Yale School of Medicine remembers Carolyn Slayman
Faculty and administrators pay homage to a pioneering scientist and a beloved leader in the YSM community, the late Carolyn Slayman. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - June 18, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

More doctors needed to assess asylum seekers ’ claims of torture, violence
Widespread gang and domestic violence in places like Honduras and El Salvador assures demand for doctors to help enforce asylum law, according to a new study. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - June 18, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Joint paper identifies one of Mesoamerica's last intact forest blocks
(Wildlife Conservation Society) The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and Yale University have created a plan to preserve one of the last intact forest strongholds for the jaguar and other iconic species in Central America: the Moskitia Forest Corridor. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 18, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Restoring hearing: Cochlear implants give two people their lives back
When you lose hearing, you lose clarity and connection. Cochlear implants are a treatment option that allows people to reconnect with the world. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - June 15, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Junk foods high in both fat and carbs confuse the brain
Junk foods high in both fats and carbs have more dramatic effects on the brain than foods with just one or the other, causing cravings and over-eating, a new Yale University study suggests. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New university report recommends science priorities for the decade ahead
The University Science Strategy Committee has issued a report with recommendations to bolster Yale ’s position as a leading global research university. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - June 14, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Junk foods high in both fat AND carbs confuse the brain - triggering an urge to over-eat  
Junk foods high in both fats and carbs have more dramatic effects on the brain than foods with just one or the other, causing cravings and over-eating, a new Yale University study suggests. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fat and carb combo creates stronger food craving
When fat and carbohydrates are combined in a single food they are more neurologially rewarding, calorie for calorie, than foods with either energy source alone. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - June 14, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Apexigen and Yale Cancer Center Announce Clinical Collaboration to Evaluate APX005M, Cabiralizumab, and Opdivo (Nivolumab) in Patients whose Disease has Progressed on Anti-PD-1/PD-L1 Therapy
Phase 1/2 clinical trial in patients with advanced solid tumors that have progressed on anti-PD-1/PD-L1 therapy to evaluate APX005M in combination with cabiralizumab and Opdivo Study to enroll metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), metastatic me... Biopharmaceuticals, Oncology Apexigen, cabiralizumab, Opdivo, NSCLC, melanoma (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - June 14, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

‘Celebration and Reflection’ symposium celebrates 100 years of women at YSM
Almost 500 faculty, students, alumni, staff, and friends of the school gathered to attend the event, which kicked off Alumni Weekend on June 1. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - June 12, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Child Neuroblastoma Survivors at Risk for Psych Impairment
MONDAY, June 11, 2018 -- Neuroblastoma survivors are at elevated risk for psychological impairment, according to a study published online June 11 in Cancer. Daniel J. Zheng, M.D., from Yale University in New Haven, Conn., and colleagues evaluated... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 11, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

DEMONS really are possessing people, warns psychiatrist, as pure evil sweeps over humanity
(Natural News) An Ivy League-educated psychiatrist is convinced that there’s a growing epidemic of demonic possession in the world today, and that most everyday people now recognize the dark reality of this scary situation. Dr. Richard Gallagher, who boasts degrees from both Princeton University and Yale University, says that, despite conflicting opinions within mainstream medical... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

YSPH alumni grapple with pressing world challenges at Alumni Day 2018
The event focused on how social entrepreneurship can affect change, and how the School of Public Health has become an incubator for a student-driven approach. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - June 8, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Yale Nursing students create menu for better community health
As part of a new course, nursing students harvest vegetables and create their own healthy meals to better understand how to recommend a healthier diet. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - June 7, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

100 years of progress in gender equality at Yale School of Medicine
Louise Farnam graduated from YSM the same year women finally earned the right to vote. Take an in-depth look at the progress made in gender equality since then. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - June 6, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

How germs thrive on school desks
Looking at the microbial communities that grow on students ’ desks, a team of researchers found that they overwhelmingly came from the kids sitting at the desks. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - June 6, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Prevalence of eating disorders taken from largest sample in United States
Psychiatry professor Carlos Grilo is the senior author of a new study that revises outdated estimates of the prevalence of eating disorders in the U.S. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - June 5, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

