India behind on progress toward UN Sustainable Development Goals
India is not on target to reach more than half of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)—a broad set of global goals set in 2015 by UN member states—by the organization’s 2030 deadline, according to a study…
Opinion: Tobacco industry’s ‘harm reduction’ pledges ring false
Publicly, the tobacco industry endorses harm reduction—a strategy aimed at reducing risks for people who use their products. But the reality, according to an opinion piece in STAT, is that the industry continues to oppose policies aimed at…
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…
Toxic environment harming sperm counts
Sperm counts among men around the world are plummeting due to toxins in the environment, according to Harvard Chan School’s Carmen Messerlian.
Debating the role of Epstein-Barr virus in multiple sclerosis
A January 2022 study from Harvard Chan School found strong evidence of a link between Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) and multiple sclerosis (MS). But experts quoted in a November 21 Undark article were mixed on how big a role…
Psychological distress before COVID-19 infection may increase risk of long COVID
For immediate release: September 7, 2022 Boston, MA – Psychological distress, including depression, anxiety, worry, perceived stress, and loneliness, before COVID-19 infection was associated with an increased risk of long COVID, according to researchers at Harvard T.H. Chan…
Assessing the FDA’s latest moves on nicotine and e-cigarettes
Experts from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health discuss the public health implications of the FDA's actions.
Vaping appears linked with chronic lung disease
A study that looked at four patients with chronic lung disease found that e-cigarette use was the most likely cause.
Probing disease disparities
Francisco Barrera, SM '22, wants to uncover racial, ethnic, and gender differences in disease prevalence.
The complicated work of pinpointing the causes of disease
Three epidemiologists discussed the challenge of uncovering the causes of diseases at the 6th Cutter Symposium at Harvard Chan School.