Study points to health disparities among former NFL players

Black, other athletes of color report more pain, physical impairment, mood disorders and cognitive problems than white peers.

Harvard Gazette • harvard
Aug. 12, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: health-medicine athletes athletics sports football nfl

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

New treatment for multidrug-resistant TB shows 85% effectiveness

A new drug regimen for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis shows early effectiveness in 85 percent of patients in a cohort including many with serious comorbidities

Jake Miller • harvard
Aug. 6, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: harvard-medical-school health-medicine partners-in-health mdr-tb bedaquiline delamanid endtb epicentre institute-of-tropical-medicine-in-antwerp interactive-research-development medecins-sans-frontieres multidrug-resistant-tb

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

Treating children for worms yields health and financial gains

A 20-year study of Kenyan schoolchildren who receive sustained treatment against common parasitic infections grow up to achieve a higher standard of living, with long-lasting health and economic benefits that extend to their communities.

Harvard Gazette • harvard
Aug. 3, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: economics fas health-medicine national-bureau-of-economic-research uc-berkeley kenya deworming edward-miguel michael-kremer

Violence and trauma in childhood accelerate puberty

Childhood violence and trauma has a direct effect on a person’s mental and physical health as they grow, with certain kinds of trauma also affecting the pace of aging.

Manisha Aggarwal-Schifellite • harvard
Aug. 3, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: psychology fas health-medicine manisha-aggarwal-schifellite katie-mclaughlin natalie-colich


Single-shot COVID-19 vaccine proves successful with primates

A single-shot COVID-19 vaccine is being developed by scientists led by a Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center immunologist.

Harvard Gazette • harvard
July 30, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: covid-19 harvard-medical-school mit health-medicine beth-israel-deaconess-medical-center sars-cov-2 and-harvard adenovirus-serotype-26 johnson-johnson ragon-institute-of-massachusetts-general-hospital

Vaccines may arrive in record time, but the virus has been faster

Vaccines that might protect against COVID-19 have entered phase 3 trials — the last step before regular approval in humans — in record time, but the virus has moved faster, experts say.

Alvin Powell • harvard
July 28, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: harvard-medical-school health-medicine alvin-powell george-daley vaccine dan-barouch moderna bisola-ojikutu lindsey-baden massachusetts-consortium-for-pathogen-readiness masscpr nicole-frahm

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