Facing extreme weather events is impacting Americans’ views about the need for climate change action, according to a new NPR/Robert Wood Johnson Foundation/Harvard Chan School poll.
When accounting for miles traveled during biking, walking, or driving, Black and Hispanic Americans experience higher motor vehicle-related death rates than White Americans or … Continue reading “Racial disparities in traffic fatalities much wider than previously known”
Higher levels of optimism were associated with longer lifespan and living beyond age 90 in women across racial and ethnic groups in a study led by researchers at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
For immediate release: Thursday, April 7 Boston, MA – A team led by the Zhu Family Center for Global Cancer Prevention at Harvard T.H. … Continue reading “Cancer FactFinder website launched to provide fact-based, reliable information about causes of cancer”
For immediate release: Wednesday, March 9, 2022 Boston, MA – Cells use their molecular architecture to regulate their metabolic functions, and repairing diseased cells’ … Continue reading “Obesity alters molecular architecture of liver cells; repairing structure reverses metabolic disease”
For immediate release: February 18, 2022 Boston, MA – Two treatments that have been shown to be ineffective against COVID-19—hydroxychloroquine and ivermectin—were more heavily … Continue reading “Political affiliation may have swayed prescribing of ineffective COVID drugs”
For immediate release: February 15, 2022 Boston, MA – Before lifting mask mandates in elementary schools in the U.S., local COVID-19 case rates should … Continue reading “Too soon to lift mask mandates for most elementary schools in U.S., study finds”
People over age 65 at the highest risk for severe COVID-19 have often been the least likely to receive monoclonal antibodies (mAbs)—a highly effective treatment for the disease—both across and within U.S. states, according to new research co-authored by researchers from Harvard Chan School.
For immediate release: February 2, 2022 Boston, MA – The SARS-CoV-2 Omicron variant’s “milder” outcomes are likely due to more population immunity compared to … Continue reading “Omicron’s ‘milder’ severity likely due to population immunity”
Elderly people living near or downwind of unconventional oil and gas development—which involves extraction methods including directional (non-vertical) drilling and hydraulic fracturing, or fracking—are at higher risk of early death compared with elderly individuals who don’t live near such operations, a new study found.