Health & Medicine


Teaching Nutrition in Medical Education

Will Harvard Medical School return nutrition instruction to pre-eminence?

by Jack R. Trapanick

Loneliness—Bad for Body and Mind

Harvard study finds link between loneliness and increased risk of stroke among older adults.

by Jack R. Trapanick

“Big, Fat, and Sick” Institutions—Can Digital Healthcare Help?

Harvard physicians on the future of medicine

by Olivia Farrar

How Schizophrenia Resembles the Aging Brain

The search for schizophrenia’s biological basis reveals an unexpected link to cellular changes seen in aging brains.

by Ann Thomas

Redefining Obesity

For obesity patients, improved treatments and a nuanced understanding of the disease may lead to better health.

by Chris Berdik

Academia’s Absence from Homelessness

“The lack of dedicated research funding in this area is a major, major problem.”

by Lydialyle Gibson

The Homelessness Public Health Crisis

Homelessness has surged in the United States, with devastating effects on the public health system.

by Lydialyle Gibson

AI as Cancer Oracle?

How is artificial intelligence (AI) being used for cancer detection and prevention?

by Daniel Oberhaus

Private Equity and the Practice of Medicine

Hundreds of U.S. hospitals are owned by private equity firms—does monetizing medicine affect the quality of care?

by Colleen Walsh

Diversifying Diet

A little-known diet improves cardiovascular health through several distinct mechanisms. 

by Nina Pasquini

Reparations as Public Health

A Harvard forum on the racial health gap

by Lydialyle Gibson