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…
Extreme temperatures linked with heart disease deaths
Days that are very hot or very cold increased the risk of death among people with cardiovascular diseases, according to large long-term international study co-authored by experts from Harvard Chan School.
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.
Using gene editing to fight deadly genetic diseases
Cutting-edge gene editing techniques hold enormous promise for tackling devastating diseases such as sickle cell disease, Huntington’s disease, and heart disease, according to experts who spoke at Harvard Chan School's annual PQG conference.
Healthy plant-based diets better for the environment than less healthy plant-based diets
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.
Project uses geographic data to show that where a person lives matters to their health
Harvard Chan School's Nancy Krieger and colleagues have updated and broadened a project aimed at training people in how to track and monitor socially related disparities having to do with where a person lives.
Is tofu healthy? Yes, says Harvard Chan expert.
Although tofu’s history is a bit complicated, a nutrition expert from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health says that it’s healthy for most people.
Radioactivity in air pollution linked with cardiovascular harms
Radioactivity in fine particulate air pollution may be harming people’s cardiovascular health, according to a new study.
Drinking matcha may provide some health benefits
Matcha—a type of powdered green tea—is touted as a superfood for the high amounts of potentially beneficial compounds it contains.
Psychological distress before COVID-19 infection may increase risk of long COVID
For immediate release: September 7, 2022 Boston, MA – Psychological distress, including depression, anxiety, worry, perceived stress, and loneliness, before COVID-19 infection was associated with an increased risk of long COVID, according to researchers at Harvard T.H. Chan…