Yale-led team finds missing-in-action MS genes
Researchers have found four new genes that act independently as risk factors for the disabling autoimmune disorder multiple sclerosis. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - October 18, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Olive oil ’s benefits explored at Yale School of Public Health symposium
Olive oil is the cornerstone of Mediterranean nutrition, and speaker after speaker cited its vital role in improving health outcomes during the Oct. 3 event. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - October 18, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Why e-cigarette flavors are so dangerous
The finding from Yale adds to increasing evidence that flavors like bubblegum, orange, creme brulee and mango smoothie may trigger serious health problems - including tumors. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Adding flavors to e-cigarette liquids changes chemistry, creates irritants
(Duke University Medical Center) New research from Duke and Yale universities shows added flavorings in e-cigarettes or vaping devices react to e-liquid, or e-juice, creating new compounds that could trigger irritation and inflammation when inhaled. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - October 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Akero Therapeutics Expands Leadership Team
Kitty Yale appointed chief development officer SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 17, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Akero Therapeutics, Inc., a biotechnology company developing transformational treatments for non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) a... Biopharmaceuticals, Personnel Akero Therapeutics, non-alcohol steatohepatitis (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - October 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Restless legs syndrome TRIPLES the risk of suicidal thoughts, study finds
A new study from the Yale School of Medicine has found that someone's odds of suicidality increased if his or her RLS was severe or very severe, or if they also suffered from depression. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Yale Institute for Global Health honors four faculty with Hecht Awards
The Hecht Award honors individuals whose work " will lead to important results ... and positive health changes " in Latin America and Africa. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - October 16, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

What & #039;s Next for Bioresorbable Scaffolds?
Even with new data, the future of bioresorbable scaffolds remains in flux. At TCT 2018 in September, Reva Medical and Abbott Laboratories painted differing pictures with their respective bioresorbable scaffold studies. What now? Dr. Lukasz Koltowski from the Medical University of Warsaw in Warsaw, Poland, presented new data from Reva Medical's "Fantom STEMI" pilot study. The study showed procedural success and clinical utility of the Fantom bioresorbable scaffold in nine patients with acute ST-segment elevated myocardial infarction (“STEMI”) heart attacks. "Many heart atta...
Source: MDDI - October 16, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Heather R. Johnson Tags: Business Cardiovascular Source Type: news

Scientists say runners only get about 1% slower each year between the ages of 40 and 80
Researchers at Yale University in Connecticut have used marathon records from people of different ages to work out how much age slows runners down and whether fitness can be maintained. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

When it comes to smartphone lifespan, brand name matters more than hardware
(Yale School of Forestry& Environmental Studies) The environmental costs of smartphones are often exacerbated by the relatively short lifespans of these globally ubiquitous devices. When it comes to extending the lifespan of these products, brand name might be more important than repairability, a Yale-led study finds. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - October 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Attacking RNA with small-molecule drugs
Yale researchers have developed a new method for tapping into a vast number of biological mechanisms critical to metabolism and gene expression. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - October 15, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

NeoTract says real-world prostate study beats clinical trial results
A study evaluating NeoTract’s UroLift treatment for men with enlarged prostate glands showed a 62% improvement in lower urinary tract symptoms, the company said today. The real-world study enrolled 100 men with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) at a single center. Peak flow rate improved 140% and the post-void residual volume (PVR) decreased by 71 ml, with no patients requiring re-operation. “Clinical data from previous studies have proven that the UroLift System offers rapid and durable relief of symptoms and improved quality of life for patients with BPH,” said principal investigator Bashar Omarba...
Source: Mass Device - October 15, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Blog Clinical Trials Featured Implants Urology NeoTract Teleflex Source Type: news

Two Yale graduate students named Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Scholars
Jessica Cerde ña and Demar Lewis were recently inducted into the national leadership development program. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - October 10, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Statement on the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 2018
The Nobel Assembly has awarded the 2018 Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel to William Nordhaus of Yale University and Paul Romer of New York University for expanding the understanding of global scale macroeconomics. The National Science Foundation's (NSF) Directorate for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences (SBE) has supported the research of both laureates with multiple awards, including more than three decades of support for ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=296861&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - October 10, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

Hugh Taylor named president of American Society for Reproductive Medicine
Taylor begins as vice president of effective immediately, serving then as president-elect in 2019-2020 and president in 2020-2021. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - October 10, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Taylor to be 2019 president of American Society for Reproductive Medicine
Taylor begins as vice president of effective immediately, serving then as president-elect in 2019-2020 and president in 2020-2021. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - October 10, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Taylor elected 2021 president of American Society for Reproductive Medicine
Taylor begins as vice president of effective immediately, serving then as president-elect in 2019-2020 and president in 2020-2021. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - October 10, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Postdoctoral associate in immunobiology is named a STAT ‘wunderkind’
Kellie Jurado, a postdoctoral associate in the lab of Akiko Iwasaki, has been named a 2018 “Wunderkind” by the publication STAT for her work on the Zika virus. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - October 10, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Retention in HIV Care Drops Steadily After Prison Release
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 10, 2018 -- For criminal justice-involved persons living with HIV (PLWH), sustained retention in care decreases over time post-release, according to a study published online Oct. 9 in PLOS Medicine. Kelsey B. Loeliger, from the Yale... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 10, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Prenatal care reduces preterm birth and low birth weight
In a Yale study, group prenatal care resulted in a significant reduction in the risk of preterm birth and low birth weight versus traditional one-on-one care. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - October 9, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

