Advances

The Yale School of Public Health is actively working on many of today’s most pressing health issues. Research includes HIV/AIDS, air pollution and respiratory health, insect-borne diseases, health disparities, cancer epidemiology, global health systems, chronic diseases and genomics, among many others. Advances in these areas help to improve the lives of people locally, nationally and worldwide.

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Tsetse Fly Genome

An international team of researchers led by the Yale School of Public Health has successfully sequenced the genetic code of the tsetse fly, opening the door to scientific breakthroughs that could reduce or end the scourge of African sleeping sickness in sub-Saharan Africa. More

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Stroke Prevention Guidelines for Women

New guidelines issued by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association addresses four risk factors distinct to women, such as pregnancy, oral contraceptives, menopause and hormone replacement. More

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Indoor Tanning

People who use indoor tanning beds have a significantly higher risk of developing basal cell carcinoma (BCC) before the age of 40 than their peers who never used the devices. YSPH researchers found that young people who had tanned indoors had a 69 percent increased risk of early-onset BCC. More

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Smoking

A novel anti-smoking effort that offers at-risk people financial incentives if they successfully quit tobacco has been designed by YSPH researchers for use in Connecticut. The iQuit program encourages smokers to participate in counseling and training sessions, peer coaching and other smoking cessation techniques. More

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Healthier Eating

Four healthy corner stores and counting have been launched in New Haven to promote healthier eating in order to combat alarming rates of chronic disease. The School of Public Health and CARE are working to turn neighborhood food stores into places where residents can find fresh produce and healthier snacks. More

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Genetic Research

Our researchers have narrowed the search for the gene or genes associated with inherited susceptibility to a malignant brain cancer known as a glioma to a region on chromosome 17. The next step will be to sequence this region in family members with glioma and in those without, to identify mutations. More

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Tick-borne Diseases

Yale researchers have discovered a new tick-borne disease that is caused by a bacterium that is related to the bacterium responsible for Lyme disease. This new bacterium has been found in all tick species that transmit Lyme disease in the U.S. and Europe. More

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Infant Mortality

Yale is part of an international research team that is developing a novel information technology system that uses smartphones to reduce high rates of infant and maternal mortality in Kenya. The “Saving Lives at Birth” project is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. More