Harvard School of Public Health

The Harvard School of Public Health, (HSPH) was established in 1922, an outgrowth of the Harvard-MIT School for Health Officers. HSPH is one of the top three public health institutions in the United States. HSPH is ranked No. 1 in the doctoral program in Epidemiology for faculty research activity. HSPH is a highly selective in admissions. HSPH has approximately 950 students and HSPH offers seven degree concentrations for master's degrees and PhD programs are offered through the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. The Departments of Genetics and Complex Diseases, and Immunology and Infectious Disease are among the departments conferring PhD and Master's degrees.

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Medical research

Genes linked with malaria's virulence shared by apes, humans

The malaria parasite molecules associated with severe disease and death—those that allow the parasite to escape recognition by the immune system—have been shown to share key gene segments with chimp and gorilla malaria ...

Cardiology

Unsaturated fats, high-quality carbs lower risk of heart disease

While eliminating saturated fats can improve heart health, a new study shows that it makes a difference which foods are used in their place. A study published today in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology shows ...

Oncology & Cancer

COPD heightens deadly lung cancer risk in smokers

Smokers who have chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD) may face nearly twice the risk of getting small cell lung cancer (SCLC)—the deadliest form of lung cancer—than smokers who don't have COPD, according to a ...

Health

Smoking linked with higher risk of type 2 diabetes

Current smokers and people regularly exposed to second-hand smoke have a significantly increased risk for type 2 diabetes compared with people who have never smoked, according to a new meta-analysis conducted by researchers ...

Pediatrics

Short lunch periods in schools linked with less healthy eating

Students with less than 20 minutes to eat school lunches consume significantly less of their entrées, milk, and vegetables than those who aren't as rushed, according to a new study from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public ...

Health

ACA linked with improvement in chronic disease management

People with health insurance are more likely to have their high cholesterol, diabetes, and high blood pressure correctly diagnosed—and to have these chronic conditions under control—than similar uninsured people, according ...

Pediatrics

Breastfeeding may expose infants to toxic chemicals

A widely used class of industrial chemicals linked with cancer and interference with immune function—perfluorinated alkylate substances, or PFASs—appears to build up in infants by 20%-30% for each month they're breastfed, ...

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