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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Proposed Transparency Rule Threatens Health

January 29, 2019

 

Unprecedented times mandate novel collaborations: Harvard experts in the fields of medicine, law and environmental health have joined forces to share their concern about a new transparency rule proposed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

"Although it may sound valuable, this rule would in fact wreak havoc on the ability of government agencies to protect U.S. residents from environmental harms to human health," write the authors in a new Annals of Internal Medicine...

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Can Artificial Intelligence Bring More Objectivity to Diagnostics?

January 10, 2019

By Anders Gundersen, Research Assistant, HGHI

The frequency with which artificial intelligence (AI) currently pervades conversations within various disciplines is at an all-time high. It seems to be everywhere, but one place where its potential use is of particular interest is in medicine. The prospect of drastically improved patient care or health outcomes with the...

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Mapping and Repairing the Brain: Implications for Global Health

November 19, 2018

By Anders Gundersen, Research Assistant, HGHI

When it comes to the understanding of major disease progressions, humans have a profound grasp of the subject matter, at least more so now than at any point in history. However, our understanding of the brain and health conditions that specifically affect it lags behind what we know about the rest of the body...

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President Bacow at HGHI: A Willingness to Do Things Differently

November 1, 2018

 

At the Harvard Global Health Institute's 3rd Annual Reception on October 30, 2018, Harvard's newly inaugurated President, Lawrence Bacow and HGHI Faculty Director Ashish Jha talked about coming together in a divided world, about the importance of access to the basic necessities of life for all, and about the need to challenge conventional wisdom. "To focus on the world's great global health challenges represents a search for truth, a willingness to do things differently, and to try and...

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