Probing links between trauma and reproductive health harms
Early life trauma is an important and overlooked cause of adverse reproductive health outcomes in women such as endometriosis, premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD), and infertility, according to a recent investigation from researchers at Harvard Chan School.
Ultra-processed foods linked to poorer brain health
People who eat diets high in ultra-processed foods may have a higher chance of feeling depressed and anxious than those who eat fewer of these foods, and an increased risk of cognitive decline.
A call for reducing deaths among people with mental illness
A new paper lays out an action plan for reducing the growing mortality rates among people with mental illness and mental distress.
Practicing forgiveness may boost mental health and well-being
In a study of people who have been hurt or offended by another person, those who completed self-directed exercises in a forgiveness workbook reported reduced symptoms of depression and anxiety after two weeks compared to participants who had…
Thich Nhat Hanh Center for Mindfulness in Public Health Launched at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
The Thich Nhat Hanh Center for Mindfulness in Public Health will launch April 26 at the Harvard Chan School. The Center’s mission is to empower people around the globe to live with purpose, equanimity, and joy through the…
Complexities of homelessness explored at ‘deep dive’ event
Many facets related to the problem of homelessness—including its prevalence, causes, relationship to health, and ways to respond—were on the agenda at a two-day conference at Harvard University in late March.
Lessons learned from the Boston Marathon bombing, 10 years out
Disaster planning preparedness in the years before the bombing and coordination among leaders in its immediate aftermath contributed to the successful response, according to a panel of experts.
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…
Intimate partner violence early in pandemic linked with worse mental and overall health in women
Women who experienced intimate partner violence during the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic were more likely to suffer worse mental health and other adverse health effects, according to a new study led by Harvard Chan School.