As body mass index increases, blood pressure may as well
Body mass index is positively associated with blood pressure, according to the ongoing study of 1.7 million Chinese men and women. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - August 17, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Yale School of Nursing responds to the overdose crisis in New Haven
YSN is committed to supporting its community during this time of crisis and to continuing to address public health issues. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - August 17, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

As body mass index increases, blood pressure may as well
(Yale University) Body mass index is positively associated with blood pressure, according to the ongoing study of 1.7 million Chinese men and women being conducted by researchers at the Yale Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation (CORE) and in China. These findings appear in the Aug. 17 issue of JAMA Network Open. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

What Exactly Is K2, The Synthetic Cannabinoid?
NPR's Audie Cornish speaks to Dr. Kathryn Hawk, an assistant professor of emergency medicine at the Yale School of Medicine, about synthetic marijuana, also known as K2. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - August 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Over 75 People in Connecticut Park Overdosed on K2 in a Day Over 75 People in Connecticut Park Overdosed on K2 in a Day
Samples sent to the DEA contained potent synthetic marijuana. A local man was arrested and is considered a person of interest regarding at least some of the overdoses, most of which happened in a park near Yale.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

At Least 79 Overdoses Reported in New Haven, Connecticut
NEW HAVEN, Conn.--Emergency crews in New Haven responded to nearly 80 overdoses on the synthetic drug K2 between Tuesday night and Wednesday and another three early Thursday morning. Emergency crews responded to the New Haven Green, a park near Yale University, Tuesday night for three suspected ODs. More cases came to light Wednesday morning when around 18 people collapsed on the New Haven Green in a span of three-and-a-half hours, authorities said. As of 10 p.m. Wednesday, first responders had been called to close to 76 suspected overdoses, the majority of which occurred on or around the Green. Of those, 72 people were tr...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - August 16, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: NBCConnecticut.com Tags: News Mass Casualty Incidents News Videos Source Type: news

Ibalizumab Active in Multidrug Resistant HIV-1 Infection
THURSDAY, Aug. 16, 2018 -- Ibalizumab has antiviral activity among patients with multidrug resistant (MDR) HIV-1 infection, according to a study published in the Aug. 16 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. Brinda Emu, M.D., from the Yale... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 16, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

76 drug overdoses near Yale University possibly linked to synthetic marijuana
Police in Connecticut are swarming a city park near Yale University and searching people's homes for drugs in an effort to prevent more overdoses from a suspected bad batch of "K2" synthetic marijuana after the number of overdose victims rose to 76 in New Haven. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/World Source Type: news

Dozens of drug overdoses near Yale University possibly linked to synthetic marijuana
Police swarmed a Connecticut park near Yale University and searched people's homes for drugs Thursday in an effort to prevent more overdoses from a batch of synthetic marijuana blamed for sending more than 70 people to the hospital. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/World Source Type: news

New HIV therapy reduces virus, boosts immunity in drug-resistant patients
Alongside existing HIV medications, treatment with the drug ibalizumab is a promising strategy for patients who have run out of effective treatment options. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - August 15, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Overdose Outbreak Near Yale Linked to Synthetic Cannabinoid
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — More than 30 people overdosed Wednesday from a suspected bad batch of "K2" synthetic marijuana at or near a city park in Connecticut. No deaths were reported, but officials said two people had life-threatening symptoms. JEMS: Patients May be Using Synthetic Cannabinoids More than You Think Most of the overdoses were on the New Haven Green, a popular, historic downtown park that borders part of Yale University, and officials expected the overdose total to increase. Police said they arrested a man believed to be connected to at least some of the overdoses. "Do not come down t...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - August 15, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

Overdose Outbreak Near Yale Linked to Synthetic Cannabinoid
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — More than 30 people overdosed Wednesday from a suspected bad batch of "K2" synthetic marijuana at or near a city park in Connecticut. No deaths were reported, but officials said two people had life-threatening symptoms. JEMS: Patients May be Using Synthetic Cannabinoids More than You Think Most of the overdoses were on the New Haven Green, a popular, historic downtown park that borders part of Yale University, and officials expected the overdose total to increase. Police said they arrested a man believed to be connected to at least some of the overdoses. "Do not come down t...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - August 15, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

Can an App Prevent Pregnancy?
By the time Jackie Blume was in her early 20s, like many women her age, she’d been taking the Pill every day for nearly a decade. When she was 23, Blume — now 28 and living in Wilmington, North Carolina — started embracing a more “natural” lifestyle, which for her meant paying attention to what she ate, and avoiding cleaning products, cosmetics, and shampoos that contained certain ingredients. “I wanted to cut things out of my life that were putting unnecessary chemicals in my body,” says Blume. “It led me to question whether my birth control pills were harming me.” Whi...
Source: TIME: Health - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized Reproductive Health Source Type: news