YSM researcher hits the road on ‘American Roads to Recovery’ listening tour
Brent Moore, a research scientist in the psychology department, and a college friend are hopping aboard an RV for a unique listening tour across America. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - October 9, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Cancer death disparities linked to poverty, lifestyle
Yale researchers have found that disparities in cancer death rates are linked...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Almost 25% of women pay out-of-pocket costs for mammography Patient navigators help black women with mammograms Risk-based CT lung screening could be more efficient Lancet: Cancer survival rates improve but vary widely Insurance affects women's breast cancer mortality risk (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 9, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

NAS Member Shares 2018 Nobel in Economics
The 2018 Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel was divided equally between National Academy of Sciences member William D. Nordhaus of Yale University"for integrating climate change into long-run macroeconomic analysis" and Paul M. Romer of New York University"for integrating technological innovations into long-run macroeconomic analysis." (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - October 8, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

The U.N. ’s Climate Report Exposes How Badly Wrong Leaders Like Trump Have Got Climate Change
Climate change is a global challenge demanding global solutions. No one country can face it alone, no matter that nation’s political, economic or military might. From the richest to the poorest, we all share one planet, and we all have a stake in its survival. This is why the latest report from the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) makes for such alarming reading and demands immediate, concerted action from everyone — particularly our leaders. The report sets out starkly that, without a rapid change of course, global temperatures will rise above the 1.5°C level that scie...
Source: TIME: Science - October 8, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Ban Ki-moon Tags: Uncategorized climate change paris agreement Source Type: news

Hospitals charge patients hundreds of dollars for a single medical record copy
The US government recommends that hospitals cap fees for patients to get their medical records at $6.50 per page but it's not regulated a Yale University study found some hospitals charge hundreds. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Yale researchers study link between glucose metabolism and malaria
A glucose inhibitor called 2DG may prevent blood clotting and mini-strokes long enough to clear the parasites that cause cerebral malaria through antibiotics. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - October 5, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Researchers discover how fatal biofilms form
By curtailing the effects of antibiotics, communities of bacterial cells known as biofilms can be deadly during surgeries and in urinary tract infections. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - October 5, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

The Unfortunate Truth About Getting Your Medical Records
My family ’s experience – and those of many others – led our research team at Yale to publish about the experience of people seeking to obtain their medical records. The story reveals an unfortunate truth about getting your medical records in America. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 5, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Harlan Krumholz, Contributor Source Type: news

American hospitals make it too hard for patients to access medical records
In a study of 83 top-ranked hospitals across 29 states, Yale researchers found practical inconsistencies in the ability of patients to access personal records. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - October 5, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Cancer death disparities linked to poverty, lifestyle factors nationwide
Food insecurity, smoking, physical inactivity, and quality of health care the top factors linked to cancer death disparity rates in a new Yale study. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - October 5, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Chelsea Clinton, author Randi Epstein discuss ‘hormones, heroes, hucksters’
The two spoke at the School of Medicine on Sept. 27 about Epstein ’s new book, “Aroused: the History of Hormones and How They Control Just About Everything.” (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - October 5, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Cancer death disparities linked to poverty, lifestyle factors nationwide
(Yale University) Yale researchers have identified factors that may contribute to widening cancer death disparities among counties across the United States. These factors, which include both socioeconomic and behavioral traits, may provide public health experts with specific targets for potentially reducing cancer disparities, the researchers said. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - October 5, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Researchers discover how fatal biofilms form
(Yale University) By severely curtailing the effects of antibiotics, the formation of organized communities of bacterial cells known as biofilms can be deadly during surgeries and in urinary tract infections. Yale researchers have just come a lot closer to understanding how these biofilms develop, and potentially how to stop them. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Over and Under Nutrition: Two Sides of an Unhealthy Coin
Poor dietary intake and lack of food varieties affect huge numbers of children, who mostly hail from large, impoverished families in Nepal. Malnutrition is a significant concern in Nepal as around one million children under 5 years suffer from chronic malnutrition and 10 percent suffer from acute malnutrition. Credit: Naresh Newar/IPSBy Tharanga YakupitiyageUNITED NATIONS, Oct 4 2018 (IPS)A dramatic shift in the way we eat and think about food is more urgent than ever to prevent further environmental degradation and an even larger health epidemic.   A diverse group of experts from academia, civil society, and Uni...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tharanga Yakupitiyage Tags: Development & Aid Editors' Choice Farming Crisis: Filling An Empty Plate Featured Food & Agriculture Food Sustainability Global Headlines Health Projects Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations Barilla Center for Food and Nutr Source Type: news

