Historical view reshapes beliefs about colonization

A new study overturns long-held beliefs about the role humans played in shaping the landscape pre- and post- European colonization.

Clarisse Hart
Jan. 20, 2020 | harvard

~5 mins   

Tags: science-technology biodiversity david-foster environments-sustainability fas forests harvard-forest land-management nature-sustainability new-england

Carrot-and-stick system appears to slow growth of health costs

Study led by Harvard researchers finds that a long-term trial of a capped-payment system encouraged preventative care and discouraged unnecessary spending

Jake Miller
July 15, 2019 | harvard

~7 mins   

Tags: health-medicine blavatnik-institute department-of-health-care-policy harvard-medical-school insurance jake-miller the-new-england-journal-of-medicine

Dramatic shifts in first-time opioid prescriptions bring hope, concern

Based on a Harvard study, the monthly rate of first-time opioid prescriptions dropped by more than half between 2012 and 2017. A new concern now is whether some patients are getting less-than-adequate treatment for their pain.

Jake Miller
March 13, 2019 | harvard

~6 mins   

Tags: health-medicine harvard-medical-school opioid-abuse opioid-prescriptions pain-relief the-new-england-journal-of-medicine

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