Health & Medicine

Academia’s Absence from Homelessness

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

by Lydialyle Gibson

You Are What (Your Microbes) Eat

Diet, cooking, and the human microbiome

by Veronique Greenwood

Vikram Patel

He wanted to be a chef, but instead became a leader in global health

by Jonathan Shaw

The Brain-Cancer Link

Growth-stimulating crosstalk between the brain and cancer tumors presents a new target for therapy.

by Daniel Oberhaus

Tackling the Dental Care Desert

Harvard alumnae establish a college of dental medicine in rural Missouri.

by Ryan Doan-Nguyen

Post-COVID Learning Losses

Children face potentially permanent setbacks

by Ryan Doan-Nguyen

Rising Risks with COVID Reinfection

Emerging evidence on severe complications

by Jonathan Shaw

COVID-19 Common Sense

Harvard experts on healthy holiday gatherings—and the risk of a “tripledemic”

by Jonathan Shaw

Public Health Dean to Step Down

Michelle Williams led the School of Public Health during the pandemic.

by Jonathan Shaw

The Causes of Long COVID

Trying to understand infections’ persistent effects—and to develop cures

by Jonathan Shaw

Public Health Messaging in a Pandemic

How much intervention is too much, or not enough, when addressing a politically and socially diverse population?

by Isabel Mehta