Gun violence researchers at Harvard Chan School receive largest-ever grant
Researchers at Harvard Chan School have received a five-year, $5 million grant to support research on firearm injuries and deaths.
Guns, lead levels, and suicides linked in Massachusetts study
In Massachusetts towns with more guns, there are more suicides—and blood lead levels in a community appear to play a role in the link, according to a new study from Harvard Chan School.
Harvard Chan School experts shed light on link between guns and suicides, gun injuries
The relationship between firearms and suicide, as well as firearms injury data, were among the topics of studies from experts at Harvard Chan School that appeared in the December 2022 issue of the journal Preventive Medicine.
Symposium explores drivers of suicide, and how to prevent it
Suicide is a preventable tragedy—but there’s much work yet to be done in figuring out the best strategies for doing so, according to experts who spoke at a symposium on the topic at Harvard Chan School.
Podcast addresses guns and public health in America
David Hemenway of Harvard Chan School is featured in two podcast episodes focused on the public health dangers of guns in America and possible solutions to the problem.
Storing guns safely at home can reduce risk of youth suicide
The risk of suicide among children can be reduced by storing firearms securely, unloaded, and away from ammunition, according to Deborah Azrael and Matthew Miller.
Soaring gun sales in Massachusetts worry health experts
People in Massachusetts are buying more guns—mostly handguns, which people tend to buy for self-protection.
Spirituality linked with better health outcomes, patient care
For immediate release: July 12, 2022 Boston, MA—Spirituality should be incorporated into care for both serious illness and overall health, according to a study led by researchers at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Brigham and…
How spirituality can benefit medicine
Bringing spirituality into medicine can benefit both patients and doctors, according to experts.
How social media’s toxic content sends teens into ‘a dangerous spiral’
Eating disorders expert Bryn Austin discusses the recent revelation that Facebook has long known that its Instagram app is harming teens’ mental health.