The Harvard Chan School’s Walter Willett discusses recent findings on obesity, blood pressure, and smoking.
An independent group of 20 international experts has issued a scathing analysis of the global response to the 2014-15 Ebola outbreak in West Africa.
During an Ed Portal discussion, Harvard Professor Ashish Jha examined where the global health system failed when Ebola began to spread.
Faculty and student panel examines efforts to make polio the second human disease to be eradicated during the “Every Last Child" event at Radcliffe.
A team led by Harvard statistician Samuel Kou has devised a new system for tracking flu outbreaks in real time.
Harvard addiction specialist on FDA’s OxyContin OK: We have to respond to both patients and population health, a tricky task.
Two new studies from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health shed light on critical dietary issues facing Americans. One showed how dietary changes have reduced premature death. The second found intervention in childhood obesity less costly than the health care that followed.
Ashish Jha, director of the Harvard Global Health Institute, says the University has the talent, resources, and leadership to steer progress in improving health around the world.
Harvard-affiliated researchers are working on a procedure that will allow fully obstructed blood clots in the brain to be cleared using a device that opens a small channel through the blockage, which combines with a clot-busting drug to target the obstructed site.
The first study to measure the incidence of medication errors and adverse drug events during the perioperative period has found that some sort of mistake or adverse event occurred in every second operation and in 5 percent of observed drug administrations, according to information gathered from 275 operations at Massachusetts General Hospital.
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Americans often have no idea whether they’re getting value for their prescription drug dollars, something that has to change if costs are to be reigned in in this country, according to a panel at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
New research suggests a way to cost-effectively manufacture red blood cells from stem cells; the patients who could potentially benefit include those who cannot use blood currently available in blood banks.
Specialists in addiction see promise in a more comprehensive approach to treating opioid abuse, aided by medication.
Patients with trauma, stroke, heart attack, and respiratory failure who were transported by basic life support ambulances had a better chance of survival than patients who were transported by advanced life support ambulances, a study of Medicare patients in urban counties nationwide found.
Catheter aided by UV light allows repairs of heart holes without requiring surgery.
A molecule isolated from sea sponges and later synthesized in the lab can halt the growth of cancerous cells and could open the door to a new treatment for leukemia, according to a team of Harvard researchers.
A report on the science of getting hooked on heroin, one in a three-part series examining addiction and new ideas for combatting it.
Research at Harvard and elsewhere has repeatedly tied coffee consumption to health benefits.
Harvard researchers take a 2014 paper to task and find that butter isn’t one of the good guys. Get your fats from nuts and vegetable oils instead.
Lifestyle choices remain the best way to prevent heart attack, stroke, diabetes, cancer, and cognitive decline, panelists agreed.