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Study will test new technique to prevent viral infections during pregnancy
The technique can identify women at risk for serious complications and allow for interventions to improve pregnancy outcomes. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 25, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Researchers explore prominence of weight and race in Super Bowl ads
Researchers viewed 241 TV commercials, screening the actors for body size and racial and ethnic diversity. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 25, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Professor developing mobile app to help break cycle of domestic violence
Trace Kershaw will develop a data-driven behavioral intervention using a mobile app designed to improve decision-making of mothers and daughters. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 25, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Yale Law School to host conference on Connecticut opioid crisis
The conference, on Friday, Sept. 29, will feature the director of the Drug Enforcement Agency and Governor Dannel P. Malloy. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 25, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Backed by Yale Cancer Center research, FDA approves new stomach cancer drug
A drug whose clinical testing was led by Dr. Charles Fuchs has become the first immunotherapy treatment for advanced stomach cancer. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 25, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Faculty members reflect on their experiences with digital teaching
Four faculty members have worked with the Center for Teaching and Learning to to experiment with collaborative, digital education initiatives. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 25, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

‘I Had a Right to Be at Central’: Remembering Little Rock’s Integration Battle
It was late September 1957, and students at Little Rock Central High School in Arkansas had been in class for three weeks. Everyone, that is, but 14-year-old Carlotta Walls and eight other teenagers who were to be Central High’s first black students. They had been prevented from entering the school by an angry mob of citizens, backed up by a group of Arkansas National Guardsmen. But on Sept. 25, under escort by federal troops, Carlotta and her classmates walked up the front steps of Central High and into history. They became the highest-profile black students in the United States to integrate a formerly all-white sch...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lina Mai Tags: Uncategorized Civil Rights Education segregation Source Type: news

Yale announces collaboration with WBCSD to improve corporate reporting
(Yale School of Forestry& Environmental Studies) The Yale Initiative on Sustainable Finance will provide high-quality research on the flow of capital into sustainability-oriented projects and sustainable companies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 22, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Making Sense of Emotion: Innovating Emotional Intelligence
Dr. Frank John Ninivaggi, assistant clinical professor of child psychiatry (Rowman& Littlefield) (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 21, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Leonardo DiCaprio Explains What Happened When He Met Donald Trump
We presented him with a comprehensive plan to tackle climate change, while also simultaneously harnessing the economic potential of green jobs,” DiCaprio recalled, in remarks reported by the Hartford Courant. “We talked about how the United States has the potential to lead the world in clean-energy manufacturing and research and development.” But DiCaprio’s efforts proved in vain: Trump subsequently said the U.S. would pull out of the Paris Agreement and appointed Scott Pruitt to lead the Environmental Protection Agency. “We should not have people in office who do not believe in facts and trut...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Raisa Bruner Tags: Uncategorized celebrities climate change Donald Trump Environment Leonardo DiCaprio onetime Source Type: news

Deep brain stimulation helps Parkinson ’s patients regain independence
New technology called deep brain stimulation may offer an alternative to conventional treatment of patients with Parkinson ’s disease. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 21, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Individualized diets for irritable bowel syndrome better than placebo
Patients with irritable bowel syndrome who follow individualized diets based on food sensitivity testing experience fewer symptoms, say Yale researchers. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 20, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Genetic risk profile predicts survival for people with severe lung disease
An international Yale-led research team has shown that a risk profile based on 52 genes accurately predicts survival for patients with a severe lung disease. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 20, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Hepatitis A Has Hit Los Angeles, a Week After Sickening Hundreds in San Diego
This article originally appeared on Health.com (Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories)
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amanda MacMillan / Health.com Tags: Uncategorized public health Source Type: news

Better clinical care may contribute to fewer carotid artery surgeries
A nationwide study that reviewed 16 years of Medicare beneficiary data showed a steady reduction in carotid endarterectomy. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 20, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Genetic risk profile predicts survival for people with severe lung disease
An international Yale-led research team has shown that a risk profile based on 52 genes accurately predicts survival for patients with a severe lung disease. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 19, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Republican Senator Endorses Carbon Tax to Fight Climate Change
Sen. Lindsey Graham endorsed a carbon tax to fight climate change, breaking with much of the Republican Establishment. Speaking at a climate change conference held by former Secretary of State John Kerry at Yale University, the South Carolina Republican called for a “price on carbon,” saying he would take the idea to the White House for consideration. “I’m a Republican. I believe that the greenhouse effect is real, that CO2 emissions generated by man is creating our greenhouse gas effect that traps heat, and the planet is warming,” said Graham, according to a transcript of the video. “A ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Justin Worland / New Haven, Conn. Tags: Uncategorized carbon tax climate change Lindsey Graham onetime Source Type: news

