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Dementia rates may be falling by 15% per decade

Although the number of people living with dementia is expected to rise as the world’s population ages, dementia incidence rates appear to be falling, driven by healthier lifestyles that are improving cardiovascular health, according to new research. Albert…

Sludge used as fertilizer could be toxic; ban sought

Public health experts say that Maine should ban the use of municipal sludge as fertilizer after dangerous levels of toxic chemicals called per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFASs, were found at a farm near Portland where the sludge…

Where you live affects your health

In Boston’s Roxbury neighborhood, life expectancy is less than 60 years, while in the Back Bay—just a couple of miles away—it’s close to 90. That’s according to the most recent data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control…

Acknowledging gains, challenges in global health

Great strides have been made in global health in recent years, yet there’s plenty more work to be done, according to experts. A February 4, 2019 article in the New York Times, co-authored by Harvard T.H. Chan School…

The stages of an obesity epidemic

February 5, 2019 —A new article by Lindsay Jaacks, assistant professor of global health at Harvard Chan School, and co-authors present for the first time a conceptual model of the so-called obesity transition, a model that could help…