New HIV therapy reduces virus, boosts immunity in drug-resistant patients
(Yale University) In a study, a new HIV drug reduced viral replication and increased immune cells in individuals with advanced, drug-resistant HIV infection. Used in combination with existing HIV medications, the drug is a promising strategy for patients who have run out of effective treatment options, the researchers said. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - August 15, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Space-based tracker to give scientists a beyond-bird's-eye-view of wildlife
(Yale University) The International Cooperation for Animal Research Using Space, or ICARUS, will be flying closer to the sun than ever when a pair of Russian cosmonauts installs the antennae for its state-of-the-art animal tracking system on the exterior of the International Space Station on Aug. 15. The installation will be one small step for the cosmonauts and one giant leap for Yale biodiversity research. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Four YSM faculty members appointed to endowed professorships
Sabrina Diano, Valentina Greco, Dr. Eric Velazquez, and Dianqing Wu have been named as endowed professors in the Yale School of Medicine. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - August 13, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Dr. Eric Velazquez named the Berliner Professor of Cardiology
Velazquez is globally recognized as an authority in heart failure, cardiovascular clinical trials, and cardiac imaging. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - August 13, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Dianqing Wu appointed the Gladys Phillips Crofoot Professor
Wu conducts research aimed at understanding the molecular basis and function of signal transduction pathways. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - August 13, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Valentina Greco appointed Carolyn Walch Slayman Professor of Genetics
Greco focuses her research on understanding fundamental principles that sustain tissue regeneration. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - August 13, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Sabrina Diano named Sackler Family Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Diano studies the endocrine and nervous systems, with a focus on central nervous system mechanisms relating to the regulation of glucose and metabolism. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - August 13, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Grant links Yale to prestigious stroke clinical trial network
Yale has received a grant to support the Southern New England Partnership in Stroke Research, Innovation, and Treatment Coordinating Center in StrokeNet. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - August 13, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Carl Zimmer: ‘We shouldn’t look to our genes for a quick way to make life better’
The science writer and Harvard professor on intelligence, the promise and dangers of gene editing, and how we get heredity wrongCarl Zimmer is a rarity among professional science writers in being influential among the scientists on whose work he writes and comments – to the extent that he has beenappointed as professor adjunct in thedepartment ofmolecularbiophysics andbiochemistry at Yale University. Zimmer has just published his13th book,She Has Her Mother ’s Laugh,a survey of “the power, perversions and potential of heredity”.What is the book ’s main message about our att...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 11, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Philip Ball Tags: Genetics Biology Science Books Science and nature books Culture Source Type: news

Scientists accidentally discover a drug that could let you overeat without gaining ANY weight
The team at Yale University were trying to create extremely obese mice. However, they failed: they edited out two genes - which protected the mice from weight gain, despite eating a high-fat diet. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lab ‘failure’ leads to potential treatment for obesity
Yale scientists ’ failure to create a morbidly obese mouse in the lab may have led to a promising discovery for the treatment of obesity in humans. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - August 9, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

' Fat' Mouse Test Failure Yields New Obesity Clue
THURSDAY, Aug. 9, 2018 -- A failed attempt to create extremely obese mice have led researchers to discover a possible new way to treat obesity. Instead of an extremely obese mouse, the Yale University team " created a mouse that eats fat but doesn't... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 9, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Function of gene mutations linked to neurological diseases identified
New research by Yale investigators into the function of VPS13 proteins may help to develop new therapies for Parkinson ’s disease. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - August 9, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Moderate exercise good for your mental health
Scientists, led by experts at Yale University in the US and Oxford University, found that exercising for 45 minutes three to five times a week was associated with the biggest benefits. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Moderate exercise good for your mental health... but doing too much could make you MORE stressed  
Scientists, led by experts at Yale University in the US and Oxford University, found that exercising for 45 minutes three to five times a week was associated with the biggest benefits. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Exercise Is Good For Your Mental Health —But Only To A Point
Given the many benefits of exercise — ranging from physical fitness and chronic disease prevention to improved mood — it may seem logical that the more you do, the better. But a large new study suggests that’s not always the case, at least when it comes to mental health. It’s well-established that exercise can improve mental health, and potentially even alleviate or prevent depression. But how much is enough to see a change? The new research, published Wednesday in the Lancet Psychiatry, says that just two hours of any form of exercise each week may make a significant impact. “One of the nice...
Source: TIME: Health - August 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Mental Health/Psychology onetime Source Type: news

