Topic: epidemiology

Fish oil supplements and heart health

Dariush Mozaffarian, associate professor of epidemiology at Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH), assistant professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, and a cardiologist, was interviewed on NBC Nightly News on September 12, 2012 about a new study on fish oil supplements…

Red meat linked to higher stroke risk

Frequently consuming red meat appears to increase the risk of stroke significantly, while choosing to eat poultry and other proteins, such as fish or nuts, lowers the risk, according to a new study by researchers at Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH)…

Using cell phones for public health

February 28, 2012 Nathan Eagle is an expert in how to use cell phone data to predict and influence human behavior. And he thinks that cell phones could be the next big thing in public health. That’s because cell phone data could shed…

Rotavirus vaccine is safe, study finds

More than 500,000 babies around the world die each year from severe diarrhea and dehydration caused by rotavirus. A widely used vaccine for the pathogen was pulled from the market in 1999 out of concerns that it raised a baby’s risk of…

Blood type linked to heart disease risk

Heart disease risk may be linked to blood type, according to new Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) research. Senior author Lu Qi, assistant professor in the Department of Nutrition, and colleagues found that people with blood types A, B, or AB…

Solvent exposure and cognitive function

Exposure to solvents on the job may reduce cognitive skills later in life for those with less than a high school education, Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) researchers and their French colleagues report in a new study. Cognitive skills of more…

Does mammography screening save lives?

September 13, 2012 -- Over the past 40 years, many have come to view mammography screening as the “gold standard” for early breast cancer detection. But a number of recent studies have cast doubt on its benefits. Some suggest that decreased breast…