Going to university could help you to live longer: Every step of education adds 1.37 years to life
Researchers combed through data of more than 5,000 American people. Race and income were not as strong life predictors as education level, according to the study led by Yale School of Medicine. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

President Salovey talks HAPPINESS Project and mental health in Nigeria
In the latest episode of his “Yale Talk” podcast, President Peter Salovey is joined by Dr. Theddeus Iheanacho, Dr. Charles Dike, and Mr. Eddie Mandhry. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - February 21, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Want to live longer? Stay in school, study suggests
Level of education, and not race, is the best predictor of who will live the longest, researchers report in a new Yale-led study. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - February 20, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Scientists find ‘drivers’ of cancer, but warn: Don’t ignore ‘passengers’
An analysis of the entire genomes of 2,658 people with 39 different types of cancer has identified mutations in 179 genes and gene regulators as “drivers.” (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - February 20, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Study shows long-term survival benefit for certain patients with advanced lung cancer
(Yale University) According to the results of a large, global study led by Yale Cancer Center researchers, even a tiny amount of a biomarker known as PD-L1 (programmed death-ligand1) can predict a long-term survival benefit from using pembrolizumab (Keytruda). (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 20, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Scientists find many gene 'drivers' of cancer, but warn: Don't ignore 'passengers'
(Yale University) A massive analysis of the entire genomes of 2,658 people with 38 different types of cancer has identified mutations in 179 genes and gene regulators as 'drivers' -- variations in DNA sequences that lead to the development of cancer. The work is part of the Pan-Cancer Analysis of Whole Genomes project, one of the most comprehensive cancer genomics studies to date. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 20, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

CDC grants give YSPH students valuable public health experience
A co-venture between Yale and SCSU, the Community Alliance for Research and Engagement uses CDC grant funds to help eliminate health disparities in New Haven. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - February 19, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Antidote to pain and negativity? Let it be.
Even a brief 20-minute introduction to mindfulness concepts can help people deal with physical pain and negative emotions, a new study shows. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - February 19, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Antidote to pain and negativity? Let it be
(Yale University) Merely a brief introduction to mindfulness helps people deal with physical pain and negative emotions, a new study by researchers at Yale, Columbia, and Dartmouth shows. The effect of mindfulness was so pronounced, they found, that even when participants were subjected to high heat on their forearm, their brain responded as if it was experiencing normal temperature. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 19, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Improving innovation: Assessing the environmental impacts of emerging technology
(Yale School of Forestry& Environmental Studies) How can we anticipate and design out environmental impacts of new technologies when they are at an early stage of development? A new issue of Yale's Journal of Industrial Ecology presents cutting-edge research on the environmental assessment of emerging technologies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 19, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Dr. Amanda Calhoun shares her experiences with racism in the medical field
Calhoun, a Yale Psychiatry resident, discussed her own experience as a minority and the role of institutional racism in healthcare during a Feb. 5 talk at YSM. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - February 18, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

A Conversation with John Kerry: Foreign Policy, Politics, and Global Health
A talk by former Secretary of State John Kerry with Saad Omer, the Director of YIGH, titled “Foreign Policy, Politics, and Global Health” (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - February 18, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Are ACL tears really more common in women?
Yale Medicine experts discuss the athletic injuries that are more common in women — ACL tears, ankle sprains, and stress fractures — and how to avoid them. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - February 17, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Prevention vs. overreaction: Finding balance in meeting coronavirus threat
YSPH ’s Xi Chen says countries must do their best to prevent spread of the respiratory illness while being careful not to infringe on rights or encourage stigma. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - February 14, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Yale cardiologists share six clinical trends that are making an impact
Heart care is rapidly evolving. Yale Cardiovascular Medicine asked six faculty members to discuss emerging trends that could radically transform healthcare. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - February 14, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Air pollution's tiny particles may trigger nonfatal heart attacks, Yale study finds
(Yale School of Public Health) A Yale-affiliated scientist finds that even a few hours' exposure to ambient ultrafine particles common in air pollution may potentially trigger a nonfatal heart attack. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 14, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Harvard, Yale Investigated for Undisclosed Foreign Funding
The US Department of Education is looking into allegations that the institutions failed to report hundreds of millions of dollars in gifts from other countries. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - February 13, 2020 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Lack of insurance linked to racial, ethnic disparities in cancer diagnoses
Insurance status may explain a disparity in breast cancer diagnoses, with minority women more likely than white women to be diagnosed with late-stage cancer. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - February 13, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Experts Worry Quarantine Procedures May Actually Increase Infection Risk on Cruise Ship Docked in Japan with COVID-19
As the number of confirmed COVID-19 coronavirus cases continues to increase on a quarantined cruise ship in Japan, public health experts are worried about the more than 3,400 passengers and crew members still on board the ship in what they say is an unprecedented situation. Some experts believe that the current quarantine procedures may be increasing the risk of infection among healthy passengers who have not been infected with the new coronavirus. Some passengers will be allowed to leave the ship but the majority will remain on board. Japanese authorities said that people aged 80 and above or those with pre-existing condi...
Source: TIME: Health - February 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sanya Mansoor Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 onetime public health Source Type: news

