Understanding COVID-19: how mRNA vaccines work
What is RNA? How do mRNA vaccines work, and how effective are they? Yale experts Saad Omer, Onyema Ogbuagu, and Akiko Iwasaki explain the science. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - January 26, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

YSM students advocate for first-generation and low-income medical students
Yale medical students like Mytien Nguyen and Jamieson O ’Marr and leading efforts to increase the socioeconomic diversity of medical school classes. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - January 26, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Scientists unravel mystery of sex disparities in COVID-19 outcomes
Men are 1.7 times more likely to die from COVID-19 than women. Yale researchers like Akiko Iwasaki are working to figure out why. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - January 25, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Vaccine misinformation management guide, Unicef, First Draft, Yale Institute for Global Health, and PGP
This guide aims to help organizations to address the global infodemic through the development of strategic and well-coordinated national action plans to rapidly counter vaccine misinformation and build demand for vaccination that are informed by social listening. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Weight loss surgery: clearing up the confusion
Thinking about bariatric surgery? Yale Medicine experts offer a glossary that explains different terms you may hear if you are exploring weight loss options. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - January 22, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Dr. Roberto J. Groszmann, professor emeritus of medicine, dies at 81
A native of Argentina and a pioneer in the field of portal hypertension, Groszmann taught at Yale from 1975 to 2009. He passed away on Jan. 16. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - January 22, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

A closer look at how immune cells attack and heal
Using RNA sequencing, researchers in the lab of Kathryn Miller-Jensen have gained insight into how immune cells known as macrophages react to different stimuli. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - January 22, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Yale collaborates with Yale New Haven Health to expand vaccine availability
Yale will make vaccination resources available to Yale New Haven Health System so that it can operate clinics for residents in the New Haven area and beyond. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - January 21, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Study makes the case for shorter quarantines — with ‘judicious’ testing
Yale ’s Jeffrey Townsend argues that with careful testing, a one-week quarantine could be as effective as a 14-day quarantine to prevent the spread of COVD-19. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - January 20, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Air pollution linked to increased mental health outpatient visits
More pollution means higher rates of mental health service utilization, a new YSPH study suggests. The question for researchers is now, “Why?” (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - January 20, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Here ’s What Joe Biden Can Do About the COVID-19 Pandemic Starting On His First Day as U.S. President
Every pandemic starts as a squall—a localized disturbance in a single city or town, causing all manner of problems there, but sparing the larger world outside. Squalls become storms, however, and storms become tempests and before long the entire world is being lashed by winds of disease and death that no one saw coming just a few months before. As President Joe Biden takes office, he is facing nothing short of a pathogenic typhoon, with COVID-19 raging around the world, nowhere more so than in the U.S., with some 24 million cases and 400,000 deaths—more than 20% of the global toll. If the pandemic unfolded in ...
Source: TIME: Health - January 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Fatty acid may help combat multiple sclerosis
A lack of oleic acid in the body ’s fatty tissue may trigger the immune system response that causes multiple sclerosis, suggesting a possible dietary treatment. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - January 19, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Fatty acid may help combat multiple sclerosis
(Yale University) The abnormal immune system response that causes multiple sclerosis (MS) by attacking and damaging the central nervous system can be triggered by the lack of a specific fatty acid in fat tissue, according to a new Yale study. The finding suggests that dietary change might help treat some people with the autoimmune disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Early-warning alerts for acute kidney injury fail to reduce patient risks,
Early warning of acute kidney injury in hospitalized patients has no effect on a patient ’s risk of death and may even lead to worse patient outcomes. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - January 18, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Early-warning alerts for acute kidney injury fail to reduce patient risks
Early warning of acute kidney injury in hospitalized patients has no effect on a patient ’s risk of death and may even lead to worse patient outcomes. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - January 18, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Insights & Outcomes: A deep dive into oceans and proteins
This month ’s Yale science rundown goes deep — into ancient oceans, proteins within human cells, and the Earth’s mantle. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - January 15, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Multi-environment gene interactions linked to the interplay between polysubstance dependence and suicidality - Polimanti R, Levey DF, Pathak GA, Wendt FR, Nu ñez YZ, Ursano RJ, Kessler RC, Kranzler HR, Stein MB, Gelernter J.
Substance dependence diagnoses (SDs) are important risk factors for suicidality. We investigated the associations of multiple SDs with different suicidality outcomes, testing how genetic background moderates these associations. The Yale-Penn cohort (N  ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Dr. Caleb Gonz ález, professor emeritus of ophthalmology and visual science
Gonz ález passed away on Jan. 10, 2021, at the age of 91. His career at Yale lasted from 1976 to 2006. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - January 14, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Donation creates diversity, equity, inclusion fund at YSPH
Yale School of Public Health ’s ongoing DEI efforts received a substantial boost with a recent donation in honor of Dr. Pedro Vargas and Pilar Bodas de Vargas. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - January 14, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Be Part of the Solution: Vax Up!
JEMS proudly gives two thumbs up to the Ohio Department of Public Safety, Division of EMS, which, in partnership with the Mentor Fire Department, created an outstanding “Vax Up” edition of their “Be Part of the Solution” public service announcement (PSA) series. The Division of EMS created, and is encouraging distribution, of this PSA as a resource to encourage EMS providers to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, to highlight the importance of vaccination to all public safety personnel and to the community, and to encourage the populations in the upcoming phases of the vaccination plan to be immunized ...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - January 14, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: A.J. Heightman, MPA, EMT-P Tags: Commentary Coronavirus Spotlight EMS EMT Medicine Paramedic Source Type: news

