HPV rates are increasing among women under 40

At least half of all sexually active men and women will acquire HPV in their lifetime, according to CDC estimates.

Nardy Baeza Bickel-Michigan | April 12, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine cervical-cancer human-papillomavirus-hpv vaccines viruses

Homo luzonensis: New human species found in Philippines

There's a new addition to the family tree: an extinct species of human that's been found in the Philippines.

By Paul Rincon | April 10, 2019 | bbcnews
~4 mins   

Tags: archaeology human-evolution philippines

Harvard researchers explore correlation between trust in leaders and combating Ebola

A new survey by Harvard researchers shows that trust in leaders and institutions are at a low ebb in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, highlighting the importance of gaining trust as part of the response to the growing Ebola epidemic there.

Alvin Powell | April 5, 2019 | harvard
~8 mins   

Tags: health-medicine alvin-powell democratic-republic-of-the-congo ebola epidemic global-health harvard-humanitarian-initiative harvard-medical-school harvard-th-chan-school-of-public-health patrick-vinck phuong-pham trust vaccine

HPV prevention is missing some young sexual minority men

Few young gay and bisexual men get the HPV vaccination, despite the fact that it prevents HPV-related cancer, a new study shows.

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers | April 4, 2019 | futurity
~2 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine human-papillomavirus-hpv lgbtq vaccines

Commerce and coercion

When responding to disputes with foreign powers, China does not speak with one voice, political science doctoral candidate Kacie Miura finds.

Leda Zimmerman | Department of Political Science | March 29, 2019 | mit
~7 mins   

Tags: school-of-humanities-arts-and-social-sciences political-science students china asia policy international-relations graduate graduate postdoctoral research

Author Richard Powers sees nature in new light with new book

Novelist Richard Powers’ “The Overstory” features trees as key characters in an entwined tale of human life and our impact on the natural world. He will speak at the Arnold Arboretum and the Mahindra Humanities Center later this month.

Alvin Powell | March 20, 2019 | harvard
~11 mins   

Tags: science-technology the-overstory alvin-powell arnold-arboretum mahindra-humanities-center old-growth richard-powers sustainability terry-tempest-williams trees william-friedman

Study: Democracy fosters economic growth

Researchers find vast gains in productivity after countries democratize.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office | March 7, 2019 | mit
~7 mins   

Tags: school-of-humanities-arts-and-social-sciences economics policial-science politics social-sciences development developing-countries research

Chernobyl: How bad was it?

A scholar’s book uncovers new material about the effects of the infamous nuclear meltdown.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office | March 5, 2019 | mit
~9 mins   

Tags: history faculty research books-and-authors energy technology-and-society program-in-sts nuclear-power-and-reactors history-of-science school-of-humanities-arts-and-social-sciences

Study shows that many who experience trauma of war become increasingly religious

Working with a team of international researchers, Harvard scientists gathered survey data in several locations around the globe and found that, following the trauma of seeing a friend or loved one killed or injured during conflict, many became more religious.

Peter Reuell | March 5, 2019 | harvard
~4 mins   

Tags: science-technology faculty-of-arts-and-sciences fas harvard henrich human-evolutionary-biology joseph-henrich nature-human-behavior peter-reuell religion religiosity reuell sierra-leone tajikistan trauma uganda war war-shock

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