COVID-19 testing: Who ’s being tested, and what do tests look for?
YSPH Assistant Professor Amy Bei explains the ins and outs of COVID-19 testing: How tests work, how (and if) to get one, and when a vaccine might be available. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - March 20, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

From dentists to playdates — tips on social distancing amid COVID-19
To help people navigate this extraordinary time, Yale public health experts share their insights on some of the most common questions about social distancing. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - March 20, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Pregnant and worried about COVID-19?
Yale Medicine Ob/Gyn specialists answer common questions about pregnancy and COVID-19. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - March 20, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Yale responds to COVID-19
YaleNews highlights its coverage of how campus is responding to the coronavirus pandemic, and how Yale experts are taking action against the crisis. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - March 20, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Managing life at home during the COVID-19 outbreak
Yale Medicine providers offer advice on avoiding overeating, maintaining good sleep, and staying socially engaged at home during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - March 20, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Yale experts address latest coronavirus developments in virtual town hall
A panel of experts from Yale and the City of New Haven met in a virtual town hall on Wednesday, March 18. The public submitted questions via email. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - March 19, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

New study finds immune cells can defend against multiple viruses
An underlying virus does not stop the body ’s immune system from launching a strong defense against a second, newly introduced virus, according to a new study. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - March 19, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Researchers find key to keep working memory working
Yale researchers ’ discovery of a key molecule in the brain could lead to potential treatments for neurocognitive disorders like schizophrenia and Alzheimer’s. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - March 19, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Yale faculty answers the call in multi-front fight against COVID-19
As COVID-19 began its march across the globe, members of the Yale faculty and administration quickly mobilized to help meet the threat. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - March 19, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

COVID-19: What people over 60 and people with chronic conditions should do
Yale experts share what is currently known about the COVID-19 outbreak and older adults, and steps that older adults and caregivers can do to stay healthy. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - March 18, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

COVID-19: Why the WHO was afraid of crying ‘pandemic’
Yale SOM ’s Saed Alazamir and co-authors discuss their study on the balancing act public agencies must make between timely warnings and maintaining credibility. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - March 18, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Have questions about coronavirus? Yale experts will answer them
A panel of experts from Yale and the City of New Haven will meet in a virtual town hall Wednesday, March 18. The public can submit questions via email. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - March 18, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Pregnancy-related COVID guidance co-authored by Yale OB/GYN professor
The International Society for Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology has issued COVID-19 guidelines for pregnant women, co-authored by Yale ’s Joshua A. Copel. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - March 17, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

How to wash your hands
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, Yale Medicine emergency medicine specialist Sharon Chekijian offers a step-by-step guide to proper hand hygiene. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - March 17, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Deadlier colon cancer develops differently in women and men
Colon tumors produce energy for growth differently in women and men, which leads to a more aggressive form of tumor growth with a higher incidence in women. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - March 17, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Natural solutions to the climate crisis? One-quarter is all down to Earth...
(Chinese Academy of Sciences Headquarters) A recent study led by scientists from The Nature Conservancy alongside Conservation International, Woods Hole Research Centre, University of Aberdeen, Yale University and the Kunming Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences (KIB/CAS), has provided a timely reminder in this critical 'super year' for nature not to neglect the power of soils and the many benefits these ecosystems can deliver for climate, wildlife and agriculture. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 17, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

YSPH issues statement on closing of New Haven schools, pledges support
As New Haven responds to the coronavirus pandemic the Yale School of Public Health will support the city in any way it can, it said in a March 12 statement. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - March 16, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

9 things you can do every day to limit your exposure to coronavirus
Yale School of Public Health Professor Emeritus Durland Fish explains some simple steps you can take to protect your health and prevent spreading COVID-19. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - March 16, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Amid coronavirus crisis, Yale scientists find useful tool in Twitter
Twitter users seeking expertise in an uncertain time are turning to Yale professors like Howard Forman, Akiko Iwasaki, and Nathan Grubaugh. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - March 16, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

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Dr. Yale Tung Chen, who contracted coronavirus from a colleague while treating patients in Madrid, shares his story with CNN's Alisyn Camerota. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - March 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Calling COVID-19 the ‘Wuhan Virus’ is inaccurate and xenophobic
The words we use to describe the current pandemic matter, argues Dr. Marietta Vazquez, YSM ’s vice chair of diversity, equity, and inclusion for pediatrics. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - March 13, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Tracking the pandemic means finding the ‘canaries in the coalmine’
Social scientist and physician Nicholas A. Christakis discusses how, amid a pandemic, human nature can hurt us — and how it could help. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - March 13, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Ancient Chinese medicine unlocks new possibilities for cancer treatment
After 20 years of research, Yale pharmacologist Yung-Chi Cheng and his partners are launching the first international clinical trial for a botanical drug. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - March 13, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Feeling anxious about COVID-19? You ’re not alone.
Mental health experts from Yale Medicine offer advice on how to stay calm amid the coronavirus outbreak. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - March 13, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

How T cells make sure they have quiet time
Each T cell has a gas pedal and brakes that operate simultaneously. When T cells overwork, people can be more susceptible to overactive immune responses. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - March 12, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Why throat cancers are on the rise, and why it matters to you
Oropharyngeal cancers are on the rise among men, and HPV — the most prevalent sexually transmitted infection in the United States — is causing the uptick. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - March 11, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Review looks at impact of paid maternity leave on mothers, children
Co-authored by Yale ’s Simha Ravven and Kristin Budde, a new review finds that a national paid maternity leave policy would improve public health overall. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - March 10, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Public Health Prof. Albert Ko on protecting yourself against coronavirus
Ko, an epidemiologist and expert in infectious diseases, discusses the do ’s and don’ts of stopping COVID-19 from spreading. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - March 10, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