Experts Worry Quarantine Procedures May Actually Increase Infection Risk on Cruise Ship Docked in Japan with COVID-19
As the number of confirmed COVID-19 coronavirus cases continues to increase on a quarantined cruise ship in Japan, public health experts are worried about the more than 3,400 passengers and crew members still on board the ship in what they say is an unprecedented situation. Some experts believe that the current quarantine procedures may be increasing the risk of infection among healthy passengers who have not been infected with the new coronavirus. Some passengers will be allowed to leave the ship but the majority will remain on board. Japanese authorities said that people aged 80 and above or those with pre-existing condi...
Source: TIME: Health - February 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sanya Mansoor Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 onetime public health Source Type: news

Laura E. Niklason elected to the National Academy of Engineering
Niklason, the Nicholas Greene Professor of Anesthesiology and professor of biomedical engineering, is among 87 new members elected to the academy. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - February 13, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Treating a heart arrhythmia in a young dancer
A Yale doctor successfully treated a 10-year-old dancer who had a congenital heart condition that causes abnormally quick heartbeats. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - February 13, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Two students begin professional development as Ciencia Academy Fellows
Yanixa Qui ñones Avilés and Mytien Nguyen will represent Yale among this year’s fellows. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - February 13, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Hyperfine touts stroke study for portable MRI scanner
Healthcare technology firm Hyperfine Research is touting the results of a preliminary...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: FDA clears Hyperfine's bedside MRI scanner Video from J.P. Morgan: Portable MRI takes to the streets Hyperfine partners with Nvidia, Penn Medicine on portable MRI system Hyperfine shows point-of-care MRI scanner at ACEP 2019 Yale tests point-of-care MRI scanner for ICU (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 13, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Shale drilling activity linked to increased sexually transmitted infections in Texas, Yale study
(Yale School of Public Health) Researchers at the Yale School of Public Health have found that rates of two sexually transmitted infections (STIs), gonorrhea and chlamydia, are 15% and 10% higher, respectively, in Texas counties with high shale drilling activity ( " fracking " ), compared to counties without any fracking. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Green chemistry is vital to a sustainable future, YSPH professor says
Professor Paul Anastas, known as “the father of green chemistry,” is one of several Yale scientists calling for a fundamental shift in chemical engineering. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - February 12, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Scientists find ally in fight against brain tumors: Ebola
One of the world ’s deadliest viruses may be useful in treating one of the deadliest of brain cancers, finds a new Yale study. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - February 12, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

FDA clears Hyperfine's bedside MRI scanner
Healthcare technology firm Hyperfine Research has received 510(k) clearance...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Video from J.P. Morgan: Portable MRI takes to the streets Hyperfine partners with Nvidia, Penn Medicine on portable MRI system Hyperfine shows point-of-care MRI scanner at ACEP 2019 Yale tests point-of-care MRI scanner for ICU (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 12, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Scientists find ally in fight against brain tumors: Ebola
Glioblastomas are relentless, hard-to-treat, and often lethal brain tumors. Yale scientists have enlisted a most unlikely ally in efforts to treat this form of cancer - elements of the Ebola virus. "The irony is that one of the world's deadliest viruses may be useful in treating one of the deadliest of brain cancers," said Yale's Anthony van den Pol, professor of neurosurgery, who describes the Yale efforts Feb. 12 in the Journal of Virology. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - February 12, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Scientists find ally in fight against brain tumors: Ebola
(Yale University) Glioblastomas are relentless, hard-to-treat, and often lethal brain tumors. Yale scientists have enlisted a most unlikely ally in efforts to treat this form of cancer -- elements of the Ebola virus. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 12, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Thyroid cancer, genetic variations, cell phones linked in YSPH study
(Yale School of Public Health) Radiation from cell phones is associated with higher rates of thyroid cancer among people with genetic variations in specific genes, a new study led by the Yale School of Public Health finds. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 12, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Yale study adds to evidence of diabetes drug link to heart problems
(Yale School of Public Health) A new study published by The BMJ adds to evidence that rosiglitazone -- a drug used to treat type 2 diabetes -- is associated with increased risk of heart problems, especially heart failure. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