For women in medicine, the labor of generations has begun to bear fruit
Although there have been 100 years of women at the Yale School of Medicine, there ’s more work still to be done. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - June 5, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Emotions Expert: It ’s Impossible to be Constantly Positive. Try This Instead
This article was originally published on Undark. Read the original article. (Source: TIME: Science)
Source: TIME: Science - June 5, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Judith T. Moskowitz, Northwestern University / Undark Tags: Uncategorized human behavior onetime Source Type: news

Seasonal Depression Doesn ’t Just Happen in the Winter. Here’s What to Know About Summertime Sadness
As a kid, Krista Golden loved to play outside in her family’s yard when the weather turned nice. But by her mid-twenties, something changed. “As I’ve gotten older, I’d rather be by myself and stay in the house during the summer,” says Golden, who is 43 and lives in Ohio. “I just accepted it as, ‘This is me.'” Last winter, Golden learned that there was a reason for her summertime sadness: Her therapist told her she likely had seasonal affective disorder (SAD). But unlike most people with SAD, who experience dips in mood and energy during the cold, dark months of winter, Golden...
Source: TIME: Health - June 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Mental Health/Psychology onetime Source Type: news

Drug to treat alcohol addiction also helps with suppression of HIV
Naltrexone — an FDA-approved drug that treats alcohol addiction — has been shown to maintain or improve suppression of HIV in a new Yale study. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - June 4, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Yale football player, back for fifth reunion, headed for life in medicine
Roy Collins IV ’13 B.S., a former offensive lineman for Yale, is now pursuing a doctorate at St. Louis University to help patients better manage their diabetes. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - June 4, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Obesity rates on the rise among U.S veterans
The obesity rate among veterans has reached 32.7% and is rising toward the national average, according to a new joint study by Yale and the VA. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - June 1, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Yale study tracks Title IX use across US colleges and universities
(Yale University) Title IX -- the US civil rights law passed in 1972 that prohibits sex discrimination in federally funded education programs -- has been widely recognized as a crucial step toward gender equality in America. A new Yale study tracks the changing use of Title IX over time in response to perceived gender disparities, and for the first time, systematically analyzes how the law has been mobilized at the federal level through complaints filed against four-year non-profit colleges and universities. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Doctors care for family members, too, when patients are in ICU
Better communication between the medical team and families can make a difference, according to Yale Medicine. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - May 31, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Insomnia Found to Be Common but Mild in Older Adults
TUESDAY, May 29, 2018 -- Insomnia is common in older community-dwelling adults, but usually mild, according to a study published online May 21 in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. Brienne Miner, M.D., from Yale University in New Haven,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 30, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Online program outperforms standard addiction treatment
In a new study, a web-based program called CBT4CBT produced better addiction recovery outcomes than both group therapy and individual behavior therapy. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - May 29, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Taking the embarrassment out of health problems
Yale Medicine explores why discussing potentially embarrassing symptoms with your doctor may be the only way to get the treatment you need. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - May 25, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Study examines the rise of plaque in arteries
A new Yale study looks at how arterial plaque forms at a molecular level, and may help produce targeted treatments for heart disease and stroke prevention. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - May 25, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Scientists look to systems approach for next generation of cancer research
2018 Systems Biology Institute Symposium featured representatives from Yale and other research institutions to better understand how cancer harms the body. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - May 24, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Aref Matin Named Wiley ’s Chief Technology Officer
John Wiley and Sons, Inc., a global research and learning company, today announced the appointment of Aref Matin as the company’s new Chief Technology Officer, effective May 21, 2018. In this role, Mr. Matin will lead and accelerate Wiley’s evolution as a world-class, fully integrated technology organization serving the research and education sectors. “I am thrilled to welcome Aref to Wiley’s leadership team,” said Brian Napack, President and CEO, Wiley. “He is a proven leader and innovator with extensive experience building world-class technology teams and developing highly-successful p...
Source: News from STM - May 24, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: Featured Videos Source Type: news

SOM Insights: Could better predictions improve end-of-life care?
Better understanding of the end of life could promote patient welfare by transferring more people from aggressive interventions to hospice care. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - May 23, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

What makes us well? Diversity, health care, and cycling to work matter
Among 77 community attributes, diversity, access to health care, and public transit stand out in a new study as being strongly tied to self-reported well-being. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - May 23, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Yale Press Blog: Why do we sleep?
Despite the thousands of experiments scientists have performed to study sleep, no one has been able to declare with certainty why all lifeforms need sleep. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - May 23, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

