Finance ministers from Africa, the Caribbean, Latin America, and Southeast Asia gathered at Harvard Art Museums on April 21 to discuss links between health care and economic performance.
In a talk titled “Can E-cigarette Regulation Protect the Public’s Health? Making Sense of the Science,” public health experts speaking at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Thursday said they worry the battery-powered smokes may provide a dangerous gateway for teens and others to start smoking.
A new study may help explain why glucose tolerance — the ability to regulate blood-sugar levels — is lower at dinner than at breakfast for healthy people and why shift workers are at increased risk of diabetes.
Sue Desmond-Hellmann, CEO of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, shared the “Big Bet,” an ambitious series of goals the Gateses issued in their annual letter. Desmond-Hellman challenged Harvard Chan students to help make the bet pay off during her talk as part of the Dean’s Distinguished Lecture series.
Harvard’s Center for Health Communication last week arranged a media briefing at the Massachusetts State House on distracted driving, a problem that takes some 3,000 lives a year in the United States. The Gazette spoke to center director Jay Winsten about the problem.
Men who ate fruits and vegetables with higher levels of pesticide residues had lower sperm counts and lower percentages of normal sperm than those who ate produce with lower residue levels, according to a new study from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
School collaborations with a professionally trained chef to improve the taste of healthy meals significantly increased students’ consumption of fruits and vegetables, according to a new study led by researchers from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
Researchers have found that measles vaccine coverage among the exposed populations is far below that necessary to keep the virus in check. The study is the first to positively link measles vaccination rates and the ongoing outbreak.
New research from Harvard and MIT shows that different cognitive skills peak at different times in lifespan.
A protein that is necessary for the formation of the vertebrate brain has been identified by researchers at the Harvard Stem Cell Institute (HSCI) and Boston Children’s Hospital, in collaboration with scientists from Oxford and Rio de Janeiro.
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Samples of the Wyss Institute’s human organs-on-chips were acquired by The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and are on display in MoMA’s latest Architecture and ...
The Ebola epidemic is waning, but experts at a Harvard Medical School conference said the fight against the disease should be carried on until the last patient is cured, until more is known about the virus, and until local health care systems are robust enough to withstand another outbreak.
Panelists at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health examined social disparities that make some people more likely to end up sick than others.
Collaborating with scientists elsewhere, Harvard Stem Cell Institute researchers have devised two methods for using stem cells to generate the type of neurons that help regulate behavioral and basic physiological functions in the human body, such as obesity and hypertension, sleep, mood, and some social disorders.
Researchers have identified a group of neurons in the brain. The role of this cell type, in a region of the brain important for “waking up the cortex,” had not been previously identified. It may suggest potential therapies for disorders like schizophrenia.
In the wake of the recent measles outbreak, a panel of experts convened at Harvard Law School to discuss the ethical, legal, and public health issues around vaccination.
Targeting mechanisms in the central nervous system might yield the beneficial effects of low-calorie diets on healthy aging without the need to alter food intake, suggests new research from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
Using the principle of natural selection, researchers have outlined a new model of the disease suggesting that mitochondria — power plants for cells — might be at its center.
Anti-malaria efforts have made progress in recent years, but authorities have to keep up the pressure if they are to defeat an illness that is not only ancient, but resilient, speakers at Harvard said.
Harvard Professor Walter Willett underlined the distinction between dietary and blood cholesterol, and stressed whole foods rather than any single nutrient as key to a healthy diet.