An optimistic outlook may be a healthier one

A Harvard Chan School study has found a link between optimism and hypertension, describing the positive force as having a “protective effect” on individuals, including those in combat.

Amy Roeder • harvard
Sept. 24, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: heart-disease inflammation health-medicine harvard-th-chan-school-of-public-health hypertension happiness laura-kubzansky optimistic-attitude


Cheap, frequent COVID tests could be ‘akin to vaccine,’ professor says

Shifting the U.S.'s COVID-19 testing strategy to emphasize inexpensive, daily tests would break national transmission chains within weeks, an infectious disease testing expert said.

Alvin Powell • harvard
Aug. 11, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: covid-19 coronavirus test harvard-medical-school health-medicine brigham-and-womens-hospital alvin-powell harvard-th-chan-school-of-public-health michael-mina center-for-communicable-disease-dynamics paper-strip-test

There are 5 easy steps to tame COVID-19, says Fauci

Anthony Fauci, one of the government’s top authorities on the coronavirus pandemic, said that simple measures including wearing masks, avoiding bars, and spending time outdoors can tame the pandemic, but only if widely adopted.

Alvin Powell • harvard
Aug. 6, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: covid-19 coronavirus health-medicine alvin-powell harvard-th-chan-school-of-public-health michelle-williams larry-bacow anthony-fauci

Is it time to resume COVID restrictions in some safe states?

Officials in states that appear to have COVID-19 under control should keep an eye on a slow rise in cases, and take the chance to enact modest measures before case numbers begin to rise rapidly again, a Harvard expert said.

Alvin Powell • harvard
Aug. 3, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: covid-19 coronavirus health-medicine alvin-powell harvard-th-chan-school-of-public-health harvard-global-health-institute ashish-jha school-opening

Harvard technology to be commercialized by Vesigen Therapeutics

The startup company Vesigen will develop and commercialize the drug-delivery technology created in the lab of Harvard Chan School Professor Quan Lu.

Caroline Perry • harvard
July 22, 2020 ~10 min

Tags: science-technology harvard-th-chan-school-of-public-health office-of-technology-development quan-lu caroline-perry armms arrdc1-mediated-microvesicles blavatnik-biomedical-accesserator large-molecule-drugs vesigen-therapeutics

Disparities in life expectancy found at census-tract level

The first study to examine life expectancy across more than 65,000 census tracts in the U.S. showed significant disparities within counties and states.

Harvard Chan School Communications • harvard
July 13, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: health-medicine harvard-th-chan-school-of-public-health life-expectancy antonio-fernando-boing sv-subramanian

Harvard expert outlines recommendations for school reopenings

As school officials worry about whether they can safely reopen their districts in the fall, Joseph Allen, a Harvard healthy buildings expert has an answer: yes.

Alvin Powell • harvard
June 25, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: covid-19 coronavirus schools health-medicine alvin-powell harvard-th-chan-school-of-public-health joseph-allen healthy-buildings-program social-distancing school-reopening

Data shows Americans moving around at near pre-pandemic rates

Cellphone mobility data shows that most Americans have put the coronavirus lockdown in the rearview mirror and are moving about at nearly the same rate as they were before the pandemic began, according to a Harvard epidemiologist who studies such data.

Alvin Powell • harvard
June 24, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: science-technology covid-19 pandemic alvin-powell harvard-th-chan-school-of-public-health social-distancing reopening caroline-buckee mobility-data


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