Scientist Joann Sweasy awarded Postdoctoral Mentoring Prize
Sweasy, the Ensign Professor of Therapeutic Radiology and professor of genetics, is honored for her strong advocacy for those working in her lab. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 19, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Blavatnik Fund for Innovation at Yale enters its second year
Faculty can receive funding and support to turn their research into commercial opportunity as the Blavatnik Fund for Innovation at Yale enters its second year. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 19, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Student group achieves legal victory for clinical research transparency
On Sept. 11, Yale's Treatment Action Group and the Global Health Justice Partnership won an important legal victory for clinical research transparency. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 19, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

GHJP closes two-year FOIA case against drug manufacturer
On Sept. 11, Yale's Treatment Action Group and the Global Health Justice Partnership won an important legal victory for clinical research transparency. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 19, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Genetic risk profile predicts survival for people with severe lung disease
(Yale University) An international Yale-led research team has shown that a risk profile based on 52 genes accurately predicts survival for patients with a severe lung disease. If confirmed in further studies, the finding could transform the way patients are treated for the condition, which is on the rise in older adults. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Study uncovers markers for severe form of multiple sclerosis
Scientists have uncovered two molecules involved in cell communication and movement that may explain why some people develop progressive multiple sclerosis. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 18, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Yale experts explain what parents should know about pediatric obesity
There are multiple factors that contribute to childhood obesity, including a clear genetic component, say two Yale experts. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 18, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Boston Scientific touts 3-year Alair follow-up study results
Boston Scientific (NYSE:BSX) today released 3-year follow-up cohort results from the post-FDA approved PAS2 clinical trial of its Alair system designed for bronchial thermoplasty to treat severe persistent asthma, touting reduced severe asthma attacks, hospitalizations and ER visits. Results from the trial were recently published in the European Respiratory Journal, the Marlborough, Mass.-based company said. The PAS2 trial is an open-label study which enrolled patients at 27 North American centers, with 95% of the recruited patients considered severe asthmatics. Boston Scientific said that data from the cohort co...
Source: Mass Device - September 18, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Respiratory Boston Scientific Source Type: news

Videogame boosts sex health IQ and attitudes in minority teens
A videogame designed by researchers to promote health and reduce risky behavior in teens improves sexual health knowledge and attitudes among minority youth. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 18, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Video game boosts sex health IQ and attitudes in minority teens
(Yale University) A video game designed by Yale researchers to promote health and reduce risky behavior in teens improves sexual health knowledge and attitudes among minority youth, according to a new study. The findings validate the value of the video game as a tool to engage and educate teens at risk for HIV and other sexually transmitted infections, said the researchers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 18, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Study uncovers markers for severe form of multiple sclerosis
(Yale University) New Haven, Conn. -- Scientists have uncovered two closely related cytokines -- molecules involved in cell communication and movement -- that may explain why some people develop progressive multiple sclerosis (MS), the most severe form of the disease. The findings, authored by researchers at Yale University, Ohio Health& Science University, and the University of California point the way toward developing a novel treatment to prevent progressive forms of the disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Yale ’s ‘mother of all microscopes’ spurs science and faculty recruitment
The Titan Krios cryoelectron microscope at the West Campus is bringing unprecedented capabilities to Yale, spurring science and faculty recruitment. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 14, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Hospice offers comfort for older adults at end of life. Should we consider it sooner?
(American Geriatrics Society) A team of researchers from Yale University has studied how soon older adults who were experiencing distressing symptoms and disability were admitted to hospice near the end of their lives. Their study was published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Artificial pancreas to manage type 1 diabetes gets a trial run
A Yale-led clinical trial is testing an “artificial pancreas,” a hybrid closed-loop system of blood sugar monitoring and insulin delivery. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 13, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Lower Thyroid Stimulating Hormone levels elevate risk of thyroid cancer
There is an increased risk of thyroid cancer associated with lower-than-normal thyroid hormone levels, according to a Yale-led study. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 13, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Mentoring tomorrow ’s leaders at Women’s Health Research
Women ’s Health Research fellowships offer students an opportunity to work with faculty focused on sex and gender as a component of biomedical research. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 13, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Brain science: finding secrets in century-old brains
The father of neurosurgery, Yale's Dr. Harvey Cushing, left a remarkable gift to science. Now his collection of brains is being used for active research. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 13, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Study identifies blood vessel as a therapeutic target for diabetes
In a new Yale-led study, researchers have identified a role of a secreted protein, apelin, in regulating the transfer of fatty acids across blood vessels. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 13, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Mother ’s psychiatric diagnosis no threat to baby’s health
Depression, panic disorder, and generalized anxiety disorder represent no threat to the health of pregnant women or their babies, according to a new Yale study. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 13, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Study: Women Who Had Miscarriages Were More Likely To Have Received Flu Shots
NEW YORK (AP) — A puzzling study of U.S. pregnancies found that women who had miscarriages between 2010 and 2012 were more likely to have had back-to-back annual flu shots that included protection against swine flu. Vaccine experts think the results may reflect the older age and other miscarriage risks for the women, and not the flu shots. Health officials say there is no reason to change the government recommendation that all pregnant women be vaccinated against the flu. They say the flu itself is a much greater danger to women and their fetuses. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has reached out to a do...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - September 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Flu Vaccine Miscarriage Source Type: news

