Children's immune response more effective against COVID-19
(Yale University) Children and adults exhibit distinct immune system responses to infection by the virus that causes COVID-19, a finding that helps explain why COVID-19 outcomes tend to be much worse in adults, researchers from Yale and Albert Einstein College of Medicine report Sept. 18 in the journal Science Translational Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 22, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

What we know about COVID-19 and kids
It ’s unusual that a virus would be less severe in children than in adults, yet that is the case with COVID-19. Yale researchers are working to understand why. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 21, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Study Finds That Children ’s Immune Response Protects Against COVID-19
September 21, 2020—(BRONX, NY)—The first study comparing the immune responses of adults and children with COVID-19 has detected key differences that may contribute to understanding why children usually have milder disease than adults. The findings also have important implications for vaccines and drugs being developed to curb COVID-19. The study was published today in Science Translational Medicine and was conducted by scientists atAlbert Einstein College of Medicine,Children’s Hospital at Montefiore (CHAM), and Yale University. (Source: Einstein News)
Source: Einstein News - September 21, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Children ’s immune response more effective against COVID-19
Two immune system molecules — interleukin 17A and interferon gamma — may be the key to differing responses in children and adults, new research shows. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 21, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Study finds that children's immune response protects against COVID-19
(Albert Einstein College of Medicine) The first study comparing the immune responses of adults and children with COVID-19 has detected key differences that may contribute to understanding why children usually have milder disease than adults. The findings also have important implications for vaccines and drugs being developed to curb COVID-19. The study was published today in Science Translational Medicine and was conducted by scientists at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Children's Hospital at Montefiore (CHAM), and Yale University. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Wastewater predicts COVID-19 outbreaks days before diagnostic testing
Researchers have been able to track the spread of COVID-19 up to seven days before the same pattern is reported by compiled testing data by testing wastewater. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 18, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Immune system may have another job — combatting depression
An inflammatory autoimmune response also found in the spinal fluid of healthy people suggests immune cells may play a role in protecting our mental health. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 18, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Expanding donor list shortens heart transplant wait times, study finds
Accepting hearts from older donors and those with some chronic health conditions allowed surgeons at Yale New Haven Hospital to perform more transplants and reduce the time recipients spent on the waiting list. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Yale succeeds with a more inclusive approach to heart transplants
A more aggressive selection process for new heart recipients has more than quadrupled the number of successful transplants at Yale New Haven Hospital. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 18, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Lack of COVID-19 resources risking millions in Somalia settlement camps
Lack of information and screening services are threatening Somalia ’s internally displaced people, according to new research by YSPH and The Hagarla Institute. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 17, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

A pregnancy ended by COVID-19 informs new understanding and protocols
The case of an expectant mother ’s gestational hypertension exacerbated by the coronavirus has helped doctors understand how infection affects pregnant women. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 17, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Yale teams get multi-million-dollar awards to study biology of Parkinson ’s
Two Yale research teams will each receive approximately $9 million in grants over three years from the Aligning Sciences Across Parkinson ’s initiative. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 16, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Report raises concerns about climate change and health in Connecticut
The Sept. 15 YSPH report concludes that to protect human health, leaders and residents of the state must undertake swift action to cut greenhouse emissions. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 16, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Experts Reflect on the Past 50 Years of Lasers in Dermatology Experts Reflect on the Past 50 Years of Lasers in Dermatology
During her dermatology residency at Yale University in the late 1980s, Tina S. Alster, MD, met a 44-year-old woman who changed the trajectory of her professional career.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines - September 15, 2020 Category: Dermatology Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

