Abortion law, suicide rate study adds to raging debate. But are we missing point?

Epidemiologist says research tends to be weaponized on both sides, overshadows mental health needs of those with unwanted pregnancies.

Alvin Powell • harvard
yesterday ~10 min

Your memory may be better than we think

A new study suggests that people are also surprisingly good at knowing where and when they saw those certain objects.

Harvard Gazette • harvard
yesterday ~4 min

A laugh a day keeps the doctor away?

Psychologist Natalie Dattilo says she uses laugher in her practice to help people manage their depression.

Alvin Powell • harvard
Jan. 25, 2023 ~7 min

Really need to start exercising but hate it? Just move

With the pandemic slowing a lot of people down and epidemics in obesity, diabetes, and other lifestyle conditions unabated, experts say you don’t need to be a marathoner, or even in shape to get started. Just get moving.

Alvin Powell • harvard
Jan. 23, 2023 ~5 min

Suzie Sheehy discusses ‘The Matter of Everything’ at Harvard book event

Australian physicist demystifies experimental side of field, recalls forgotten pioneers.

Clea Simon • harvard
Jan. 23, 2023 ~5 min

Excerpt from Tracy Kidder’s ‘Rough Sleepers’

Tracy Kidder’s “Rough Sleepers” follows Jim O’Connell, who provides Boston's homeless with health care, hot soup, and the occasional $5 bill.

Harvard Gazette • harvard
Jan. 20, 2023 ~18 min

Why did so many buy COVID misinfo? It works like magic.

Harvard Law panelists say both exploit how brains process information.

Christina Pazzanese • harvard
Jan. 19, 2023 ~6 min

Trying Mediterranean diet? Specialist says start here.

Olive oil – maybe not your mom’s – is a good first step, says Chan School’s Walter Willett. But don’t be afraid to experiment.

Anna Lamb • harvard
Jan. 19, 2023 ~10 min

Weight plays role in vitamin D’s health benefits

Researchers have found a correlation between vitamin D’s positive health outcomes and a person’s body mass index (BMI).

Harvard Gazette • harvard
Jan. 17, 2023 ~7 min

Study finds ‘startling’ inequities in end-of-life opioid treatment

Investigators at Harvard-affiliated Dana-Farber Cancer Institute reported Black and Hispanic patients who had poor-prognosis cancer were less likely than white patients to receive opioid medications.

Harvard Gazette • harvard
Jan. 17, 2023 ~6 min