This Is How Telethons Became a Fundraising Tradition
When Hollywood bands together for Hand In Hand: A Benefit For Hurricane Harvey Relief on Tuesday night, the entertainers who show up will be participating in a long-running tradition of lending star power to important causes via televised fundraisers. While the comedian Jerry Lewis became the biggest celebrity telethon-er when he started hosting fundraisers for the Muscular Dystrophy Association in the ’50s he wasn’t the first to do one. Comedian Milton Berle is credited with hosting the first telethon, which NBC broadcasted from 12 p.m. on April 9, 1949, to 3:55 a.m. on April 10th. The 16-hour telecast raised ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Olivia B. Waxman Tags: Uncategorized health photography Television Source Type: news

Here Are All the Books Hillary Clinton Name-Drops in Her New Memoir
Hillary Clinton doesn’t just want you to read her campaign memoir. It turns out she thinks you should read a few more books. In “What Happened,” the former Secretary of State reflects on her failed presidential campaign, reflecting on her concerns about the direction President Trump is taking the country and how she handled her loss. Clinton peppers the book with references to books that she thinks help explain Trump’s rise and how America should respond to it as well as poems, novels and essays that inspired her and helped her cope with her loss. Here’s a look at the books she namechecks: Cl...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ryan Teague Beckwith Tags: Uncategorized 2016 Election Books hillary clinton Source Type: news

The Latest College Rankings Have Some Familiar Schools on Top
Princeton University, Williams College and the University of California, Berkeley, are still the United States’ best university, best liberal arts college and best public university, respectively, according to the latest edition of U.S. News & World Report‘s closely watched college rankings. The 2018 rankings released Tuesday had Princeton in first place, Harvard in second, and Yale and the University of Chicago tied for third among national universities. In the ranking of liberal arts colleges, Williams College in Williamstown, Mass., was first, followed by Amherst College in Amherst, Mass. Bowdoin College...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kate Samuelson Tags: Uncategorized College Education onetime Source Type: news

Hospice care is short and may start later than needed
Older adults are admitted to hospice for short duration despite experiencing symptoms months prior to the end of life, according to a Yale-led study. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 12, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Storming the cellular barricades to fight fungi
Yale scientists have developed a new class of molecules that attack fungal infections, offering a possible therapeutic approach to treating fungal illnesses. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 12, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Storming the cellular barricades to fight fungi
(Yale University) Yale scientists have developed a new class of small molecules that attack fungal infections by clinging to the cell wall of harmful fungi and recruiting a swarm of antibodies to join the fight. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - September 12, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Yale School of Medicine and AstraZeneca to collaborate on cancer research
Yale School of Medicine and AstraZeneca will collaborate on efforts to develop lifesaving, next-generation therapies for lung and other cancers. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 11, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Could modifying gut microbes prevent or delay type 1 diabetes?
Aa new study provides evidence that environmental factors, such as microbes that inhabit our intestines, may influence the incidence of Autoimmune diseases. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 11, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

See an ‘onco-dermatologist’ for cancer-related skin, hair and nail problems
“Onco-dermatology” focuses on the prevention and treatment of the skin, hair, and nail problems that often arise as side effects from cancer treatments. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 8, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

In memoriam: health equity advocate Katrina Clark
Alumna and faculty member Katrina Clark M.P.H. ’71, a long-time champion of health care for residents in Fair Haven, died on Aug. 25. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 7, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Study explains why myasthenia patients relapse after treatment
A new Yale-led study helps explain why some myasthenia gravis (MG) patients relapse after initially responding to a drug called rituximab. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 7, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Expert claims Voynich manuscript is medieval health manual
British academic Nicholas Gibbs claims the Voynich manuscript, which is held at Yale University, is written in Latin ligatures that outline remedies for women. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Career women optimistic about delayed childbearing despite lower fertility
Career women value pregnancy planning and believe they have a good chance of conceiving late in life with the help of reproductive technology, say researchers. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 6, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news