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Why are young people so miserable?

They tally lowest life-satisfaction scores among all age groups of those 18 and older in Harvard-led study, reversal of results of past surveys BY Alvin PowellHarvard Staff Writer DATESeptember 15, 2022 SHARE  Email Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Twenty years ago, life satisfaction surveys of those 18 and older showed the highest readings among America’s younger and older …

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New HealthLab Accelerator program supports student social impact ventures

September 13, 2022—This year, students at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health have a new opportunity to turn their ideas into startups with the potential for real-world impact. The HealthLab Accelerator program will bring together entrepreneurial teams focused on solving challenges in public and planetary health, and provide them with funding and opportunities for mentoring, networking, …

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2022 Harvard Chan School Alumni Awards Announced

September 13, 2022–The Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Alumni Association recently announced the recipients of the 2022 Alumni Awards, who were chosen by their peers through a nomination and voting process. Below are excerpts from the biographies of the winners. The awards will be presented during this year’s Alumni Weekend, which takes place September 22-24. …

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Menstruation animation helps shed light on a touchy topic

September 14, 2022 – A new educational animation that debuted at the Museum of Science in Boston over the summer aims to give children and families the chance to learn about menstruation—a topic that caregivers sometimes shy away from and that young people may have limited knowledge about. The animation was produced by researchers in the lab of Shruthi Mahalingaiah, …

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Poll: High U.S. inflation rates are having a more serious impact on Black Americans than white Americans

Substantial shares of Latinos and Native Americans also report serious problems during this period Boston, MA – A new NPR/Robert Wood Johnson Foundation/Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health poll shows that at a time when households across the U.S. widely report experiencing serious problems from inflation, Black Americans are substantially more likely than whites …

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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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