High-tech pump may increase risk of death and bleeding, study finds
A new national study finds that the use of the Impella circulatory support device is associated with higher rates of death and major bleeding in heart surgery. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - February 10, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Communication, caution urged in response to coronavirus at YSPH forum
Experts explain the current threat and future direction of the novel coronavirus epidemic but frequently cautioned there is much about it that remains unknown. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - February 7, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Medical buzzwords decoded
About 90 million Americans have difficulty understanding the health information they receive from their doctors. Yale Medicine offers some clarity. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - February 6, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

A tsetse fly ’s bite can be fatal — new YSPH research could change that
New Yale research has identified a family of proteins that significantly reduce the number of sleeping sickness-causing parasites found in the blood. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - February 6, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Dr. Chen Liu appointed the Brady Professor of Pathology
Liu is an expert in viral hepatitis, liver cancer immunotherapy, graft-versus-host disease, and cancer epigenetics. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - February 6, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Want to lose weight? You don ’t have to do it alone.
A new Yale weight loss center aims to provide the entire continuum of care for patients with obesity. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - February 5, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Alumni health group launches, envisions future of medicine in kickoff event
The Yale Alumni Health Network drew more than 200 alumni to the Yale Club of New York City to hear from revolutionary engineer and inventor Dean Kamen. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - February 5, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Researchers find that ubiquitous protein plays lead role in cell survival
A protein that protects against cell death — present in every cell in the body — has been ID’d by Yale researchers as a target to treat a variety of diseases. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - February 5, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Major gift to endow program to better understand how the human brain works
A major gift to Yale will create an endowment to establish the Thomas Kingsley Lawrence ’19 Program in Brain Research. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - February 5, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Using ‘the language of cells’ to find new treatments for asthma, allergies
Yale researchers have discovered that microRNAs, which drive communication between cells, present a new potential pathway for treating allergies and asthma. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - February 5, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Trial examines the clinical impact of risk prediction in heart failure
YNHH currently has a clinical trial underway to learn more about improving outcomes for patients with heart failure. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - February 4, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Yale medical and art students collaborate on literary magazine
Students from the School of Medicine and School of Art recently published the 5th edition of Murmurs, the literary magazine of Yale ’s medical students. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - February 4, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Studies suggest new path for reversing type-2 diabetes and liver fibrosis
By mimicking the effects of fasting, Yale researchers may have found a way to stop diabetes in its tracks and slow or even reverse serious liver damage. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - February 4, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Yale studies suggest new path for reversing type-2 diabetes and liver fibrosis
(Yale University) In a pair of related studies, a team of Yale researchers has found a way to reverse type-2 diabetes and liver fibrosis in mice, and has shown that the underlying processes are conserved in humans. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Coronavirus could hobble Chinese economy at a precarious moment
Jackson Institute Senior Fellow Stephen Roach discusses what the budding epidemic could mean for the economy in China and the rest of the world. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - February 3, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Dr. Nancy Brown officially begins as Yale School of Medicine ’s 19th dean
Brown succeeds Robert J. Alpern, MD, who had led the school since 2004. She is the first woman to lead the medical school in its 210-year history. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - February 3, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Government grants deliver highest returns for college financing, says study
(University of British Columbia) Merit-based grants are a government's best bet for providing effective student aid for long-term economic growth - increasing both welfare (measured in terms of long-term well-being outcomes) and efficiency, according to a new joint study from the University of British Columbia, Queen's, Princeton and Yale. The study focuses on current education policy in the United States, and finds that the current system of grants and loans has significant long-term value. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Yale researchers identify protein that could help neutralize deadly bite of the tsetse fly
(Yale School of Public Health) Researchers at the Yale School of Public Health have identified a family of surface proteins that could be promising new vaccine candidates to help control African sleeping sickness, a devastating disease passed on by the bite of infected tsetse flies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 31, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news