Topic: chronic disease

New computer model system shown effective in toxicology testing

Tests link DDT exposure to asthma, possibly autism A new environmental toxicity study by a Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) and Danish researcher has found a link between DDT exposure and asthma–and possibly also a link between DDT and autism–using a…

HSPH paper on inflammation and metabolic disorders widely cited

An article published in Nature by Gökhan S. Hotamisligil, chair of HSPH’s Department of Genetics and Complex Diseases and James S. Simmons Professor Genetics and Metabolism, has been selected by Essential Science Indicators, a compilation of science performance statistics and science trends data…

Global health focus transitions to the elderly, chronic disease

Global health needs are evolving from a focus on infectious diseases to chronic disease and from diseases of the young to those of the growing elderly population, according to international experts who spoke in March 2012 at Harvard Business School. The “Innovations…

Non-communicable diseases threaten health of India’s population

As India makes development progress, it also faces a growing threat from non-communicable diseases (NCDs)—cardiovascular disease, cancer, chronic respiratory disease, diabetes, and mental health conditions. These NCDs—which many people don’t even realize they have—add to India’s already substantial health burden from infectious…

HSPH researchers pursue risk factors for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Study part of collaborative effort to boost understanding of disorder Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) is among several leading research institutions collaborating on new research projects to better understand chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). HSPH received funding from the newly formed nonprofit…

Nutrition news: Widely studied Mediterranean diet linked to good health

Two Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) professors — Dimitrios Trichopoulos, Vincent L. Gregory Professor of Cancer Prevention, and Walter Willett, chair, Department of Nutrition and Fredrick John Stare Professor of Epidemiology and Nutrition — discuss what research has shown about the…