Living near or downwind of unconventional oil and gas development linked with increased risk of early death
Elderly people living near or downwind of unconventional oil and gas development—which involves extraction methods including directional (non-vertical) drilling and hydraulic fracturing, or fracking—are at higher risk of early death compared with elderly individuals who don’t live near…
For immediate release: Wednesday, December 8, 2021 Boston, MA – A newly discovered hormone named fabkin helps regulate metabolism and may play an important role in the development of both type 1 and type 2 diabetes, according to…
A group of scientists from across the U.S. took a deep dive into the foundations of environmental justice research during a new two-day intensive course.
The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) released new voluntary guidance on October 13 encouraging the food industry to gradually reduce sodium in commercially processed, packaged, and prepared foods over the next two and a half years—with the…
A growing body of research shows that regularly spending time around trees provides a wide range of human health benefits, from lowering stress to improving cognition to boosting longevity.
A type of molecule called a lignan, found in plant-based foods, may help lower heart disease risk.
High amounts of added sugar can harm health by raising insulin levels for extended periods, and also increasing fat production in the liver.
Hundreds of thousands of lives could be saved by improving the quality of air that Americans breathe, according to Harvard Chan School's Mahdieh Danesh Yazdi.
When Black Americans push themselves to work harder in response to the constraints of structural racism, it can take a toll on their bodies, according to Duke University professor emeritus Sherman James.
Racism is having devastating effects on Black Americans’ physical and mental health, according to sociologist David Williams.