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Health

School of Public Health Study Finds Coffee Lowers Risk of Diabetes

A study released by the Harvard School of Public Health has confirmed a direct relationship between the amount of coffee a person drinks and a lowered risk for type 2 diabetes.

Health

Med School Prof. Finds Brain Abnormalities in Young Marijuana Users

In a recent study, Jodi Gilman, a professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, discovered brain abnormalities in young adults who are marijuana smokers.

Student Groups

ACA Has Little Impact on University Health Plan Enrollment

Barreira noted in his email that since UHS does not ask for the reason why a student elects to waive the Student Health Insurance Plan, it is difficult to know how the Affordable Care Act impacted that decision.

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How to Avoid Getting Sick

Spring has finally arrived. The sun is out (except that it rained almost all of last week), the snow is gone, and green is returning to the campus. But despite the warmer weather, everyone seems to be getting sick. Here are some foolproof ways to stay healthy, brought to you by a proud germaphobe.

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Student Life

Pfoho Resident Dies after Jumping from an Off-Campus Building Early Sunday Morning

Pforzheimer House resident Andrew Sun ’16 died at about 4 a.m. Monday morning at Massachusetts General Hospital, a little over 24 hours after he jumped from a building in downtown Boston.

Health

School of Public Health Launches Two New MOOCs

To address public confusion surrounding the Affordable Care Act and new applications of big data, the Harvard School of Public Health has developed two new courses slated to launch April 7 on HarvardX.

Politics

Amid Opposition, White House 'Recalibrating' Approach for Harvard-Affiliated Surgeon General Nominee

The White House is “recalibrating” its efforts to appoint Vivek H. Murthy ’98, a Harvard Medical School instructor, as Surgeon General in response to strong opposition by the NRA and Congressional conservatives.

Health

Creatine Supplement Slows Onset of Huntington’s Disease

Scientists at Massachusetts General Hospital have found a potential method to slow the onset of Huntington’s disease, according to a study slated to be published in next month’s issue of the journal “Neurology.”

Health

Harvard Study Finds Abuses in India's Carpet Industry

The largest ever first-hand investigation into slavery and child labor in India’s handmade carpet sector has challenged claims that slavery and child labor have been removed from the industry.

Health

In Latest Report, Professors Propose Health Investment Framework

A global public health report co-authored by University professor Lawrence H. Summers, School of Public Health Dean Julio Frenk, and Public Health professor Sue J. Goldie, among others, proposes an unprecedented investment framework to significantly reduce health disparities between the poorest and the wealthiest nations.

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Keep Calm and Caffeinate

Reading period is almost here, and students’ sleep schedules are sure to take a brutal hit. Mugs full of Lipton black tea and nondescript coffee will inevitably dot library tables, but why settle for the usual dining hall drinks to get your energy fix? Mix it up with these alternative sources of caffeine.

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On Campus

How to Shed Those Post-Thanksgiving Pounds

By now, you’ve probably woken up from your turkey-induced coma and gotten back into your normal weekday routine (just in time for reading period to start and mess with it again). And let’s be real—the only exercise you got over break was from stampeding innocent fellow shoppers on Black Friday. So, to help you lose those post-Turkeyday pounds, Flyby suggests taking some of these easy steps:

Health

Feeling Like a Small Fish?: 6 Ways to Boost Your Self-Esteem

In a recent interview with Anderson Cooper, Malcolm Gladwell discussed his new book, "David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants." Gladwell took the time to comment on the kinds of damage an Ivy League education can do to one's self esteem. Flyby's here to make sure you don't always have to feel like a small fish in a big pond.

Health

What's Worse: The ACA Website or Harvard Websites?

Since the launch of the Affordable Care Act website, there has been a lot of criticism about its workability. Some active internet commenters have been pretty outspoken about how they think it's the worst site in the history of the interwebz. Harvard students beg to differ. Students spend hours trying to traverse the maze that is the Harvard University Portal. To name just a few of these nearly impossible to navigate websites:

HBS Healthcare Conference Kickoff
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HBS Healthcare Conference Kickoff

Tom Robinson, president of the HBS Healthcare Alumni Association, gives the keynote speach to kick off the two-day long Alumni conference.

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A World Cup Malcontent

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Then Rain Comes

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Rainy Day Impression

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Saudade, or Nostalgia