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Study: Widely used health care algorithm has racial bias

Posting calories on menus may not prompt long-term dietary changes

Polls show perspectives on marijuana risks changing in U.S.

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health welcomed nine new faculty members for the fall semester.

Understanding the risks of ‘forever chemicals’

How Canadians are dealing with distracted driving

Understanding the risks of ‘forever chemicals’

Shortage of health care workers poses challenges for Medicare for All proposals

Double lung transplant performed on patient with vaping illness

Investigating how Asian Americans are getting health insurance

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Something is very wrong in the United States and the United Kingdom, says @MichaelMarmot . While the rich continue to enjoy good health and longer lives, he said, the poor are getting sicker and dying younger.

By 2025, predicts that there will be a nationwide shortage of nearly 90,000 physicians, many driven away from medicine or out of practice because of the effects of burnout.

A 2016 survey found that 72% of Americans rated coconut oil as “healthy,” though only 37% of nutrition experts agreed. examines the science behind this popular food

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On average, medical schools devote only 19 hours to nutrition education over four years.

A new study from a team of Harvard Chan researchers estimates that roughly 4,600 people were killed by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. This is 70 times the official estimate via

We love this holiday message from : "There is something better than science and that is science with a moral compass, science in the service of humanity, science that makes current needs responsive to future needs." - William Foege, MPH '65

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Studies suggest that at least half of all cancer cases — estimates range from 30% to upwards of 70% — could be prevented. The Cancer Miracle Isn't a Cure. It's Prevention.

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For black women, giving birth in America can often amount to a death sentence: they are three to four times more likely to die during or after delivery than white women. Research shows that racism and discrimination are driving this disparity. #BMHW19 

A large, long-term study of U.S. men and women shows a link between sugar-sweetened beverages and early death.

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