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Exploring how fracking may harm the environment, health

Fracking—the extraction of natural gas and oil from shale—has ballooned in Ohio over the past decade. Some argue that the fracking boom is bringing economic benefits to the state. But others voice concern about damage to the environment,…

Why school lunch programs don’t benefit all children

School lunch programs offer an array of benefits for children. They provide low-cost nutritious food, reduce hunger, and help children perform to the best of their abilities in the classroom. But experts say there is more work to…

Improving maternal environments to boost health everywhere

Researchers from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health are part of a new collaborative effort aimed at improving maternal health around the world by reducing toxic environments such as air pollution, stress, under-employment, lack of support and…

Could the Trump presidency be making Latinos sick?

Researchers have found correlations between the election of Donald Trump and worsening health in the U.S.—especially among Latinos. A new study found a connection between the 2016 presidential election and an increase in preterm births among Latina women…

Technology to track your mental state

New apps and wearable devices are being developed to track psychological health, and experts say that such “mood forecasting” technology could help doctors and friends know when a person is in mental distress. A February 19, 2019 NBC…

Women far outnumber men with PTSD

Although post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is often thought of as combat-related, there are actually far more women than men who suffer from the disorder, which can lead to flashbacks, anxiety, obsessive thoughts, and emotional numbing, as well as…

Service dogs may have soothing effect on vets with PTSD

Dogs have long been touted as great companions. Now there’s growing evidence that they may be therapeutic for military members and veterans who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). A July 16, 2018 article in Consumers Advocate profiled…