At YSM, M.D. Class of 2024 dons white coats in untraditional ceremony
Outdoors, physically distanced, and live-streamed via Zoom, this year ’s White Coat Ceremony was the first of its kind at the School of Medicine. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 1, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Yale Pediatrics faculty to chair New Haven Lead Task Force
Drs. Marjorie Rosenthal and Erin Nozetz were elected vice chair and chair, respectively, of the new task force, created by the city health department. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 1, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Yale School of Nursing equips new students for fall lab courses
Duffels stocked medical equipment were recently distributed — and N95 masks fitted — in preparation for classes that are both at-home and hands-on. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 1, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Yale trial addresses health disparities in alcohol treatment
(Yale University) Yale researchers are completing a first-of-its-kind clinical trial to test the efficacy of an automated bilingual alcohol screening and intervention tool for use in emergency departments (EDs). The computerized tool, administered to English- and Spanish-speaking Latino patient volunteers, is designed to address health disparities in the treatment of alcohol use disorders. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Three questions about COVID-19 infection and immunity
Yale SOM ’s Dr. Howard Forman talks about herd immunity, vaccines, and a reported case of coronavirus reinfection in Hong Kong. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - August 27, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

How to help kids through difficult times (like now)
Amid the pandemic — and a tough year in general — kids are struggling with difficult issues. The Yale Child Study Center’s Steven Marans has advice for parents. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - August 27, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Why ‘one day at a time’ works for recovering alcoholics
A new brain imaging study by Yale researchers sheds light on why — and how — some people who struggle with alcohol use disorder relapse and others do not. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - August 27, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Why 'one day at a time' works for recovering alcoholics
(Yale University) " One day at a time " is a mantra for recovering alcoholics, for whom each day without a drink builds the strength to go on to the next. A new brain imaging study by Yale researchers shows why the approach works. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Why Does the Coronavirus Hit Men Harder? A New Clue
Women produce a more powerful immune response than do men, a new study finds. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Apoorva Mandavilli Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Immune System Women and Girls Vaccination and Immunization Age, Chronological Proteins your-feed-science Nature (Journal) Yale University Hamburg (Germany) Source Type: news

Vaping rates not associated with with outbreaks of lung injury, study finds
YSPH research finds that clusters of vaping-related lung injuries are driven by locally available products, not overall rates of e-cigarette or marijuana use. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - August 26, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Immune response could explain why coronavirus hits men harder
A new study from Yale University found men tended to have high levels of pro-inflammatory proteins called cytokines early in the infection, which can lead to deadly cytokine storms. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sex differences in COVID-19 immune responses affect patient outcomes
Yale researchers have identified significant differences in how the immune systems of women and men respond to the virus that causes COVID-19. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - August 26, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Yale ’s Vascular Medicine OutcomeS program aims to improve vascular care
Led by Dr. Carlos Mena-Hurtado and Kim G. Smolderen, the VAMOS program is one of the few programs in the country dedicated to vascular health outcomes. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - August 25, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Yale researchers reach advance stem cell therapy for hormone disorder
Yale investigators have developed a multistep process that models the biological instructions to create parathyroid gland cells from pluripotent stem cells. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - August 25, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Rates of e-cigarette and marijuana use not associated with vaping-related lung injuries
(Yale School of Public Health) Higher rates of e-cigarette and marijuana use in U.S. states did not result in more e-cigarette or vaping-related lung injuries (known as EVALI), a new study from the Yale School of Public Health finds. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 25, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Less aggressive treatment better for heart patients who go into shock
When it comes to receiving coronary stents after a heart attack, a new Yale-led study has found that sometimes less is more. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - August 24, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