‘Small’ funding leads to big results in global health
Since 2015 five years, the Hecht Global Health Faculty Network Award at Yale had supported initiatives like an Indigenous health network in Argentina. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 15, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Yale researchers to lead $52 million NIH study on schizophrenia in youth
Researchers with the Yale Department of Psychiatry will lead an international investigation into the cause and effect of schizophrenia in high-risk adolescents. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 15, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Study: Safer supply program can reduce engagement with illicit drug market
New research by Yale addiction specialist Ryan MacNeil finds that dispensing prescription opioids to at-risk individuals can prevent fentanyl-related overdoses. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 15, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Public Health, Pathology collaboration advances COVID-19 saliva test
In a testament to the power of teamwork, researchers from Yale ’s Schools of Public Health and Medicine worked together to make SalivaDirect a clinical success. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 14, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Five reasons to get the flu shot — especially this year
It ’s a powerful tool against flu and, indirectly, COVID-19. Yale Medicine experts explain. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 11, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Drugging the undruggable: Yale finds treatment path for muscular dystrophy
Researchers have identified a possible treatment for Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a rare genetic disease for which there is currently no cure or treatment. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 11, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Drugging the undruggable: Yale finds treatment path for muscular dystrophy
(Yale University) Researchers at Yale have identified a possible treatment for Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), a rare genetic disease for which there is currently no cure or treatment, by targeting an enzyme that had been considered " undruggable. " The finding appears in the Aug. 25 edition of Science Signaling. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

At YSPH, Gov. Lamont urges caution against COVID-19 in weeks, months ahead
On Sept. 8 Lamont spoke from Yale about the ongoing COVID-19 crisis in Connecticut, with a panel including Mayor Justin Elicker and epidemiologist Albert Ko. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 9, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Insights & Outcomes: Schoelkopf on quantum council and a dopamine discovery
YaleNews ’ monthly science column looks at dopamine’s role in heart failure, the “early burst” of evolution, how to build a better flu vaccine, and more. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 9, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

When COVID-19 symptoms won ’t go away
A new Post-COVID-19 Recovery Program at Yale can help those with lingering COVID-19 symptoms, such as general fatigue and shortness of breath. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 8, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Aerosols vs. droplets: In transmitting COVID-19, there ’s a big difference
Engineering professor Jordan Peccia explains the differences between droplets and aerosols, and the ways we can protect ourselves from both. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 8, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Portable MRI can detect brain abnormalities at bedside
New Yale research represents the first known attempt to deploy a mobile, bedside MRI, which promises to provide immediate diagnosis in virtually any setting. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 8, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Medical Marijuana Tied to Fewer Admissions in Sickle Cell Disease
TUESDAY, Sept. 8, 2020 -- Use of medical marijuana is associated with fewer hospitalizations among patients with sickle cell disease (SCD), according to a study published online Aug. 13 in Blood Advances. Susanna A. Curtis, M.D., from the Yale... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 8, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Public health expert reveals the FDA and Fauci's shocking plot to bury hydroxychloroquine as potential COVID-19 cure
(Natural News) On the show “Life, Liberty & Levin,” host Mark Levin talked to Dr. Harvey A. Risch, a professor of Epidemiology in the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health at the Yale School of Public Health and Yale School of Medicine, about hydroxychloroquine, a drug that can be used to prevent and treat coronavirus... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Common cold combats influenza
Rhinovirus, the most frequent cause of common colds, can prevent the flu virus from infecting airways by jumpstarting the body ’s antiviral defenses. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 5, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Study: Patients should find reassurance in hospital safety measures
While many patients delay critical procedures due to COVID-19 concerns, a new study finds that hospital safety protocols are effective at preventing its spread. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 4, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Study Backs Use of Saliva COVID-19 Test
A COVID-19 saliva test developed by researchers at Yale University appeared to perform at least as well as nasal swabs in a study of hospital patients, a finding that may help encourage more frequent use of self-collected samples. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Common cold combats influenza
(Yale University) As the flu season approaches, a strained public health system may have a surprising ally -- the common cold virus. Rhinovirus, the most frequent cause of common colds, can prevent the flu virus from infecting airways by jumpstarting the body's antiviral defenses, Yale researchers report Sept. 4 in the journal The Lancet Microbe. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 4, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

