Topic: epidemiology

Humble peanut appears to offer health benefits of pricier nuts

You don’t have to shell out big bucks to get the health benefits of nuts. The humble peanut—while technically a legume—appears to do just fine in helping to prevent heart disease and in extending life as almonds, walnuts, and other pricier tree…

Sugary drinks linked with earlier menstruation

Young girls who drink lots of sugary beverages—such as soda and other drinks with added sugar—may start their first menstrual periods earlier than girls who consume fewer such drinks, according to a new study from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.…

Race, Criminal Justice and Health

This Forum event will examine how disparities within the law and the criminal justice system negatively affect health in members of minority groups -- as well as how the role of race interacts with ne

School smoking bans reduce teen smoking

An international study of junior high- and high school-aged students who attended schools where smoking was banned were less likely to smoke than those where smoking was permitted, according to a study led by researchers at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public…

Off the Cuff: Letting data tell the story

[ Winter 2015 ] Donna Spiegelman, Professor of Epidemiologic Methods, Departments of Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Nutrition This fall, Donna Spiegelman won a prestigious Director’s Pioneer Award from the National Institutes of Health. Spiegelman is believed to be the first epidemiologist and biostatistician,…

A healthy breakfast essential to losing weight

If you want to lose weight or maintain a proper weight, eat a healthy breakfast, Eric Rimm, professor of epidemiology and nutrition at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, advised in the Boston Globe January 13, 2015. Breakfast should make up…