College students of color not only face a disproportionate risk of contracting COVID-19, they are particularly vulnerable to its psychological damage — especially when the longtime struggle against inequality and the current financial crisis are factored in, said speakers at a virtual Harvard forum.
yesterday • ~6 min
Tags: covid-19 health-medicine harvard-th-chan-school-of-public-health racism financial-crisis harvard-graduate-school-of-education josephine-kim marvin-krislov meeta-kumar phillip-martin tabbye-chavous
Looking at the public health effects, and perhaps mortality rate, from President Trump’s running dismissal of wearing face masks to minimize the spread of coronavirus.
Oct. 27, 2020 • ~6 min
Tags: covid-19 health-medicine donald-trump christina-pazzanese harvard-chan-school vish-viswanath masks centers-for-disease-control president robert-hahn
Risk factors for heart health, such as smoking, unhealthy diets and minimal physical activity, may seem personal, but for people who are married or in a domestic partnership, the behavior patterns of one person may be strongly linked to the patterns of the other.
Oct. 26, 2020 • ~5 min
Tags: heart-disease health-medicine healthy-diets heart-health
Researchers have found that a targeted therapy with tocilizumab reduced mortality by 30 percent for critically ill COVID-19 patients when administered within the first two days of ICU admission.
Oct. 20, 2020 • ~8 min
Tags: covid-19 inflammation health-medicine brigham-and-womens-hospital miguel-hernan pro-inflammatory-cytokine tocilizumab
An experimental medication that was recently shown to slow the progression of ALS has now demonstrated the potential to also prolong patient survival.
Oct. 16, 2020 • ~4 min
Tags: harvard-medical-school health-medicine als massachusetts-general-hospital mgh lou-gehrigs-disease sean-m-healey-amg-center-for-als
Researchers have developed a liquid biopsy that can more accurately detect the most common type of adult brain tumors.
Oct. 14, 2020 • ~4 min
Harvard Chan School’s Joseph Allen gives America an “F” on school reopening efforts, and says we’re in danger of losing thousands of virtual dropouts and wasting mild late summer/early autumn weather we could use to boost in-person learning.
Oct. 14, 2020 • ~15 min
Tags: education covid-19 coronavirus schools health-medicine alvin-powell harvard-th-chan-school-of-public-health joseph-allen reopening ventilation hepa-filter colleges mask
Two days after the 2016 presidential election, hospitalization rates for heart attacks and strokes were 1.62 times higher than the same two days the week prior, based on information supplied by a large southern California health system.
Oct. 12, 2020 • ~3 min
A new study shows that people who survive serious COVID-19 infections have long-lasting immune responses against the virus.
Oct. 8, 2020 • ~4 min
Tags: covid-19 health-medicine massachusetts-general-hospital antibodies long-lasting-immune-responses
Study represents the most comprehensive scientific survey to date about the interrelationship between COVID-19 and cancer.
Oct. 8, 2020 • ~11 min
Tags: cancer covid-19 coronavirus pandemic health-medicine dana-farber-cancer-institute
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