Communities of color disproportionately exposed to PFAS pollution in drinking water
People who live in communities with higher proportions of Black and Hispanic/Latino residents are more likely to be exposed to harmful levels of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in their water supplies than people living in other communities,…
Hackathon seeks digital solutions to health system challenges in Latin America, Caribbean
More than 700 hackathon participants proposed technologies to build high-value health systems—which provide cost-effective care that prioritizes patients’ quality of life.
Sugar-sweetened beverages linked with increased risk of premature death for people with type 2 diabetes
High consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages was associated with an elevated risk of premature death and incidence of cardiovascular disease among people with type 2 diabetes, according to a new study led by researchers at Harvard Chan School. Drinking…
Conference explores link between anti-Roma racism and health disparities
The health-related repercussions of anti-Roma racism were discussed at the 11th annual Roma Conference at Harvard Chan School.
Insulin cost cuts only a start to making diabetes more affordable, says expert
Pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly’s recent decision to cut costs for its most popular insulin products was a positive move, but more work is needed to make overall diabetes care more affordable, particularly for the uninsured, according to Harvard…
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.
Apple Women’s Health Study advances understanding of menstrual cycles and health
Researchers with the Apple Women’s Health Study have been shedding light on topics such as pregnancy attempts during the COVID-19 pandemic and the impact of COVID-19 vaccination on menstrual cycles. Their work will continue, thanks to three years…
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…
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…
Irregular or long menstrual cycles linked with increased risk for CVD
Women with irregular or long menstrual cycles may have increased risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD), according to a new study.