Methadone treatment in prison improves behavior, post-release outcomes
New research from YSM finds that drug treatment in prison leads to fewer disciplinary actions, and decreases the likelihood of relapse after release. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - January 24, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Making milestones against non-small cell lung cancer
Thanks to researchers like Dr. Roy Herbst, chief of medical oncology at Yale Cancer Center, many lung cancer patients are facing better odds than ever before. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - January 24, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

YSPH ’s Debbie Humphries on the intersection of faith and public health
Humphries, a clinical instructor in epidemiology, discusses her new book, “Seeds that Change the World — Essays on Quakerism, Spirituality, Faith and Culture.” (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - January 24, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Making milestones against non-small cell lung cancer
(Yale University) Progress concerning Lung cancer has been enormous in the past 20 years, according to a new review from researchers at Yale Cancer Center. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - January 24, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Minja brings better medical imaging technology to homeland of Tanzania
YSM professor Dr. Frank Minja ’s recent leave of absence took him to a Dar es Salaam hospital to upgrade their medical imaging technology — and quality of care. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - January 23, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Yale eye doctor set his sights on volunteer mission to Nepal
Ophthalmologist Christopher Teng discusses his 2017 medical mission to provide free eye care to villagers in the earthquake-ravaged Gorkha region of Nepal. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - January 23, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Air quality is leading environmental threat to public health, EPI report shows
(Yale University) The 2018 Environmental Performance Index (EPI) finds that air quality is the leading environmental threat to public health. Now in its twentieth year, the biennial report is produced by researchers at Yale and Columbia Universities in collaboration with the World Economic Forum. The tenth EPI report ranks 180 countries on 24 performance indicators across 10 issue categories covering environmental health and ecosystem vitality. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 23, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

In China, doctors are overestimating the severity of coronary stenosis
A computer-aided technique may be more accurate than coronary angiography, the current standard to determine the severity of stenosis, says a Yale study. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - January 19, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Fracking ’s Fallout: An interview with YSPH’s Nicole Deziel
Deziel discusses how chemicals used in fracking and released into the air or water may adversely affect the health of nearby communities — especially children. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - January 18, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Home visitation program could help curb childhood obesity
According to a new Yale study, children from families who received home visiting intervention were significantly less likely to be obese at age 2. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - January 18, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Ngaruiya brings focus on health disparities from Kenya to Nebraska to Yale
Dr. Christine Ngaruiya of the Yale School of Medicine advocates in her practice and her writing for greater access to health care for marginalized populations. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - January 17, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Secrets of longevity protein revealed in new study
New Yale-led research into so-called Klotho proteins could have implications for the treatment of diabetes, obesity, and certain cancers. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - January 17, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

SMART program gives first-year med students an early feel for research
YSM ’s Summer Advance Research Training program pairs students with faculty mentors to offer a head start on learning the culture of academic medicine. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - January 16, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

START program gives first-year med students an early feel for research
YSM ’s Summer Advance Research Training program pairs students with faculty mentors to offer a head start on learning the culture of academic medicine. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - January 16, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

