Wildfire smoke from Canada poses health risks on East Coast
Wildfire smoke blowing from Canada to the East Coast could have a range of negative health effects, according to experts at Harvard Chan School.
Decade-long research project that explores aging in South Africa receives NIH/NIA funding for additional waves and national expansion, with a special emphasis on cognitive health
Researchers from the Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies, Harvard Chan School, the University of the Witwatersrand, and the University of Cape Town have been awarded $27 million from the National Institute on Aging to further their…
Exposure to PFAS associated with increased blood lipids, possible CVD risk
Increased exposure to certain types of PFAS is associated with increased blood lipid levels in adults, according to a new study led by Harvard Chan School.
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.
Better Off Podcast: Is working from home unhealthy?
Working from home has its perks: Better coffee, easy commute, no fluorescent lighting. But, as any home office worker can tell you, there are also downsides: No more office social hours, no more ergonomic chairs, and no more…
Opinion: The health impacts of police brutality videos
Video footage of police brutality against Black people may help to hold officers accountable, but it could also be hurting the health of those who bear witness to the violence, according to Michelle Williams, Dean of Harvard Chan…
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.