relevant themes of a paper for which she was first author three decades ago about racism, sexism, social class, and health.
Lifestyle changes can help prevent dementia
No matter how old you are, there are strategies that you can start right now to improve your chances of preventing dementia, say experts.