When do girls need a gynecologist?
Alla Vash-Margita, MD, chief of the Yale Medicine Pediatric& Adolescent Gynecology program, explains why age 13 to 15 is ideal for the first visit. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - January 16, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Yale professor ’s ‘superhuman’ drug treatment attracts investors
Demetrios Braddock ’s research, which uses enzymes to treat a rare disease impacting infants, is going to market with the help of Inozyme Pharmaceuticals. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - January 16, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Psych QUACK: Yale psychiatry professor who attacked Donald Trump doesn't even have a license to practice psychiatry in her home state
(Natural News) Yale University psychology professor Brandy Lee has been in the news lately for calling President Trump “mentally impaired,” and arguing that this diagnosis disqualifies him from being the leader of the free world. However, as it turns out, this professor appears to not even have a valid license to practice psychiatry in the state... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Implementation science program opens to applications, receives more funding
The Yale Scholars in Implementation Science career program has received an additional $1 million in NIH grant funding. Applications are open through Feb. 14. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - January 12, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Yale Healthcare Hackathon to encourage new uses for artificial intelligence
Sponsored this year by the Guilford-based accelerator 4Catalyzer, the annual hackathon will take place Jan. 19-21 at Yale School of Medicine. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - January 11, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Democrats now plotting full-scale "medical kidnapping" of President Trump... worried it may "look like a coup"
(Natural News) Someone needs to teach the liberal Democrats that just because they disagree with someone politically (such as President Trump) doesn’t mean that there is something wrong with that person’s mental health. As reported by The Gateway Pundit, an anti-Trump professor at Yale University by the name of Dr. Brandy X. Lee says that she... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Frozen vs. fresh embryos for IVF? Study finds little impact on fertility
The study, a collaboration between researchers at Yale and in China, monitored 2,157 women who were undergoing their first in-vitro fertilization cycle. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - January 10, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Intervention reduces ‘stress hormone’ in war-affected youth
A program to improve mental health for adolescents affected by the Syrian war has an added biological benefit, says Yale research: decreased cortisol levels. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - January 10, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

A problem in paradise: Working to improve public health in Samoa
YSPH ’s Nicola Hawley believes that early childhood intervention is critical to addressing Samoa's epidemic rates of obesity, diabetes, and heart disease. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - January 10, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

YSM researchers receive grant to help curb youth smoking
The team, led by Lynn E. Fiellin, M.D., has been given a $1.4 million gift from the CVS Health Foundation for its work using video games to prevent tobacco use. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - January 10, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Humanitarian intervention reduces 'stress hormone' in war-affected youth
(Yale University) A new study shows that a humanitarian program to improve the mental health of adolescents affected by the Syrian war has a biological benefit: For participants in the program, it decreased levels of cortisol (a hormone associated with stress) by a third. It is the first study to use an objective biomarker to assess the impact of a mental-health intervention for war-affected youth. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Yale World Scholars Program in Public Health accepting first applicants
Sponsored by the China Scholarship Council, the program will allow up to 10 students from nine leading Chinese universities to pursue doctoral studies at YSPH. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - January 9, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

On airwaves and across Kansas, Bal Sharma ‘89 dispenses psychiatric advice
The Yale alum is a frequent guest on radio and TV shows in Kansas, where he maintains a thriving geriatric psychiatry practice. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - January 9, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

On airwaves and across Kansas, Bal Sharma ’89 dispenses psychiatric advice
The Yale alum is a frequent guest on radio and TV shows in Kansas, where he maintains a thriving geriatric psychiatry practice. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - January 9, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Research suggests ways to help mentally ill in Ghana ’s prayer camps
Developed by a partnership between researchers at the University of Ghana and Yale, the study aims to improve conditions for Ghanaians with schizophrenia. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - January 9, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Yale School of Medicine enhances its cytometry capabilities
Yale is now one of the first U.S. centers to adopt a technology that reveals far more than past methods about the cellular compositions of specimens. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - January 9, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Solomon Center to host conference on policy, politics, and law of cancer
Titled “The Policy, Politics and Law of Cancer,” the groundbreaking conference will be held in New Haven on Feb. 8-9th, 2018. Registration is now open. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - January 8, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

A million-dollar fund will support junior neuroscience researchers at Yale
Reynold Spector, M.D. ’66, and his wife Michiko have established the fund to celebrate — and advance — Yale’s long history of neuroscience discovery. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - January 8, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

New long-acting, less-toxic HIV drug suppresses virus in humanized mice
The new compound may be a promising new candidate to enhance current HIV treatment regimens without toxic side-effects, according to Yale research. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - January 8, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

