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Cambridge Switches Water Sources Amid Increasing 'Forever Chemicals' in Tap Water

As increasing levels of “forever chemicals” in Cambridge’s municipal water supply prompt health concerns, the city will receive water from a state authority until 2023.

Covid-19 Testing Bins

Harvard to Stop Offering PCR Covid-19 Tests by Sept. 16; Masking to Remain Optional in Fall

Masking and Covid-19 testing will remain optional on Harvard’s campus going into the 2022 fall semester and the school will stop providing free PCR tests to affiliates three weeks into the term, the University announced Wednesday.

Mass General Hospital

Harvard-Affiliated Researchers Discover Link Between Infertility and Risk of Heart Failure in Women

A recent study published by Harvard affiliated-researchers in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology found infertility in women to be linked with a 16 percent increase in risk of heart failure.

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HMS and Broad Institute Researchers Discover First Strong Genetic Link to Bipolar Disorder

A research team including scientists at Harvard Medical School and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard reported the first strong genetic risk factor for bipolar disorder in a study published in the journal Nature Genetics on April 1.

Harvard Divinity School

Divinity School Student Discusses Religion as a Determinant of Health

Ans Irfan, a public health expert and student at the Divinity School, discussed his project on religion as a structural determinant of health during a virtual presentation on Monday.

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Driven by Spike Among Grad Students, Harvard On-Campus Covid Cases Rise

Covid-19 cases on Harvard’s campus have risen steadily in the last week-and-a-half, driven in large part by a spike among graduate students and faculty and staff.

Covid Testing

Harvard Has Pared Down Most Covid Restrictions. How Long Will Mandatory Testing Last?

When Harvard officials announced that it would drop its indoor mask mandate, University officials said that regular testing protocols would remain in place. But some experts say testing requirements, too, could soon be on the way out.

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Legal Experts Discuss Health Care Inequity in Latin America at Harvard Law School Panel

The Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law School hosted a virtual panel Tuesday discussing the impact of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights in addressing health challenges in Latin America.

Professors on Masking

With Harvard’s New Mask-Optional Policy, Many Faculty Adopt a Wait-and-See Approach to Unmasking in Class

Following a spike in Covid-19 cases earlier this month, many Harvard instructors have opted to continue requiring masks in classrooms, even after the University lifted its mask mandate for most indoor spaces last week.

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Disability Law Student Association Raises Concerns over Harvard Ending its Mask Mandate

Harvard Law School’s Disability Law Student Association, DLSA, filed an open letter earlier this month asking administrators to refrain from ending the Law School’s mask mandate.

Covid Numbers

Harvard Will Soon Loosen Mask Requirements, Garber Says. But Covid Cases are on the Rise Among Undergraduates.

Harvard will soon relax its indoor mask mandate, University Provost Alan M. Garber ’76 told faculty members at their monthly meeting on Tuesday.

IOP Forum

Last Pre-Pandemic IOP Forum Returns to Discuss State of Covid-19

A day after it hosted its most-attended forum since the start of the pandemic, Harvard’s Institute of Politics welcomed back the panelists of its last pre-pandemic forum to discuss the current state of Covid-19.


Wait Times for Therapy Appointments at Harvard Reach Six Weeks Amid Increased Demand

With demand for mental health care soaring nationwide, Harvard University Health Services is in the process of hiring additional clinicians. But the wait time for new patients to get a therapy appointment with Counseling and Mental Health Services is currently around six weeks long.

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Harvard School of Public Health Prof. Receives Award for Vaccine Research Education

Kizzmekia S. Corbett, an assistant professor of Immunology and Infectious Diseases at the Harvard School of Public Health, was awarded the 2022 Early Career Award for Public Engagement with Science from the American Association for the Advancement of Science earlier this month.

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WHO Director Talks Health Equity and Pandemic Response at Harvard Lecture

World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus discussed the global pandemic response and health equity on Friday at the Kennedy School’s annual Robert S. McNamara Lecture on War and Peace.