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.
Sullivan: Yale-Community Partnership Hatches Vital HIV Prevention Research from Seed
Drs. Tami Sullivan and Jaimie Meyer are the latest affiliates of the Yale Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS to successfully turn a pilot project into a full-scale HIV prevention research project.Source: Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS at Yale University
Yale Psychiatry's Smith, Sestan Elected to Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering
Megan Smith, DrPH, MPH, Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the Mental health Outreach for MotherS (MOMS) Partnership, and the Yale Child Study Center Parent and Family Development Program, and Nenad Sestan, MD, PhD, Harvey and Kate Cushing Professor of Neuroscience, and Professor of Comparative Medicine, of Genetics and of Psychiatry, were recently elected to the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering (CASE).
Yale Talk Podcast: Salovey, Iheanacho, Dike, Mandhry Discuss The HAPPINESS Project
Yale President Peter Salovey; Yale Department of Psychiatry faculty Theddeus Iheanacho, MD, and Charles Dike, MD; and Eddie Mandhry, Director for Africa and the Middle East for the Yale Office of International Affairs, discussed The HAPPINESS Project, which aims to improve mental health care delivery in Nigeria, on a recent Yale Talk podcast. The four men were in Lagos, Nigeria, in January, when they announced expansion of The HAPPINESS Project, which trains primary care workers in Imo State, Nigeria, to screen for, assess, and treat mental health conditions like depression, psychosis, and anxiety.Source: Yale University Office of the President
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.
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.Source: time.com
National Academy of Medicine Elects Six Yale Faculty Members
Six Yale School of Medicine faculty members have been elected to the National Academy of Medicine (NAM). The six are among 100 new members elected by the organization to receive the honor, which recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievement and commitment to service in the fields of health and medicine.Source: YaleNews
How Non-Profit Hospitals Are Driving Up The Cost Of Health Care
Last year, when New York Governor Andrew Cuomo was battling to win the Democratic primary, his campaign solicited a donation from the Greater New York Hospital Association, according to a recent report from The New York Times. The hospital lobbying group gave over $1 million to the New York State Democratic Party. And not long after, according to the Times, "the state quietly authorized an across-the-board increase in Medicaid reimbursement rates." The increase is expected to cost taxpayers around $140 million a year.Source: NPR news
Zika: Researchers Are Learning More About The Long-Term Consequences For Children
In 2015, Zika virus swept through Brazil and the Americas. It was the first time a mosquito-borne virus was known to cause severe birth defects, and the World Health Organization declared it a "public health emergency that warranted a global response." "This was a truly unprecedented phenomenon," says Dr. Albert Ko, an epidemiologist at the Yale School of Public Health who has worked in Brazil for over two decades.Source: NPR
Lyme research targeting mice and birds
Dr. Peter Krause of the Yale School of Medicine and Public Health said his year’s results were “pretty high” for people testing positive with Lyme disease. He noted in 2017 that 10 to 15 percent of the people who took the test, were found to have the disease, while approximately eight percent contracted babesiosis.Source: The Block Island Times
U.S. Expects to Hold On to Measles Elimination Status
Federal health authorities expect the U.S. will retain its coveted status as a nation that has eliminated domestic transmission of measles, dodging a bullet after outbreaks in New York state threatened the designation.Source: The Wall Street Journal
Yale Cancer Center scientist urges widespread HPV vaccinations
It’s a two-shot vaccination that helps prevent six types of cancer. The vaccine prevents infection by the human papillomavirus, the most common sexually transmitted infection, 95 percent of the time, said Linda Niccolai, a professor of epidemiology at the Yale School of Public Health and an associate of the Yale Cancer Center.Source: New Haven Register
Yale Launches Comprehensive DNA Sequencing Project, With Aim of Predicting, Preventing, and Treating Gene-related Diseases
Generations, a collaboration between Yale School of Medicine and Yale New Haven Health System, is one of the largest DNA sequencing projects of its kind in the United States.