Health

napping-students
College

To Nap or Not to Nap?

So it's 2 in the afternoon and you're starting to feel kind of drowsy. Maybe it's all of those lectures you've been sitting through, or maybe you went just a little overboard last night at your entryway's kickback. Either way, there's only one question on your mind: to sleep or not to sleep?

Health

Holes in Harvard Sugar Study Expose Dangers of Industry Funding

The revelation that industry-funded research at Harvard in the 1960s downplayed the deleterious effects of sugar has put Harvard in a bitter position in the news.

Indigo Peer Counseling
College

Citing Staff Shortage, Indigo Peer Counseling Takes Hiatus

Indigo, the peer counseling group aimed at addressing issues of race and diversity in mental health, is taking a hiatus this semester due to a staff shortage.

Student Life

Months After First Outbreak, Campus Rid of Mumps

A high rate of vaccination and summer vacation have eliminated any active cases of the virus on campus.

Mumps Timeline (As of 5.11.16)
Health

Mumps Timeline (As of 5.11.16)

Mumps Timeline (As of 5.11.16)
College Life

As Commencement and Summer Travel Approach, Mumps Cases Hit 58

Students experiencing the mumps may not be able to participate in end-of-year Commencement activities, and those with symptoms of the disease have been encouraged by the Harvard Summer School Study Abroad Office to refrain from traveling.

Mumps Timeline (As of 4.25.16)
Health

Mumps Timeline (As of 4.25.16)

Mumps Timeline (As of 4.25.16)
College

Mumps Count Rises to 40, Concerning HUHS Director

Harvard University Health Services Director Paul J. Barreira said he was “more concerned now” about the spread of mumps on campus than at any other point during the outbreak.

Construction Continues
Student Life

Law School's Pound Hall Will Host Urgent Care Center

Given ongoing construction to the Smith Campus Center that will include work in the evenings and on weekends, Harvard University Health Services will temporarily relocate its after hours urgent care services to the Law School’s Pound Hall.

College

Rise in Anxiety on Campus Mirrors National Trends

​Following national trends in mental health across college campuses, rates of anxiety among both incoming and current students at Harvard are on the rise, according to reports from Harvard University Health Services.

Mumps Timeline
Health

Mumps Timeline

Mumps Timeline
College

Number of Harvard Mumps Cases Rises to 22

​Six weeks after Harvard University Health Services director Paul J. Barreira first alerted Harvard affiliates of two cases of mumps, the total number of confirmed cases at Harvard has risen to 22.

Freshman Health Week
College

Students Enjoy Coloring and Zumba During ‘Health Week’

Complete with a wide array of events ranging from a Berry Brain Break, to a Mental Health Open Mic and massages, the Freshman Class Committee kicked off a more comprehensively envisioned “Freshman Health Week” this week than in previous years.

Freshmen Health Project
Undergraduate Council

Freshmen Health Project

Freshmen Undergraduate Council Representatives Jack Kelley ‘19 and Alex Popovski ‘19 sort shirts to be handed out at the kickoff event for the 2016 Freshman Health Project, a week of events to get freshmen thinking about their physical and mental health.

Football

Concussion Experts Praise Ivy League Tackling Proposal

​Following Ivy League coaches’ unanimous vote in February to prohibit all regular-season full tackle practices, concussion experts praised the proposal.