The art of caring: Yale School of Nursing celebrates its class of 2018
Of 114 YSN graduates, three students were conferred with Ph.D.s; 14 became Doctors of Nursing Practice; and 97 received Master of Science in Nursing degrees. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - May 22, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

School of Medicine ’s Class of 2018 urged to make the world a fairer place
Dr. Fitzhugh Mullan ’s May 21 commencement address at YSM asked graduates to adopt a “social mission” and champion justice in their medical careers. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - May 22, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Violence against child protection workers: a study of workers' experiences, attributions, and coping strategies - Lamothe J, Couvrette A, Lebrun G, Yale G, Roy C, Guay S, Geoffrion S.
Child protection workers (CPWs) are frequently exposed to client violence, both psychological and physical, in their line of work whether they operate in the community or in residential settings. Despite this known vulnerability, research on the subject ha... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

UT Health SA gets millions from state to bring talent back home
UT Health San Antonio has been awarded $6 million in grant funding from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas, which enabled the local institution to recruit a leading researcher and professor. UT Health San Antonio is using the money — which was among $30 million across nine new grants awarded by CPRIT — to recruit Dr. Patrick Sung, professor of biophysics, biochemistry, therapeutic radiology and epidemiology at Yale University. He will occupy the Robert A. Welch Distinguished… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 18, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: W. Scott Bailey Source Type: news

Yale Explores Boston addresses the future of cancer treatment
The May 15 event connected Yale alumni and friends with three esteemed faculty members and President Salovey through networking and a panel discussion. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - May 17, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Conference at YSPH focuses on improving the world ’s largest health system
From May 11-13, the China Health Policy and Management Society convened its biennial conference at Yale, featuring 140 talks by leading health care experts. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - May 16, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Short Takes
Six more American researchers from U.S. institutions, including Yale University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Duke University, have enlisted in French President Emmanuel Macron's initiative "Make Our Planet Great Again". The researchers will be part of a 14-person team that will conduct research on topics ranging from Arctic climate change to air quality, with each scientist receiving at least $600,000. The initiative was announced soon after President Trump's decision to pull out of the Paris Climate Accord, a part of the President's "Make America Great Again" strategy. The funding competi...
Source: Public Policy Reports - May 16, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

New management training for immunization leaders launches in Rwanda
The Yale Global Health Initiative and partners recently helped to launch an innovative new immunization program in Kigali, Rwanda. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - May 15, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Yale School of Public Health to offer climate change and health certificate
YSPH will offer a new 18-week, online certificate program on climate change and health beginning in September 2018. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - May 15, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Pettigrew, Geballe and Shioda named top educators at YSPH
Melinda Pettigrew, Shelley Geballe, and Kayoko Shioda are recipients of Yale School of Public Health ’s top teaching awards, as voted by the class of 2018. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - May 15, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

WHRY funds study to enable early detection, treatment of ovarian cancer
Led by Ryan Jensen, Women ’s Health Research at Yale is aiming to understand the drivers that lead to ovarian tumors in women with certain gene mutations. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - May 15, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Less is more when it comes to Rx opioids for hospital patients, study finds
Avoiding IV delivery of opioid drugs for hospital patients could decrease patient exposure to the medications while also maintaining or improving pain relief. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - May 14, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Practice Intervention Targeting IV Opioids May Cut Exposure
MONDAY, May 13, 2018 -- An intervention targeting the use of intravenous opioids may reduce opioid exposure, according to a study published online May 14 in JAMA Internal Medicine. Adam L. Ackerman, M.D., from the Yale University School of Medicine... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 14, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Uncertainty in long-run economic growth likely points toward greater emissions, climate change costs
(University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences) A challenge in estimating the extent and cost of damages from climate change over the next 100 years is developing forecasts of long-run economic growth. In a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, researchers from the University of Illinois and Yale University present a systematic method of integrating current models to develop forecasts of uncertainty in global and regional per capita economic growth rates through the year 2100. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 14, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Newborns in Need honors nursing professor who helped countless women
To honor the late Tina Burke, the YSN Alumni Association created “Newborns in Need,” a Yale Day of Service event that collects and distributes items for babies. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - May 11, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Medical students leave ‘indelible’ mark on the school’s curriculum
Tehreem Rehman and Robert Rock, who are graduating from YSM this year, co-led the effort to create a new extracurricular elective, “U.S. Health Justice.” (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - May 11, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news