Be Part of the Solution: Vax Up!
JEMS proudly gives two thumbs up to the Ohio Department of Public Safety, Division of EMS, which, in partnership with the Mentor Fire Department, created an outstanding “Vax Up” edition of their “Be Part of the Solution” public service announcement (PSA) series. The Division of EMS created, and is encouraging distribution, of this PSA as a resource to encourage EMS providers to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, to highlight the importance of vaccination to all public safety personnel and to the community, and to encourage the populations in the upcoming phases of the vaccination plan to be immunized ...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - January 14, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: A.J. Heightman, MPA, EMT-P Tags: Commentary Coronavirus Spotlight EMS EMT Medicine Paramedic Source Type: news

Be Part of the Solution: Vax Up!
JEMS proudly gives two thumbs up to the Ohio Department of Public Safety, Division of EMS, which, in partnership with the Mentor Fire Department, created an outstanding “Vax Up” edition of their “Be Part of the Solution” public service announcement (PSA) series. The Division of EMS created, and is encouraging distribution, of this PSA as a resource to encourage EMS providers to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, to highlight the importance of vaccination to all public safety personnel and to the community, and to encourage the populations in the upcoming phases of the vaccination plan to be immunized ...
Source: JEMS Latest News - January 14, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: A.J. Heightman, MPA, EMT-P Tags: Commentary Coronavirus Spotlight EMS EMT Medicine Paramedic Source Type: news

Be Part of the Solution: Vax Up!
JEMS proudly gives two thumbs up to the Ohio Department of Public Safety, Division of EMS, which, in partnership with the Mentor Fire Department, created an outstanding “Vax Up” edition of their “Be Part of the Solution” public service announcement (PSA) series. The Division of EMS created, and is encouraging distribution, of this PSA as a resource to encourage EMS providers to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, to highlight the importance of vaccination to all public safety personnel and to the community, and to encourage the populations in the upcoming phases of the vaccination plan to be immunized ...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - January 14, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: A.J. Heightman, MPA, EMT-P Tags: Commentary Coronavirus Spotlight EMS EMT Medicine Paramedic Source Type: news

Be Part of the Solution: Vax Up!
JEMS proudly gives two thumbs up to the Ohio Department of Public Safety, Division of EMS, which, in partnership with the Mentor Fire Department, created an outstanding “Vax Up” edition of their “Be Part of the Solution” public service announcement (PSA) series. The Division of EMS created, and is encouraging distribution, of this PSA as a resource to encourage EMS providers to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, to highlight the importance of vaccination to all public safety personnel and to the community, and to encourage the populations in the upcoming phases of the vaccination plan to be immunized ...
Source: JEMS Operations - January 14, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: A.J. Heightman, MPA, EMT-P Tags: Commentary Coronavirus Spotlight EMS EMT Medicine Paramedic Source Type: news

Be Part of the Solution: Vax Up!
JEMS proudly gives two thumbs up to the Ohio Department of Public Safety, Division of EMS, which, in partnership with the Mentor Fire Department, created an outstanding “Vax Up” edition of their “Be Part of the Solution” public service announcement (PSA) series. The Division of EMS created, and is encouraging distribution, of this PSA as a resource to encourage EMS providers to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, to highlight the importance of vaccination to all public safety personnel and to the community, and to encourage the populations in the upcoming phases of the vaccination plan to be immunized ...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - January 14, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: A.J. Heightman, MPA, EMT-P Tags: Commentary Coronavirus Spotlight EMS EMT Medicine Paramedic Source Type: news

Causal Link Suggested for Smoking, Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
THURSDAY, Jan. 14, 2021 -- Evidence suggests a causal link between smoking and the risk for subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH), according to a study published online Jan. 14 in Stroke. Juli án N. Acosta, M.D., from the Yale School of Medicine in New... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 14, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Overactive food quality control system triggers food allergies
Scientists have struggled to explain why allergies have been increasing dramatically over the last 30 years, Yale scientists provides a new theory. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - January 14, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

A good time to quit: smoking and vaping amid COVID-19
Patients who smoke and vape can have damaged lungs that make them more susceptible to respiratory infections, including COVID-19, say Yale Medicine doctors. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - January 13, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Newly funded research seeks to answer how CBD affects the brain
Led by Dr. Sarah Lichenstein, Women ’s Health Research at Yale will study how the increasingly popular non-intoxicating marijuana ingredient affects the brain. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - January 13, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Yale research offers roadmap to address sex differences in opioid epidemic
In a new paper, Women ’s Health Research at Yale asserts the necessity of research focusing on how women and men experience pain and addiction differently. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - January 13, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