New long-acting, less-toxic HIV drug suppresses virus in humanized mice
(Yale University) A team of Yale researchers tested a new chemical compound that suppresses HIV, protects immune cells, and remains effective for weeks with a single dose. In animal experiments, the compound proved to be a promising new candidate to enhance current HIV treatment regimens -- without increasing toxic side effects, the researchers said. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Art education at the School of Medicine: observation without interpretation
Thanks to the Program for Humanities in Medicine, Yale medical students can appreciate the human body and condition with a perspective borrowed from the arts. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - January 5, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Immune response to Zika virus contributes to fetal harm
The same proteins that mount a potent immune response to Zika viral infection can also harm the placenta and fetal development, according to a Yale-led study. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - January 5, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Book revelations put new focus on Donald Trump's mental health
Yale psychiatric professor who briefed members of Congress last month tells the Guardian ‘the danger has become imminent’Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House review – tell-all burns allThe revelations in Michael Wolff ’s explosive book about Donald Trump’s first year in office have renewed scrutiny of the president’s mental health.Related:Michael Wolff defends book and says of Trump: 'To quote Steve Bannon: He's lost it'Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 5, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Sabrina Siddiqui in Washington Tags: Donald Trump US news Mental health Psychology Source Type: news

Cellular hitchhikers aid recovery from spinal cord injury
The healing effects of stem cells in spinal cord injury can be aided by their ability to move to specific anti-inflammatory cells called M2 macrophages. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - January 5, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Haitian doctors study latest practices in group care at Yale
A team from Hopital Universitaire Mirebalais in Haiti's Central Plateau is working with Yale partners to improve maternal care in the region. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - January 5, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Webinar: A conversation with former Surgeon General Vivek H. Murthy ’03
Murthy, who served as the 19th Surgeon General under President Obama, will talk with Professor Marissa King. The event is scheduled for Friday, Jan. 12 at 12:00 (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - January 5, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Immune response to Zika virus contributes to fetal harm
(Yale University) The same proteins that mount a potent immune response to Zika viral infection can also harm the placenta and fetal development, according to a Yale-led study published in Science Immunology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Study shows treeshrews break evolutionary 'rules'
(Yale University) According to a study published in the journal Ecology and Evolution, Tupaia glis, the common treeshrew, defies two widely tested rules that describe patterns of geographical variation within species: the island rule and Bergmann's rule. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 5, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Leptin hormone spurs body ’s shift from burning carbs to fat
New insights into the hormone leptin have been discovered by Yale research, with significant implications for our understanding of human metabolism. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - January 4, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Yetsa Tuakli-Wosornu on helping sports patients reach a ‘personal best’
The Yale physiatrist draws from her own life experiences, which include training for the Olympics. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - January 3, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Uncovering asthma ’s genetic origins
YSPH explores how researchers are combing through mountains of data to understand a disease that afflicts growing numbers of children and adults. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - January 3, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Trump's immigration ban hurts doctors and patients
The strength of this country ’s medical care depends on our ability to recruit doctors from all over the world. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - January 2, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Immunobiologist Carla Rothlin spurs the body to repair itself
Rothlin has devoted much of her research to properties of the immune system —which promotes tissue repair but also can degrade health through autoimmune disease. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - January 2, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Twenty years and counting for Women ’s Health Research at Yale
Women ’s Health Research, a self-supporting center within the medical school, focuses on the need to fully account for sex and gender in biomedical research. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - January 2, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Alumna launches video series to address racial disparities in breastfeeding
Elizabeth Bayne has produced over 30 videos featuring African-American women who nurse their babies, as well as a website and four social media channels. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - January 2, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

This test can detect when your body is fighting a virus
[Image from unsplash.com]A test that measures the RNA or protein molecules in human cells is also able to detect when your body is fighting a viral infection from respiratory symptoms, according to Yale researchers. The test involves a nasal swab and could be a faster and cheaper way to diagnose respiratory viral illnesses. “It’s a simpler test and more cost-effective for looking at viral infection,” Ellen Foxman, the study’s author and assistant professor of laboratory medicine at Yale School of Medicine, said in a press release. Get the full story on our sister site, Medical Design & Outsourci...
Source: Mass Device - December 29, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Diagnostics Research & Development MedTech respiratory infections viral infections Yale University Source Type: news