Breast cancer survivor is no stranger to struggle
When life threw yet another challenge at this busy mom, she found the care she needed close to home — at Yale Medicine. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - October 3, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Five-year grant awarded to improve health outcomes in New Haven
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has awarded YSPH affiliate Community Alliance for Research and Engagement up to $3.68 million over five years. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - October 3, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Yale approach bases decision-making on older adults ’ own health priorities
A patient priority-focused approach could improve health care and outcomes for older adults with multiple chronic medical conditions, according to new research. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - October 3, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Kavanaugh accuser Christine Blasey Ford wrote science article in 2008 on use of “self-hypnosis” to “create artificial situations”
(Natural News) Late Monday The New York Times published what it no doubt thought was a “bombshell” story claiming that in 1985, a young Brett Kavanaugh once threw a beer in someone’s face which led to a fight. Noted The Daily Caller in reporting the story: Chad Ludington, a former Yale basketball player who socialized with Kavanaugh,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Best way to assess obstetrics programs? Measure outcomes for both mom, baby
A new study finds little correlation between health outcomes for mother and child, making joint consideration the best way to measure overall program quality. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - October 2, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Study shows cigarillo flavors enhanced by high-intensity sweeteners
Artificial sweeteners may encourage young people to smoke cigarillos by reducing the aversive sensation of smoking and making the small cigars more palatable. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - October 2, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Neuroscientists, geneticist win ‘High Risk, High Reward’ grants
Yale ’s Sidi Chen, Daniel Colón-Ramos, and Junjie Guo have won grants of over $2.5 million from the Common Fund of the National Institutes of Health. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - October 2, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Celebrate Sustainability Week to focus on ‘Healthy Yale, Healthy Planet’
Celebrate Sustainability Week, Oct. 8-12, will feature tree-plantings, nature walks, Yale Farm workdays, a wellness bazaar, clothing and book swaps, and more. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - October 1, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Personal Health: The Risk of Alternative Cancer Treatments
Avoiding evidence-based treatments in favor of untested ones can contribute to higher death rates, a Yale study found. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JANE E. BRODY Tags: Cancer Dietary Supplements and Herbal Remedies Alternative and Complementary Medicine Deaths (Fatalities) Anxiety and Stress Source Type: news

Minority medical residents face burden of bias during training
A Yale study found that microaggressions, being asked to serve as “ambassadors,” and crises of identity are common experiences among U.S. minority residents. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 28, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Dianne Feinstein the "fixer" - Same Democrat who may have forged Kavanaugh accusation letter hosted a Chinese spy for decades
(Natural News) Earlier this week additional allegations of sexual assault dating back three decades were lodged against POTUS Donald Trump’s latest Supreme Court nominee, Judge Brett Kavanaugh, by Deborah Ramirez, who claims he exposed himself (or a dildo) to her in a drunken stupor during a frat party in a Yale University dorm room. It... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New health informatics degree launches at Yale School of Public Health
The program will be housed in the Department of Biostatistics at YSPH and directed by Professor Cynthia Brandt, M.D., Ph.D. Applications are now being accepted. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 26, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Book Review: Ethics Challenges in Forensic Psychiatry & Psychology
I used to work at a community mental health center. A client could be there totally on his or her own (which was the exception) or could have been referred by any of the following, and sometimes by more than one: state probation and parole (which sometimes included out-of-state referrals), community corrections local probation, federal probation and parole, DUI and drug possession probation, child protective services, adult protective services, juvenile probation, direct referral from various court systems, special justice ordered outpatient care in lieu of inpatient hospitalization, etc. The referral could include an eva...
Source: Psych Central - September 25, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Stan Rockwell, PsyD Tags: Book Reviews Caregivers Children and Teens Disorders Dual Diagnosis Education Ethics & Morality Family General Medications Policy and Advocacy Professional Psychiatry Psychological Assessment Psychology Psychotherapy Treatm Source Type: news

Genes explain why alcohol withdrawal is so hard on some
Variants in the SORCS2 gene are linked to the severity of alcohol withdrawal in some people who have European ancestry. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 25, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Deep State Democrats conducting “memory plant” operation on second Kavanaugh sex accuser who also can’t recall key details
(Natural News) The White House slammed a New Yorker report on Sunday containing disgusting accusations by a second woman who claims Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh sexually accosted her while drunk at a party during their time at Yale University. As reported by The Gateway Pundit, “The 53-year-old accuser Deborah Ramirez told the New Yorker... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news