Rapid Data Sharing and Genomics Vital to China Virus Response
Virus genomics is playing a critical role in combating an emerging respiratory virus in China that has international health officials on alert. Yale School of Public Health scientist and genomics expert Nathan Grubaugh explains what's happening.
Responding to Disease Outbreaks in Everyone’s Interest, Expert Tells YSPH Gathering
Researching and developing detection capacity for emerging pathogens is now in everyone’s best interest, the director of the UK's Public Health Rapid Support Team says during a gathering at Yale School of Public Health.
MoMba App: Hopelab and Elevate Team Up on Social Media Application
Elevate, a policy lab at Yale School of Medicine and Hopelab, a social innovation lab in San Francisco, Calif., recently teamed up in a collaboration focused on the MoMba® app, a social media application designed to strengthen the mental health of mothers as well as their connections with their young children.
What we know about the coronavirus, believed to be linked to China seafood market
The Center for Disease Control is screening hundreds of passengers arriving from Wuhan, China – believed to be the epicenter of the so-called coronavirus. It has already killed three people with hundreds more infected.
Breathing in fine particles from air pollution on a smoggy day for just six hours could trigger a heart attack, study finds
Just a few hours of exposure to air pollution could increase your risk of a heart attack, a new study warns. Researchers say that being exposed to high levels of particles mostly made from car emissions can drive up by at least 10 percent.
How Ageism Negatively Affects Older People’s Health
Bias against age is prevalent in many societies, embedded into societal institutions and expressed in individual perceptions and behaviors, and studies have shown that ageism can negatively affect older people’s health. As the aging population around the world continues to grow, these biases could add to already skyrocketing health care costs, say experts.
Yale creates new center for climate change
As wildfires continue to rage through Australia and coastal communities fear rising sea levels across the world, the University’s School of Public Health launched the new Yale Center for Climate Change and Health in response to global concern regarding the environmental crisis.
Harmful Effects of Ageism on Older Persons’ Health Found in 45 Countries
In the largest examination to date of the health consequences of ageism, or age-based bias, researchers at the Yale School of Public Health have found evidence that it harms the health of older people in 45 countries and across 5 continents. The study included over 7 million participants.
Student Spotlight - Elizabeth Lin
When Elizabeth Lin was in elementary school, news of over-population and housing shortages kindled a dream to be an engineer, building safe, energy- and cost-efficient high-rise buildings. In high school, Elizabeth participated in the Architecture, Construction, and Engineering Mentor Program (ACE) in Boston which helped her earn a 4-year scholarship to pursue a degree in civil and environmental engineering at UMass Amherst. Visiting relatives back in China one winter, she became deeply concerned about air quality, both indoors and out. Elizabeth started to wonder what she could do to help people understand air pollution and its impacts on their health and led her to work on personal exposure technology with Dr. Krystal Pollitt, who was then at UMASS Amherst.
Study: Hospital readmission policy did not increase patients’ mortality risk
The Obamacare program intended to reduce the risk of patients being readmitted after hospitalizations for heart attacks, heart failure, and pneumonia has not caused an increase in mortality risk for patients in emergency departments or observational units, according to a new report.
Shale drilling activity linked to increased sexually transmitted infections in Texas
Researchers at the Yale School of Public Health have found that rates of two sexually transmitted infections (STIs), gonorrhea and chlamydia, are 15% and 10% higher, respectively, in Texas counties with high shale drilling activity (“fracking”), compared to counties without any fracking.