COVID-19 and children: what parents should know
Yale pediatrician Thomas Murray addresses concerns about the young population that may be weighing on parents ’ minds. (Spoiler: There’s no need to panic.) (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - March 9, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

US Federal ruling closes loophole on access to clinical trial results
A United States federal judge has ruled that a decision to exempt many clinical trials from a transparency policy is unlawful, and that the results of these studies must now be published.The ruling is part of a strategic lawsuit brought by theYale Media Freedom and Information Access andNYU Technology Law& Policy Clinics on behalf ofCharles Seife andDr Peter Lurie, with the support of theYale Collaboration for Research Integrity and Transparency.The Food and Drug Administration Amendments Act was enacted by Congress in 2007 to ensure that the results of clinical trials of drugs and medical devices would be publicly ava...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - March 9, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Yale prepares for COVID-19
Yale has established an array of safety protocols and public health measures for ensuring the wellbeing of students, faculty, and staff. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - March 7, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

At YSPH, Surgeon General urges caution, calm in the face of coronavirus
“We know the playbook. We know what to do.” U.S. Surgeon General Jerome M. Adams spoke to a capacity audience during a Grand Rounds lecture on March 2. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - March 6, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Moderate-to-high posttraumatic stress common after exposure to trauma, violence
(Yale School of Public Health) Over 30 percent of injury survivors who are treated in hospital emergency departments will have moderate-to-severe symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) at some point in the first year following the initial incident, new research led by the Yale School of Public Health finds. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 6, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Portable MRI at Bedside Feasible for Detecting Stroke Portable MRI at Bedside Feasible for Detecting Stroke
When you cannot bring a patient to MRI, is bringing MRI to the patient safe and feasible? Researchers at Yale evaluated portable imaging in their neuroscience ICU and say yes.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - March 5, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

The harmful effects of stress during pregnancy can last a lifetime
According to a new study, stress in the womb and soon after birth can decrease the body ’s ability to ward off bacterial infections and fight tumors for life. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - March 5, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Smokers 'contaminate public places' with their CLOTHES
In the first study of its kind, researchers from Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, traced chemicals in a cinema. Toxins soared during films for adults, where smokers were present. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Third-hand smoke is no joke, can convey hazardous chemicals
People can carry hazardous compounds from cigarette smoke that cling to their bodies and then release them into non-smoking environments, a Yale study finds. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - March 4, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

At Hispanic Clinic, Yale ’s Dr. Eden Almasude finds humanity in health care
At the Connecticut Mental Health Center ’s Hispanic Clinic, Yale Psychiatry’s Almasude works to create healing spaces through creative expression. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - March 4, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Researchers help restore hormonal balance disrupted in metabolic diseases
A new Yale study describes the molecular mechanisms that trigger metabolic imbalance that leads to diabetes and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - March 4, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

New Alderfer Scholars Program promotes study of race and healthcare equity
Named in honor of the late Clay Alderfer, a Yale alum and faculty member, the new project will honor his commitment to racial justice and scholarly research. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - March 4, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Third-hand smoke is no joke, can convey hazardous chemicals
(Yale University) People can carry hazardous compounds from cigarette smoke that cling to their bodies and clothes and then release those compounds into non-smoking environments -- exposing people nearby to cigarettes' adverse effects, a new study shows. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

‘Chasing a ghost’: dark chemical matter and the cause of colon cancer
Seven years ago, Jason Crawford, Ph.D., began chasing a ghost: a bacterial toxin named colibactin. Four years later he asked Seth Herzon, Ph.D., to join him. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - March 3, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Smilow Cancer Hospital: celebrating a decade of care
In October of 2009, the first patients walked into the new Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale New Haven. Cancer care has not been the same since. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - March 3, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

The Trillion Dollar Revolution
Edited by Abbe R. Gluck and Ezekiel J. Emanuel (Public Affairs) (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - March 3, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Ordering a diet drink with your fries 'could lead to weight gain'
Researchers at the University of Yale found that when consumed with a carbohydrate, such as fries, diet drinks impair the body's metabolism and confuse the brain's perception of sugar. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Yale study may help resolve bitter debate over low-cal sweeteners
Enjoy diet soda, but want to avoid artificial sweeteners ’ undesirable metabolic side effects? Think twice before you add fries to that, a Yale study suggests. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - March 3, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Is the U.S. Healthcare System Ready for Coronavirus?
With confirmed cases of community-acquired COVID-19 in the U.S. some experts are concerned the disease has already spread further than previously thought. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - March 2, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Insights & Outcomes: Thermodynamics and the algebra of everything
Yale scientists take a deep dive into thermodynamics, discover a new drug to treat seizures, defend ACA expansion, and unify the algebra of everything. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - March 2, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Americans Are Stockpiling Cleaning Products Due to COVID-19 Fears. Do They Actually Prevent Coronavirus?
With concerns about the novel coronavirus COVID-19 rising in the U.S., consumers are racing to stock up on cleaning products, disinfectants and hand sanitizers—to the extent that retailers like CVS are reportedly concerned about shortages. But can these products do anything to prevent the spread of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19? “Standard cleaning products that will kill other viruses will be presumptively fine against [SARS-CoV-2],” says Dr. Aaron Glatt, chief of infectious disease at Mount Sinai South Nassau in New York. Still, Glatt notes that as this is a new virus, “we obviously do...
Source: TIME: Health - February 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 onetime UnitedWeRise20Disaster Source Type: news

Are electronic health records useful yet?
The story of electronic health records is one of a utopian promise of ubiquitous data — tempered by technical challenges and concerns over privacy. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - February 28, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news