A New Study Suggests COVID-19 Reinfection Is Possible. Here ’s What to Know
Preliminary research released Monday suggests it’s possible to get COVID-19 twice—but experts say the news is not as concerning as that headline may seem. The new research, which was accepted for publication in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases, details the case of a 33-year-old man living in Hong Kong. He first tested positive for COVID-19 in late March and developed symptoms including cough, sore throat, fever and headache. He made a full recovery, but again tested positive for COVID-19 while traveling home from Europe in mid-August. This time, he did not have any symptoms. The Hong Kong-based research...
Source: TIME: Health - August 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Less aggressive treatment better for heart patients who go into shock
(Yale University) Less is sometimes more when treating heart patients who go into shock after a heart attack. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Smartphone data show how shared staff spread COVID-19 through nursing homes
A new study co-authored by SOM ’s Judith A. Chevalier may explain why visitor bans had little effect in prevention the spread of COVID-19 among nursing homes. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - August 20, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Is saliva testing better? Five things to know about the new COVID-19 test
SalivaDirect, a simpler COVID-19 test developed by Yale researchers could be scaled up quickly, allowing labs across the country to make it available soon. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - August 20, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Three Yale researchers receive funding from Chan Zuckerberg Initiative
Marc Hammarlund, Pietro De Camilli, and Hongying Shen are among 30 pairs of scientists awarded grants to study the molecular of neurodegenerative diseases. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - August 20, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

What to Know About COVID-19 Tests, from PCR to Antigen to Antibody
People often talk about COVID-19 testing like it means only one thing. But in reality, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has so far granted emergency-use authorization to more than 200 different tests meant to detect a current or past infection from SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. Most recently, the agency made headlines for approving the first such test that uses saliva samples, the aptly named SalivaDirect test out of the Yale School of Public Health. These COVID-19 tests fall into three main categories: PCR, antigen and antibody. Dr. Aneesh Mehta, chief of infectious diseases services at Emory Univ...
Source: TIME: Health - August 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Yale-led surgical innovation promises better dialysis outcomes
(Yale University) A new technique developed by a Yale-led research team improves blood flow in surgically made blood vessels used in dialysis, enables them to last longer, and results in fewer complications than the standard technique. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - August 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Yale-led surgical innovation promises better dialysis outcomes
A new technique improves blood flow in surgically made blood vessels used in dialysis, enabling them to last longer and with fewer complications. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - August 19, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Impact of the Take 5 Safety Plan for Crying on the occurrence of abusive head trauma in infants - Bechtel K, Gaither JR, Leventhal JM.
Since 2008, medical providers have offered the Take 5 Safety Plan for Crying (Take 5) to caregivers of newborns at Yale New Haven Hospital (YNHH); it focuses on five steps to manage caregiver frustration with infant crying and to prevent a caregiver from h... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 19, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Coronavirus saliva tests could be cheaper and faster. Here’s how they work.
Over the weekend, researchers from the Yale School of Public Health received emergency use authorization from the Food and Drug Administration for their SalivaDirect test. What will that mean for you? (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - August 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Meryl Kornfield Source Type: news

Yale School of Public Health launches U.S. Health and Justice Concentration
The new secondary concentration is for students interested in addressing the persistent and systemic health inequities that exist in the United States. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - August 18, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

It's dangerous to ignore proof that hydroxychloroquine can save high-risk patients' lives, doctor warns
(Natural News) When we see figures like 165,000 Americans dying from COVID-19, the first question that comes to mind for a lot of people is, “Why can’t something be done about this? According to experts like Yale School of Public Health epidemiology professor Dr. Harvey Risch, the answer is that something can be done –... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Summer is almost over — do I still need sunscreen? (Hint: Yes.)
From when to reapply to the difference between mineral and chemical sunscreens, Yale Medicine dermatologists answer various sunblock questions. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - August 17, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Yale-developed course to offer emotional support to school staff in CT
The free online course was developed by the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence, in collaboration with Dalio Education and other public and private groups. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - August 17, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

New Saliva-Based Coronavirus Test Could Be A Fast And Cheap ‘ Game Changer ’
(CNN) — After months of frustration over testing shortages and delays, a new saliva test could give Americans a fast and inexpensive option to learn if they have Covid-19. Researchers from the Yale School of Public Health created the SalivaDirect test, which received emergency use authorization from the Food and Drug Administration on Saturday. “The SalivaDirect test for rapid detection of SARS-CoV-2 [the novel coronavirus] is yet another testing innovation game changer that will reduce the demand for scarce testing resources,” said Adm. Brett Giroir, the US official in charge of Covid-19 testing efforts....
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - August 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health CNN Coronavirus Yale University Source Type: news

