COVID recovery packages should include climate solutions, researcher says
As countries rebuild their economies, they could help speed the transition to renewable energy. Dr. Robert Dubrow, Yale Center on Climate Change and Health, "says as countries rebuild, they have an opportunity to accelerate the transition to clean, renewable energy. And that would help solve another public health crisis: climate change."Source: Yale Climate Connections
YSPH Researchers Find that Vitamin D Supplementation Does Not Lower Children’s Risk of TB Infection
Yale faculty members Drs. Xin Zhou and Donna Spiegelman at the Center for Methods in Implementation and Prevention Science and Department of Biostatistics at the Yale School of Public Health, along with colleagues from several other universities, including lead author Dr. Davaasambuu Ganmaa of the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health, published findings last week in the New England Journal of Medicine, demonstrating that vitamin D supplementation does not lower children’s risk of TB infection.
Surge in single-use PPE feeds "toxic" pandemic waste crisis
The global response to the COVID-19 pandemic produced millions of articles of single-use personal protective equipment (PPE). Without proper disposal, many items end up in traditional waste streams or dumped in the open. Reusable PPE, Dr. Jodi Sherman notes, may provide a solution.Source: Financial Times
The Washington Post and Yale School of Public Health form the Covid Counting Consortium (3C) to understand the impact of covid-19 on the U.S.
The Washington Post and the Yale School of Public Health today announced a partnership to form the Covid Counting Consortium (3C) to research and report on the impact of covid-19.Source: Washington Post
Parental Age Linked to Increased Autism Spectrum Disorder Risk in Children
In a recent study published in JAMA Network Open, “Association of Grandparental and Parental Age at Childbirth With Autism Spectrum Disorder in Children,” a Yale researcher, Dr. Zeyan Liew, and collaborators, investigated ages of parents and grandparents to estimate associations for increased risk for autism spectrum disorders in children using data from health registries available in Denmark. Advanced parental ages have been associated with autism spectrum disorders in children, but scientists are trying to understand the mechanisms to explain the associations. Dr. Liew, from the Yale Center for Perinatal, Pediatric and Environmental Epidemiology, suggested that the age of grandparents at the time of the birth of the parents and future risk for autism spectrum disorders in the grandchildren may indicate possible transmission of autism spectrum disorder risk across generations.Source: HPCLive (R) Intellisphere, LLC
Older parents, grandparents increase austism risk in kids by up to 50%
In a study published in JAMA Network Open by Dr. Zeyan Liew and colleagues, multiple generations were analyzed for possible associations between autism spectrum disorders and the ages of parents and grandparents using health registry data from Denmark. Other studies have linked older parental age with increased risk for the disorders. However, Dr. Liew and the study team also looked at the ages of grandparents revealing higher risk among grandchildren of maternal grandmothers and grandfathers who were 19 years of age or younger at the time of giving birth to the parents compared to grandchildren of grandparents who were between 25 and 29 years old at the time of giving birth to the parents.Source: United Press International
COVID-19 Transmission 'Plausible' on Surfaces, in the Air
share to facebook share to twitter share to linkedin email article Pause Mute Remaining Time -3:44 Fullscreen The virus responsible for COVID-19 coronavirus infection is stable for several hours up through several days both in the air and on a variety of surfaces, researchers found.Source: MedPage Today
Green Chemistry Is Vital to a Sustainable Future, YSPH Professor Says
Yale School of Public Health Professor Paul Anastas, widely regarded as “the father of green chemistry,” is one of several Yale scientists calling for a fundamental shift in chemical design and engineering to protect the planet—and its inhabitants—moving forward.
CDC Grants Give YSPH Students Valuable Public Health Experience
The Yale School of Public Health’s longstanding relationship with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is providing students with valuable research and public health practice experience as they address chronic disease in New Haven and other Connecticut communities.