Press Releases

1997 Releases

Scope of Patient Dumping in Psychiatric Industry Cited

December 09, 1997

For immediate release: December 09, 1997 Boston, MA--Based on a national analysis of data from community health centers, hospitals and health care competition in various U.S. regions, Harvard...

Study Shows Airbags a Worthwhile Investment: Risk to Children Must Be Addressed

November 04, 1997

For immediate release: November 04, 1997 Boston, MA--Using real-world information about the efficacy of air bags in the prevention of injury and death in autombile accidents, Harvard School...

Adult Weight Gain Linked to Higher Breast Cancer Risk After Menopause

November 04, 1997

For immediate release: November 04, 1997 Boston, MA--Researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health and the Brigham and Women's Hospital report that adult weight gain is associated with...

Philadelphia Drinking Water Quality Linked to Increase in Children's Hospital Visits

October 21, 1997

For immediate release: October 21, 1997 Boston, MA--In the first study to examine the impact of water quality on children's health, Harvard School of Public Health investigators estimate there...

Potential Cause of Prostate Cancer Identified

September 30, 1997

For immediate release: September 30, 1997 Boston - A hormone which as recently attracted the attention of cancer researchers, insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1), has been found to play a crucial...

Breakdown in Social Trust Linked to Higher Mortality Rates in States

September 30, 1997

For immediate release: September 30, 1997 Boston, MA--Harvard School of Public Health investigators report in a new study that "social capital," or the extent to which there is trust...

Ability to Heat or Cool Home Linked to U.S. Coronary Death Decline

September 24, 1997

For immediate release: September 24, 1997  Boston, MA--In a large, ecological study that assessed 30 million regularly reported coronary deaths and their seasonal variation over 55 years,...

How Progesterone Inhibits Heart Disease Identified

September 01, 1997

For immediate release: September 01, 1997  Boston, MA--Investigators from the Harvard School of Public Health Cardiovascular Biology Laboratory describe in today's Nature Medicine the means...

Study of Chicago Finds Neighborhood Efficacy Explains Reduction in Violence

August 14, 1997

For immediate release: August 14, 1997  Boston, MA--In a major report from a large-scale study of human and community development, investigators show that lower rates of violence occur...

Division of Public Health Practice Announced

July 07, 1997

For immediate release: July 07, 1997  Boston, MA--Effective July 1, 1997, a new Division of Public Health Practice has been established at the Harvard School of Public Health to coordinate...

Exposure to Passive Smoke Associated with Increased Heart Disease Risk

May 19, 1997

For immediate release: May 19, 1997  Boston, MA--Nonsmoking women, regularly exposed to cigarette smoke at home or work, have twice the risk of developing coronary heart disease of women...

Survey of Americans Shows Use and Safety of Air Bags Misunderstood

March 17, 1997

For immediate release: March 17, 1997  Boston, MA--Despite recent news reports that highlight the danger for young children of passenger side airbags, Americans overwhelmingly favor the...

Dean Harvey V. Fineberg to Become Next Provost of Harvard University

April 03, 1997

For immediate release: April 03, 1997  Boston, MA--President Neil L. Rudenstine announced this afternoon that Harvey V. Fineberg, Dean of the Harvard School of Public Health, will become...

70% of Decline in Death from Heart Disease Due to Treatment Advances in the 1980s

February 14, 1997

For immediate release: February 14, 1997  Boston, MA--Harvard School of Public Health investigators report that 70% of the decline in deaths from coronary heart disease (CHD) in the U.S....

Study Finds Dietary Factors Influence Diabetes Risk

February 11, 1997

For immediate release: February 11, 1997  Boston, MA--A study by Harvard School of Public Health and Brigham and Women's Hospital investigators has found that women who have a diet with...