How a health system responds to COVID-19
With innovative care and outstanding leadership from people like YSN ’s Beth Beckman, Yale New Haven Health System was able to confront the pandemic head-on. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - January 13, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Yale ’s COVID-19 vaccination program underway
Yale will complete its first phase of vaccinations this week, and is gearing up for the next wave of inoculations with guidance from state health officials. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - January 13, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Disagreeing takes up a lot of brain real estate
In a new Yale study, brains of individuals engaged in conversation varied significantly depending on whether or not the participants were in agreement. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - January 13, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Disagreement creates cognitive disharmony
In a new Yale study, brains of individuals engaged in conversation varied significantly depending on whether or not the participants were in agreement. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - January 13, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Disagreeing takes up a lot of brain real estate
(Yale University) In a new study Yale scientists looked into the brains of individuals engaged in conversation. What they observed varied significantly depending on whether or not the participants were in agreement. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 13, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Few Ob-Gyns Can Prescribe Buprenorphine for Opioid Use
TUESDAY, Jan. 12, 2021 -- Fewer than 2 percent of obstetrician-gynecologists who accept Medicaid are able to prescribe buprenorphine, according to a study published online Dec. 11 in JAMA Network Open. Max Jordan Nguemeni Tiako, from the Yale... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 12, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

SARS-CoV-2 can infect neurons and damage brain tissue, study indicates
(Rockefeller University Press) Using both mouse and human brain tissue, researchers at Yale School of Medicine have discovered that SARS-CoV-2 can directly infect the central nervous system and have begun to unravel some of the virus's effects on brain cells. The study, published today in the Journal of Experimental Medicine (JEM), may help researchers develop treatments for the various neurological symptoms associated with COVID-19. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - January 12, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

How systems thinking can help stop neglected tropical diseases
A new paper by Yale SOM ’s Teresa Chahine argues that philanthropy may not be the best solution to solving complex problems of disease, and offers solutions. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - January 11, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Parental birth abnormalities and offspring ’s autism linked
Parents who were themselves born prematurely are more likely to have children with autism spectrum disorder, a Yale School of Public Health study finds. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - January 8, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Yale researchers find first cases of new coronavirus variant in Connecticut
The new B.1.1.7 variant, initially discovered in the United Kingdom, is associated with increased transmission. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - January 8, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Biden Picks Dr. Nunez-Smith to Lead Health Equity Task Force
Appointed head of the incoming administration ’s task force on health equity, the Yale University scientist “is not sitting in her ivory tower.” (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Roni Caryn Rabin Tags: your-feed-science Nunez-Smith, Marcella Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) United States Politics and Government Black People Income Inequality Medicine and Health Race and Ethnicity Minorities Poverty Vaccination and Immunization Native Americ Source Type: news

Yale Global Mental Health Program begins 2021 with new leadership
Drs. Theddeus Iheanacho and Sirikanya Sellers will lead the YSM program, which promotes awareness of issues of global mental health and social disparities. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - January 8, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

In Mexico, planetary health and human health meet
Tijuana ’s Refugee Health Alliance, co-founded by YSN’s Ronica Mukerjee, is providing clinical care to migrants and refugees from vulnerable communities. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - January 7, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

The history of the forgotten pandemic
Yale Insights explores the flu pandemic of 1957, which killed over a million people — including 116,000 in the U.S. — and why it’s faded from the public memory. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - January 7, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Yale study connects long-term COVID symptoms with autoantibodies
Immunologists Akiko Iwasaki and Dr. Aaron Ring explain why some COVID-19 patients develop specific conditions from the virus, including post-COVID syndrome. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - January 6, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Yale Nursing School Ph.D. student prepares to tackle stigmatization
Uzoji Nwanaji-Enwerem discusses her nursing journey, why she chose Yale, and how she hopes to affect positive change in health, sleep, and addiction. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - January 6, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Confused by the latest COVID-19 medical study? Read this
What exactly is a clinical trial? What the heck is a meta-analysis? Yale Medicine offers a helpful glossary of research terms and vocabulary. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - January 6, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Yale physicians confront healthcare inequities laid bare by pandemic
Yale physicians argue that the COVID-19 pandemic is laying bare inequities in the healthcare system. It also presents opportunities to fix systemic problems. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - January 6, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Remembering three members of the Yale Department of Psychiatry
Clinical scientist Kathleen Carroll and professors Ronald Casey and Nancy Suchman of the Department of Psychiatry passed away over the winter recess. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - January 6, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

What is herd immunity?
Yale ’s Dr. Howard Forman, physician and professor, discusses herd immunity — what it is and how to achieve it for maximum benefit in the age of COVID-19. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - January 6, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news