Racing to treat an aortic aneurysm
Robert Palmer ’s passion is racing cars. But all that was interrupted by a difficult diagnosis. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - August 8, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Broad genetic testing for advanced lung cancer may not improve survival
Personalized lung cancer treatment based on broad-based genomic sequencing may not be effective enough to warrant the cost of testing, suggests a new study. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - August 7, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Naltrexone helps HIV positive individuals reduce heavy alcohol use
(Yale University) Extended-release naltrexone -- an injection that decreases heavy drinking in the general population when taken in conjunction with counseling -- appears to help HIV-positive individuals reduce their number of heavy drinking days too, say Yale researchers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Naltrexone helps HIV positive individuals reduce heavy alcohol use
Researchers hope that naltrexone can be used as part of a holistic approach to alcohol interventions with antiretroviral medication adherence interventions. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - August 6, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Even quick meditation aids cognitive skills
You may not need months or weeks of practice to see the cognitive benefits of meditation, according to a new Yale study — just 10 minutes could do the trick. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - August 6, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Surgeon falsely accused of wrongdoing tries to recover his name
Two years ago, Dr. Ricardo Quarrie, a cardiothoracic fellow at Yale New Haven Hospital, was publicly accused of lying to a patient to cover up a surgical mistake. Now the lawyer who accused Quarrie has recanted. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

AIDS relief funding in Kenya associated with decreased infant mortality
From 2004 through 2014, aid from the U.S. government-funded President ’s Emergency Fund for AIDS Relief led to a steep drop in infant mortality in Kenya. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - August 3, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Yale Medicine: Tests can help assess ovarian health and fertility
Despite recent advances in reproductive medicine, getting pregnant is not a guarantee for every woman who hopes to do so. But the right information can help. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - August 3, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Treating Lyme disease in 2018: advances and misconceptions
A new column by Yale pediatrician and epidemiologist Eugene Shapiro, M.D. sheds light on medical breakthroughs and common myths surrounding Lyme disease. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - August 2, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

PET Imaging Can Measure Synaptic Loss From Alzheimer's
THURSDAY, Aug. 2, 2018 -- Positron emission tomographic (PET) imaging can directly measure synaptic loss with Alzheimer's disease, according to a small study published online July 16 in JAMA Neurology. Ming-Kai Chen, M.D., Ph.D., from the Yale... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 2, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Yale Study: Complementary Medicine Can Shorten Cancer Survival
Cancer patients — including those with mesothelioma — who receive complementary therapy are likely to die sooner than those who use only conventional treatment, according to researchers at Yale School of Medicine. Patients receiving complementary medicine also were more inclined to forego at least one component of their conventional treatment regimen. The study was done by a team from the Yale Cancer Outcomes, Public Policy and Effectiveness Research Center at Yale School of Medicine. JAMA Oncology published the study July 19. “The study was about patients who were using unproven therapies for treatment...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - August 1, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

Eduardo A. Groisman designated the Von Zedtwitz Professor
Groisman focuses his research on seeking answers to a biological question: How does an organism know when, where, and for how long to turn a gene on or off? (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - August 1, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Dr. Michael Simons appointed the Von Zedtwitz Professor of Cardiology
Simons conducts research on the biology of arterial vasculature, spanning basic, translational, and clinical areas of investigations. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - July 31, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Groisman and Simons appointed to endowed chairs
Eduardo A. Groisman and Dr. Michael Simons were appointed to endowed professorships. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - July 31, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Yale-led study finds surprise link between metabolism and immunity
Studied for its role in satiety and obesity, the gene NUCB2 may actually have a key function in the immune system, according to a new Yale study. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - July 31, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Would Routine Genomic Testing For Cancer And Heart Risk Make Economic Sense?
One Yale genetics expert argues that population-wide genomic screening would be worth it, even if only 1% of Americans were to learn they have genetic abnormalities that put them at high risk for deadly diseases. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - July 30, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Arlene Weintraub, Contributor Source Type: news

Nutrition that heals: A YSN student ’s journey into plant-based medicine
Vanessa Correia, RN, CLC, YSN ’19 founded the “Nutrition that Heals” lecture series to provide an introduction to plant-based, evidence-based nutrition. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - July 27, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Dixit, Frenkel, and Spiegelman appointed to endowed chairs
Three Yale faculty members — Vishwa Deep Dixit, Igor Frenkel, and Donna Spiegelman — were appointed to endowed professorships. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - July 26, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

FDA Approves Treatment For Endometriosis Pain Faced By 200 Million Women
NORTH CHICAGO, Ill. (CBS Local) – The FDA has just approved a new treatment for a painful condition suffered by millions of women. Orilissa is an oral medication to help manage the severe menstrual pain caused by endometriosis, a condition where tissue in the lining of the uterus grows into other areas of the body and may require surgery. “Endometriosis is often characterized by chronic pelvic pain that can impact women’s daily activities,” Dr. Hugh S. Taylor from the Yale School of Medicine said in a press release. Drugmaker AbbVie added that the debilitating pain caused by this cond...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - July 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Endometriosis FDA Local TV Source Type: news

New compound targets drug-resistant HIV mutants
Deterioration in the effectiveness of antiretroviral HIV therapies could be countered with new compounds that inhibit the function of a specific viral enzyme. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - July 25, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Ocular oncologist Renelle Lim on the importance of regular eye exams
The Yale Medicine ophthalmologist says eye cancer treatments work best when the cancer is caught early. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - July 25, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news