The lifting of masking requirements in school districts outside of Boston in February 2022 was associated with an additional 44.9 COVID-19 cases per 1,000 students and staff in the 15 weeks after the statewide masking policy was rescinded, a new study found. The additional cases represented 30% of all cases in those school districts that unmasked during that time.
Healthier plant-based dietary patterns were associated with better environmental health, while less healthy plant-based dietary patterns required more cropland and fertilizer, according to a new study led by researchers at Harvard Chan School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
Buildings renovated with healthier furnishings had significantly lower levels of the entire group of per- and polyfluoralkyl substances (PFAS)—toxic chemicals linked with many negative health effects—than buildings with conventional furnishings, according to a new study led by Harvard Chan School.
Study finds the higher the exposure to political conservatism, the higher the COVID-19 mortality rates and stress on ICU capacity
For immediate release: September 7, 2022 Boston, MA – Psychological distress, including depression, anxiety, worry, perceived stress, and loneliness, before COVID-19 infection was associated … Continue reading “Psychological distress before COVID-19 infection may increase risk of long COVID”
For immediate release: September 6, 2022 Boston, MA—The mental health system is increasingly reliant on psychiatric mental health nurse practitioners (PMHNPs) to meet the … Continue reading “Growth of psychiatric mental health nurse practitioners helped offset drop in psychiatrists treating Medicare patients”
For immediate release: September 1, 2022 Boston, MA— Dolutegravir-based antiretroviral therapies (ART) for HIV-1 are more effective for pregnant people than some other ART … Continue reading “Dolutegravir-based antiretroviral therapies for HIV-1 effective in pregnancy”
A new NPR/Robert Wood Johnson Foundation/Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health poll shows that as households across the U.S. are widely report experiencing serious problems from inflation, Black Americans, Latinos, and Native Americans are substantially more likely than whites to report they are currently having serious financial problems.
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 … Continue reading “Spirituality linked with better health outcomes, patient care”
Boston, MA – A paper in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that Nurse-Family Partnership ® (NFP), a prenatal and early child … Continue reading “New research on intensive nurse home visiting program shows no impact on birth outcomes; study is ongoing”