Op-ed: Hospitals, health care systems should tackle social drivers of health
Health care systems should use their resources to address a wide range of social drivers that lead to health problems, instead of only focusing on medical interventions such as drugs and surgeries, according to an op-ed co-authored by…
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.
MIND diet may reduce risk of dementia
The Mediterranean-DASH Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay (MIND) diet may reduce the risk of all-cause dementia among middle-aged and older adults, according to a new study led by Harvard Chan School.
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…
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…
‘Harvard diet’ may lower disease risk
An eating plan developed by researchers at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health recently been touted for its potential to promote healthy aging
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…
Plant-based low-carbohydrate diet linked with lower risk of premature death for people with type 2 diabetes
Following a low-carbohydrate diet comprised primarily of plant-based foods was significantly associated with lower risk of premature death among people with type 2 diabetes, according to a new study led by researchers at Harvard Chan School.
Following healthy lifestyle may reduce risk of long COVID
Women who followed most aspects of a healthy lifestyle, including healthy body weight, not smoking, regular exercise, adequate sleep, high quality diet, and moderate alcohol consumption, had about half the risk of long COVID compared with women without…
Examining the potential health dangers of pro football—and how to protect players
Research scientist Rachel Grashow, director of epidemiological research initiatives with the Football Players Health Study at Harvard University, comments on the recent cardiac arrest suffered by the Buffalo Bills' Damar Hamlin, as well as other serious health issues faced by…