SalivaDirect: What you need to know about the new COVID-19 test
Yale School of Public Health experts answer frequently asked questions about the new Yale-developed test — which is not yet available to the public. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 3, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Yale ’s wastewater sampling project used throughout CT to predict COVID-19
Use of a tool to predict COVID-19 infection rates by testing wastewater is expanding from New Haven to Bridgeport, Stamford, Hartford, New London, and Norwich. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 3, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Yale researchers find a cause and possible treatment for Fragile X
Fragile X syndrome — a disorder of the X chromosome — is the leading cause of autism and the primary genetic driver of intellectual disability. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 3, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Public health researcher slams hydroxychloroquine naysayers – "The evidence is overwhelming”
(Natural News) As of August 31, there have been 849,383 global deaths due to coronavirus (COVID-19), with 183,579 deaths recorded in the U.S. Yet while a public health researcher from Yale has said that hydroxychloroquine (HCQ), a drug used to treat malaria, can also be used to fight coronavirus, those against the use of HCQ do so without any scientific... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chemicals in e-cigarettes mix to form 'entirely new combinations that are toxic to lung cells'
Researchers from Duke University and Yale in the US said that when vanilla, berry or cinnamon flavouring chemicals mixed with solvents in the devices they became unstable and harmful. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Choosing the wrong health insurance could kill you
Shutting down the health plans with the highest mortality rates could save thousands of lives per year, according to research by Yale SOM ’s Jason Abaluck. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 2, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

The dangers of polypharmacy: Do you really need all of those medications?
The more medicines you take, the greater the chance a negative drug interaction will cause an adverse effect. Yale Medicine experts explain. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 2, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Case over 1966 US bomb accident in Spain goes before court
Yale Law School students say the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs used flawed radiation data to deny disability benefits to veterans who responded to a 1966 plane accident involving U.S. hydrogen bombs in Spain (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Researchers find molecular link between liver disease, insulin resistance
Yale researchers have zeroed in on a molecular link between nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and liver insulin resistance in type 2 diabetes. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 2, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

At YSM, M.D. Class of 2024 dons white coats in untraditional ceremony
Outdoors, physically distanced, and live-streamed via Zoom, this year ’s White Coat Ceremony was the first of its kind at the School of Medicine. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 1, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Yale Pediatrics faculty to chair New Haven Lead Task Force
Drs. Marjorie Rosenthal and Erin Nozetz were elected vice chair and chair, respectively, of the new task force, created by the city health department. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 1, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Yale School of Nursing equips new students for fall lab courses
Duffels stocked medical equipment were recently distributed — and N95 masks fitted — in preparation for classes that are both at-home and hands-on. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 1, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Yale trial addresses health disparities in alcohol treatment
(Yale University) Yale researchers are completing a first-of-its-kind clinical trial to test the efficacy of an automated bilingual alcohol screening and intervention tool for use in emergency departments (EDs). The computerized tool, administered to English- and Spanish-speaking Latino patient volunteers, is designed to address health disparities in the treatment of alcohol use disorders. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Three questions about COVID-19 infection and immunity
Yale SOM ’s Dr. Howard Forman talks about herd immunity, vaccines, and a reported case of coronavirus reinfection in Hong Kong. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - August 27, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

How to help kids through difficult times (like now)
Amid the pandemic — and a tough year in general — kids are struggling with difficult issues. The Yale Child Study Center’s Steven Marans has advice for parents. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - August 27, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Why ‘one day at a time’ works for recovering alcoholics
A new brain imaging study by Yale researchers sheds light on why — and how — some people who struggle with alcohol use disorder relapse and others do not. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - August 27, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Why 'one day at a time' works for recovering alcoholics
(Yale University) " One day at a time " is a mantra for recovering alcoholics, for whom each day without a drink builds the strength to go on to the next. A new brain imaging study by Yale researchers shows why the approach works. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Why Does the Coronavirus Hit Men Harder? A New Clue
Women produce a more powerful immune response than do men, a new study finds. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Apoorva Mandavilli Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Immune System Women and Girls Vaccination and Immunization Age, Chronological Proteins your-feed-science Nature (Journal) Yale University Hamburg (Germany) Source Type: news