Diet pills linked with eating disorder diagnosis

Young women’s use of diet pills, laxatives for weight control linked with later eating disorder diagnosis.

Amy Roeder | Nov. 21, 2019 | harvard
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Harvard Chan School, Apple, and NIH launch Women’s Health Study

Harvard Chan School, Apple, and NIH have officially launched a groundbreaking study that has potential to become the largest-ever study of women’s health.

Harvard Gazette | Nov. 14, 2019 | harvard
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Physical activity may protect those at risk for depression

After mining millions of electronic health record data points, researchers found people who were more physically active at baseline were less likely to develop depression, even after accounting for genetic risks.

Harvard Gazette | Nov. 5, 2019 | harvard
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Tags: health-medicine depression exercise genetic-risk harvard-th-chan-school-of-public-health massachusetts-general-hospital partners-healthcare-biobank

Study suggests how measles wipes out body’s immune memory

A new Harvard study shows measles wipes out 11 percent to 73 percent of antibodies against an array of viruses and bacteria, depleting a child’s previous immunity, which underscores the importance of measles vaccination.

Stephanie Dutchen | Oct. 31, 2019 | harvard
~12 mins   

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Stigma of opioids keeps users from seeking help, taints views of medical professionals

“Can you think of all the tax dollars it’s cost for you to go to detox?” the doctor asked Raina McMahan when she arrived at the clinic in Revere seeking help for her 15-year heroin addiction. “What is the matter with you?” McMahan, now six years into her recovery and a certified recovery coach at […]

Alvin Powell | Oct. 11, 2019 | harvard
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Major study finds omega-3 supplements may reduce risk of heart attack

Harvard study finds that greater cardiovascular benefits may be achieved at higher doses of omega-3 fish oil supplementation.

Amy Roeder | Sept. 30, 2019 | harvard
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Feeling of alienation could account for higher rates of mental illness among minority students

Experts gathered at the Harvard Chan School said despite progress at making college student bodies more diverse, work still needs to be done to make students of all backgrounds feel welcome, a key step in heading off increased rates of mental illness such students experience on campus.

Alvin Powell | Sept. 19, 2019 | harvard
~9 mins   

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PTSD linked to increased risk of ovarian cancer

A new study finds that women who have greater numbers of PTSD symptoms are at an increased risk of developing ovarian cancer.

Christopher Sweeney | Sept. 5, 2019 | harvard
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Plant-based diet may lower risk of Type 2 diabetes

A new meta-analysis shows that people who follow predominantly plant-based diets with greater adherence have a 23 percent lower risk of developing Type 2 diabetes than those who follow these diets with lower adherence.

Amy Roeder | July 22, 2019 | harvard
~3 mins   

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