Workplace flexibility linked to lower risk of cardiovascular disease

Harvard study is among the first to assess whether changes in work environment can hold cardiometabolic risk at bay.

Maya Brownstein • harvard
Nov. 8, 2023 ~5 min

Study links starchy vegetables with weight gain

Most know sugary, refined foods are foes of a healthy waistline as we age, but potatoes? Researcher explains how findings differ from dietary guidelines.

Anna Lamb • harvard
Nov. 7, 2023 ~4 min

New study explains how exercise reduces chronic inflammation

Research in mice shows that exercise mobilizes inflammation-countering T cells, lowering levels of interferon — a key driver of chronic inflammation, inflammatory diseases, and aging.

Ekaterina Pesheva • harvard
Nov. 3, 2023 ~8 min

Other countries put lives before guns. Why can’t we?

Harvard Chan School’s David Hemenway on the rampage in Maine, how ordinary citizens should respond, and the question he hears from horrified students new to the U.S.

Alvin Powell • harvard
Oct. 27, 2023 ~7 min

How to prepare for a trip to space

Astronauts spend years training for missions. How do commercial travelers get ready?

Harvard Gazette • harvard
Oct. 25, 2023 ~5 min

Innovative imaging maps area of brain linked to speech

New technology gives voice to pathologic changes in neurodegenerative illnesses like Alzheimer’s and epilepsy.

Harvard Gazette • harvard
Oct. 24, 2023 ~5 min

How being stigmatized can harm health

Professor of Psychology Mark L. Hatzenbuehler’s course, “Stigma, Discrimination, and Health,” examines the wide-ranging problem that touches on sexuality, body weight, immigration, and poverty.

Christy DeSmith • harvard
Oct. 24, 2023 ~8 min

Heated yoga may reduce depression in adults

In a randomized controlled clinical trial, heated yoga sessions led to reduced depressive symptoms in adults with moderate-to-severe depression.

Harvard Gazette • harvard
Oct. 23, 2023 ~4 min

Researchers fight to save frogs from extinction

Indian herpetologists bring their life’s work to Harvard just as study shows a world hostile to the fate of amphibians.

Anne J. Manning • harvard
Oct. 23, 2023 ~8 min

Dermatologist removes tattoos to give former gang members fresh start

Harvard Medical School-Mass General dermatologists use lasers to remove gang, trafficking tattoos, stigmatizing and often traumatic reminders of the past.

Alvin Powell • harvard
Oct. 23, 2023 ~10 min