Treat all processed meats with caution, says researcher
Strong evidence links processed meats to poor health outcomes, including heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and some forms of cancer—but are all types of processed meat equally bad?
Health-harming extreme heat, driven by climate change, on the rise
Excessive heat—the number one killer of all natural disasters—has been on the rise over the past decade, and experts expect it to get worse because of the climate crisis.
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.
Examining causes of newborn sepsis in low- and middle-income countries
In a new study, Harvard Chan School's Grace Chan and colleagues identified risk factors for sepsis in newborns in low- and middle-income countries.
Weekly avocado consumption may lower heart disease risk
People who eat more avocado each week may lower their risk of cardiovascular disease compared to people who rarely eat avocado.
Evidence mounts on the benefits of strength training
A recent meta-analysis found that people who do muscle-strengthening workouts are less likely to die prematurely than those who don’t, adding to previous evidence that strength training has long-term health benefits.
Obesity alters molecular architecture of liver cells; repairing structure reverses metabolic disease
For immediate release: Wednesday, March 9, 2022 Boston, MA – Cells use their molecular architecture to regulate their metabolic functions, and repairing diseased cells’ architecture to a healthier state can also repair metabolism, according to a study led…
Ukraine’s humanitarian crisis
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has prompted a massive humanitarian crisis, with mounting military and civilian casualties and more than two million people on the move to escape the violence. In this Big 3 Q&A, Michael VanRooyen, director of…
Sexual assault, harassment, may raise women’s risk of high blood pressure
Experiencing sexual violence or workplace sexual harassment may raise a woman’s long-term risk of developing high blood pressure compared to women who have not experienced these traumatic events.
Why ‘good’ cholesterol may not always be good
So-called “good cholesterol” is supposed to help unclog arteries, but recent research has shown there are different types and some don’t improve health, and may even harm it. Researcher Jeremy Furtado explains how he and colleagues figured it…