YSM and Yale New Haven Hospital to test the new COVID-19 vaccine
A new Yale study will be one of several vaccine trials done in the hopes of finding the most scientifically validated vaccine in the shortest amount of time. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - August 17, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Yale and Yale New Haven Hospital begin Phase 3 trial of COVID-19 vaccine
A new Yale study will be one of several vaccine trials done in the hopes of finding the most scientifically validated vaccine in the shortest amount of time. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - August 17, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Researchers track origin of one of nature ’s biggest killers
A mosquito that is one of Earth ’s leading killers of humans arose over 7 million years ago on islands in the Indian Ocean, a Yale-led DNA analysis has found. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - August 17, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

New saliva-based Covid-19 test could be a fast and cheap 'game changer'
"If cheap alternatives like SalivaDirect can be implemented across the country, we may finally get a handle on this pandemic, even before a vaccine," a Yale researcher says. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Yale ’s rapid COVID-19 saliva test receives FDA emergency use authorization
The YSPH-developed test, called SalivaDirect, has been used as part of an NBA testing program and will now be available to other diagnostic laboratories. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - August 15, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Yale Researchers Seek FDA Approval For Coronavirus Saliva Test
Researchers at Yale University are seeking emergency use authorization from the Food and Drug Administration for a coronavirus saliva test. This streamlined test can offer results faster and easier. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - August 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Allison Aubrey Source Type: news

Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) is back. Should you be worried?
EEE is a rare but deadly mosquito-borne virus that has recently been found in Connecticut. Yale experts say people should take extra precautions against bites. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - August 13, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Beat the Coronavirus: Strategies for Staying Safe and Coping
Dr. Karen Jubanyik and Joseph Lasica (Socialbrite.org, LLC) (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - August 12, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Over 25% of CT nursing home residents surveyed test positive for COVID-19
A new, comprehensive Yale survey finds high levels of COVID-19 infections in Connecticut nursing homes — as well as a high prevalence of asymptomatic cases. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - August 12, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Stress and anger may exacerbate heart failure
(Yale University) Mental stress and anger may have clinical implications for patients with heart failure according to a new report published in the Journal of Cardiac Failure. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - August 12, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Is showering overrated? Dr. James Hamblin on the science of cleanliness
Hamblin, a lecturer at YSPH, discusses his new book, “Clean – The New Science of Skin and the Beauty of Doing Less.” (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - August 11, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Stress and anger may exacerbate heart failure
In a new study, heart failure patients who reported feeling stress in the past week exhibited worse heart function in laboratory tests. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - August 11, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Obesity emerges as risk factor for severe COVID-19 illness
Advanced age has long been recognized as the leading risk factor for severe illness from COVID-19, but obesity is emerging as a major concern. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - August 10, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

New tool calculates lives saved, policy implications of tobacco control
New estimates show that the recent federal law raising the age of legal tobacco purchase to 21 could save over 100,000 lives over the rest of this century. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - August 10, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

YSM event explores ‘Anti-Blackness, Abolition, and Criminal Justice’
Held on June 22, the online conversation featured YSM ’s Dr. Emily Wang, Justice Collaboratory director Tracey Meares, and community leaders. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - August 6, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Yale School of Medicine welcomes first-year M.D. and M.D.-Ph.D. students
“The class of 2024 is an extraordinary group of diverse and talented individuals,” said YSM Dean Dr. Nancy Brown of the incoming group of 100 students. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - August 6, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Strong link found between abnormal liver tests and poor COVID-19 outcomes
In new Yale research, the correlation between COVID-19 hospitalization and liver disease was found to be stronger than previously observed. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - August 6, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Taking your ‘mental health temperature’ during COVID-19
Strong emotions during the pandemic are normal, but some may find that their reactions grow worse over time. Yale doctors offer strategies for coping. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - August 5, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Researchers develop new mouse model for SARS-CoV-2
(Rockefeller University Press) Researchers at Yale University School of Medicine have developed a new mouse model to study SARS-CoV-2 infection and disease and to accelerate testing of novel treatments and vaccines against the novel coronavirus. The study, published today in the Journal of Experimental Medicine (JEM), also suggests that, rather than protecting the lungs, key antiviral signaling proteins may actually cause much of the tissue damage associated with COVID-19. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - August 4, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news