Topic: North America

Infographic: Then and now

We've come a long way since the Harvard-MIT School for Health Officers opened its doors in 1913. Have a look at the changes in the US population and its health in the last hundred years. View expanded infographic. All figures refer to…

Harvard AIDS Initiative: The Movie

November 2013 -- What starts as a story of death and ignorance becomes a chronicle of discovery and success. To mark its 25th anniversary, the Harvard AIDS Initiative created a short video outlining major accomplishments and the work that remains to be…

Poll: Most Americans aware of egg recall

Many stopped eating eggs or checked if the eggs in their home were on the recall list For immediate release: Friday, September 3, 2010 Boston, MA- As the FDA oversaw a massive egg recall for possible salmonella contamination, most Americans were aware…

Bicycling, brisk walking help women control weight

Researchers Call for More Bike-Friendly Environments to Combat Obesity For immediate release: Monday, June 28, 2010 Boston, MA— Premenopausal women who make even small increases in the amount of time they spend bicycling or walking briskly every day decrease their risk of gaining…

White House gives boost to national mentoring efforts

For immediate release: Wednesday, January 20, 2010 Washington, DC – The President and First Lady Michelle Obama will give a tremendous boost today to the national movement to recruit volunteer mentors to help transform the lives of America’s youth. Mentors and their…

Study finds Republicans report better health than Democrats

For immediate release: March 5, 2009 Boston, MA -- A new study from the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) finds that individuals who identify themselves as Republicans report lower rates of poor health than those who identify as Democrats. The study…

Binge drinking tied to conditions in the college environment

For immediate release: July 11, 2008 Boston, MA -- Heavy alcohol use, or binge drinking, among college students in the United States is tied to conditions in the college environment. That is one of the key findings from research conducted by researchers…