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The Climate Optimist

Welcome to your monthly dose of good news about climate change. Climate change can feel heavy sometimes. But we have the solutions we need to create a healthier, more just, and sustainable world, and people across the globe are working hard to make it happen. The Climate Optimist will bring you helpful tips and good news each month to …

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Non-Degree Programs

The list below offers a summary view of non-degree programs at the School. Before applying, please be sure to check the requirements specific to the program you wish to enter, as these may differ from the general information provided on this page. Demonstrated excellence in written and spoken English, plus strong verbal and quantitative aptitudes …

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Handprint New Unit Measuring Impact

Handprint-Based NetPositive Assessment Gregory Norris Co-Director, Sustainability and Health Initiative for NetPositive Enterprise Center for Health and the Global Environment Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health November 2015 Abstract: Every product has a “Carbon footprint” measuring the greenhouse gas emissions, a “water footprint” measuring water consumption, and so-on. And if every product has footprints, …

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The latest on the coronavirus

For the Harvard Chan community: Find the latest updates, guidance, useful information, and resources about Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) here. In the wake of an outbreak of coronavirus that began in China in 2019, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health experts have been speaking to a variety of media outlets and writing articles about the pandemic. We’ll …

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PTSD linked with accelerated cognitive decline in middle-aged women

Middle-aged women with symptoms of PTSD may face faster cognitive decline than women without such symptoms, according to a study from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Researchers examined cognitive function data over a five-year period from more than 12,000 middle-aged women participating in the Nurses’ Health Study II who had experienced trauma. The scientists found that women with more …

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COVID-19 vaccination linked with small, temporary changes in menstrual cycles

July 26, 2022 – Vaccines for COVID-19 may cause small changes in menstrual cycles, but those changes are temporary, according to preliminary results from the Apple Women’s Health Study. The study’s survey of over 9,600 participants found that, on average, a dose of vaccine was associated with an increase in menstrual cycle length of about half a day. Cycle length returned …

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