Researchers at Yale School of Public Health, GHLI Receive Funding from Gates Foundation for Global Projects
Researchers at the Yale School of Public Health and the Yale Global Health Leadership Initiative, in collaboration with international peers, have received Grand Challenges Explorations grants from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for innovative research.
GHLI aims strengthen innovative health partnerships like Project Last Mile
“If a bottle of Coke can be found in rural communities across Africa, why can’t we find medicines and supplies in the same places?” This question is the driving force behind Project Last Mile (PLM), which uses the Coca-Cola Company’s logistic, supply chain, and marketing expertise to improve health systems across Africa in a sustainable way.
Research suggests ways to help mentally ill in Ghana’s prayer camps
Many people with schizophrenia in Ghana spend their days chained to walls in prayer camps where they are ministered to by spiritual healers and forced to fast and pray. A new study, based on a partnership between researchers at the University of Ghana and Yale University, shows that modern medications can improve symptoms of camp residents.
Organized hospitals save lives, researchers say
Improving the organizational culture of hospitals may decrease heart attack mortality rates, Yale researchers have found. Researchers in the School of Public Health conducted a two-year intervention at 10 hospitals around the country with the hopes of improving hospital culture and decreasing the number of deaths due to heart attacks. The team published a paper detailing their efforts in the journal BMJ Quality & Safety on Nov. 3.Source: Yale Daily News
Younger Women and Heart Attacks; Unrecognized Symptoms and Delays in Seeking Help
Younger women may ignore or dismiss the earliest symptoms of an impending heart attack, such as pain and dizziness, and they tend to delay seeking emergency medical care. Such factors potentially contribute to disproportionally high death rates of young women as compared to similarly aged men.
Younger women delay seeking help for heart attacks, study finds
Younger women may ignore or dismiss the earliest symptoms of an impending heart attack, such as pain and dizziness, and delay seeking emergency medical care. Such factors potentially contribute to disproportionally high death rates of young women as compared to similarly aged men.
Key factors linked to lower death rates among patients with heart attacks
Reviewing heart attack cases during monthly meetings with emergency medical services and maintaining a positive working environment are two of the relatively inexpensive strategies that can reduce mortality rates among patients with heart attacks, Yale researchers report in a study published in the May issue of Annals of Internal Medicine.
Inpatient Milieu Therapy: Considerations for Adolescent and Transitional Age Youth
The role of milieu therapy on inpatient treatment has become more prominent due to the changing landscape of hospital care, with shorter length of stay, higher patient acuity, and rapid turnover, writes Yale Psychiatry researchers.Source: Adolescent Psychiatry
Goldenberg: Assessing Affect in the COVID-19 Era
Matthew Goldenberg, MD, MSc, Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Co-Director in the Biopsychosocial Approach to Health-Psychiatry Clerkship, recently first-authored a paper in Academic Psychiatry titled, "Being Reactive: Assessing Affect in the COVID-19 Era."Source: Academic Psychiatry
Immune System Variation Can Predict Severe COVID-19 Outcomes
The differing immune system responses of patients with COVID-19 can help predict who will experience moderate and severe consequences of disease, according to a new study by Yale Cancer Center researchers published July 27 in the journal Nature.
Martinez-Kaigi: The Impact of Implicit Bias on Pediatric Patients in the Pandemic Age
In the midst of a global public health crisis, medical providers find themselves on the frontline of unprecedented circumstances caring for patients as they fight the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID‐19) pandemic. Pediatricians are faced with the reality that COVID‐19 positions marginalized groups of children and youths at an increased vulnerability to health care inequities.Source: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
Ramos, Lanzarotta, Chandler: COVID-19 Is Changing What It Means to Be a Doctor
American medicine has long functioned as an elitist institution, putting professional prestige over the well-being of patients and physicians alike. It’s time doctors unite behind the fight for health justice.Source: Boston Review
Rhee and Wilkinson: Characterization of the Quality of Electroconvulsive Therapy Among Older Medicare Beneficiaries
Despite substantial evidence of efficacy, ECT use remains rare among elderly patients with depression. Findings suggest a potential need for efforts to increase the proportion of patients receiving adequate courses of ECT and evidence-based post-ECT follow-up care.Source: The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry
Lydecker: Among people facing food insecurity, researchers find a hidden health issue: eating disorders
“There is something with the psychology where the overeating isn’t just the amount of food consumed. It’s really that distress and that feeling that they can’t stop even if they wanted to,” said Janet Lydecker, a psychologist at the Yale School of Medicine. “So that creates feelings of failure and also of feelings that I’m not the person I should be.”Source: Stat News